AD Member Sales Grow 9% in 2016

Building materials experienced the most growth at 16 percent.

North American buying group AD, Wayne, PA, reported sales for all AD members, across all seven AD divisions and three countries, grew by 9 percent in 2016 to $34.4 billion.

By country, AD U.S. was up 2 percent; AD Canada was up 5 percent and AD Mexico grew 25 percent. By industry, Electrical was up 1 percent; Plumbing, PVF & HVAC was up 3 percent; Industrial was down 4 percent; Bearings & Power Transmission was flat, and Building Materials was up 16 percent.

Across all divisions and countries, member purchases from AD suppliers grew 9 percent and net distributions to AD members grew 15 percent.

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