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Amazon Web Services Announces The EC2 Container Service

November 14, 2014 11:51 am | by Amazon.com | News | Comments

With the EC2 Container Service, customers can start, stop, and manage thousands of containers in seconds.                                         

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Midland Metal Releases New Industrial Catalog

November 14, 2014 11:33 am | by Midland Metal Industrial | Product Releases | Comments

Midland has added even more new products to their complete line of fittings, valves, clamps, and accessories for hose, tube, and pipe.

Why Many Aren't Celebrating Low Unemployment

November 14, 2014 9:39 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Many Americans don't feel they've benefited from falling unemployment any more than they have from a sustained rise in the stock market or from solid U.S. economic growth.                   

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Ace Hardware Reports Record Third Quarter Sales

November 14, 2014 9:24 am | by Ace Hardware | News | Comments

More than half of Ace's 23 merchandising categories have shown double-digit growth for the year.                                            

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CapitalTristate Hosts Industrial Trade Show

November 13, 2014 5:32 pm | by CapitalTristate | News | Comments

Dozens of key manufacturers participated, with their latest technology and industrial offerings with on-site demonstrations for attendees.                                

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Bearings Distributor BDI Taking B2C Conversion In Stride

November 13, 2014 4:30 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

BDI E-Business Manager Steve Grzymkowski shares his thoughts on how distributors are handling a transition from business-to-business to one of business-to-customer, including how BDI is trying to stay ahead of the curve.       

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Westfalia Technologies Wins Green Supply Chain Award

November 13, 2014 3:58 pm | by Westfalia Technologies | News | Comments

Westfalia was selected for helping clients “go green” and promote sustainability by minimizing land usage, decreasing energy consumption, and reducing waste production through its warehouse automation solutions.         

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Allied Motion Revenues Soar in Third Quarter

November 13, 2014 2:53 pm | by Allied Motion | News | Comments

Boosted by the August, 2013 acquisition of Globe Motors, Allied's 2014 year-to-date income has more than tripled what it was after Q3 of last year.                             

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Beacon360 Portable LED Area Light

November 13, 2014 1:17 pm | by Line Equipment | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for construction, military, first responders and shutdowns, the Beacon360 is durable, rugged, easily transportable and will provide needed lighting power instantly, every time.

Retail Imports Set Records Despite Continuing Port Issues

November 13, 2014 12:55 pm | by National Retail Federation | News | Comments

Cargo volume has been well above average each month since spring as retailers have imported merchandise early in case of any disruption on the docks.                             

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Berkshire Buying Duracell In $3B Deal

November 13, 2014 12:49 pm | by Josh Funk, Associated Press | News | Comments

The sale of Duracell to Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway turned out to be slightly different from Procter & Gamble's initial plans.                               

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U.S. Drivers Should Get Used To Cheap Gas

November 13, 2014 12:43 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be below $2.94 a gallon in 2015.                       

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September Wholesale Revenues, Inventories Post Modest Gain

November 13, 2014 10:52 am | by U.S. Census Bureau | News | Comments

The figures include a healthy sales increase for hardware, plumbing, heating equipment, and supplies, while lumber and other construction materials had a small gain.                         

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Grainger Reports October Sales, Provides Outlook

November 13, 2014 10:36 am | by Grainger | News | Comments

Along with healthy October sales growth, Grainger plans to increase investments in growth and infrastructure in 2015 by $115 to $150 million.                               

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Ladders Are Safety Equipment: Why Suppliers Should Carry Them

November 13, 2014 10:30 am | by Dave Francis, National Safety Director, Little Giant Ladders | Articles | Comments

Basically every industry uses ladders to some extent. If everyone is using ladders, why do so many industrial supply houses dislike carrying them?                             

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 4.6 Percent In September

November 13, 2014 9:58 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

The rise matched market expectations for a strong finish in 2014, and continued growth is expected into 2015.                                         

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Applied Industrial Technologies Opens New DC In California

November 13, 2014 9:51 am | by Applied Industrial Technologies | News | Comments

The facility will maintain an inventory of tens of thousands of products and ship directly to customers in an 11-state region of the western U.S.                              

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MSC Achieves ISO Certification For Customer Fulfillment Centers

November 13, 2014 9:42 am | by MSC Industrial Supply | News | Comments

ISO 9001:2008 certification is awarded to organizations that meet specific requirements for assuring quality in the services and products they supply.                             

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GripLine Tape Measure From Swanson Tool

November 13, 2014 9:32 am | by Swanson Tool | Product Releases | Comments

With the ability to catch, hold and measure multiple types of materials, the new GripLine tape is ideal for plumbers, electricians, builders and carpenters, framing pros and DIY enthusiasts.

DuBois Chemicals Acquires American Finishing Resources

November 13, 2014 9:22 am | by DuBois Chemicals, Inc. | News | Comments

The acquisition combines DuBois paint pre-treatment expertise with AFR’s coating line fixtures, material handling, and coating removal solutions to reduce total cost and provide quality improvements for customers.           

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