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WinWholesale Rebrands As Winsupply

September 23, 2015 2:11 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

The company – No. 15 on ID's 2015 Big 50 List – has changed its name to fortify and better unite its more than 570 Win local companies into a single, cohesive brand.


Applied Industrial Opens New DC In Quebec City

September 23, 2015 9:48 am | by Applied Industrial Technologies | News | Comments

The distribution center provides immediate delivery of the company's most popular products in support of customers across Quebec and the Maritime Provinces.


IBC Adds New Independent Distributor, Preferred Supplier

September 23, 2015 9:30 am | by Industrial Buyers Consortium | News | Comments

Industrial Buyers Consortium adds a Connecticut-based specialized industrial tool and metalworking fluid distributor, and a Lombard, Illinois-based manufacturer of clamping tools.


Stafford Mfg.'s New Staff-Lok Shaft Collar

September 23, 2015 9:29 am | by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The new version of the Staff-Lok hinged shaft collar incorporates a mounting flat with a countersunk drilled, a tapped hole, and two mounting holes on the face for attaching sensors, cameras, and other devices

Home Depot CEO On Interline Purchase, E-Commerce Offering

September 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jack Keough examines Home Depot chairman Craig Menear's recent conference call at Goldman Sachs annual Retailing Brokers Conference, in which he discussed the motivations behind the acquisition of Interline Brands.


Evergreen Marketing Holds 2nd Concrete Applications Training Program

September 22, 2015 4:23 pm | by Evergreen Marketing | News | Comments

The class earlier this month attracted more than 25 distributor salespeople from around the U.S. to the group’s training center in Farmers Branch, Texas.


ISA's August Economic Indicator Shows Waning Optimism

September 22, 2015 3:31 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

A continued decrease in both the distributor and purchasing manufacturers indexes led to a pessimistic September outlook among distributors and manufacturers.


New Visibility Network Launched For Tracking In-Transit Inventory

September 22, 2015 12:48 pm | by Covisint Corporation | News | Comments

Cloud platform provider Covisint and freight tech company FreightVerify have collaborated to create a service that combines predictive analytics with real-time data, so that organizations can proactively manage freight exception issues.


Atlas Copco Opens Vacuum Solutions Plant In China

September 22, 2015 12:19 pm | by Atlas Copco | News | Comments

The company is investing about $39 million over three years in the plant, used as a global base for the manufacturing of rotary-vane and liquid-ring vacuum pumps.


FCX Performance Names New CEO

September 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

Formerly the executive vice president of sales for MSC Industrial, Thomas Cox will take over for Charles Hale, who will continue to serve as FCX President.


Engineering Slide Chart

September 22, 2015 10:00 am | by Great Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

The chart includes technical information from many of the quick references that are commonly found in the work areas of mechanical designers, machinists, and CAD users.

Kennametal To Move Corporate HQ, Names Infrastructure & Supply Chain Operations Leaders

September 22, 2015 9:47 am | by Kennametal | News | Comments

Kennametal will move its leadership team to the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh, while Peter Dragich and Greg Temple join the executive team effective Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, respectively.


Graphic Products Expands Corporate Headquarters

September 22, 2015 9:36 am | by Graphic Products | News | Comments

The property addition will result in a 43 percent increase in operational capacity, positively impacting all facets of the business – from engineering, to warehouse operations, to sales.


Southwire Buys Hand Tool Maker Seatek

September 22, 2015 9:30 am | by Southwire | News | Comments

The acquisition brings a variety of products in the armor cable cutter, cable stripper, motorized cutter and labor-saving tools category to the Southwire hand tool product line.


How Improving Handheld Scanners Saved This Distributor $171,000

September 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Apex Supply Chain Technologies | News | Comments

Apex Supply Chain Technologies shares how it helped save one of Florida's largest food distributors $171,000 by improving the management of its handheld scanners, which had become a major, hidden cost for the company.


Maximizing Value Of National, Regional Account Opportunities

September 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Bob Linderman, Director, Strategic Account Management, IBC | Articles | Comments

By pooling their efforts and fulfilling one or more aspects of a customer’s needs, independent distributors can effectively leverage their strengths while providing service and support levels that the big box retailers can’t touch.


Distribution Customer Retention — Then and Now

September 21, 2015 9:00 am | by Michael Wilson, Vice President of Marketing for AFFLINK | Articles | Comments

While some old tactics to keep customers still work today, newer technologies that help guide customers to run their facilities more efficiently and possibly reduce costs are becoming powerful "customer retainers."


Grainger COO Talks Company Outlook, Struggles & Successes In Friday Presentation

September 18, 2015 4:24 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Grainger COO D.G. Macpherson discussed Grainger's near and long-term outlook on Friday, noting the company's headwind struggles, further SKU and internal investment expansion, as well as how it views Amazon.


Industrial Careers Pathway Promotes Manufacturing Day

September 18, 2015 2:56 pm | by Industrial Careers Pathway | News | Comments

Manufacturing Day, taking place on Oct. 2, gives industrial distributors the chance to support their manufacturer suppliers and customers.


Feds: Workplace Fatalities Increased In Mining, Manufacturing In 2014

September 18, 2015 2:14 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The manufacturing sector saw 341 workplace fatalities last year, a 9 percent increase compared to the previous year.



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