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AD Affiliates Sales Up 4% in First 3 Quarters

Industrial member sales grew 2 percent.

Sales for all AD Affiliates across divisions grew 4 percent in the first three quarters of 2013 to $21 billion, according to Affiliated Distributors. AD independents hired 1,808 new employees and opened 108 new locations during the nine-month period.

AD U.S. industrial member sales grew 2 percent in the first three quarters, on a same-store basis, to $3.87 billion. 

AD U.S. electrical member sales grew 3 percent, on a same-store basis, to $8.96 billion. John Eggleton, president of the division, said, “The third quarter of 2013 continued to reflect guarded optimism by our membership, with same-store purchases in that quarter up 2.3 percent, while much of the industry remained flat."

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