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The Maritimes & Lighting shine at 2016 Spirit of Independence awards

October 24, 2016 | By Anthony Capkun

Tim Kennedy, Source Atlantic, with Jim Milne, AD Canada. Photo A. Capkun.

October 24, 2016* – EBMag recently returned from the 2016 North American Meeting of Affiliated Distributors’ Electrical Supply Division (NAM ESD) where we celebrated this year’s cream of the crop at the Spirit of Independence Awards dinner. Congratulations to the following Canadian distributors and suppliers:

Canadian Member of the Year for Performance (over $10 million)
WINNER: Bird Stairs (New Brunswick), Photos 4 and 13

• 1st runner-up: Deschênes et Fils (Quebec)
• 2nd runner-up: Eddy Group (New Brunswick)

Canadian Member of the Year for Performance (under $10 million)
WINNER: Source Atlantic (New Brunswick), Photos 2, 3 and 14


• 1st runner-up: Western Equipment (Ontario)
• 2nd runner-up: Gimpel Electric Supply (Ontario)

Canadian Supplier of the Year for Performance (over $5 million)
WINNER: Liteline Corp., Photos 7 and 10

• 1st runner-up: Northern Cables
• 2nd runner-up: Royal Pipe

Canadian Supplier of the Year for Performance (under $5 million)
WINNER: First Alert Canada (BRK), Photos 5, 6 and 12

• 1st runner-up: Louisville Ladder
• 2nd runner-up: Panasonic Canada

Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence
WINNER: Philips Lighting Canada, Photos 8, 9 and 11

With over 3800 branches from 550+ independently owned members, Affiliated Distributors says it is North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies. It has achieved annual sales of $32 billion US across seven industries and three countries.

CLICK HERE for more photos from the meeting, with shots from the First Timers’ Reception, Welcome Reception, Keynote Address and Spirit of Independence Awards dinner. (There may also be one or two shots from the Sports Bar.)

Some important 2017 dates!
Mark your calendars now for some key AD 2017 dates:

• The AD Electrical Supply Division’s 2016 Spring Network Meeting is scheduled for March 28-30, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Palm Springs, Calif.

• AD Electrical Supply Division’s next North American Meeting is slated for September 25-27, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, right outside Dallas.

Photos A. Capkun. See yourself in here? Want a copy? Email acapkun@annexweb.com

— Updated November 4, 2016, with 1st and 2nd runners-up.

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