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IRLY hosts dealers at buying show and AGM.

WHISTLER, B.C. -- IRLY Distributors held a buying show for the IRLY members here recently. The show was held in conjunction with IRLY's annual general meeting and played host to RLY dealers from all over British Columbia. This was the first time the Surrey, B.C.-based group has held a show with its AGM.

The dealers and vendors spoke optimistically about the year, stating that despite the slow start to the year, things nave picked up and they feel they will have a better year than expected. "The vendors were happy to meet with all of our dealers in one place," says Catherine Brownlow, IRLY's advertising and communications manager. "Many of them have already told us they will commit to another show next year."

IRLY, an acronym for "Independent Retail Lumber Yards," was founded n 1963. There are 42 independently owned and operated IRLY stores in British Columbia.

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Title Annotation:Spotlight on Canada; IRLY Distributors Ltd.; annual general meeting
Comment:IRLY hosts dealers at buying show and AGM.(Spotlight on Canada)(IRLY Distributors Ltd.)(annual general meeting )
Publication:Hardware Retailing
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Aug 1, 2009
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