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Affiliated Distributors Charter Members

March 18, 2015

Affiliated Distributors Announces Bearings & Power Transmission Charter Members

Contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group Affiliated Distributors (AD) has announced the first wave of charter members in its newly formed Bearings & Power Transmission (PT) Division. The new division was announced on March 2.

The annual sales of AD’s 27 Charter PT Members exceeds $2.4 Billion through 378 branch locations.

The 27 charter PT members are:

  • APEX Industrial Automation LLC (Downers Grove, IL)
  • B & D Industrial (Macon, GA)
  • Baldwin Supply Company (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Bearings & Drives Unlimited dba BDU Inc. (Souderton, PA)
  • Bearing Chain & Supply, Inc. (Farmers Branch, TX)
  • Bearing Headquarters Company (Broadview, IL)
  • Bearing Service, Inc. (Livonia, MI)
  • Bearing Specialty Company, Inc. (Canton, MA)
  • CBT Company, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Eastern Industrial Automation (Waltham, MA)
  • Electric Motor Sales & Supply Co., Inc. (Chattanooga, TN)
  • Erie Bearings Co. (Erie, PA)
  • French Gerleman (St. Louis, MO)
  • Gordon Industrial Supply Co. (Fresno, CA)
  • HCI Supply (Jackson, TN)
  • IBT Industrial Solutions (Merriam, KS)
  • Kirby Risk Mechanical Solutions & Service (Lafayette, IN)
  • Kurz Industrial Solutions (Neenah, WI)
  • Lane Conveyors & Drives, Inc. (Brewer, ME)
  • M.B. McKee Co., Inc. (Lubbock, TX)
  • Malloy (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Power & Rubber Supply, Inc. (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • Purvis Industries, Ltd. (Dallas, TX)
  • State Electric Supply (Huntington, WV)
  • Tri-State Bearing (Evansville, IN)
  • Troy Industrial Solutions (Watervliet, NY)
  • Van Meter, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA).

Jack Templin, President of AD’s Industrial Supply Division says, “AD’s value proposition is unique in this space, and we are encouraged by the positive response we, and our sister company supplyFORCE, are receiving from market leading independent Bearing and PT Distributors.”

Eighteen of the twenty seven Charter Members are completely new to the AD community. Nine of the Charter Members are taking advantage of AD’s multiple division strategy that allows AD Members to access business growth opportunities across multiple Divisions and markets.   

Bill Childers, AD’s VP/Managing Director of Bearings & Power Transmission says, “For over thirty years AD has delivered above market growth for their distributors and supplier partners. Our Bearings & Power Transmission membership is full of companies who are looking to achieve profitable, above market growth. This is a strong team that will only get stronger in the years ahead.”   

For more information on joining AD, visit: www.adhq.com/join-AD