Modern Distribution Management (MDM) Names Top Distributors in 12 Industry Sectors

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Modern Distribution Management, Boulder, CO, has named the top wholesale distribution companies in North America for 2011 in 12 sectors, including industrial and electrical, as part of its annual MDM Market Leaders and Distribution Landscape Report. Modern Distribution Management is the leading information source for independent distribution channels.

Ferguson Enterprises/Wolseley Canada, Newport News, VA, tops the Top 40 Industrial Distributors list, followed by HD Supply, Atlanta, GA, at No. 2, and Grainger, Chicago, IL, at No. 3.

Ferguson Enterprises/Wolseley Canada, Newport News, VA, tops the Top 40 Industrial Distributors list (http://www.mdm.com/2011_industrial_mdm-market-leaders), followed by HD Supply, Atlanta, GA, at No. 2, and Grainger, Chicago, IL, at No. 3.

Sonepar, Philadelphia, PA, is No. 1 on the Top 25 Electrical Distributors list. WESCO, Pittsburgh, PA, and Rexel Holdings USA (Rexel/Gexpro) are Nos. 2 and 3 respectively.

MDM also announced the 2011 Market Leaders in 10 other sectors: HVACR/PVF/Plumbing, Building Materials, Power Transmission/Bearing, Fluid Power, Safety, Gases and Welding Equipment, Fasteners, Electronics, Pharmaceuticals and Plastics.

View the Market Leaders in 12 sectors at http://www.mdm.com/marketleaders.

"The top distributors continued to gain market share in 2011, many returning to sales levels seen before 2009. While there are still headwinds, distributors that appear on MDM's Market Leaders lists continue to execute a successful strategy to give them an edge in the recovery," said Tom Gale, publisher of Modern Distribution Management.

The Market Leaders lists were released with MDM's 2011 Distribution Landscape report. Taken together, the full report provides a comprehensive landscape of the distribution industry, including merger and acquisition news and market trends. The full report is available at http://www.mdm.com/marketleaders and is available free to MDM subscribers or to purchase.

Data to determine placement on the 12 sector lists was collected from the companies, public filings and news releases. For private companies who did not provide their revenue data, the MDM editorial staff estimated rankings based on past reported revenues, average revenue declines within the sectors, data from economic reports and conversations with industry experts.

Modern Distribution Management (http://www.mdm.com) is a specialized information service for wholesale distribution executives and companies that sell through independent distribution. Through its twice-monthly premium newsletter, resource-rich website, free e-newsletters, Webcasts and breaking news and blog feeds at mdm.com, MDM provides fresh analysis, accurate reporting and business intelligence across many lines of trade.

For more information, please contact MDM at 1-888-742-5060 or email marketleaders(at)mdm(dot)com.

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