Group Updates

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…

NetPlus Alliance Promotes Zach Brado to Director of Business Development

NetPlus Alliance is proud to announce that we have promoted Zach Brado to the position of Business Development Director, effective immediately. In his new position, Brado, who previously served as Marketing Manager, will work with Todd Washburn, Vice President of Supplier Development, to lead sales initiatives with NetPlus suppliers and manage supplier relationships. He’ll act as a…

NetPlus Industrial Buying Group Distributors

Brian Gardner Asks Distributors: What’s Your Leading Indicator?

Just as economists track leading indicators to forecast the economy, distributors can track what Brian Gardner calls the load input number to create a more accurate sales forecast. During a breakout session at the 2016 NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting, Gardner, founder of SalesProcess360, talked about this more proactive, forward-looking approach for distributors. The load input…