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Atlas Copco Acquires Compressor Business In New Zealand

September 3, 2014 9:31 am | by Atlas Copco | News | Comments

The businesses provide high-quality sales and service of industrial compressors and related equipment to a broad range of customers in New Zealand.                             


Amazon’s CFO To Retire In Summer Of 2015

September 3, 2014 9:15 am | by | News | Comments

Thomas J. Szkutak has been Amazon’s CFO since joining the company in October 2002.                                                


Threaded Fasteners Opens New Headquarters, Distribution Center In Mobile

September 2, 2014 3:44 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The new facility will allow the company to store a large portion of inventory on a pallet rack system, making it more readily available for shipment.                             


IBC Welcomes Three New Preferred Suppliers, SMO Catalog Partnership

September 2, 2014 1:34 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The August activity increases IBC's reach as one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and sub-assembly distributors.                     


U.S. Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Pace In 3.5 Years

September 2, 2014 12:54 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Tuesday's ISM report coincides with other signs that manufacturing is helping drive the U.S. economy's improvement.                        


Clarification Of ACA Employee Health Coverage Election Period

September 2, 2014 12:38 pm | by Joel Hundelt, CPA, from | Articles | Comments

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act and its ever-evolving requirements. Here, its final regulations are explained, as well as how they help clarify the orientation period and 90-Day waiting period.       


U.S. Construction Spending Up 1.8 Percent In July

September 2, 2014 10:21 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.                       


LPS, ITW Professional Brands, Atlantic Mills Merge Into ITW Pro Brands

September 2, 2014 10:07 am | by ITW Pro brands | News | Comments

The alignment provides distributors with enhanced resources and a simplified process.                                               


7 Ways To Shore Up Supply Chain Security

September 2, 2014 9:47 am | by Phil Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Sometimes, you’ll need to rely on the strength and diligence of your partners to make sure your supply chain operations are safe.                                   


Emerging Regions Prove Profitable For Industrial Valves And Actuators Markets

September 2, 2014 9:37 am | by Frost & Sullivan | Articles | Comments

Demand will soar as political and economic conditions stabilize.                                                     


Sale Of DuPont Sontara Business To Jacob Holm Complete

September 2, 2014 9:26 am | by DuPont | News | Comments

As part of the acquisition, Jacob Holm will now operate Sontara assets in Asturias, Spain, and Old Hickory, Tenn., employing 240 employees worldwide.                             


ALCO Expands Offerings To Include Speedwrap Hook And Loop Fasteners

September 2, 2014 9:14 am | by Speedtech International, Inc. | News | Comments

ALCO Sales & Service has become an authorized reseller of Speedwrap Hook & Loop Fasteners.                                         


2013 Big 50 List

September 1, 2014 2:46 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.


Airgas Opens New Location In North Dakota

August 28, 2014 5:21 pm | by Airgas | News | Comments

Airgas announced that it has recently opened a new location in Dickinson, North Dakota, significantly enhancing its local product and service capabilities for customers in the Bakken shale oil region.               


Cantwell Targets Small Business Loan Gender Gap

August 28, 2014 4:28 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Although women own nearly a third of businesses in the U.S., their companies receive only 4.4 percent of loan dollars.                                     


10 Things To Know About 'Corporate Inversions'

August 28, 2014 3:16 pm | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | News | Comments

On the heels of news that Burger King is planning to move its headquarters to Canada for lower taxes, here's what you need to know about the practice of corporate inversion.                      


Alibaba's Revenue Growth Surges In Latest Quarter

August 28, 2014 12:31 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The impressive numbers set the stage for Alibaba's management to begin meeting after the Labor Day weekend with money managers interested in investing in the IPO.                         


Top Distractions in the Warehouse: 10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Them

August 28, 2014 12:23 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist at Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve the safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.                     


Survey: Americans' Pessimism On Economy Has Grown

August 28, 2014 12:02 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University.                       


Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Slip To 298K

August 28, 2014 10:21 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The low level signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.                                             



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