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UID Great Learning Success for 29 NAHAD Member Company Employees

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The University of Industrial Distribution was held last week in Indianapolis, IN. 2012 marks the 19th year that UID has been serving the distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading industrial distribution professional associations (including NAHAD), in cooperation with the Industrial Distribution Program of Purdue University.

With over 460 attendees, all professionals in the field of industrial distribution, there was a great deal of networking opportunities. For four days, attendees took classes in subjects like Achieving Effective Inventory Control; Profit Myths in Wholesale Distribution; Branch & Operations Management and How to Get Paid for Service Value – from a list of 30 course choices.

UID students can apply their course work toward earning the Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution awarded by Purdue University. As an industrial distribution professional, the Purdue University Professional Certificate recognizes the student’s achievements and commitment to continuing education. Students earn 9 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) through Purdue upon completion of 90 hours of approved course work. A minimum of 30 hours (3 CEUs) must be earned through UID course participation. Past UID attendance counts toward the student’s hourly requirement. Additional credits may be derived from courses taken independently or through learning opportunities at NAHAD events. For example, attendees at the 28th annual meeting & convention in Las Vegas in April may earn 9 hours towards a certificate.

Congratulations to the following NAHAD member companies, who invested in the professional training and advancement of their employees: Bachall Rubber Co. Inc. - Kaukauna, WI; Binkelman - Toledo, OH; Branham Corporation - Louisville, KY; Campbell Fittings, Inc. - Boyertown, PA ; Deetag – London, ON ; Dunham Rubber & Belting Corp. - Greenwood, IN; Eaton Corporation - Huntsville, AL; Fairview Fittings & Mfg. Inc. - Wheatfield, NY; Gates Corporation - Wolcott, CT; Gates Corporation - Wyatt, IN; Gates Corporation - Smithfield, KY; Gates Corporation - Jarretsville, MD ; Gates Corporation - Raleigh, NC; Gates Corporation - Mayfield Village, OH; GHX Industrial, LLC - Hahnville, LA; GHX Industrial, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX; GHX Industrial, LLC - Houston, TX; Hose Sales Direct - Toledo, OH; IR-G Industrial Rubber & Gasket - Clarksville, TN; McGill Hose & Coupling Inc. - East Longmeadow, MA; Omni Services Inc. - Latham, NY; Omni Services Inc. - Victor, NY; Omni Services of NY - E. Syracuse, NY and Summers Rubber Company - Cleveland, OH.

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