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Welcome to NAHAD

Registration Now Open for the 'New' UID

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NAHAD's University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a renowned educational program focused on serving the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry, recently announced that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994 by NAHAD and six other distribution associations, UID is now sponsored and managed by thirty five leading industry trade associations and has served over 9,000 attendees in its 21 year history.

Registration is now open for the March 8 - 11, 2015 UID program. Full details available here.

Institute Expands Focus on Safety, Training & Outreach

Standards Committee 2014Members of NAHAD’s Hose Safety Institute Standards Committee met on August 20 – 21 in Annapolis, MD to review the Institute’s key projects and initiatives, and to craft recommendations for presentation to the association’s mid-year Board of Directors meeting in September.

In addition to finalizing the five new exams for the recently updated Hose Assembly Fabrication Guides (set to roll out this fall) the committee also addressed a number of other key issues. 

Read the full details here.

NAHAD’s 30th Anniversary Convention Sets Record Attendance

NAHAD 30th Convention LogoNAHAD achieved a record attendance of 1,048 at its 30th Annual Convention held in April at the J W Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ. The association sold out all of the available booth space (160) in the Showcase of Hose Solutions and welcomed a record 147 first-time attendees from around the world.

In attendance were 287 distributor members representing 130 distribution companies and 424 manufacturer members representing 118 manufacturing companies, with an additionally 20 companies in the Associate category and 16 companies in the Affiliate category. NAHAD Value Partners, members of the Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council, trade press, spouses and 13 children (future NAHAD member company employees!) rounded out the attendance figure.

To enhance the members' experience at this year's event, NAHAD introduced its first Convention Mobile App. 303 attendees downloaded the app, sending out 2,341 messages during the convention. 

Be sure to mark your calendar for NAHAD's 31st Annual Convention, to be held on April 23 - 27, 2015 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

This testimonial was posted from a NAHAD Distributor member on the NAHAD Annual Convention online evaluation: 

“If you attend the meetings and the Showcase you are guaranteed a good ROI of time and expense” .

And from another attendee: “The annual NAHAD convention gets better every year. The value our business receives pays for the expense many times over.”

Weekly Economic Report

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

NAM Econ Report 10.20.2014

Global Manufacturing Econ Report for October 2014

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 October 2014 
November 11-13, 2014

Four Pillars of the Sales Profession- November 2014

Dayton, OH

December 2-3, 2014

You Can Always Sell More – Are You Good Enough To Get Better?

2 Day Advanced seminar for the experienced sales professional

Dallas, TX

March 8-11, 2015

University of Industrial Distribution

Our 22nd Year!

Indianapolis, IN, USA