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Study Shows Millennials Prone To Job-Hopping

December 8, 2014 2:42 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

See the results of a survey commissioned to gain better insight into why employees leave their current jobs, and what employers can do to better retain talent across generations.                     

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Saint-Gobain To Acquire SIKA

December 8, 2014 2:31 pm | by Saint-Gobain | News | Comments

A global distributor and manufacturer of building and high-performance materials, Saint-Gobain now adds a provider of construction chemicals.                               

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Meggitt Releases New Handheld Shaker

December 8, 2014 1:01 pm | by Meggitt | Product Releases | Comments

The REF2500 handheld shaker quickly and easily checks operation and set-up of accelerometers and velocity sensors in the field.

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Economists Forecast Fast Growth In 2015

December 8, 2014 12:34 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

With just one month to go, the country is on track to see the largest annual gain in jobs since 1999. More people working means more incomes and higher consumer spending.                       

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Is It Time To Go Green In Your Warehouse?

December 8, 2014 10:39 am | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange | Articles | Comments

Sometimes the simple phrase of “going green” can seem overwhelming. After all, where do you start?                                           

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Wesco Aircraft Announces CEO Retirement

December 8, 2014 10:12 am | by Wesco Aircraft Holdings | News | Comments

The news follows the Nov. 21 retirement announcement of Wesco's CFO and executive vice president.                                           

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SIFCO Industries Appoints New President, COO

December 5, 2014 4:29 pm | by SIFCO Industries | News | Comments

James Woidke will lead SIFCO's operating units, enterprise continuous improvement, information technology, and human resources functions.                                 

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Atheer Labs Bringing Augmented Reality To Industrial Workplaces

December 5, 2014 3:40 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Thanks to companies like Atheer Labs, augmented reality is no longer a thing of science fiction and cinema. It’s being used right now, and Atheer wants to bring the technology to the industrial workplace sooner than you’d think.     

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Construction Employment Hits 5-Year High In November

December 5, 2014 2:55 pm | by Associated General Contractors Of America | News | Comments

Association officials cautioned, however, that the latest figures include signs that demand for public-sector and non-residential construction may be weakening.                         

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A&M Industrial Cuts Ribbon On New DC

December 5, 2014 1:36 pm | by Industrial Supply Association | News | Comments

The 160,000 square foot facility in Rahway, New Jersey opened with an event featuring seminars from industry experts, as well as a trade show.                               

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U.S. Trade Deficit Drops In October

December 5, 2014 1:00 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The lower deficit reflects in part growth in U.S. exports, which have climbed to record levels this year, giving a boost to American manufacturers.                             

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Obama Tells CEOs He Wants To Work On Wage Growth

December 5, 2014 12:55 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama said he is generally optimistic about the U.S. economy but said he worries that prosperity is not felt by all Americans.                                   

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GKR's Vomit Bag Aids Employee Health Safety

December 5, 2014 12:49 pm | by GKR Industries | Product Releases | Comments

The bag helps protect employees from the spread of infectious diseases and unpleasant clean up.

Anixter Moving Memphis Distribution Operations

December 5, 2014 11:19 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Anixter, No. 6 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List, looked in North Mississippi as a possible new location, but decided to stay in Memphis.                          

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U.S. Oil Reserves Surpass 36B Barrels For 1st Time Since 1975

December 5, 2014 10:37 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

North Dakota had the largest increase in oil reserves among individual states, while Texas remains by far the leading state in total proved oil reserves.                           

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Manufacturing Sector Gains 28K Jobs In November

December 5, 2014 9:44 am | by Alliance For American Manufacturing | News | Comments

The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama's promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, is up to +257,000 jobs, after positive revisions to October and September’s data.           

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U.S. Issues Anti-Discrimination Rule For Employers

December 4, 2014 5:26 pm | by Tom Raum, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The final rule issued Wednesday will become effective 120 days after its publication in the Federal Register and will apply to workers of all federal contractors from that date forward.                   

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6 Ways To Encourage Warehouse Safety

December 4, 2014 5:20 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

Maintaining a safe working environment in your warehouse is just as important as your productivity. Here are some tips to encourage your crew to work safely.                           

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TriMas Provides Update On Key Energy Initiatives

December 4, 2014 4:55 pm | by TriMas | News | Comments

TriMas approved a preliminary recommendation to move a portion of the gasket and fastener operations from its Lamons Houston facility to a new Lamons facility in Mexico.                       

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New Styles Of VERSA/Deck Platform Trucks

December 4, 2014 3:32 pm | by Akro-Mils | Product Releases | Comments

The structural foam platform truck can be customized to customers’ exact needs with numerous handle, rail, and caster options.

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