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Industrial and construction products buying group Affiliated Distributors, Wayne, PA, reported sales in 2013 of $28 billion.
AD’s members across all AD divisions grew 4 percent in 2013. By division, AD member sales grew as follows: Electrical up 3.5 percent; Industrial up 2 percent; Plumbing/PVF up 4 percent; HVAC up 10 percent; and Building Materials up 20 percent.
Member growth with AD’s supplier partners was more than double AD member total purchase growth. Net distributions to AD members grew 13 percent.
In 2013, AD members hired 1,618 new employees, opened over 100 new locations and made 37 acquisitions.
"I’m really proud of the growth and performance of our market-leading independents and supplier partners,” said Bill Weisberg, AD’s chairman and CEO. “2013 was the 26th year, out of the last 30, where AD Members achieved double-digit growth with AD suppliers. Our team is laser-focused on our mission and bullish about 2014.”
Affiliated Distributors has more than 610 independently owned members spanning six industries and two countries.