By Alyssa Dalton
May 5, 2014 – Affiliated Distributors (AD), a North American industrial and construction products buying group, reported 4% growth in the first quarter of 2014 to $7.1 billion. The Electrical division grew 3%.
“The first quarter in 2014 presented its share of challenges including one of the worst winters affecting every region of the U.S.,” said Bill Weisberg, AD’s chair and CEO. “But despite these challenges, AD consistently outpaces the marketplace with strong Supplier support and innovative programs and services.”
Also in the first quarter, AD members hired 1900 new employees, opened more than 90 new locations and made five acquisitions.