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NAHAD Convention Sets Record Attendance

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April 23 - 27, 2015 - Loews Miami Beach Hotel

NAHAD's 31st Annual Convention set a new record, with 1,100 attendees from around the world enjoying an exciting program of business presentations, workshops, face-to-face business networking, the annual Showcase of Hose Solutions exhibition program, the annual George Carver Award and exciting social events, all designed to build stronger trading partner relationships and deliver new product introductions and hose solutions.

The 2015 Convention in exciting Miami Beach provided a tremendous opportunity to connect with industry leaders, business partners and friends. 

Mark your calendar for NAHAD's 32nd Annual Convention, scheduled for April 30 - May 4 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. Details available soon.

NAHAD 2015 Attendee Lists

   Nahad Distributor Attendees    Nahad Supplier Attendees


NEW! NAHAD Employee Development Roadmap


NAHAD’s Education Committee is pleased to offer the new Employee Development Roadmap to assist members with supporting the professional development of their most valuable asset - their employees.

Proper onboarding and training of new employees and the ongoing education of current employees is critical to their success, and that of your business. It’s no secret that the cost of finding new hires is an expensive and time-consuming chore; keeping qualified and enthusiastic employees is so much better for your company and so much more rewarding for the individuals who keep your business running.

This Roadmap provides several important purposes:

  1. Provide you with important and timely Human Resource updates, policies and templates, as provided by Executive Consultant, Nancye Combs and other HR and legal experts;
  2. Identify the key positions within the typical NAHAD distribution company, by title, with sample Job Descriptions for each, and;
  3. Connect you with various educational courses, training resources and professional development opportunities as provided by NAHAD and its partner organizations.

Please note that NAHAD’s University of Innovative Distribution, which has served the industry since 1994 with exceptional education courses, is a key component of the Roadmap. The courses noted herein were offered at the record-breaking UID program held on March 8-11, 2015, attended by 42 NAHAD members. Mark your calendar now for the 2016 UID, scheduled for March 6 - 9 in Indianapolis, IN. Full course descriptions will be posted in the Roadmap in October.

More details available here.

Cross-Industry Compensation Report Now Available!

The latest Cross-Industry Compensation Report, available at no cost to participating members, and for sale HERE to others, provides an analysis of management and employee pay scales, employee benefits and sales policies across a broad spectrum of wholesaler-distributors. The Report is especially valuable to executives who must demonstrate to the IRS that their compensation is “reasonable”.

Volume 1: NAHAD Member Compensation Data - Based on responses from participating NAHAD distributors only, this Report Includes: an executive compensation overview; summary of executive compensation; summary of employee compensation; detailed statistics on executive compensation and employee compensation (outside sales staff, inside sales staff, and employee benefits.)

Volume 2: Cross Industry Compensation Data - This combined report takes advantage of the large sample of participating distribution firms, representing over 6,000 locations from 26 participating distributor trade associations. Provides breakouts for 20 different sales volume categories, and over 100 specific geographic areas.

Buy either volume, or both, HERE!

Institute Introduces All-New Hose Fabrication Guides & Exams

NAHAD’s Hose Safety Institute is proud to announce that its Hose Assembly Fabrication Guides and online Exams for all five hose groups – industrial, hydraulic, corrugated metal, composite and fluoropolymer – have been completely overhauled, revised and updated.  Hose Safety Institute members may now access the new Fabrication Guides and Exams on the Institute website.

New and Greatly Improved!!

  •          More illustrations and extensive detail on actual assembly fabrication processes
  •          Updated Exams for each of the five hose groups
  •          New coupling configurations
  •          More relevant and easy to use 
  •          Excellent learning aids for new and experienced employees

More information available here

Weekly Economic Report

This week's Economic Report and the latest Global Manufacturing Update, provided by the National Association of Manufacturers are available below:

    NAM Econ Report 5 18 2015

   Global Manufacturing May 2015

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 May 2015