PT Named IDCO’s 2023 Bob Lyons Supplier of the Year

The cooperative also announced its member of the year for 2023.


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — IDCO on Monday announced PT as the 2023 Bob Lyons Supplier of the Year recipient after distinguishing itself among the top contenders through exceptional sales growth, active participation, and substantial contributions to our member services.

With 21% growth in 2023, PT has become IDCO’s third-largest supplier and has shown an impressive 100% growth since 2020. PT’s involvement in key IDCO initiatives, such as the Expo, Product Information Management (PIM), and IDCO U, demonstrates their commitment to fostering a collaborative environment within the co-op.

PT’s team has consistently gone above and beyond in their involvement with IDCO. Notably, Ali Kirtley has taken a leadership role as the Women’s Leadership Chair, and Brent Lilly serves on the Membership Committee, further highlighting their dedication to the co-op’s success.

Close runners-up included Brennan and Midland Industries, both of whom have shown impressive growth and commitment to IDCO. Brennan, with a 16% growth in 2023 and previous Supplier of the Year wins in 2015 and 2022, and Midland Industries, which saw a 20% growth this past year and previous Supplier of the Year wins in 2020 and 2018 have been strong finalists in this year’s selection. Additionally, Dixon and American Biltrite were notable contenders, consistently demonstrating their value and support to the cooperative. All four companies have been honored as Outstanding Suppliers of 2023, reflecting their contributions and dedication to IDCO.

As we celebrate PT’s achievements, we acknowledge all our suppliers’ hard work. Their efforts continue to elevate the standards of excellence within our cooperative, fostering a competitive and supportive network that benefits all members.

Congratulations to PT on their well-deserved award. We look forward to their continued partnership and success in the coming years.

Commerce Hose Announced as the 2023 Dixon LeGros Member of the Year

IDCO last week announced that Commerce Hose is the 2023 Dixon LeGros Member of the Year award, a recognition celebrating their exceptional achievements and contributions over the past year.

Since joining IDCO, Jason Bethel of Commerce Hose has represented what it means to fully embrace the cooperative’s values and culture. Through strategic partnerships, such as becoming a major West Coast distributor for Kuriyama and MTO’s largest IDCO customer, Jason has seen his business triple since joining IDCO. He credits this remarkable growth to the cooperative’s influence, highlighting an impressive 50% growth with IDCO suppliers in 2023 alone.

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