By Anthony Capkun
August 6, 2014 – Affiliated Distributors (AD)—a North American industrial and construction products buying and marketing group—reported 8% growth across all divisions in the second quarter, 2014.
Total sales for the first half of the year were $15 billion, and the Electrical Division was up 6%.
“The second quarter showed an impressive rebound from a first quarter, that was strongly impacted by weather,” said Bill Weisberg, AD’s chair and CEO. “The determination and creativity demonstrated by our independent members and our strong supplier partners is inspiring.”
In Q2 2014, AD members hired 2203 new employees, opened 89 new locations and made three acquisitions.