3M's Electrical Markets Division, Austin, Texas, has expanded its relationship with independent distributors in the United States by joining Affiliated Distributors.

“By joining Affiliated Distributors, one of the largest wholesale groups in the United States, we'll be able to implement more programs that benefit both distributors and end users in the markets we serve,” said Paul Steece, vice president and general manager of 3M Electrical Markets Division. “With a network of independent electrical distributor companies spanning more than 1,200 locations in the United States, A-D gives us more local presence with more of our customers.”