Sales for AD affiliates across all AD divisions grew 8 percent in the second quarter to $15 billion. AD members hired 2,203 new employees, opened 89 new locations and made three acquisitions.
AD industrial member sales grew 8 percent in the first half, and electrical member sales grew 6 percent. Plumbing/PVF member sales were up 9 percent; HVAC member sales increased 11 percent; and building materials member sales were up 18 percent.
"The second quarter showed an impressive rebound from a first quarter that was strongly impacted by weather,” stated Bill Weisberg, AD’s Chairman and CEO.