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This Japanese Company Built A 'Disaster-Proof' Factory

March 18, 2015 3:09 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Equipped with a massive battery storage, a smart power supply system, stores of its own natural gas, food and water, a northeastern Japanese town hosts a factory always prepared for the worst of nature.

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Graphic Products Launches New E-Commerce Website

March 18, 2015 1:40 pm | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

The website was launched to showcase Graphic Products’ growing array of visual safety solutions and supplies, such as wayfinding and pathfinding labels.

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Affiliated Distributors Announces Bearings & Power Transmission Charter Members

March 18, 2015 11:23 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The annual sales of AD’s 27 Charter PT Members exceeds $2.4 Billion through 378 branch locations.

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Why The Gender Pay Gap Matters For Manufacturing

March 18, 2015 11:05 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Projections show that Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana, and Wyoming also have another century to go before reaching wage equality, and manufacturing factors in prominently.

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Oil Prices Fall To Six-Year Low

March 18, 2015 11:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The plummeting price of oil since mid-2014 led producers to reduce the amount of rigs in operation in the U.S., but analysts said the effects of those cuts won't be felt by the marketplace for some time.

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The Grainger Foundation Donates $30K To WI Technical College

March 18, 2015 9:37 am | by Mike Hockett | News | Comments

The money goes toward Blackhawk Technical College's Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton, WI – a new facility expected to be completed for the 2015 fall semester.

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Ferguson Acquires Redlon & Johnson Supply

March 18, 2015 9:24 am | by Ferguson | News | Comments

Portland, MA-based Redlon & Johnson is a New England distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling, water system, pipe, valves, fittings, and industrial products.

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How Small Employers Can Find Great Health Insurance They Can Afford, Pt. 1

March 18, 2015 8:21 am | by Phillip Perry | Articles | Comments

The Affordable Care Act is both helping and hindering small businesses. Here are some tips on finding an affordable plan that's right for your business.

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Industrial Distributors Should Look To Grow Through Oil & Gas Market

March 18, 2015 8:21 am | by Lisa Russell, Industry and Solution Strategy Director, Infor Distribution | Articles | Comments

As huge capital investments continue to be made in this market, distributors can look to capitalize on the industry’s exponential growth to facilitate their own profitability and expansion.

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Electrical Distributors Joins Sonepar USA

March 17, 2015 3:50 pm | by Sonepar | News | Comments

Independently-owned ED is headquartered in Dallas/Fort Worth, with locations in both Irving and Houston, TX.

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March 31 Webinar: Transitioning Your Distribution Business to an Online World

March 17, 2015 3:02 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | Events

Join us for this free, educational webinar, where our panel of experts will discuss: Ways distributors are currently utilizing technology and supplier partners to improve their online presence; How e-commerce has changed the training and function of customer service and salespeople; And the top considerations that should go into developing e-commerce functionality, based on the latest online and customer trends. 

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2015 BSA Convention May 2-5

March 17, 2015 2:53 pm | by Brian Negri, Jamaica Bearings Co. President, BSA President | Events

Bearings Specialist Association and Jamaica Bearings President Brian Negri previews the 49th annual BSA Convention, held May 2-5 in Amelia Island, FL. The theme of this year's convention is "Relationships Matter."

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2015 NAHAD Convention - April 23-27

March 17, 2015 2:46 pm | by NAHAD | Events

NAHAD hosts the only worldwide event dedicated to serving hose distributors, manufacturers and suppliers.

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ISA Convention - April 25-27

March 17, 2015 2:39 pm | by ISA | Events

ISA's annual convention is a must-attend event for distributors, manufacturers/suppliers, industrial manufacturer representatives and service providers in the Maintenance, Repair, Operations and Production Industry.

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ProMat - March 23-26

March 17, 2015 2:24 pm | by ProMat | Events

Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry's leading innovators showcase their latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at ProMat 2015 held March 23-26 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

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Barcoding Partners With B2M Solutions To Offer Mobile Process Optimization

March 17, 2015 12:24 pm | News | Comments

The strategic partnership allows systems integrator to provide enterprise clients with advanced analytics tools to improve mobile process performance, drive user adoption, and maximize ROI.

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Falcon Fastening Solutions Appoints Louisville Account Manager

March 17, 2015 12:13 pm | by Falcon Fastening Solutions | News | Comments

Most recently, Craig Jones was the Operations Manager for WESCO Distribution of Louisville, where he managed the branch staff and was responsible for the overall budget and operation of the branch.

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Encore Welding And Industrial Supply Joins IWDC

March 17, 2015 9:53 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Encore provides a multitude of products for industry, including welding consumables, industrial packaged gases, small tools, safety supplies, MRO, and other related supplies.

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Summit Electric Supply Names President, COO

March 16, 2015 5:13 pm | by Summit Electric Supply | News | Comments

Paul Jeffries was previously a group vice president and general manager for a publicly-traded international distributor.

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 16, 2015 3:34 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With March Madness now in full swing, workplaces will lose time and money due to employees filling out brackets, checking scores, and watching games during work hours over the next few weeks, especially this Thursday and Friday.

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