2016 AD Member Sales Up to Record-breaking $34.4 Billion

March 2017

AD, the $34.4 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported sales for all AD members, across all seven divisions and three countries grew by 9 percent in 2016. This growth includes ongoing members, new members and losses due to consolidation.
On a same store basis, AD members grew 3 percent. By country, AD member U.S. same store sales were up 2 percent; AD Canada was up 5 percent and AD Mexico grew 25 percent. By industry, electrical was up 1 percent; phcp was up 3 percent; industrial was down 4 percent; bearings and power transmission was flat, and building materials was up 16 percent.