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To Grow in 2019, Distributors Need Strong Leadership, Communication

To Grow in 2019, Distributors Need Strong Leadership, Communication As we close 2018 and look forward to 2019, many are wondering what the economy will do next. Certainly, there are many predictions circulating in our industry ranging from a recession to continued growth. The third quarter of 2018 found 43% of our quarterly NetPlus Industry…

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Ladder Safety: Update to Standards Now in Effect

Tractel: Ladder Safety – Update to Standards Now in Effect By Tractel In January 2017, most of the provisions from OSHA’s final rule on “General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems” went into effect. Now that a full year has come and gone, almost all provisions from the update have taken effect. The…

How the Small Distributor Consortium Helps NetPlus Members Compete

How the Small Distributor Consortium Helps NetPlus Members Compete NetPlus Alliance recently wrapped its first year of its partnership with Texas A&M University for the Small Distributor Consortium. We’ve once again partnered with Texas A&M in 2019, kicking off round two in February. The goal of the consortium is to learn best practices from the…

NetPlus Annual Meeting - Networking - 2016

Networking Plays a Critical Role in Distributor Growth

Networking Plays a Critical Role in Distributor Growth Over the years, I’ve talked about networking and the importance of reaching out and forming partnerships with others in our industry. The theme at this year’s Annual Meeting was the Power of Partnership. Despite rapid changes in our industry and the economy, networking and relationships continue to…

NetPlus Alliance Distributor of the Year EBN Industrial

NetPlus Promotes Power of Partnership at Annual Meeting, Recognizes Award Winners

NetPlus Promotes Power of Partnership at Annual Meeting, Recognizes Award Winners NetPlus Alliance hosted 500 distributor and supplier attendees at its fifth-annual meeting Oct. 7-9 in Phoenix, AZ. Over two days, distributors and manufacturers participated in more than 2,200 one-on-one booth meetings. Members also attended educational breakout sessions hosted by industry and subject-matter experts. The…