AD is a dynamic community of independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products. Our 500+ independently owned members span seven industries and two countries with collective annual sales in excess of $23 Billion. AD distributors are local market leaders with deep roots in their local communities, great people and strong customer relationships.

The product industries that AD serves include: electrical supplies, industrial supplies, plumbing, PVF, HVAC, drywall and clean energy. The customer markets we serve include: industrial MRO, industrial OEM, commercial construction, residential construction, utilities, retail and government.

AD provides leading independent distributors and manufacturers with support and resources that accelerate growth. AD helps quality independents, of all sizes, better compete with national chains. AD helps quality manufacturers build their brands, introduce new products and reduce their reliance on national chains.

AD delivers above market growth and enhanced profitability.

AD leverages our group’s collective economics of scale to make collaborative investments in people, programs and technology. We create and administer programs that drive growth, reduce costs and foster long-term marketing partnerships. We facilitate the exchange of community knowledge and best-practices. Some of AD’s programs and services include:

  • Data collection and reporting
  • Rebate negotiations and administration
  • Terms & conditions negotiations
  • Market planning support
  • Logistics
  • Product training support
  • New product introduction support
  • Product promotion support