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302 Years Of Military Service At Mansfield Plumbing

November 4, 2015 3:06 pm | by Mansfield Plumbing | News | Comments

Today is Veterans Day, which has special meaning at Mansfield Plumbing and its 49 employees who have served more than 300 combined years in the United States military.


Phoenix-Based Southwest Fastener Welcomes New Sales Manager

November 4, 2015 2:54 pm | by Southwest Fastener | News | Comments

Former Matco Tools and Kimball Midwest sales manager Chuck Laverdure will manage the outside sales force for Southwest's three locations – Phoenix, Tuscon, and Albuquerque.


TriMas Expands With Acquisition Of Parker-Hannifin Aerospace Facility

November 4, 2015 2:17 pm | by TriMas | News | Comments

TriMas gains the assets and personnel of Parker's Tolleson, Arizona facility, growing its aerospace business and complementing its Martinic Engineering business.


How Distributor Royal Brass & Hose Achieved Efficient Sales And Invoice Automation

November 4, 2015 1:12 pm | by Conexiom | Articles | Comments

See how hose, fittings, assemblies, tube bending, and fabrication distributor Royal Brass and Hose partnered with Conexiom to solve their issues of slow sales order and invoice entry, slow reconciliation times, and multitasking errors.


nexAir Expands Mississippi Footprint With HICO Acquisition

November 4, 2015 1:02 pm | by nexAir | News | Comments

The move gains nexAir a 28-year-old helium distributor in Jackson, Mississippi.


Kennametal To Sell Fabrication, Casting Businesses After Q1 Profit Loss

November 3, 2015 4:47 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

Posting a 13-percent decline in organic sales, the company is shedding a number of "non-core" business that represented approximately $220 million in annual revenue.


Purvis Industries Acquires Louisiana's Acadiana Bearing

November 3, 2015 3:43 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

The move is Purvis' second announced acquisition since the start of October, gaining a single-location distributor serving a wide range of bearings customers.


PwC: Global Industrial Manufacturing M&A Activity Shows Continued Strength In Q3

November 3, 2015 2:08 pm | by PwC | News | Comments

While industrial M&A activity remained active with 55 reported Q3 transactions worth more than $50 million, that figure was down nearly 17 percent from Q2.


Airgas Receives HealthTrust's 2015 Supplier Excellence Award

November 3, 2015 1:11 pm | by Airgas | News | Comments

Airgas was one of nine HealthTrust suppliers honored, with suppliers chosen based on product quality, customer service, on-time delivery, billing accuracy, and value.


2015: Another Active Year For Industrial Distribution M&A

November 3, 2015 12:07 pm | by C. A. Burkhardt, Senior Managing Director of HT Capital Advisors | Articles | Comments

C. A. Burkhardt recaps merger & acquisition activity across large industrial distributors so far in 2015, and what each move does for those growing companies.


Jack Keough: The Saga Of The $70,000 A Year Salary

November 3, 2015 12:06 pm | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jack Keough examines what happened when a company enacted a $70,000 salary across its company, regardless of position. Is it a good way to run a business?


Construction Faces Growth, Continued Employment Challenges

November 3, 2015 12:05 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The construction industry faces the familiar issue of a widening employment gap, making it continuously harder for employers to find qualified workers.


NLRB Makes Sweeping Changes In Joint Employer Law

November 3, 2015 12:04 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

Fred Mendelsohn examines the NLRB's new "joint employer" law, which could impact distributors that have outsourced non-core functions or entered into contracts to assume non-core functions of other businesses.


Distributor Profile: WELD Specialty

November 3, 2015 12:02 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Experience and unique service make WELD Specialty the distributor of choice for eastern Wisconsin, helping the company to quadruple in size since 2002.


November/December Editorial: Another Year, Another Mixed Bag

November 3, 2015 12:01 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

With industrial market challenges tougher than they've been in years, distributors and manufacturers are at a crossroads. It seems there is no better time than now to reinforce your value proposition to your customer base.


NOW Inc. Cut Deep By Oil In Q3

November 3, 2015 10:52 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

The company – No. 11 on ID's Big 50 List – posted a net loss for a third straight quarter, while total sales were down nearly 30 percent from a year ago.


Hitachi Metals To Acquire Diehl Steel

November 3, 2015 10:18 am | by Diehl Steel | News | Comments

Cincinnati-based Diehl will be renamed Diehl Tool Steel, with the addition further enhancing Hitachi Metals' North American presence.


MRC Global Awarded Major Contracts For North Sea Offshore Project

November 3, 2015 9:51 am | by MRC Global | News | Comments

MRC Energy Piping will supply the pipe, fittings, and flanges to the processing and riser platforms of the Johan Sverdrup project, the largest project in the North Sea.


PTDA 2015 Industry Summit Participants Spark A Movement

November 3, 2015 9:37 am | by PTDA | News | Comments

PTDA's annual summit brought 600 attendees from the power transmission/motion control industry to Chicago over Oct. 21-25.


Keys For Setting Annual Planning Goals

November 3, 2015 9:23 am | by Eric Lofholm, CEO, Eric Lofholm International | Articles | Comments

With most companies now in their financial fourth quarter, sales trainer Eric Lofholm discusses how to prepare a plan for financial success in the coming year.



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