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NBMDA Recognizes Member Milestone Anniversaries

January 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by North American Building Material Distribution Association | News | Comments

Eight distributors and five manufacturer firms were recognized for milestone anniversaries, ranging from 10 to 60 years of membership.                                 

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Despite Low Gas Prices, Gas Tax Hike Appears Unlikely

January 15, 2015 10:54 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The gas tax, now 18.4 cents a gallon, and the diesel fuel tax, now 24.4 cents a gallon, were last increased in 1993.                                       

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U.S. Wholesale Prices Drop In December

January 15, 2015 10:41 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Labor Department said Thursday that its producer price index declined 0.3 percent last month, the biggest decline since a similar drop in October 2011.                           

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Airgas Fire In Kansas Causes Significant Damage

January 15, 2015 10:33 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

No injuries to employees or firefighters were reported, and Airgas resumed normal hours of operation Tuesday despite the damage.                                   

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Sovella Announces New Dual Intensity LED Light Fixtures

January 15, 2015 10:04 am | by Sovella | Product Releases | Comments

These high-efficiency LED integrated light fixtures can easily be attached to light balancer rails, shelves, and other surfaces.

Fastenal Boosts Q4, 2014 Sales

January 15, 2015 9:46 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

An aggressive company hiring push helped sales numbers throughout the year, while its rise in FAST vending machines installed helped offset a decrease of 50 stores.                         

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Tangible Property Regulations: What You Need To Know, Pt. 2

January 15, 2015 8:14 am | by Teri Samples, Tax Partner at Mueller Prost LC | Articles | Comments

The conclusion to this two-part guide can help ensure that your company's property assets are written off for the biggest tax return possible.                               

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Drops 19 Percent November

January 14, 2015 3:26 pm | by United States Cutting Tool Institute and Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

Though the monthly volume was the lowest since 2013, the Association For Manufacturing Technology says it is partly due to record breaking sales in October.                           

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Motion Industries Acquires Florida-based Miller Bearings

January 14, 2015 12:53 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The addition of Miller and its 17 Florida locations positions Motion Industries for continued growth in the Southeast.                                     

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Roll-Kraft Adds Fastenal Vending Machines

January 14, 2015 11:07 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

According to Roll-Kraft, the company's new vending units allow it to operate more efficiently and reduce its overall product waste.                                  

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United Stationers Launches CORE Learn Program

January 14, 2015 10:43 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The training program supports dealers in increasing and sustaining sales revenues by guiding professionals to take a different approach to sales.                              

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Fuel Prices Drive Import Index Further Down In December

January 14, 2015 10:22 am | by U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics | News | Comments

December's imports price decline was the biggest 1-month drop since December 2008, and was the sixth straight monthly decline overall.                                 

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Study: Employee Training Can Reduce Cyber Security Risks

January 14, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution | News | Comments

Research showed altering employee responses to threats from social media, phishing, or other applications reduced the risks of those security breaches by 45 to 70 percent.                       

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Shark Introduces Stainless Steel Cut-Off Wheel

January 13, 2015 5:18 pm | by Shark Industries | Product Releases | Comments

The Shark wheels, which contain zirconia grain, are high performance and offer long-life, yet are fast cutting.

Digi-Key Reports Double Digit 2014 Sales Increase

January 13, 2015 4:52 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Crediting an innovation spike in emerging technologies, the electrical distributor's sales growth rate was more than three times the industry average.                             

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Port Officials Accuse Workers Of Slowdown Amid Labor Dispute

January 13, 2015 3:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

Pacific Maritime Association officials say dock employees have withheld worker shifts since October, slowing productivity that could lead to a shutdown.                            

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The Benefits Of Automating ERP

January 13, 2015 10:56 am | by Alyssa Kadansky, Metafile Information Systems | Articles | Comments

Heaps of paperwork can prevent business processes from operating efficiently, whereas research has shown productivity gains of as much as 82 percent in companies that automate their ERP solution. Here's why you should.       

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Kaman To Acquire G.C. Fabrication

January 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Kaman Corporation | News | Comments

The acquisition expands Kaman’s automation, control & energy platform into the New York metro market.                                         

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Walter Releases New Solid Carbide Drill

January 13, 2015 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Developed for machines that handle one-offs, repair work, and small lots, the DC150 delivers quality and reliability, while being cost-effective.

Two Hawaii Suppliers Join Sonepar's OneSource

January 13, 2015 9:21 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The addition of Rasko Supply and Rasco Supply to OneSource's existing Honolulu location expands it and Sonepar's footprint on the Hawaiian islands.                             

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