By Renée Francoeur
November 5, 2015 – Sales for Affiliated Distributors (AD) members grew by 3% in Q3 of 2015 to $25.4 billion, AD reports.
“Strong growth in residential and commercial markets was offset by increased softness within some industrial segments and lower copper prices,” Bill Weisberg, AD’s chairman and CEO, said. “However, AD’s scale and efficiency ensures that 100% of supplier rebates are distributed to our members and allows us to invest in people, services and innovative programs to support the business growth and profitability of our Members. For example, The AD eContent Service program is enabling us to take the battle we fight, on behalf of independents, onto the internet.”
AD is the largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America, according to the company, and provides independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products with support and resources for growth.