RDA Advantage has announced a strategic partnership with American Office Products Distributors, Inc. (AOPD). The redistributor, which sells national Jan/San and Food Service brands to distributors, says the partnership will allow the company to utilize its local market knowledge and national distribution to provide AOPD with competitive product offerings and pricing in their dealer areas.

“RDA Advantage is excited to become an AOPD Business Partner, as it is a great opportunity to partner with the world’s largest network distributor of office product," said Mark Lyle, executive director of RDA Advantage. "RDA Advantage looks forward to assisting AOPD members in increasing their return on investment and decreasing their cost to serve current and new customers in the office products category.”

“We must find other avenues of growth potential for our dealers as the office products share continues to decline in non-contract and also contract areas of our business,” said Bud Mundt, AOPD executive director. “With $500 million dollars in annual sales, RDA Advantage is committed to helping AOPD grow our total sales by providing effective training programs and mutual customer calls. We look forward to a long standing mutually beneficial partnership. RDA Advantage is an excellent additional resource for our dealers in this key market segment of our industry.”

A network distributor of office products, AOPD includes 95 dealers and affiliates with 195 locations throughout the United States and Canada.