A belief that our industry thrives with cooperation and support is at the core of NAHAD. Connecting industry leaders from around the globe creates unique opportunities to learn, innovate, and grow. NAHAD fosters community connections throughout the year with unique networking opportunities for all members.

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Annual Convention

Mark your calendar for NAHAD's 35th Annual,Convention, scheduled for April 5 - 10 in Las Vegas, NV at The Bellagio.

Hose & Coupling World Partnership

NAHAD is pleased to partner with Hose + Coupling World Expo, taking place in Houston, TX from October 15-17, 2018.

UID 2019

Save the date for next year, March 10-13

A record number of attendees traveled to Indianapolis to attend the University of Innovative Distribution (UID)—March 11-14 at the beautiful JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Get Involved In The NAHAD Community

Discover exclusive groups, programs, and awards available to
NAHAD members that want to get more involved.


Women In NAHAD

The Women in NAHAD (WIN) Program was created to provide a forum for women in the hose distribution industry to network with their peers and discuss key issues facing women in the marketplace today. WIN offers additional insights throughout the year to help support the professional development of women in the hose and hose accessories business and offer insights for companies to attract top level female talent.

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NAHAD Emerging Leaders

NAHAD is committed to supporting and nurturing our industry's emerging leaders, like you! If you are a NAHAD member, age 40 or under, this is the place for you!

You don't need to be an executive with your company ­ any up­and­comer, future leader, young professional, etc. interested in connecting with like­minded professionals will benefit by participation in the events and activities offered each year.

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NAHAD Social Cause

Let's bring an end to the water crisis!

Why charity:water? It's a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. charity: water funds sustainable water projects in areas of greatest need and works with local partners to implement them.

The members of NAHAD banded together in the fight to provide clean, safe drinking water to people in need all around the world. Together we've raised over $20,000 but we can still do more. For those who have yet to contribute it's not too late ­ please consider making a tax deductible donation and help bring an end to the water crisis. NAHAD members are encouraged to donate because 100% of public donations are sent straight to the field.

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George Carver Awards

George Wilson Carver, a founding father and third president of NAHAD, served the association, and the industry, with dedication, grace and distinction.

NAHAD is proud to honor George’s memory, his spirit and his quiet, firm commitment to team work and excellence through the George W. Carver Outstanding Commitment to Industry Excellence Award, presented annually to a deserving current or former NAHAD member.

Meet The George Carver Awards Honorees

Find out what’s new and exciting in our NAHAD community!

BSA Presents Motion Industries’ Ellen Holladay With Lifetime Achievement Award

Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce that Ellen Holladay, the company’s SVP, Chief Information Officer and Operational Excellence Officer, is the 2018 recipient of the Bearings Specialists Association (BSA) Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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MCE Opens Its Seventh Parkerstore™ In Wisconsin

RitterTech-WI announced it is opening a ParkerStore™ located near Janesville, WI, its seventh ParkerStore™ location in the state of Wisconsin. RitterTech-WI is a division of Motion & Control Enterprises (MCE), a leading industrial distributor of Parker Hannifin motion and control products and systems.

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Wynchurch Capital Acquires Anderson Metals

Wynnchurch Capital, LLC, announced that it has completed an investment in Anderson Metals Corporation, Inc.  Anderson is a manufacturer of brass fittings, valves, pipe nipples and related products to the plumbing, hardware and general industrial end-markets.  The company is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and was founded in 1947.

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