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Heavy Duty Casters For Industrial Applications

November 12, 2014 11:17 am | by Caster Concepts | Product Releases | Comments

According to the company, the 87 Series Caster is designed for cost effective performance in heavy duty settings, and are durable, maintenance free, industrial casters that will perform in the most abusive applications and a variety of manufacturing environments.

Correction: Builders FirstSource Appoints New President, COO

November 12, 2014 11:10 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Builders FirstSource has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Chad Crow, currently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.        

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Shale-Inland Holdings Opens New Valve And Automation Center

November 12, 2014 11:05 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC celebrated the grand opening of its new 185,000 sq ft leading Valve and Automation Center together with an open house on October 30, 2014 in Pasadena, TX along with the completion of its new northwest Houston sales office.

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Penske Once Again A Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer

November 11, 2014 11:06 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics are listed on the 2015 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list for the fourth straight year.                    

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JDA And IBM Collaborate On Advanced Omni-Channel Fulfillment Capabilities

November 11, 2014 10:54 am | by JDA and IBM | News | Comments

JDA Software Group, Inc., and IBM has announced an initiative to provide solutions that help organizations deliver engaging customer experiences by intelligently processing and fulfilling product orders in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

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Southern Fastening Systems And Carlson Systems Merge

November 11, 2014 10:46 am | by PRWEB | News | Comments

Southern Fastening Systems and Carlson Systems have announced the combination of two longtime leaders in fasteners, fastening systems, and packaging.                 

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Metso To Increase Its Footprint In The Middle East

November 11, 2014 10:38 am | by Metso Corporation | News | Comments

Metso is opening new sales offices and service centers in the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Doha, Qatar, to support the strategy to grow its valve and field device business and to strengthen its service capabilities in the Middle East for the petrochemical, energy, oil and gas, and pulp and paper industries.

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Border States Electric Launches New B2B eCommerce Site

November 11, 2014 10:31 am | by Insite Software | News | Comments

The eighth-largest independent electrical distributor in the United States embraces the digital marketplace to provide its customers a more productive online shopping experience.            

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2014 Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 5.2%

November 11, 2014 10:26 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $647.63 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                    

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RCR And WESCO International Extend Sponsorship

November 11, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has announced that WESCO International, Inc. has renewed its sponsorship of Ty Dillon and the No. 3 Chevrolet team for the 2015 XFINITY Series season.            

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Why Many Aren't Celebrating Low U.S. Unemployment

November 10, 2014 10:21 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Friday's strong jobs report showed that the jobless rate — the most closely watched gauge of the economy's health — is down to 5.8 percent. A year ago, the rate was 7.2 percent. Five years ago, it was 10 percent.       

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Solid U.S. Hiring Likely, But Americans Are Anxious

November 7, 2014 5:19 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Employers reportedly are expected to have added 230,000 jobs in October, so why aren't Americans more cheerful?                                       

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Jack Keough: Another Look At The Big 50

November 7, 2014 5:12 pm | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

Jack Keough discusses the trends of what made companies rise or fall on our annual list of the top 50 industrial distributors by revenue.                                 

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Sales - Do You Want Fries With That Burger?

November 7, 2014 5:01 pm | by Darrell Sterling, Regional Sales Manager, Johnstone Supply | Articles | Comments

The key to accomplishing the task of “adding fries with that burger” is training and, once again, the restaurant industry leads the way.                                 

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Game Plan Forum Provides Wealth Of B2B Insight

November 7, 2014 4:46 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Game Plan 2014, hosted Nov. 4-5 by Hybris in Schaumburg, IL, provided distributors and manufacturers of all sizes with a clear vision of what an effective e-commerce platform should look like.                 

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Royal Live Centers

November 7, 2014 1:38 pm | by Royal | Product Releases | Comments

Royal Products offers a broad range of standard live center models to suit virtually all common turning applications.

Construction Adds 12,000 Jobs In October

November 7, 2014 1:08 pm | by The Associated General Contractors Of America | News | Comments

Indicators show that contractors face growing difficulty finding qualified workers as industry officials push for workforce development.                                 

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What Is Your Strategy For Speed? Part 3: Distribution Center

November 7, 2014 12:59 pm | by Helgi Thor Leja, Industrial Distribution Leader, and Kim Zminkowski, Marketing Manager at Fortna Inc. | Articles | Comments

To speed up fulfillment, you may actually have to add “good touches” to your processes to reduce processing time in your distribution center.                               

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The New Model 72A Palletizer

November 7, 2014 12:48 pm | by A-B-C Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

This model is a top performing palletizer with features for ultra-smooth case transit, perfect load positioning, and rapid product changeover.

Honeywell Wearable Solution

November 7, 2014 12:05 pm | by Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

 The new wearable device — a hands-free, wrist-mounted version of the Dolphin 70e Black mobile device specifically is designed for warehouse operations including picking, packing and shipping.

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