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History

 



Where we've come from. 

1981 - IDI created by four founding PT / bearing shareholders

1981 -  Buy / Sell and business services programs launched

1982 - Benchmarking program started with first financial survey

1985 - Industrial Supplies vertical launched

1995 - $1 Million mark in rebates surpassed

1997 - $2 Million mark in rebates surpassed

1997 - IDI Distribution Centre opened in Mississauga

2001 - First edition of IDI “IS” catalogue published (1,400 pages)

2002 - $3 Million mark in rebates surpassed

2003 - Safety & Fluid Power verticals launched

2005 - $4 Million mark in rebates surpassed

2006 - Second edition of IDI “IS” & “SA” catalogue published (2,000 pages)

2007 - IDI Electronic Database created for shareholder print and electronic catalogues

2008 - IDI officially establishes an overseas presence to support the Tuff Grade program

2008 - IDI Value Card is presented to members for the first time

2009 - IDI Connects is launched – first shareholder and vendor connections are created

2010 - $5 Million mark in rebates is surpassed

2011 - $6 Million mark in rebates is surpassed

2012 - IDI Connects rebates exceed $1M

2013 - Third edition of IDI “IS” & “SA” catalogue published (2,000 pages)




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