Last month, more than 230 attendees gathered in Nashville for independent distributor organization AD’s 2023 Electrical Spring Network meeting.
Attendees from the U.S. and Canada came together from May 10-12 to “network with fellow members, share best practices, discuss the state of the industry and learn ways to strengthen their partnership with AD,” according an AD news release recapping the annual meeting.
Division leaders shared recent financial results, predicted outcomes for the remainder of 2023 and AD program updates with members at the U.S. and Canadian Member Business Meetings.
“We have done a great job encouraging each other to be proactive about our futures: for ourselves, for our companies, and for the independent distribution model at large,” said Marisol Fernandez, President, AD Electrical & Industrial Business Unit. “When we gather together, we positively impact each other’s businesses and help one another navigate our industry and build on our successes.”
During the meeting, AD’s Electrical divisions launched the AD Centennial Club, a new honor that celebrates companies with 100 years of service or more.
Thirty AD Electrical members have celebrated their century-plus milestones, including Dakota Supply Group celebrating 125 years in 2023. Others include Agilix Solutions, Barr-Thorp Electric, Fromm Electric Supply and Turtle, all celebrating 100 years in business this year, AD said.
MDM CEO Tome Gale also spoke to members about his “insights surrounding the competitive electrical landscape and what businesses need to think about to stay ahead of the curve,” AD said.