working in the industry,” said Michelle
McNamara, executive director of the NAED
Education & Research Foundation.
New courses include:
• Knowledge Share: Grow Your Staff
Expertise – teaches managers how to
document and share knowledge that may
be exiting a position due to advancement,
retirement, or the person leaving the
company. Watch a short preview.
• Boost Profits: Increase Customer
Profitability – shows how to identify
customers based upon a matrix of volume
and profit and determine methods so that
those customers can become even more
profitable. Watch a short preview.
Both courses are available on the NAED
Learning Center, www.naed.org/nlc.
Affiliated Distributors 2014
Sales Surpass $30 Billion
Affiliated Distributors recently reported
record sales in 2014. The group said sales
for all AD Members, across all AD Divisions
and countries, grew by 9 percent last year
to $31.2 Billion.
Bill Weisberg, AD’s Chairman and CEO
said, “AD Members achieved above
market growth in 2014, opened 83
locations, made 23 acquisitions, and hired
2,180 new employees. On top of that, we
added 30 new members, 40 new suppliers,
expanded into Mexico, introduced new
programs, expanded our service set, and
upgraded our systems and reporting. 2014
was a record year.”
By Division, AD Member 2014 same store
sales grew as follows: U.S. Electrical up 8
percent; Canadian Electrical up 9 percent;
Industrial up 5 percent; Plumbing and PVF
up 8 percent; HVAC up 9 percent; and
Building Materials up 16 percent.
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