Affiliated Distributors, Wayne, PA, reported sales for its U.S. Electrical sales grew 7 percent in the first three quarters of 2012, on a same store basis, to $8.8 billion. Canadian Electrical sales grew 0.4 percent to $546 million.
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Total sales for AD affiliates grew 8 percent in the first three quarters of 2012 to $18.3 billion. In the first nine months, AD members hired 1,772 new employees and opened 64 new branches.
AD Same-store Industrial sales grew 8 percent to $3.65 billion. Plumbing & PVF sales grew 9 percent on a same-store basis, to $4.6 billion. HVAC sales grew 8 percent to $2.8 billion. Drywall purchases are up 26 percent year-over-year, and year-to-date return on purchases exceeds 2011 by 0.44 percent.
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