NetPlus Alliance Celebrates 10 Years

Announces distributor and supplier member awards.

NetPlus Alliance, North America's largest buying group for industrial and contractor supplies distributors, celebrated its ten-year anniversary with a special dinner and awards ceremony at the Industrial Supply Association Product Show & Conference in San Antonio, Texas. NetPlus Alliance welcomed over 150 distributor and supplier guests at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio on Monday, April 23, 2012.

The following NetPlus Alliance distributors and suppliers were recognized for their achievements and presented with an art glass award at the event:

NetPlus Alliance Distributor Awards:

  • NetPlus Alliance 2011 Distributor of the Year: US Tool Group
  • MVP Award: DXP Enterprises
  • Sales Achievement Award: Summers Hardware
  • Circle of Excellence Award: Engman-Taylor
  • Membership Recognition Award: Midwest Industrial Tools

NetPlus Alliance Supplier Awards:

  • NetPlus Alliance 2011 Supplier of the Year: ORS Nasco
  • NetPlus Alliance 2011 Sales Achievement Award: Brighton Best International
  • Plus Partner & Highest Growth 2011: Columbus McKinnon
  • Plus Partner & Marketing Excellence Award: Proto Industrial Tools
  • NetPlus Alliance 2011 Supplier GAIN Award: Reelcraft

Founded in 2002, NetPlus Alliance leverages its 416 distributor members’ collective purchasing power, to provide profitable rebates, negotiated group pricing, incentive programs and special promotions. Through its strong marketing programs, NetPlus Alliance works to steer distributor purchases to its 118 product suppliers.

In 2011, NetPlus Alliance’s total member purchases from NetPlus suppliers grew by 36%. Over the last two years, core growth has exceeded 20%, and their exclusive GAIN program has delivered $2.2 million in new business to supplier partners.

For additional information contact Jennifer Judge Murphy at (716) 438-2014 or visit