The Independent Distributor Alliance Corporation [IDAC] announced that Western Materials, a leading supplier of building materials based in Yakima, Wash., has joined the cooperative.

According to a new release from IDAC, the partnership aims to "strengthen the network of independent distributors and facilitate supplier relationships along with best practices, technology, and business insights."

"We are thrilled to welcome Western Materials into the IDAC cooperative. This partnership not only enhances our collective efforts but also enriches the expertise within our network. It aligns with our mission to empower independent distributors and assist them with the tools and resources they need to succeed," said Curt Gomes, executive director of the Independent Distributor Alliance Corporation.

With a history dating back to 1915, Western Materials has made its mark in the industry by providing high-quality building materials across nine locations in Washington and Oregon. IDAC said its extensive range of products and services, combined with an excellent industry reputation, makes the company a valuable addition.

“We are excited to be part of IDAC. It was very clear from the beginning that their values and ours align very nicely," said Andy and Matt Martinkus in a joint statement. "We look forward to being contributing members.”

IDAC is a cooperative committed to advancing the interests of independent distributors. With its network of 32 distributors and over 1,100 branches, IDAC offers a broad range of services while leveraging the collective capabilities of its members to provide cost-effective solutions.