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Floor Finish With Scuff Resistant Technology

July 11, 2014 4:31 pm | by Betco Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Betco Express with SRT is a fast drying, fast curing, and extremely low odor floor finish with superior black heel mark resistance, says the company.

Praxair Expands New Mexico Facility

July 11, 2014 12:31 pm | by Praxair, Inc. | News | Comments

Demand for nitrogen continues to grow as oil and gas operators develop new resources in the San Juan Basin, which includes southwestern CO, northwestern NM and adjacent areas in AZ and UT.                   

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Leak Detection System Pinpoints Leaks

July 11, 2014 12:22 pm | by General Pipe Cleaners | Product Releases | Comments

The Gen-Ear LE pinpoints water leaks in residential and commercial water lines, whether they are concealed by concrete slabs, walls, swimming pools, or hot tubs.

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NIBA Becomes ICP Alliance Partner

July 11, 2014 10:08 am | by Industrial Careers Pathway | News | Comments

ICP Alliance Partners are industrial distribution associations who have recognized the need to take coordinated action to secure a skilled industrial distribution and manufacturing sales and customer service workforce for today and tomorrow.  

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Allen Distribution Expands To Nearly Three Million Sq. Ft. In PA

July 11, 2014 9:59 am | by Allen Distribution | News | Comments

The new facility, which will feature 50 dock doors and more than 100 trailer parking spaces, will consolidate the space of five smaller, leased spaces and bring Allen’s total distribution capability in the area to nearly three million square feet.

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Oil Eater Expands Line Of Floor Cleaners

July 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Oil Eater | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to keep waste to a minimum, this 38 lb. economy size tub of powder can be used in a mop bucket, auto scrubber, or even in spray bottles for pennies per use, says the company.

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Fastenal Sales Up 10% For Six-Month Period

July 11, 2014 9:18 am | by Fastenal Company | News | Comments

According to the company, the increase in net sales in the periods noted for 2014 and 2013 came primarily from higher unit sales.                         

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The Big Rig Truck That Drives Itself

July 10, 2014 3:02 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

German automotive manufacturer, Daimler, is taking self-driving vehicles to the next level. Check out this big rig truck that drives itself.                   

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Hone Your Social Skills

July 10, 2014 2:50 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Social media: should you be allocating valuable time and resources to this modern day tool? After speaking with a number of distributors, marketers, and industry partners in the distribution channel, the overwhelming conclusion is “yes.”   

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ID Salary Report 2014: The Skills To Pay The Bills

July 10, 2014 2:45 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @industrialanna | Articles | Comments

Check out the annual Salary Report from Industrial Distribution, where we strive to create a clear picture of industry pay rates, workload, responsibilities, and job satisfaction.                 

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Airgas Acquires Abbott Gas Products

July 10, 2014 2:20 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Abbott has 26 associates and three service locations in Jamestown, Olean, and Hornell. The company will become part of Airgas’ Northeast distribution region.                

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Field Fastener Has Merged With HRS Logistics

July 10, 2014 2:12 pm | by Field Fastener | News | Comments

HRS Logistics is a global provider of fasteners and other “class c” items servicing customers throughout the South/Southwest and in Mexico.                    

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Your Company’s Culture

July 10, 2014 12:25 pm | by Tom Reilly, Author and Sales Trainer, TomReillyTraining.com | Articles | Comments

With mergers and acquisitions at a 13-year high, there is a pandemic identity crisis in business today. This merging and melding of cultures presents a special challenge for companies. The lack of identity confuses and confounds employees and customers.

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Why You Should Private Label. Now.

July 10, 2014 12:20 pm | by Beau Walter, Sales & Marketing Manager, Athea Laboratories | Packaging | Articles | Comments

A quick look around at many of the national “big box” stores, or at the large e-commerce distributors in our industry, will tell you how prevalent private labeled products are today, both in industrial and retail markets.      

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Just When You Thought International Electronic Payments Were Safe

July 10, 2014 12:09 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

Recently, the FBI released a bulletin titled “Man-in-the-Email” Fraud Could Victimize Area Businesses, outlining how three Seattle area businesses sent electronic payments to their China-based suppliers, only to learn that the payments were intercepted by thieves and diverted from the supplier, sometimes leaving the supplier, and other times the purchaser, “holding the bag.”

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Hisco Inc. Acquires A Division of STI Electronics, Inc.

July 10, 2014 12:06 pm | by Hisco | News | Comments

STI is a full-service, total solutions partner that provides advanced engineering and analytical lab support, training materials and services, and distribution solutions for the electronics industry.           

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NAED Joins Diverse Coalition Calling for First Estate Tax Repeal Vote In 9 Years

July 10, 2014 11:58 am | by NAED | News | Comments

A letter to representatives states: “We believe that full repeal of the death tax is the only permanent solution for America’s family businesses and farms and applaud your efforts to bring this important issue to the floor for the first time in over nine years. Our member family business owners across the country deserve to see where their elected representatives stand on death tax repeal.”

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UniCarriers Americas Realigns Salesforce & Territories

July 10, 2014 11:56 am | by UniCarriers Amercias Corporation | News | Comments

UniCarriers Americas’ field salesforce consists of five regional sales managers for new equipment for the Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers brand and two regional sales managers for the TCM by UniCarriers brand. Regional aftermarket managers will support both brands.

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House Approves 5 'Manufacturing Jobs for America' Provisions

July 10, 2014 11:54 am | by The Office of Senator Coons | News | Comments

The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that includes five innovative skills-training provisions from the Senate’s Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign.               

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2014 NAED PAR Report Industry Overview Released

July 10, 2014 11:52 am | by NAED | News | Comments

Featuring statistical breakouts by sales volume, customer emphasis, and warehouse sales, the 2014 industry overview profiles the “typical” and “high profit” NAED distributor as well as provides in-depth reporting on investment, income statement, balance sheet, and financial and productivity ratios.

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