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North American buying group AD, Wayne, PA, reported sales for all AD members, across all seven AD divisions and three countries, grew by 5.3 percent year-to-date in 2016 to $16.7 billion.
"Economic conditions are mixed; but the AD community is diversified, strong and growing," said CEO Bill Weisberg. "Our team is focused on continuing that positive momentum and bringing added value and innovative programs to our members and suppliers.”
On a same store basis by country, AD U.S. was flat; AD Canada was up 8 percent and AD Mexico grew 25 percent. By industry, Building Materials was up 16 percent; HVAC was up 9 percent; Plumbing was up 4 percent; Electrical was flat; Bearings & Power Transmission was down 1 percent; PVF was down 2 percent; and Industrial was down 5 percent.