Sphere 1 recognizes key members and suppliers

Powers, Champion and DeWALT named top suppliers.

Sphere1At its 2010 Annual Member & Supplier Meeting, Sphere1 recognized Bob Helcher, Allied Fastener & Tool, Lakeworth, FL as a founding member of Sphere1's Board of Directors. Also at the meeting, Allen Kass, Kass Industrial Supply Corp., Bronx, NY was elected to the Sphere 1 Board.

Top supplier honors went to Powers Fasteners, Champion Cutting Tool, and DeWALT. Powers Fasteners was named Partner of the Year for Core Products. Champion Cutting Tool received the Partner of the Year award for Accessory Products. DeWALT was Supplier of the Year, for the most volume in 2009.

Sphere 1 is a cooperative of independent tool and fastener distributors working together to achieve competitive and sustainable advantages in our marketplace. By partnering with preferred suppliers, we provide our members with enhanced vendor programs, superior education and innovative practices. While fostering community among our peers, we are committed to integrity, honesty and respect in all that we do.

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