MRO Magazine

IDI buying group names Vendors of the Year


February 2, 2015
By Bill Roebuck

Toronto – IDI Independent Distributors Inc., a Mississauga, ON-based national industrial buying group, held its annual shareholder conference in January 2015 at the Eaton Chelsea hotel in Toronto. An important part of the meeting was to recognize outstanding members.

Walter Surface Technologies received IDI’s Industrial Supply Vertical Vendor of the Year award in January 2015. At the awards ceremony are (l-r) John Morrison, vice-president, Supplier Relations, IDI; Claude Vandemeulebroocke, general manager, Canada, Walter Surface Technologies; Chester Collier, senior vice-president, Walter Surface Technologies; and Scott Bebenek, president, IDI.

Vendors of the Year were named at the group’s annual Vendor Appreciation Dinner on January 21. They included: Safety Vertical – Superior Glove Works, Hose, Rubber and Fittings Vertical – Veyance Technologies, Bearings and Power Transmission Vertical – NTN Bearing Corporation, and Industrial Supply Vertical – Walter Surface Technologies.

IDI’s membership now stands at 99 companies and 282 locations. The group recently added Ramsden Square of Kelowna, BC, and Christopherson Industrial Supplies of Prince Albert, SK, as new members.

The group’s next gathering, the IDI Summer Conference, will take place in Banff, AB, June 15-19, 2015. For details, visit