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Industrial/Contractor Supplies Distributors: Are Your Suppliers Decreasing Your Profits?

Industrial/Contractor Supplies Distributors: Are Your Suppliers Decreasing Your Profits? In today’s highly competitive market, industrial/contractor supplies distributors are looking for ways to increase profits without raising prices. What many don’t realize, is that the answer may not be in your pricing. The answer is often found in your supply chain. In the example below, two…

3 Ways Independent Distributors Can Plan for Success in 2018

3 Ways Independent Distributors Can Plan for Success in 2018 As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, we are thankful for how far we have come. As the dust settles in our fully restored and converted new headquarters, we are also excited about the opportunities for growth ahead for our buying group’s independent distributors and preferred…

For Distributors, Some Things Never Change

For Distributors, Some Things Never Change In April, the Industrial Supply Association honored me with the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award. This was a humbling honor named after the former ISA executive vice president, a friend of mine and of NetPlus Alliance. Preparing my remarks to accept this award caused me to reflect on…

Safety companies join together to help with hurricane relief and other natural disasters

Safety companies join together to help with hurricane relief and other natural disasters   MEMPHIS, TN—November 7, 2017—Working with safety companies, SafetyNetwork.me and Quest Safety Products, Inc., Radians, a Memphis-based manufacturer of high quality PPE, recently shipped a full semi-trailer truckload of safety products to help with FEMA Task Force One Hurricane Relief. The shipment included…

NetPlus Alliance Unveils New Brand at Annual Meeting, Recognizes Award Winners

NetPlus Alliance Unveils New Brand at Annual Meeting, Recognizes Award Winners NetPlus Alliance hosted its fourth-annual meeting Oct. 8-10, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. The theme of the annual meeting, “Focused on the Future,” represented the group’s commitment to meet change head-on, and grow and adapt in a fast-changing distribution market. “No matter the industry –…

3 Reasons to Attend an Industry Event This Year

3 Reasons to Attend an Industry Event This Year If you’ve been considering whether to attend (another) conference, workshop or other industry event in 2017, many of these questions have probably come to mind: How many vendors are going to be there? How many new products am I interested in learning about? What does it…

NetPlus Alliance announces promotion, new team members

NetPlus Alliance announces promotion, new team members Shirley Weiland moves up; Melissa Obenshain and Sky Stage join staff at NetPlus Alliance. NetPlus Alliance, a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, has welcomed Melissa Obenshain, operations coordinator, and Sky Stage, digital marketing specialist, to its growing organization, and promoted Shirley Weiland to assistant vice…

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…

Alan Beaulieu | ITR Economics | NetPlus Members benefit from positive economic signs

Economic Signs Point to a Positive 2017-18 for NetPlus Members

Our first-quarter NetPlus-ITR Advisor newsletter for NetPlus members highlighted that leading economic indicators for 2017 are bright. NetPlus distributor and supplier members are benefiting from this economic growth; in the first quarter, purchases were up 8 percent. This positive message was reaffirmed last month at the Industrial Supply Association’s annual convention, during which Institute for…

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…

Alan Beaulieu | ITR Economics | NetPlus Members benefit from positive economic signs

Economic Signs Point to a Positive 2017-18 for NetPlus Members

Our first-quarter NetPlus-ITR Advisor newsletter for NetPlus members highlighted that leading economic indicators for 2017 are bright. NetPlus distributor and supplier members are benefiting from this economic growth; in the first quarter, purchases were up 8 percent. This positive message was reaffirmed last month at the Industrial Supply Association’s annual convention, during which Institute for…

NetPlus Chairman Dan Judge Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

NetPlus Chairman Dan Judge Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

NetPlus Chairman Dan Judge Wins Lifetime Achievement Award The Industrial Supply Association named Dan Judge, NetPlus Alliance Co-Founder and Chairman, the recipient of the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award on April 22 at the ISA 2017 Convention in Denver. The John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award is named after the former executive vice president…

Industrial Supply Association Meeting Highlights Importance of Networking

These days, everything can be done online. Email has replaced phone calls, and you no longer have to go to the store to buy anything. While we’ve all adapted and reaped the benefits of more efficient communication, nothing can replace in-person interaction. As author Robert Kiyosaki says: “If you want to go somewhere, it is…

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NetPlus Alliance Presents Awards to Distributors, Suppliers at Annual Meeting

NetPlus Alliance, a buying group with more than 375 industrial and contractor supplies distributor members, presented its annual awards to members and suppliers at its third annual meeting in October in San Antonio, Texas, including the Distributor of the Year, Supplier of the Year and the Dan Judge Founder’s Award. The awards are designed to…