Our History

Founded in 1953, NDC has evolved from a small buying cooperative of independent health care distributors into a unique health care supply chain company.

Key milestones in our company’s rich history:

1953

Associated Buyers Co. (ABCO Dealers) was founded as a cooperatively-owned organization, established to bring independent health care distributors together to pool their purchasing power, thereby enabling independent distributors to compete more effectively in the marketplace.

1972

ABCO Dealers created a unique warehouse program to serve its members, increase product access, and enhance their competitiveness.

1996

ABCO Dealers acquired StarLine Dealers Association, another buying cooperative established in 1986 comprising independent healthcare distributors.

1998

National Distribution & Contracting, Inc. (NDC) was created as the parent corporation to both ABCO Dealers and StarLine Dealers.

1998

NDC acquired a third buying group — the Central Independent Dealer Association (CIDA), which had been operating since 1979.

1999

NDC acquired its first buying group comprising independent distributors serving the dental market—American Dental Cooperative (ADC), which was founded in 1976.

2000

MedPlus was established as a separate division of NDC to serve non-member distributors.

2003

NDC acquired United Dental Dealers (UDD), another buying group serving the dental market since 1995.

2008

NDC consolidated ABCO, StarLine, and CIDA to form one company with a national presence, and opened a distribution center in Sparks, Nevada (2008 - 2016), to better serve independent distributors on the west coast.

2010

NDC founded MedChain Supply, a unique division that provides sophisticated and flexible fulfillment capabilities for our customers.

2011

NDC consolidated American Dental Cooperative (ADC) and United Dental Dealers (UDD) to form NDC Dental.

2012

NDC acquired MOtion1, a buying group of distributors serving the physical therapy and rehabilitation market.

2013

NDC embarked on a new strategic direction to provide expanded and comprehensive supply chain solutions to health care distributors and manufacturers.

2015

Main Street Vaccines becomes a subsidiary of NDC, Inc. For over 15 years, Main Street has provided 7,000+ physicians access to group contracts with leading vaccine manufacturers.

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