THE UNITED GROUP honored the group’s top business performers for 2007 at its 2008 National Conference March 17-20 at the Wynn LAS VEGAS. As the capstone of the conference, Tarheel Paper & Supply Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., Jordan Martin, president, and James Martin, vice president and secretary, received the Member of the Year award. Bocks Board Packaging, Marty Rouvaldt, general manager and partner, and Keith Bullock, sales manager and partner, took home the Supplier of the Year award.

THE UNITED GROUP bases awards on the number and amount of purchases by the distributor members from the suppliers, the number and amount of sales by the suppliers to the members, and the percent of growth of each company’s transactions carried out under the auspices of the group during the previous year.  The system assures a company of any size can win an award through performance.