By Anthony Capkun
August 10, 2017 – North American contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group AD reports sales for all of its members—across 10 divisions and three countries—grew by 10% during the first six months of 2017 to $17.8 billion.
AD represents 550+ plus independently owned member distributors spanning seven industries and three countries. Industries served include electrical, industrial, plumbing, PVF, HVAC, building materials, and bearings & power transmission.
Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 16%, while distributions to members were up 15%.
On a Same Store basis, by industry, Electrical sales were up 10%; PHCP was up 8%; Industrial/PT was up 9%; and Building Materials was up 19%. By country, Same Store sales in Canada were up 9%. The U.S. and Mexico grew 8% and 6%, respectively.
“2017 is exceeding expectations for AD members and AD overall,” said Bill Weisberg, AD’s chair & CEO. “Member support for AD Supplier Partners and AD programs are running strong. New members and suppliers are joining every Division. Investments we’ve made to help our Members and Suppliers compete and win are bearing fruit.”