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.
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.
Awards were given out in 11 categories for Platinum Plus Suppliers — distributors that fully support the IDI program.
This year’s newest Hall of Fame Inductee was Louis Menard from Topring. His son, Alexandre, and daughter Anne-Catherine, spoke proudly about their father and his years in the industry.
IDI also presented a cheque worth $24,725 on behalf of its members to the Canadian Cancer Society. Making a substantial donation to a charity is a tradition of the IDI meeting each year. The cheque was presented to Martin Kabat and Meaghan Duffy of the Canadian Cancer Society.
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 www.idiind.com.
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