June 13, 2019

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FACILITY SUPPLY CHANNEL SITE SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE
As you look to grow your Facility Supply Business, ISG recommends you use this format to capture as much information as you can prior to offering any FS solutions.  By using this form, you are able to set the narrative of being a Solutions Provi...[Read the rest of this article...]

DIAL SOAP
Dial Professional, a well-known provider in the away-from-home hand care space, has developed a new touch-free & manual dispenser line.  The soap & sanitizer will be dispensed using their new Dial FIT dispenser line and is now avail...[Read the rest of this article...]

SOLARIS PAPER
As a follow up to my last newsletter on the relationship between ISG & Solaris Paper, this week Hurst Business Supplies (#0015) in Lexington, Kentucky, was able to show a school district over 30% savings in their Facility Paper spend.  ... [Read the rest of this article...]

SOLARIS PAPER JOINS FORCES WITH ISG AND RJ SCHINNER
ISG and RJ Schinner are partnering with Solaris Paper to offer the independent dealer a focused Janitorial Paper line.   Solaris will support this initiative with their own marketing and field sales representatives and sourcing to be fulfil...[Read the rest of this article...]

MIDLAB BECOMES ISG’S FIRST JANITORIAL CHEMICAL VENDOR
This week Midlab & ISG joined forces to provide a Janitorial Chemical offering direct to dealers across the country.  Midlab has a full line of chemicals that includes Ready-to-Use (RTU), Bulk, Dilution Control, Kitchen, and Laundry.  T...[Read the rest of this article...]

ISG SHAREHOLDERS SEND IN YOUR PROXY
If you are an ISG Shareholder and have not yet sent in your proxy for the upcoming ISG 2019 Annual Shareholders Meeting, please do so as soon as possible. If you need a proxy, please contact Tom Ashburn, ashburn@isg.coop, or call 317-579-1117.[Read the rest of this article...]

CONGRATULATIONS TO TY BLANKENBAKER
Ty Blankenbaker's last day with Independent Suppliers Group will be June 14th, 2019.  We thank him for more than 12 great years of service to our members and the Independent Dealer Channel, most recently as Director of Merchandising.  T...[Read the rest of this article...]

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST AFFILIATE MEMBER!
Join us as we welcome our newest Access affiliate member! X136 Hemasource / Source Products, headquartered in West Jordan, Utah. 

ACH AND IRECEIVABLES DEADLINE FOR JULY 4TH WEEK
Independent Suppliers Group will be closed on Thursday July 4th.  ACH must be received by 12:00 noon EST on Tuesday July 2nd in order to have it applied to your account. iReceivables may be posted until 10:00 pm EST Tuesday July 2nd.  Money...[Read the rest of this article...]

AT A GLANCE – 2019 ANTICIPATION ORDERS
At-A-Glance order confirmations for 2020 calendars will be sent directly to ISG via email. Please plan to place your orders at least 3 business days prior to the 10th of the month due to manual processing time. Please remember to include “an...[Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER Q2 PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON!
The promotions and flyers below are available from participating M-Power suppliers! Promotion end dates are noted, some expiring soon. There are also many non-dated flyers you can use at any time as well.  Please review these materials and use t...[Read the rest of this article...]

2019 ISG ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING 6/18/19
You are hereby notified that a Special Meeting of the Shareholders of Independent Suppliers Group, Inc. (the “Corporation”) will be held at the Independent Suppliers Group Office, 250 E. 96th St. Suite 510, Indianapolis, Indiana at 11:00 ... [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PRICE FILES POSTED
Vendor Document Library (VDL) Vendor related documents are posted to the Vendor Document Library.  It is restricted to only those dealer-users that have been given the Price List Access role by the Web Admin for your dealership.  If you ... [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PROMOTIONS POSTED
For Promos, go to the Vendor Document Library (Password Required) and look under Promos in the left-side menu.  Items are listed by Modified Date, going back for the last 30 days. The following vendors have posted promotions and/or SPIFFs for... [Read the rest of this article...]

FURNITURE SPOTLIGHT: HIRSH INDUSTRIES
Hirsh Industries LLC is a manufacturer and provider of a full range of commercial grade, steel storage, desking and filing products.  Everything Hirsh offers meets or exceeds industry standard ANSI-BIFMA testing and is backed by our limited life...[Read the rest of this article...]

FURNITURE SPOTLIGHT: BOSS OFFICE PRODUCTS
Boss Office Products offers a wide selection of seating and desking options. Our curated collections address all areas of your office. Our value-oriented proposition affords you the ability to have stylish furniture on a minimal budget. Fin...[Read the rest of this article...]

SAFCO UPDATED FREIGHT POLICY
Safco has recently updated their freight policy for LTL and Parcel shipments. Prepaid on orders of $1,000 net or more. Orders less than $1,000 net:      LTL - $120      Parcel - $20   &n…
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3M STANDING DESK RECALL
3M has released a recall on two standing desk models, SD60B and SD70B that were sold or distributed prior to May 14th, 2019. It has been discovered there may be a faulty cylinder on the lift mechanism. 3M has authorized trained technicians to repair ...[Read the rest of this article...]

BACK TO SCHOOL PROMOS - BUY DIRECT, SELL BRANDS
A few months ago, we introduced an initiative named “Buy Direct, Sell Brands” to encourage dealers to engage more with our direct buy vendors and their brands.  That opening message started with the following paragraph: “Cha...[Read the rest of this article...]

FELLOWES ANNOUNCES TARIFF INCREASE JULY 1
The US Government recently announced that there would be an increase in existing tariffs on Chinese imported items. The tariff was set at 10% in September 2018 and has increased to 25% effective May 24, 2019. As a result, many vendors are not able to...[Read the rest of this article...]