Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

February 2, 2017

2016 AD Member Sales up 9% to Record Breaking US$34.4 BillionAD, the US$34.4 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying / marketing group, reports that sales for all AD members, across all seven divisions and three countries, grew by 9% in 2016. This growth includes ongoing members, new members and losses due to consolidation.

On a same store basis, AD members grew 3%. By country, AD member same store sales in Canada were up 5%; AD member U.S., 2%; and AD Mexico, 25%. By industry, electrical was up 1%; plumbing, PVF & HVAC was up 3%; industrial was down 4%; bearings & power transmission was flat, and building materials was up 16%.

“Despite headwinds in industrial and energy markets and price deflation within certain large product categories, member purchases from AD Suppliers grew by 9% and net distributions to AD nembers grew by 15%,” observes Bill Weisberg, AD’s Chairman and CEO. “We also had huge advancements in eCommerce, HR and Procurement Services. For instance, we created over one million enhanced, normalized and attributed SKUs, and are playing a support role to help our members refine their digital strategy and launch their webstores. Our role is to help our members compete and win, now and in the future.”

AD is the largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America. AD provides independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products with support and resources that accelerate growth.

For more information, visit: www.adhq.com.

Kim QuelchBy Kim Quelch

What a great conference that Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has put on once again this year in beautiful Quebec City. We as YPNs (Young Professionals Network) had the opportunity to take part in the proceedings with a panel discussion centred on the future of the electrical industry. Three members from EFC’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) participated in this panel discussion a few weeks ago (Dave Branscombe, Independent Electric; Lori Bagazzoli, Viscor; and Jonathan Perlis, Standard-Stanpro and Chair of Quebec Region’s YPN committee).

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AztecAztec Electrical Supply is one of the most dynamic, fastest growing electrical and automation distributors in Canada. The supplier has four Ontario locations, in Concord, Cambridge, Burlington and Mississauga.

They specialize in supplying quality automation and electrical products to electrical contractors, manufacturing plants, OEMs and custom machine builders. Their comprehensive inventory includes electrical and pneumatic products for breakdowns and emergencies, as well as everyday contractor and MRO requirements. They also work closely with their partners to source specialty products that may be required for major projects.

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House of ElectricalHouse of Electrical Supplies is a distribution company that specializes in ‘service’. They go beyond what a standard supplier provides, not just with knowledgeable employees, but with a compliment of support services.

From small construction to sophisticated industrial projects, House of Electrical stocks electrical supplies for a wide range of applications. For over 30 years, they have been servicing clients in the industrial, OEM, entertainment and construction markets across the greater metropolitan Toronto area. Their product solutions range from electrical, automation, safety, lighting and portable power distribution.

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