the first shovel went into the
ground in January 2013.
STAFDA’s host hotels are the
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Doubletree, and Omni CNN Center.
Registration materials will be
mailed the third week of June
and online registration from the
members-only section of STAFDA’s
website begins June 27 at 8 a.m.
AD Member Sales
But Expansion Jumps
Contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/market-ing group Affiliated Distributors
recently announced that member
sales across all seven divisions and
three countries grew 2 percent in
2015 to a record $32 billion.
The Wayne, PA-based association said that performance within
its operating segments ranged
from 10 percent growth to 3
percent decline. Member sales in
2014 were a then-record $31.4
The 2 percent growth was a
considerable slowdown from
2014’s, when overall sales grew
by 9 percent over 2013. However,
the group’s figures for new hires,
location expansion, and acquisitions each had large increases
In 2015 across all divisions, AD
said members hired 5,569 new
employees, opened 319 new locations, and made 33 acquisitions.
In 2014, AD members made 2,180
hires, opened 83 locations, and
made 23 acquisitions.
“Our diversified business
strategy of operating across seven
industries and three countries
allowed us to capitalize on high
growth areas of the economy
and offset the negative impact
of commodities, oil and gas, and
major industrial markets,” said Bill
Weisberg, AD chairman and CEO.
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