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MDM’s 2024 Top Distributors Submissions Are Now Open

Want your company to be considered and accurately ranked? We need it’s revenue info by April 19. The easiest way to submit it is via the survey linked here.
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Hello, MDM readers!

It’s time once again for us to start on the research and due diligence for our annual Top Distributors feature, which serves as the industry’s definitive snapshot of the biggest players across wholesale distribution product markets in industrial, commercial, building supplies and beyond.

To put this major project together, we need your help. If we should consider your company for inclusion on our 2024 Top Distributors lists, we ask your company to complete our confidential survey to provide us with the information necessary to compile our rankings.

You can get started with our survey link here, or read on for more information.

Quite simply, if you want your company to appear on our 2024 Top Distributor Lists, we need its info — most notably, its 2023 revenue figure (January-December). MDM requires confirmed revenue figures for any company on the list, and we can keep that figure strictly private upon request. 

Our Top Distributors submission deadline is April 19.

Our 2024 Top Distributors feature will display our rankings lists of the top North American-based distributors by their 2023 calendar revenue within 20 product sectors:

  • Industrial Supplies
  • Electrical, Data & Security
  • Industrial MRO
  • Building Materials/Construction
  • Plumbing
  • Industrial PVF
  • Power Transmission/Bearings
  • Fluid Power
  • Hose/Hose Accessories
  • Electronics
  • Fasteners
  • Gases/Welding
  • Specialty Adhesives
  • Safety
  • JanSan
  • Plastics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas Products

The finished feature will be published in June. You can view MDM’s 2023 Top Distributors lists here, which include a full explanation of our methodology.

We understand that there are plenty of distributors that don’t want their revenue figures shown publicly. That’s no problem. We just need it internally so we can rank your company appropriately. Distributors can note in our survey if we should not display that figure. For companies that simply are unable to share that figure, even privately, MDM will estimate its ranking position based on the best available industry resources and information.

Company revenue figures supplied or estimated by MDM are kept strictly confidential and used only to accurately rank distributors on our lists.

Who at these companies should submit this information? Typically, it’s key executives or someone in a marketing role who has been provided that info.

Note: Companies that operate primarily as master distributors aren’t eligible for Top Distributors inclusion.

Distributors that complete our survey are doing us a big favor, saving us from having to track down that needed information via emails, phone calls and tapping into industry resources. Overall, it saves us a ton of time.

Any company that ends up on our 2024 rankings can download an MDM 2024 Top Distributors badge and other materials denoting that accolade, which they can use to promote in any manner they’d like.


Any questions regarding MDM’s 2023 Top Distributors Lists and how this works? Consult our 2023 feature PDF (download here) for the methodology, or you can email me at

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