WAYNE, PA — AD, the $30+ billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported sales for all AD members, across 10 AD Divisions and three countries grew by 10 percent during the first six months of 2017 to $17.8 billion. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 16 percent. Distributions to members were up 15 percent.
On a same-store basis, by industry, Electrical sales were up 10 percent; PHCP was up 8 percent; Industrial/Power Transmission were up 9 percent; and Building Materials was up 19 percent. By country, Same-store sales in the U.S. grew 8 percent; Canada was up 9 percent and Mexico grew 6 percent.
"2017 is exceeding expectations for AD Members and AD overall," commented AD chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg. "Member support for AD Supplier Partners and AD programs are running strong. New members and suppliers are joining every division. There are a lot of great companies in AD. Investments we’ve made to help our members and suppliers compete and win are bearing fruit.”
AD is the largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America. AD provides independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products with support and resources that accelerate growth. Its 550+ independently-owned members span seven industries and three countries with annual sales in excess of $30 billion. AD served industries include electrical, industrial, plumbing, PVF, HVAC, building materials, and bearings & power transmission.
Check out Industrial Distribution's profile feature of AD, which was the cover story of ID's 2017 July/August print edition.