ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The University of Industrial Distribution (UID), an educational program focused on serving the wholesale distribution industry, announced that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by 35 leading industry trade associations and has served over 9,000 attendees in its 21 year history.

“This new name reflects the evolution of UID in serving the wholesale distribution industry in its entirety, including those companies who do not deal in industrial products,” said Molly McGill, UID director. “While the educational content of our program remains uniquely tailored to the wholesale distribution industry, we believe the name change reflects the current and future direction of UID.”

A new UID logo and message — “Educating the Supply Chain” — has been created to reflect the new name.

UID said it is evolving with the industry as it continues to feature renowned expert instructors, excellent course offerings, and great networking opportunities, all at a central location in Indianapolis.

“UID takes its commitment to educating the supply chain very seriously. With our continued partnership with Purdue University, a dedicated faculty and staff, and support from our 35 association sponsors, we will continue to be a world leader in delivering innovative education to all members of the wholesale distribution supply chain,” noted McGill.

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Publication date: 9/29/2014 

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