Blackbird is a member of the following associations, trade groups and professional organizations:


The Industrial Auctioneers AssociationIAA – Industrial Auctioneers Association
The Industrial Auctioneers Association is the world's first and only association comprised solely of industrial machinery and equipment auctioneers. Membership is limited to the world’s most reputable, highly qualified industrial auctioneers who combine unparalleled industrial auction experience with the highest ethical and professional standards.


Certified Auctioneers InstituteCAI – Certified Auctioneers Institute
The Certified Auctioneers Institute is the most respected professional designation an auctioneer can acquire. Commonly referred to as CAI, the program focuses on developing the skills required to operate a successful auction firm and business.



National Auctioneers Association NAANAANational Auctioneers Association
Founded in 1949, the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to professional auctioneers. The NAA was built by auctioneers, for auctioneers. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., the NAA represents the interests of thousands of auctioneers in the U.S., Canada and across the world.


New York State Auctioneers Association, Inc. NYSAANew York State Auctioneers Association, Inc.
Founded in 1955, the New York State Auctioneers Association, Inc. promotes the auction method of marketing through professional and ethical auctioneering practices.




AMEA LogoAMEA – The Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers
The Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) is the premier international association for certified equipment appraisers, who specialize in appraising machinery and equipment.




Machinery Dealers National Association MDNAMachinery Dealers National Association
Machinery Dealers National Association is an international nonprofit trade association, established in 1941 to promote the used machinery industry. Today, MDNA boasts almost 400 members worldwide.




Turnaround Management Association TMA – Turnaround Management Association
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is a global non-profit organization comprised of turnaround and corporate renewal professionals. TMA’s mission is to serve as a forum for corporate renewal professionals from all disciplines to promote high standards of practice, foster professional development, and enhance the image of TMA members.


American Bankruptcy Institute ABIAmerican Bankruptcy Institute
The American Bankruptcy Institute is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 12,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles, including attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and others. ABI is committed to serving our members with high-quality conferences, comprehensive continuing education, effective legal research, and dynamic networking opportunities.