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Houston Wire & Cable Company Increases Q2 Sales By 4 Percent

August 7, 2014 4:28 pm | News | Comments

Houston Wire & Cable Company announced on Thursday its operating results for the second quarter which ended June 30, 2014.                                    

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Corporate Offshoring May Take A Hit

August 7, 2014 4:07 pm | by Jon Minnick, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Walgreen Co., which owns a 45 percent stake in Alliance Boots, the largest drugstore chain in the United Kingdom, has been considering whether to use an organization technique called an inversion to take advantage of the U.K's lower corporate tax rate.

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Is The U.S. Headed In The Right Direction?

August 7, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three-quarters of Americans doubt the federal government will address the important problems facing the country this year, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.                       

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FastenersPlus.com Continues Product Expansion With New Specialty Fasteners

August 7, 2014 10:00 am | by FastenersPlus.com | News | Comments

Hard-to-find types and sizes were added to the Specialty Fasteners category, all available in bulk quantities and with tiered pricing.                                   

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U.S. Factory Orders Rise 1.1 Percent In June

August 6, 2014 5:02 pm | by By Josh Boak, Associated Press | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, led by demand for aircraft, industrial machinery, and computers and electronics.                                    

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5 Things Employers Should Know About Prescription Painkiller Use

August 6, 2014 4:52 pm | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.                  

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Tompkins International Names New VP Of Strategic Initiatives

August 6, 2014 2:26 pm | by Tompkins International | News | Comments

The new position will help advance clients’ growth and customer satisfaction goals.                                                 

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Klein Tools Announces Executive Leadership Transitions

August 6, 2014 2:18 pm | by Klein Tools | News | Comments

Chairman Mathias Klein III's retirement caps a 46-year career with Klein Tools in which he helped transform the company into an innovative manufacturer.                            

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Capital Safety Acquires Fall Protection Group, Inc.

August 6, 2014 2:06 pm | by Capitol Safety | News | Comments

The Minnesota-based company expands business into the Canadian market with addition of Calgary-based Fall Protection Group Inc.                                     

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IDEA Announces Leadership Transition

August 6, 2014 2:01 pm | by National Electrical Manufacturers Association | News | Comments

IDEA released a statement saying that president and CEO Bob Gaylord has stepped down to pursue other areas of interest.                                     

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Affiliated Distributors Q2 Sales Grew 8 Percent

August 6, 2014 1:56 pm | by Affiliated Distributors | News | Comments

Affiliated Distributors shared their second quarter sales earnings, showing growth in all divisions.                                           

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MIPI Alliance Introduces 'Smart Battery' Capabilities For Mobile Devices

August 6, 2014 1:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new specification makes it more practical and convenient for manufacturers to implement “smart” features in device batteries, and facilitates the use of new high-performance batteries.

Chrysler Reports 22 Percent Leap In Q2 Profit

August 6, 2014 12:28 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler says the results were driven by the popularity of some of its new models, like the Jeep Cherokee.                                         

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New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules

August 6, 2014 10:56 am | by Paul Weber and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republicans and industry groups welcomed the revisions a month after slamming the first draft of the bill as overzealous.                                     

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Blue Line Protection Group Announces New CFO

August 6, 2014 10:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. announced Wednesday that it has appointed Patrick Deparini as the company's Chief Financial Officer.                                 

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Avnet Ends Fiscal Year With $2 Billion Revenue Growth

August 6, 2014 9:10 am | by Avnet, Inc. | News | Comments

Avnet, Inc.’s fiscal year 2014 sales of $27.5 billion represented an 8.0 percent increase in reported revenue year-over-year.                                   

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Fastenal Increases July Sales By 14.7 Percent

August 5, 2014 5:29 pm | News | Comments

Fastenal reported a July sales increase of 14.7 percent from last year.                                                   

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Apex Tool Group Acquires Niagara Tools

August 5, 2014 5:03 pm | by Apex Tool Group | News | Comments

Apex expands channels by adding Canadian specialty cutting tooling manufacturer.                                                 

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Will New E-Commerce ‘Darling’ Flipkart Threaten Success Of Chinese Giant Alibaba?

August 5, 2014 4:42 pm | by Tompkins International | News | Comments

Retail supply chain and logistics expert Jim Tompkins weighs in on the latest news of Indian e-commerce site Flipkart raising $1 billion in venture capital to expand mobile strategy and warehousing capabilities.              

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Greenlee’s EK50ML Micro Crimping Tool

August 5, 2014 3:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new lightweight tool can deliver 3,400 pounds of crimping force and crimps 65 percent faster with 90 percent less hand force compared to ratcheting tools.

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