AD Member Sales Up 6.3 percent to $26.1 Billion through First Three Quarters of 2016

December 2016

AD, the $32 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported sales for all AD members, across all seven divisions and three countries, grew by 6.3 percent in the second quarter of 2016 (year-to-date) to $26.1 billion. This growth includes ongoing members, new members and losses due to consolidation. On a same store basis, the AD member sales grew 1 percent.
    
By country, AD U.S. was flat; AD Canada was up 6 percent, and AD Mexico grew 25 percent. By industry, electrical was flat; plumbing, PVF and HVAC was flat; industrial and power transmission was down 5 percent; and building materials was up 16 percent.
    
Across all divisions and countries, member purchases from AD suppliers grew 7 percent and net distributions to AD members grew 12 percent.