Affiliated Distributors, Wayne, PA, presented awards to individual affiliates and suppliers at its Spirit of Independence Awards ceremony held in conjunction with its North American meeting in October. Among the winners: Central Supply Co., Affiliate of the Year, Plumbing; N.B. Handy Co., Affiliate of the Year, HVAC: Ward Manufacturing. Supplier of the Year, Plumbing; Johns Manville, Supplier of the Year, HVAC; Texas Plumbing Supply Co. and Cambridge-Lee Industries, Best Conversion to A-D Supplier- Plumbing; Columbia Pipe & Supply Co.,  Columbia Pipe & Supply Co., Best Annual Planning Process – PHCP; Viega LLC, Supplier of the Year- Marketing Excellence- PHCP. PVF awards are reported under PVF News.

Pictured (L-R), the N.B. Handy team accepts their award for Affiliate of the Year, HVAC: Dave Dwyer, Keith McCombie, Mitch Reaves, Sam Meeks, Justin Dunscomb from Affiliated Distributors, and David Hanny.