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10 Reasons Why Your Child Should Work in Industrial Distribution

Industrial distributors supply industry, manufacturers and government with the products, parts, services and solutions needed for a modern society to function efficiently and safely.

Industrial distributors wear many hats and operate as the sales and marketing arm for manufacturers of industrial products like bearings, conveyor belts, fasteners, hoses, power transmissions, chemicals, electrical products, valves and fittings, building materials and HVAC products, to name a few.

Here are ten reasons why you  might want to choose industrial distribution as the career of your choice:

10. Every day is different.  There are unique customers and opportunities for problem solving that occur on a daily basis.
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Resources For Educators

Industrial Distribution Sales and Customer Service Learning Objectives Matrix
What skills and abilities will my students need to find a job in industrial distribution?

Elements of Industrial Distribution Online Course
A three credit hour, four module online course covering the fundamentals of industrial distribution.

Industrial Distribution Employer Database
Connect your students with local industrial distributors for possible internships or informational interviews.

Resources For Parents

What is Industrial Distribution?
Industrial distributors provide products and solutions to manufacturers and other companies.  Learn more about the industry and the rewarding careers available to young adults.

ICP Job Board
Industrial distributors are hiring! Check out the current jobs available and encourage young adults to post their resumes.

What's the Outlook for Industrial Distribution Careers?
Hundreds of thousands of new jobs will be created in industrial distribution in the next five years.

Alliance Partners

  • ASA
  • HARDI
  • ISA
  • NAED
  • NAHAD
  • NIBA
  • NBMDA
  • PTDA