supplyFORCE.com was founded during the dot-com boom with an aggressive, ambitious agenda and seed money from venture capitalists and a small group of electrical, industrial supply, and pipes-valves-fittings distributors.
A financial restructuring of the company in early October saw the VC's leave and the company mutate. Now it's no longer in the dot-com or Internet businesses and has become a distributor-owned entity. The focus now: National accounts sales for the 250 -plus member distributors.
Affiliated Distributors and its chair/CEO, Bill Weisberg, served as the original drivers behind supplyFORCE.com. Unlike the now-defunct SourceAlliance.com and the still-extant Vantage Group, supplyFORCE.com was not limited to electrical distributors.