During Sept. 12-15, the AD PHCP Divisions hosted a record breaking North American Meeting, with more than 945 attendees — 185 of which were first-timers to the event.
Jeffrey Beall, AD’s President of the PHCP Divisions stated, “We truly value this unique opportunity to bring together market leading members and suppliers for three jam packed days of networking and business strategy. Our attendees continue to raise the bar year after year with their energy and enthusiasm finding new ways to stay ahead of the curve and continue to win.”
This year we had the extreme pleasure of recognizing two AD members who celebrated astounding milestones in 2016 — F.W. Webb Co. for their 150 year anniversary and Thos. Somerville Co. for their 155 years in business. These two industry leading members have stood the test of time, always innovating and always looking after their customers, their people and their communities. We are proud to call them members of the AD community.
In addition, we honored our members and supplier partners during the annual Spirit of Independence Awards Banquet. The following companies received these honorable AD awards:
Member of the Year, HVAC: Auer Steel & Heating Supply Co.
Supplier of the Year, HVAC: Honeywell Genesis
Best Conversion to AD Supplier, HVAC: Mingledorff's Inc. to Johns Manville
Member of the Year, Plumbing: Pace Supply Corp.
Supplier of the Year, Plumbing: Oatey SCS
Best Conversion to AD Supplier, Plumbing: Keidel Supply Co., Inc. to Bradford White Corporation, Blackman Plumbing Supply to Bradford White, Capitol Group to Bradford White Co. to Bradford White and Valley Supply Company to Bradford White
Member of the Year, PVF: MKS Pipe & Valve Company
Supplier of the Year, PVF: Merit Brass Co.
Best Conversion to AD Supplier, PVF: A. P. Supply Co. to Allied Group
Best Field Marketing Summit: Thos. Somerville Co.
Giving Back Award: Southwire Company
“These awards personify the spirit of AD and encapsulate what it is to be an AD member or supplier. It was a good year, we were extremely pleased to hand out not one but six conversion awards throughout PHCP this year further strengthening AD and demonstrating the value of AD partnerships.” Jeffrey Beall, AD’s President of the PHCP Divisions stated.