Application Deadline for 2019 Big 50 Extended

Applying distributors now have until June 3 to submit materials.

The deadline to apply for the Industrial Distribution Big 50 for 2019 has been extended. Companies that want to be considered for inclusion in the annual ranking of the biggest and best in the field of industrial distribution now have until June 3, 2019 to submit materials.

In an effort to make this year’s Big 50 the most accurate measure yet of the state of the industry, Industrial Distribution has created a more detailed application process. The in-depth entry form asks submitting companies to provide more thorough information about operations and culture. Previous years focused more strictly on revenue figures.

"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."

The data — both qualitative and quantitative — will be examined by an a expert panel to create the ranking of the Big 50. The expectation is that the updated methodology for the ranking will lead to a wider range of companies being showcased, which will in turn provide a more accurate picture of the industrial distribution marketplace.

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.