Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Affiliated Distributors

Canaplus General Partner and all of their Beneficiaries, have entered into an agreement with Affiliated Distributors (AD), a $31 Billion buying and marketing group that operates in seven industries and three countries. A separate and stand alone Canadian division has been created for Canaplus, and will be called AD Canada Plumbing & Heating.

The new AD Canada Plumbing & Heating division will be run by a Board comprised of a representative of each Beneficiary, and will be chaired by the General Partner in similar fashion to Canaplus. The General Partner will continue to handle all negotiations and supplier relationships on behalf of AD Canada Plumbing & Heating. Annual agreements with AD Canada Plumbing & Heating will begin officially January 1st, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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