NetPlus Alliance welcomes five new suppliers

Accuform Signs, Bon Tool, C-Line Products, ArmorToes and ProBuilt Professional Lighting join buying group.

NetPlus Alliance is pleased to welcome new product suppliers, Accuform Signs, Bon Tool, C-Line Products, Inc., ArmorToes (Hooker Handling Systems, Inc.), and ProBuilt Professional Lighting, to the group.

Accuform Signs creates and sells facility identification solutions to a network of distributors throughout North America, South America, and Europe. Housed in three closely located buildings and boasting well over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and administrative space, the company specializes in custom safety signs, safety tags and safety labels, traffic safety, and award-winning lockout/tagout devices. Founded in 1976, Accuform Signs provides products and sales support to tens of thousands of customers worldwide from its headquarters in Brooksville, Florida. For more information, please visit the company’s website,

Bon Tool is a global leader in the manufacture of tools for the professional building trades. Over more than five decades, Bon has grown immensely with distribution outlets in all 50 states and around the world. Headquartered in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, Bon’s product line of more than 5,000 tools includes general construction tools, abrasive and diamond blades, asphalt and concrete tools, safety gear, tool bags, and many more. Please visit the company’s website,, for more information.

C-Line Products, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of plastic storage, identification, and organization items and a well-known name in the office products industry. With over 65 years of experience and 450+ items, C-Line’s many product offerings include job/shop ticket holders, name badge accessories/lanyards, laminating film, clipboards, poly zip bags, label holders for racking, sheet protectors, and power cords. Centrally located in Mount Prospect, Illinois, C-Line offers hundreds of supply items for use in traditional office, industrial, manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, automotive, jan/san, and school environments. “C-Line is excited to partner with NetPlus Alliance and its members to reach these important and growing markets,” commented Mike Lynch, C-Line’s National Key Account Manager. Visit for more details.

Hooker Handling Systems, Inc. manufactures ArmorToes, steel toe overshoes for full-time, part-time or temporary workers, which serve as an alternative to steel toe boots wherever steel toe protection is needed. Perfect for facility visitors as well as office workers that need to visit the production floor during the course of the workday, the company’s overshoes offer toe protection that meets safety requirements and helps keep workers safe. To learn more about ArmorToes or to view a list of authorized dealers, please visit

ProBuilt Professional Lighting manufactures durable, innovative lighting products for the construction, industrial, maintenance, railway maintenance-of-way, utility and emergency preparedness markets. Every one of our products has been specifically designed with the specifications, features and reliability demanded by these rugged environments. The product line includes the patented, self-righting Wobblelight®, Hang-A-Light® temporary area work lights and LED string lights, Defender® industrial lighting products, SmithLight®, battery operated LED work lights, NightSearcher battery operated LED lights and the ProBuilt® line of high output LED work Lights and torches. For more information, please visit

Annual Meeting draws 360 delegates from 200 companies

NetPlus Alliance held its second annual meeting at The M Resort in Henderson, NV on April 12-14, 2015. This year’s event was attended by over 360 delegates from almost 200 companies.

NetPlus Members kicked off the two-day event at the opening party on the resort’s rooftop. Celebrating the theme “Value Relationships,” attendees caught up with old friends and networked with new members while enjoying the skyline view of the Las Vegas strip.

The heart of the annual gathering is the one-on-one business meetings, and new this year was the option for distributors to attend education sessions on topics such as e-commerce, vending and small business management.

In 2014, NetPlus reached its highest yearly purchases total in its 12 year history and reported over $1 Billion in total purchases between distributors and suppliers since its founding in September 2002. NetPlus closed out 2014 with an almost 14% increase in total group purchases over 2013.

After its inaugural group meeting in March of 2014, NetPlus examined the performance of attendees and found that meeting attendees grew twice as fast as the non-attendees, in both purchases and average number of suppliers.

Training and regional meeting attendees realized greater sales growth than non-attendees as well, including an 85% increase over 6 months for JPW Industries’ distributors participating in their training program.

During the luncheon, several awards were presented to distributors and suppliers. NetPlus Alliance models the awards after the core values that define the group’s purpose.

Grow Together: The Marketing Excellence award is presented to the NetPlus supplier who executes a strategic marketing initiative with the group and exemplifies a high level of partnership with NetPlus distributors.  This year’s award winner was Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, a NetPlus supplier for only two years who has invested in a strategic marketing plan and has shown a willingness to engage with many NetPlus distributors.

Embrace Change: The Distributor MVP award is presented to the NetPlus distributor who leads with its key values and deep product knowledge and harnesses the power of social media and the Internet to deliver valuable content to a broad audience of physical and e-commerce customers.  The 2014 award winner was Ohio Power Tool of Columbus, OH.  This NetPlus distributor committed to 8 new NetPlus suppliers, resulting in total year-over-year growth of 80%.

Be The Best: The Supplier MVP award is presented to the NetPlus supplier who is truly a partner with NetPlus Alliance.  This year’s award winner was JPW Industries, who has been a NetPlus Alliance supplier since the group’s formation in 2002.  JPW had the highest sales growth in 2014 among all NetPlus suppliers and added 16 new distributors this past year.  Over 70 members grew their business more than 20% in 2014, and JPW’s training programs initiated and served as a model for NetPlus Alliance’s Continuing Education Program.

Value Relationships: The Partnership Excellence award is presented to the NetPlus distributor who is a true advocate for NetPlus Alliance.  The 2014 award winner was Allan Guthrie of DXP Enterprises.  Guthrie continuously promotes the awareness of NetPlus suppliers to his team of product sourcing specialists through engagement and training at the field level.  He was also a strong advocate for NetPlus Alliance hosting its own meeting and instrumental in naming the group’s Continuing Education Program.

The Dan Judge Founder’s Award: This award is presented to a NetPlus supplier or distributor who exemplifies the NetPlus Alliance core purpose: “Helping American Small Businesses Succeed.”  This year’s award winner was Kim Reynolds of The M. K. Morse Company. Reynolds currently serves on the NetPlus Alliance Supplier Advisory Council and has a genuine enthusiasm for his company, NetPlus Alliance, and the industry as a whole.  He’s also a great off-line advisor and will offer candid advice from time to time about various improvements or the development of new initiatives.

After a full day of networking and business meetings, attendees gathered at the Canyon Bar located near the resort’s beautiful outdoor pool for a Caribbean-themed celebration, featuring a Jimmy Buffet cover band. The three-day conference wrapped up the following morning with an inspirational and motivational speech from keynote speaker Jon Wolske, the Cultural Evangelist for Zappos Insights. Wolske engaged the crowd with stories and challenged them to “Create a Culture of Service.”

NetPlus Alliance will host its third Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX, October 2-4, 2016.

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