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How NetPlus Distributors Are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

How NetPlus Distributors Are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis By Dan Judge The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy, with nearly 20.5 million jobs lost in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its latest report. It’s the largest decline since 1939. We’ve seen two months of job losses…

Working Through Unprecedented Times

Working Through Unprecedented Times By ArcOne As some of you may know, ArcOne was recently acquired by Walter Surface Technologies, a North American leader in metalworking solutions. ArcOne adds a unique, complementary, and high-quality safety product offering to Walter’s renowned metalworking product lines and workplace safety seminar program. This consolidation positions us at the forefront…

The L.S. Starrett Company – 140 Years and Counting

The L.S. Starrett Company – 140 Years and Counting By Starrett® It doesn’t take an incredible amount of observation to see how engrained measurement is in our society, though it’s easily unnoticed. Consider your morning routine: your to-go cup of coffee has a lid that fits just right, your seatbelt clicks into a buckle that…

We Have Been Here Before and We Will Get Through This Together

We Have Been Here Before and We Will Get Through This Together By Dan Judge As most of you know, I have been around the industry for a while. Until this year’s tradeshow postponement, I have attended every ISA (or IDA or Triple Mill) convention since 1972. So, as the commercial says, “I’ve seen a thing…

Five Reasons to Take Advantage of Product Training

Five Reasons to Take Advantage of Product Training By Paul Byrnes Salespeople need product and application knowledge to better understand what they’re selling – to increase revenue, better service their customers and keep ahead of their competition. Other professionals in purchasing, accounting, operations, warehouse and transportation can also benefit. Employee training provides a sense of…

NetPlus Alliance Distributes 2019 Rebate Early to Support Members in Pandemic

NetPlus Alliance Distributes 2019 Rebate Early to Support Members in Pandemic NetPlus Alliance accelerated the first round of its 2019 rebate distribution, sending electronic payments to 180 distributor members that opted to receive their funds via ACH on April 17. The goal was to get these funds into the hands of NetPlus distributors as they…

NetPlus Alliance Promotes Teamwork at Annual Meeting, Recognizes Award Winners

NetPlus Alliance Promotes Teamwork at Annual Meeting, Recognizes Award Winners NetPlus Alliance hosted 500 distributor and supplier attendees at its sixth-annual meeting Oct. 5-8 in Dallas, TX. Over three days, more than 2,500 one-on-one booth meetings were held between NetPlus distributor members and preferred suppliers. Members also attended educational breakout sessions hosted by industry and…

How NetPlus Distributors Are Staying Ahead Despite Uncertainties

How NetPlus Distributors Are Staying Ahead Despite Uncertainties By Dan Judge In our latest exclusive NetPlus Alliance Industry Outlook, our distributor members told us they were concerned about swings in the economy – and keeping up with business. These two seemingly opposite concerns shows me that there’s a lot of uncertainty about what’s coming next,…

NetPlus Member Ohio Power Tools Receives 2019 MDM Digital Innovator Award

NetPlus Member Ohio Power Tool Receives 2019 MDM Digital Innovator Award Modern Distribution Management (MDM) recently selected NetPlus Alliance member Ohio Power Tool as one of 10 recipients for its 2019 Digital Innovator Award. The award recognized distributors that demonstrate a commitment to digital and technological advancement. Since 2000, Ohio Power Tool has invested in…

NetPlus Alliance Group Purchases Update

NetPlus Alliance 2018 Group Purchases Grow 27% Over 2017

NetPlus Alliance 2018 Group Purchases Grow 27% Over 2017 NetPlus Alliance, a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, reports continued optimism among its members, reflected in a 27 percent increase in group purchases during 2018. This surge in growth comes after a strong 2017. Organic growth was 20 percent in 2018. It is…

Working Through Unprecedented Times

Working Through Unprecedented Times By ArcOne As some of you may know, ArcOne was recently acquired by Walter Surface Technologies, a North American leader in metalworking solutions. ArcOne adds a unique, complementary, and high-quality safety product offering to Walter’s renowned metalworking product lines and workplace safety seminar program. This consolidation positions us at the forefront…

Posner Industries Grows 388% with JPW Thanks to NetPlus Growth Plus Plan

Posner Industries Grows 388% with JPW Thanks to NetPlus Growth Plus Plan A distributor of steel, fasteners, power tools, abrasives, and contractor supplies, Posner Industries joined NetPlus Alliance in the spring of 2018. Shortly after that year’s NetPlus Annual Meeting, they began exploring opportunities with JPW Industries, a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of branded…

Driving Productivity with Artificial Intelligence

Driving Productivity with Artificial Intelligence By Epicor Software Artificial intelligence (AI) used to be considered a futuristic wonder. Today, it’s being employed in one form or another throughout every industry. In fact, the technology is advancing so rapidly that 40% of top-performing companies ranked AI as “game-changing technology” in 2018—a huge jump from just 7%…

NetPlus Member Ohio Power Tools Receives 2019 MDM Digital Innovator Award

NetPlus Member Ohio Power Tool Receives 2019 MDM Digital Innovator Award Modern Distribution Management (MDM) recently selected NetPlus Alliance member Ohio Power Tool as one of 10 recipients for its 2019 Digital Innovator Award. The award recognized distributors that demonstrate a commitment to digital and technological advancement. Since 2000, Ohio Power Tool has invested in…

NetPlus Alliance Grows 7.5%

NetPlus Alliance Records 7.5% Growth in 2016

Lockport, NY – NetPlus Alliance, a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, posted an 8% increase in purchases in the first quarter of 2017. This above-average growth comes on the heels of a strong year in 2016, where the group saw a year-over-year increase of 7.5%. The group has added 10 new distributor…