Affiliated Distributors (A-D) held its Spirit of Independence Awards ceremony for the Plumbing, PVF and HVAC Divisions on October 4, 2010. Held annually in conjunction with A-D's North American Meeting, the Spirit of Independence Awards identify individual Affiliates and Suppliers who have excelled in marketing, performance and/or leadership.

The prestigious Affiliate of the Year and Supplier of the Year Awards were once again presented to recognize excellence in performance and leadership.

Marketing awards were presented for Best Annual Planning Process, Best Conversion to an A-D Supplier and Supplier of the Year — Marketing Excellence.

Highlight of the ceremony was the MVP Award, presented by Affiliated Distributors' CEO Bill Weisberg. This award recognizes outstanding effort from people on the front lines who contribute to the overall welfare of their company and the group.

Congratulations to the 2010 Plumbing, PVF and HVAC Division's award winners: Affiliate of the Year, Plumbing — George T. Sanders; Affiliate of the Year, HVAC — C.C. Dickson Co.; Supplier of the Year, HVAC — Quietflex; Best Conversion to A-D Supplier- HVAC — The Habegger Corp. & Honeywell; Best Annual Planning Process- PHCP — Famous Enterprises.