Ernie Coutermarsh of F.W. Webb (L) with Bill Weisberg of A-D.

Affiliated Distributors, King of Prussia, PA, announced its top affiliates and suppliers in terms of exceptional growth, increased market share and enhanced profitability as part of A-D’s Spirit of Independence Awards ceremony held during the Plumbing and PVF North American Meeting on September 5th in Dallas, TX.

The winners in the PVF Division were:

  • Supplier of the Year for Performance: Silbo Industries Inc.
  • Supplier of the Year for Leadership: Conbraco Industries
  • Affiliate of the Year for Performance: Bakersfield Pipe & Supply Inc., Bakersfield, CA
  • Affiliate of the Year for Leadership: Ernie Coutermarsh – F.W. Webb Co., Bedford, MA
  • Best Conversion to an A-D Supplier: First Supply LLC, Madison, WI, and Anvil International.
  • Best Annual Planning Process: Piping and Equipment, Houston, TX
  • Best Exclusive Promotion: Charlotte Pipe & Foundry: Start your Engines

    In addition, Affiliated Distributors presented Julie Shannon from American Pipe & Supply Co., Birmingham, AL, with the 2007 PVF MVP award. This award recognizes an employee of an affiliate company who has made a strong contribution to the overall success of the division. He or she has either contributed a “best in class” idea that benefited multiple affiliates or suppliers or has demonstrated significant personal leadership at the grassroots level in the implementation of A-D initiatives within his or her company.