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Vallen Distribution joins AD – “an obvious choice for a partner”

June 9, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun

June 9, 2022 – Vallen Distribution—a distributor of indirect industrial, metalworking, and safety supplies and services—has joined AD, North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies.

“Over Vallen’s 150-year history, we’ve developed enduring relationships with our customers and suppliers,” said Chuck Delph, CEO of Vallen North America. “As we return to the community of independent distributors, AD’s value-added programs and multi-divisional capabilities made AD an obvious choice for a partner as we look to build on our proven value.”

With locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, Vallen’s history dates back to 1865, reports AD. It most recently existed under Sonepar, until it was acquired by Nautic Partners.

Vallen joins AD Canada as a member in Electrical and Industrial & Safety.


“I’ve been incredibly impressed with Chuck and his team throughout the process of getting to know each other. They are smart, professional and action oriented. They’re going to be a great fit with the AD community,” said Bill Weisberg, AD chair & CEO.

“I’m also very grateful to our owner/member band our divisional teams in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for their vision, work, and support to bring this about,” Weisberg added.

AD’s memberships comprises 845-plus independently owned member distributors, representing over 500 branches and annual sales of $58.5 billion across nine industries and three countries.

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