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NAHAD’s 2017 DPD Survey Now Open!

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NAHAD’s Distributor Performance Dashboard (DPD) Program is now open for member submissions. This FREE program collects and analyzes Distributor data, providing participating NAHAD member companies with confidential, leading-edge business insights and intelligence. By completing your DPD Survey, participants are able to compare their company to others in the industry, year-over-year, in complete confidence and with total security - all at no cost. Want to learn more? Watch a webinar highlighting the incredible new benefits of DPD and also find more information here.

Better & Better: Trends Report Shows Continued Improvement

Industry Trends Report

NAHAD’s May Industry Trends Report highlights favorable underlying trends with strong sales and order growth, driven by broad- based end market strength. We expect this momentum to continue through 2017, helped by tailwinds from price realization and inventory restocking.

Sales growth slowed modestly to 6% in April following 10% growth in March. April was impacted by one fewer selling day as well as from the Easter holiday shift from March (last year) to April (worth maybe a ½ day). On an adjusted basis, we estimate sales growth in April would have been roughly in-line with March. A net 1% of participants beat plan in April vs. a net 44% in March.

Sixteen of the seventeen end markets we track ranked in positive territory in April, down from seventeen in March. MRO, industrial machinery and construction equipment were the top rated markets in the month while forestry was the lone market in negative territory. Sequentially, industrial machinery showed the largest improvement while marine and power gen softened the most from March.

On an adjusted basis, we estimate sales growth in April was roughly similar to the 10% growth in March. April growth was 6% before adjusting for ~1.5 fewer selling days. Price realization improved for the fourth consecutive month to 1.2%. This is the best reading since mid-2014.

Order growth was strong and up 11% in April vs. 15% in March. Backlogs also increased 11% in April and were reported higher sequentially by a net 18% of distributors and manufacturers. Distributors and manufacturers maintained their full year outlook for 2017 at ~7% growth on average. This is up from an initial outlook of 3% and follows a decline of ~5% in 2016.

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Weekly NAM Economic Report

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This week's Economic Report and the latest Global Manufacturing Update, provided by the National Association of Manufacturers are available below:

NAM Econ Report 5.22.2017
Global Manufacturing Economic Report May

NEW for 2017 - NAHAD Markets Monitor

Markets Monitor

NAHAD's quarterly Markets Monitor Reports provide pricing trends and market data for five common industrial product groups sold by NAHAD members. The reports provide a national benchmark and comparisons of the latest quarterly data with the previous quarter and also the same quarter of the previous year. You can access this first report here, produced in partnership with MDM Analytics

ICP Survey Shows Increase in Awareness of Industrial Distribution as Career Path


A recent survey of “right fit” 16-24 year olds found a 6.7 percent increase in their awareness of industrial distribution as a career field, compared to a similar survey commissioned three years ago by Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP). The November 2016 survey targeted young people who are not planning on attending a four-year college and self-identified as having a “technical aptitude,” like “working with people” and consider themselves a “problem-solver.”

After reading a short description of industrial distribution, the percentage of respondents rating the field either “very” or “somewhat” appealing rose to 69 percent from 61 percent. When asked why the field was appealing, responses ranged from “important work” to “wide range of opportunities” and “good pay.”

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Members Made All the Right Connections at NAHAD's 33rd Annual Convention

2017 BrochureOver 930 industry professionals from around the world joined together at the spectacular JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX for NAHAD's 33rd Annual Meeting and Convention. The event featured engaging educational sessions, exceptional networking events, and a powerful Showcase of Hose Solutions, all of which provided invaluable business opportunities for the attendees.

Mark your calendar for NAHAD's 34th Annual,Convention, scheduled for April 28 - May 2, 2016 at the all-new JW Marriott Resort on Marco Island, Florida.




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We reached our goal...and more!

The members of NAHAD banded together in the fight to provide clean, safe drinking water to people in need all around the world. Together we've raised over $12,500 to help bring an end to the water crisis. But we can still do more.

Working with charity: water, a nonprofit organization that brings clean water to millions worldwide, NAHAD has committed to sponsoring a water project in a developing country. Join with us today and help us reach our goal and more.

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 May 2017 
August 8-10, 2017

Sales Professionals Training Camp

Don Buttrey - Coach & Trainer

Dayton, OH

October 31 - November 2, 2017

Sales Professionals Training Camp

Don Buttrey - Coach & Trainer

Dayton, OH

March 11-14, 2018

University of Innovative Distribution

JW Marriott Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN