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Affiliations

Clarus works with many Co-ops, Program and Marketing Groups and Associations including, but not limited to:

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WIT

WIT is a member-owned program and marketing group established by Independents for Independents. Working with our distributors and participating vendor companies, WIT leverages its size and national presence to provide its owners with purchasing and marketing programs, central payment services, technical support, and major networking opportunities.

Governed by a Board of Directors, WIT distributors are committed to working toward collective goals and initiatives that ensure each individual owner's success in the plumbing, heating and cooling industry.

www.wit-co.com NetPlus Alliance logo

NetPlus Alliance

NetPlus Alliance is a buying group for 375 industrial and contractor supplies distributors. We leverage the combined purchases of our distributor members to negotiate improved pricing, rebates and terms with 138 product and service suppliers. The categories we serve include: abrasives, adhesives, anchors, casters, chemicals, cutting tools, fasteners, hand tools, hoists, hoses, janitorial supplies, ladders, machine tools, material handling, paints, power tools, safety, saw blades, tape and film products, vending, welding equipment, and many more.

www.netplusalliance.com Forte logo

Forte

Forte was established in 2002 to advance the interests of the independent decorative plumbing and hardware channel. Forte differs from other "traditional" program and marketing groups by the fact that its shareholder dealers and preferred vendors recognize that more is not necessarily better, but better is better. Forte's membership approach accounts for the unique nature of limited distribution products sold in decorative plumbing and hardware showrooms. That is the reason why Forte has been able to attract market leaders in most of the metropolitan regions in the United States and Canada. Forte's appreciation for limited distribution is the reason why leading manufacturers elect to serve as Forte Preferred Vendors.

Forte's mission is to remain the program and marketing group in the decorative plumbing and hardware industry. By aggregating the purchasing power of more than 250 of the leading showrooms throughout the United States and Canada, Forte levels the playing field for independent dealers by negotiating cash discounts, preferred pricing and rebate levels that are equal if not superior to those offered to publicly traded big boxes and multibranch retailers.

www.buyforte.com AAIA logo

AAIA Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

Motor Vehicle Aftermarket Overview. The motor vehicle aftermarket is a significant sector of the U.S. economy employing approximately 3.8 million people in 2010. This industry encompasses all products and services purchased for light, medium and heavy duty vehicles after the original sale including replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, appearance products, tires, collision repairs as well as the tools and equipment necessary to make the repair.

Overall aftermarket sales totaled $285.7 billion in 2010, representing a 4.2% increase over the previous year. Sales in the automotive aftermarket (cars and light trucks) totaled $215.4 billion while sales in the medium and heavy duty vehicle aftermarket totaled $70.3 billion.

www.aftermarket.org S.I.D.A. logo

S.I.D.A

Select Independent Distributors of America, Inc. (S.I.D.A.) is a group of roofing and exterior building supply distributors whose mission is to serve our customers' needs by offering the power of collective purchasing, negotiating strength, experience, knowledge and expertise. Each S.I.D.A. member is independently owned and operated. S.I.D.A. members share the same belief in providing individual attention to our customers, delivering high-quality products and materials, and offering unparalleled service that is second-to-none.

www.sidasaves.com Embassy Group logo

Embassy Group, LTD

Established in 1991, Embassy Group Ltd. is a highly respected 100% Member-owned program and marketing group. Our owners are a select group of independent plumbing, HVAC and PVF wholesalers with over 500 branch locations throughout the United States.


www.embassygroupltd.com United Cooperative logo

United Cooperative Alliance of the Americas (UCAA)

UCAA is a federation of member-owned cooperatives. UCAA exists to preserve and protect the cooperative model by sharing best practices in an effort to improve returns, reduce cost and enhance business practices for its members and cooperative wholesale distribution, while preserving each group’s cultural foundation.

www.ucaa.coop Legacy Foodservice Alliance logo

Legacy Foodservice Alliance

Legacy Foodservice Alliance is a distributor marketing and purchasing group offering a new vision of customer service to the foodservice industry. The founders are people who are Legacy names in the business, and innovators who have taken a long view of the business cycle, the industry, and its needs. Drawing on decades of cumulative experience and the positive influences of the past, Legacy is building The Distributor Group of the Future.

www.legacyfoodservicealliance.com Equity logo

Equity Plumbing

Equity Plumbing is a National Marketing/Program and Marketing group providing a wide range of marketing resources and services to independent wholesale plumbing Distributors and Manufacturers.


www.equityplumbing.com Omni logo

Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc.

Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc. is the premier program and marketing group in the plumbing and heating industry. The group consists of 240+ plumbing wholesaler distributors across the United States and more than 120 of the best-known manufacturers of plumbing products.

For over 30 years, Omni has provided its Member wholesalers with the resources to succeed in the ever-changing business world through innovative marketing and promotional programs. Through our purchasing power, we have been able to provide a competitive balance for the independent plumbing distributor.

www.thinkomni.com Luxury Products Group logo

Luxury Products Group, LLC

Luxury Products Group, LLC (LPG) was established in 2009 to meet the needs of our decorative plumbing and hardware member distributors and their showroom professionals.

LPG offers its Members:

Access to leading manufacturers of fine products and the latest, innovative styles

Program benefits only an industry leading program and marketing group can offer

Innovative marketing programs tailored to the showroom industry

Open dialogue exchange with other decorative showroom professionals

www.luxuryproductsgroup.com iMARK logo

IMARK Group

IMARK Group, Inc. is a member-owned marketing group made up of over 1,100 independently owned electrical distributors throughout the United States. IMARK membership includes over 80 members in the Top 200 largest distributors in the country. Member companies serve their local and regional customers from over 2,000 branch locations. With over $11 billion in combined sales, IMARK Group is the largest member owned, member governed cooperative in the US electrical industry.

www.imarkgroup.com NEMEON logo

NEMEON

NEMEON is a purchasing cooperative in the roofing distribution industry. It was formed to provide pooled purchasing power and management support for Independent Roofing and Siding Distributors (IRSD). This organization is styled after cooperative business model serving other wholesale distribution channels such as plumbing, electrical and gypsum.

Purchasing cooperatives are comprised independent businesses coming together to combine purchasing power in order to provide greater profit enhancement to its members.

www.nemeon.com HARDI logo

HARDI

HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.

HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 450 distributor members with nearly 3,400 branch locations and close to 500 suppliers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.

www.hardinet.org TUG logo

TUG

TUG provides its members the opportunity to network and share solutions with a community of distributors and an alliance of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) with a proven success record of adopted enhancements. TUG members have numerous networking and educational opportunities through our online community and face to face events, as well as access to a library of presentations from previous conferences.

www.theusergroup.org NAED logo

NAED

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the electrical distribution channel. NAED is the voice of electrical distribution, providing members with the best tools, information and assistance to help them thrive financially and to improve the electrical distribution channel.

NAED connects the entire electrical industry, serving as a hub for networking, education, and research. The enhanced knowledge and expertise members gain from NAED translates into better service for their customers. When members save customers time and money, it results in a competitive advantage.

www.naed.org ASA logo

ASA

ASA is a not-for-profit national organization serving wholesale distributors and their suppliers in the plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial and mechanical pipe, valves and fittings industries. ASA provides a forum for trading partners from around the country to discuss critical issues facing them and offers a menu of products and services uniquely geared to their needs. Members of ASA are distributors, manufacturers, master distributors, independent manufacturers' representatives and service vendors who together create a powerful alliance of channel partners. Through corporate membership in ASA, all owners, executives and their employees benefit from the wide variety of association services.

www.asa.net