AD announced the merger with IDI Independent Distributors Inc., effective April 1, 2019. IDI brings 107 independent industrial Canadian distributors with over 364 locations into the AD family. AD also welcomes 21 new employees and a distribution center located in Mississauga, Ontario, as part of the transaction.
This is AD’s ninth merger since the group’s founding and its fourth merger within Canada. AD completed mergers with Canadian electrical groups in 1993 and 2012, and a Canadian plumbing & heating group in 2016. AD Canadian members represent 20 percent of AD consolidated sales.
As a part of the merger, IDI President Rob Dewar will take on the role as president of AD Canada Industrial & Safety.