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AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, reported a 7 percent increase in member sales across 12 AD divisions, totaling $10.2 billion. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 8 percent in Q1.
On a same-store basis, by business unit, Q1 PHCP sales were up 5 percent; industrial/PT sales were up 4 percent; electrical sales were up 3 percent; and building materials was up 5 percent. By country, same-store sales in the United States grew 5 percent; Canada was up 3 percent and Mexico grew 5 percent.
“Coming off record-breaking back to back years we are pleased with the growth we achieved in Q1," said Bill Weisberg, AD chairman and CEO. "Canada was a little softer than expected as were parts of our US Electrical operations. However, our industrial, HVAC and PVF businesses were well above plan. Our membership is growing organically. We are adding far more members than we are losing to consolidation. This enables us to invest back into the business with new member services. The trajectory looks good.”