2019 Big 50 Application Deadline Approaches

May 20 is the deadline for inclusion in Industrial Distribution’s annual survey of the biggest companies in the field.

The deadline to apply for the Industrial Distribution Big 50 is fast approaching. Companies that want to be considered for inclusion in the annual ranking of the biggest players in the field need to submit application materials by May 20, 2019.

As previously announced, this year’s Big 50 will be developed using revised metrics meant to better reflect the notable innovators in the industrial distribution marketplace. The in-depth entry looks beyond simple reporting of revenues to collect information about company culture, employee retention strategies, technological acumen, and much more. The data — both qualitative and quantitative — will be examined by an a expert panel to create the ranking of the Big 50.

"There is so much more inside an organization's effectiveness beyond its revenues," explains Joyceann Garippa, VP of Content & Events for Industrial Distribution. "The application allows for a better understanding of the inner workings of an industrial distributor company and how it plans to grow its current business model in the future. We are incredibly excited to be launching this new process, which allows for far more integrity and competition in the industrial distribution space."

The Big 50 will take its regular space in the September issue of Industrial Distribution, but the proper announcement of the honored companies will take place at the first Industrial Distribution Leadership Summit, held September 16-17, 2019 at the Hilton O'Hare in Chicago.

The entry form is available and can be submitted online.