How is your distribution company innovating to stay ahead?
For the fifth year, MDM is recognizing distributors that stand out in their markets. Nominate your business as a 2015 MDM Market Mover by letting us know what makes your distribution company different.
Not a distributor, but know a company that should be recognized? Nominate it. Honorees will be announced in June.
Nominations are also open for the 2015 MDM Market Leaders lists. Click here to submit your nomination to be an MDM Market Leader.
Past MDM Market Movers include:
Redwood Plastics, Vancouver, BC (2014) – Redwood Plastics created an online strategy to engage customers in as many ways as possible. That strategy has led to increased sales conversions and company expansion. Read more about Redwood Plastics.
Capitol Coffee, Raleigh, NC (2014) – Capitol Coffee began as an office coffee distributor, but quickly expanded to provide more products and services to its customers with its “concierge” service. Read more about Capitol Coffee.
Engman-Taylor Co. Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI (2014) – Industrial distributor and integrated supplier Engman-Taylor trademarked its Cost Circles program, reducing costs for customers in manufacturing, price and administration. Read more about Engman-Taylor.
Replenex, Eden Prairie, MN (2013) – Replenex, an industrial distributor, has made finding and documenting customer cost savings a part of its DNA, including building a Web-based tool to help salespeople track progress toward customer savings goals. Read more about Replenex.
A&M Industrial, Rahway, NJ (2013) – A&M Industrial has carved a niche in its markets by creating a suite of services and products around clients in emergency situations. Read more about A&M Industrial.
Machinery Tooling & Supply, Schaumburg, IL (2013) – Machinery Tooling & Supply set the time aside to create the company’s first strategic plan in 2005; management stuck with it and saw a 129 percent sales increase as a result. Read more about Machinery Tooling & Supply.
MSCO Inc., Sheffield, AL (2012) – Industrial distributor MSCO’s growth has been driven in recent years by its investments during the downturn and ongoing focus on diversification. MSCO is the parent company for Martin Industrial Supply, whose president, David Ruggles, was featured this month in MDM’s Executive Briefing. Read more about MSCO.
C.H. Briggs, Reading, PA (2012) – In wholesale distribution, “good enough” has long been a common theme for technology’s role in the business. But “good enough” was never good enough for C.H. Briggs, a specialty building materials distributor. Read more about C.H. Briggs.
Johnson Air Products, Portland, OR (2011) - When LEED for New Construction became an everyday topic at Johnson Air Products, Executive Vice President Brent James knew something had to change. Now, the distributor and manufacturers’ representative of HVAC products is viewed as one of the industry leaders. Read more about Johnson Air Products.
Werner Electric Supply, Cottage Grove, MN (2011) – At a time when many employees feel overworked due to companies’ trying to do more with less, Werner’s health and wellness program is building loyalty and helping it retain talent at a critical point in the economic recovery. Read more about Werner Electric.
Listen to Angela Rodenburgh of 2014 Market Mover Redwood Plastics' 7 Minutes With interview in the clip below or by clicking here.