WAYNE, PA — AD Industrial hosted The 2018 AD Spring Network Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL from March 19-20. More than 270 people attended this year’s event, which is a 4 percent increase from the previous year.
During the General Session, AD shared details regarding the group’s record results in 2017, which surpassed $1 Billion in Member Purchases. Updates were also provided on AD eCommerce Solutions, now live with 2.6M SKUS, along with AD HR Services and Procurement Services programs that collectively saved AD members more than $6 Million in non-product purchases and HR Services in 2017. The 2018 Conversion Campaign is also underway with a goal to increase conversions from $50M in 2017 to $58M in 2018.
Additional meeting highlights included, guest speakers on subjects ranging from company culture (via High Performing Culture) to logistics management (via Tag Logistics) to the President of Industrial Supply Association (ISA), Ed Gerber, sharing updates on the status of the Industrial Distribution industry.
For the second year in a row, Network 210 was honored during the Awards Dinner with the coveted Conversion Cup for closing more than $10 Million conversion opportunities in 2017. Network 210 includes the following AD member companies: Atlas Industrial Supply, Inc., Campbell Supply Co., GME Supply Co./Columbia Safety, Hagerty Industrial Supply, Hanes Supply Inc., Industrial & Construction Enterprises, Inc., Industrial Supply Co. Inc., L&M Tool and Industrial Supply Inc., Neill-Lavelle Supply Company, Stellar Industrial Supply Inc. and TA Industrial Solutions.
Additional awards winners included:
- 2017 Category MRO – Tier 2: P&I Supply
- 2017 Category Growth Metalworking – Tier 1: Navasota Industrial Supply
- 2017 Category Growth Metalworking – Tier 2: Mallory Safety & Supply
- 2017 Category Growth Safety & Janitorial – Tier 1: Mill Supplies Inc.
- 2017 Category Growth Safety & Janitorial – Tier 2: Industrial Supply Co. Inc.
- 2017 Category Growth Tool & Material Handling – Tier 1: IBT Industrial Solutions
- 2017 Category Growth Tool & Material Handling – Tier 2: Tenaquip Limited
- 2017 Conversion MVP – P&I Supply
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. Our 600 plus independently owned members span seven industries and three countries with annual sales in excess of $37 Billion. AD served industries include electrical, industrial, plumbing, PVF, HVAC, building materials and bearings & power transmission.