WAYNE, PA — AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported a 12 percent increase in member sales, across 12 AD divisions, totaling $9.7 billion. Purchases from AD Suppliers grew by 12 percent in Q1 year-to-date (YTD) and distributions to members were also up 12 percent.
On a same-store basis, by industry, Q1 YTD PHCP sales were up 12 percent; Industrial/PT sales were up 11 percent; Electrical sales were up 10 percent; and Building Materials was up 4 percent. By country, same-store sales in the U.S. grew 10 percent; Canada was up 9 percent and Mexico grew 10 percent.
"AD Members across every division in North America experienced record-breaking growth," commented Bill Weisberg, AD's chairman and CEO. "The continued growth of our Members is encouraging, especially after our record-setting performance in 2017. In Q1 we welcomed many new additions to the AD community; 15 new Members, 17 new Suppliers and 5 new HR and Procurement Service Providers. Additionally, AD eCommerce Solutions passed a big milestone; the normalization and attribution of 3 million SKUs."
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, bearings & power transmission and decorative brands.