Distributor Partners of America's (DPA) 2015 Annual Buying and Networking Conference was held at the Myrtle Beach Marriott at Grande Dunes April 14-16, 2015. More than 90 of the safety industry’s leading distributors and suppliers were in attendance and each day was filled with meetings, presentations and networking opportunities.
DPA distributor members met with each preferred supplier to learn about new products and growth opportunities. Distributors also took advantage of DPA’s “Show Specials” promotions.
During the event, DPA announced its 2014 Safety Distributor and Supplier of the Year recipients, awarded to Helco Safety and Equipment Corp. (Winthrop, MA) on the distributor side, while the supplier award went to ORS Nasco (Tulsa, OK). The awards recognize sales growth and exemplary support of the DPA Buying Group.
Also awarded at the conference was the DPA Safety Excellence Award, presented annually to a company or person that demonstrates extraordinary support of DPA and excellence in the safety product profession. This year’s honoree was West Chester Protective Gear (Cincinnati, OH).
“Since joining DPA, they have dedicated themselves to offering the service and support necessary to exceed our member’s expectations,” DPA Executive Director, Zachary T. Haines said of West Chester. “They strive to deliver profitability through long-term distributor relationships and recently moved to a state-of-the-art 260,000 square foot facility. We are pleased to have them in our group.”