This year marks the 100th anniversary of Industrial Distribution magazine. The milestone will be marked with exclusive web features and in a commemorative September/October print edition.
Founded in 1911 as Mill Supplies, the publication started as more of a catalog and directory. Over the years the property has changed hands and titles, morphing over time to its current form, Industrial Distribution, published by Advantage Business Media, LLC.
Today, Industrial Distribution has become a vital information source for large and small distributors alike, with a bimonthly print publication and weekly
e-newsletters. Annual highlights include: The Survey of Distributor Operations, The Big 50, and The Industrial Distribution Salary Report.
“I know I speak for our entire staff when I say how honored we are to be associated with Industrial Distribution,” stated Anna Wells, Industrial Distribution’s executive editor. “A legacy this long-standing can’t be replicated. We’re proud to have the most storied and resilient brand in the marketplace, and we’re committed to continuing into the next hundred years with the same focus on timely and relevant information for distribution professionals.”
Special editorial content will stem from the property’s unique relationship with its readership. Some of the industry’s most successful distributors will be joining forces to create a signature piece created via in-depth interviews with key industry players. In fact, many Tribute customers have been featured in this publication, including Amazon Hose and Rubber, Connector Specialists, General Rubber Co., Rubber & Accessories and The Hope Group among many others.
“In addition to the feedback we get from our readership, we’ll also look to incorporate the unique insight of key suppliers,” adds Wells. “This group offers invaluable perspective on how their products or solutions can help address our readers’ critical issues. Obviously without these relationships and the support of our advertisers, the property wouldn’t be embarking on a centennial celebration.”
Industrial Distribution is part of Advantage Business Media’s Manufacturing Group, with sister properties that include: Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Food Manufacturing, Manufacturing.net, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Pharmaceutical Processing. Picture: Jackie Robb Britt, CFO of Rubber & Accessories.