The INDEPENDENT LUMBER DEALERS CO-OPERATIVE was founded in 1964, and is one of Canada's leading buying cooperatives. It is comprised of 20 of Canada's largest independent home improvement organizations with over 600 locations from coast to coast and sales in excess of $4.3 billion. Each member organization competes for business under its own name. ILDC is a member of the Hardlines buying group Spancan.

The combined volumes of its members provide the vendor with a major home improvement player, with a variety of stores from coast to coast, which include big boxes, traditional home improvement stores, contractor yards and GSD’s, in both urban and rural markets.