JACKSONVILLE -- Interline Brands, Inc., a leading distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations ("MRO") products, reported sales and earnings for the quarter ended June 25, 2010. Sales for the second quarter of 2010 increased 0.1% compared to the second quarter of 2009.
Rex-Cut Products (Fall River, MA) now offers a line of synthetic mounted points for the light deburring, blending, and polishing of precision-machined and cast parts. The Mebabrite mounted points are made from a non-woven synthetic that is compressed, bonded, and impregnated with abrasives.
Ashworth (Winchester, VA) now offers the eye-link belt, a lightweight, straight running conveyor belt. Eye-links make up the flat, even surface for smooth product conveyance. Its overall construction provides a rigid structure that resists side-to-side deflection while enabling the belt to handle thousands of pounds of tension.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Applied Industrial Technologies has announced the publication of its 2010 / 2011 Applied® Product Catalog with more than 3,000 new products. The full-line catalog, with 38,000 products overall, includes the industry’s best selection of bearings, motors, drives, belts, fluid power products, tools, welding supplies, safety items and more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New jobless claims fell last week for the third time in four weeks in the U.S. but remain elevated. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000. Claims have fluctuated this month because of temporary seasonal factors.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An Eastford, Conn., jet engine components manufacturer faces nearly $140,000 in federal fines for alleged violations of chemical, mechanical, electrical and other hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday it cited Whitcraft LLC for 44 alleged violations.
HOUSTON, Tex. -- DXP Enterprises, Inc. recently announced net income of $4,584,000 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010, with diluted earnings per share of $0.31 compared to net income of $2,166,000 and diluted earnings per share of $0.15 for the second quarter of 2009. Sales increased $22.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of economic activity has slowed or held steady in parts of the country, revealing a choppy path back to health. A new survey released by the Federal Reserve Wednesday found the U.S. economy growing this summer, even as risks mount. Of the 12 regions tracked by the Fed, the survey said that growth held steady in Cleveland and Kansas City, but slowed in Atlanta and Chicago.
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling 412,000 passenger cars, mostly the Avalon model, in the U.S., and another 16,420 vehicles in Japan for steering problems, the automaker said Thursday. The 373,000 Avalons being recalled in the U.S. range from the 2000 model year through to 2004 and have improper casting of the steering lock bar — a component for the steering system — causing cracks to develop on the surface.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boeing's second-quarter profit fell 21 percent, and it said layoffs are likely in its defense business because of expected government spending cuts and bargain-hunting. Profits and revenue fell in both Boeing's airplane and defense businesses. The commercial airplane downturn seems to be ending, with orders up sharply from last year and U.
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Editorial by Rafi Mohammed, Author, The 1% Windfall Pricing is one of the most powerful – yet underutilized – strategies available to businesses. A McKinsey & Company study of the Global 1200 found that if companies increased prices by just 1%, and demand remained constant, on average operating profits would increase by 11%.
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a still-stagnant job market. The report raised concerns about the economic recovery and the back-to-school shopping season. The Conference Board, a private research group, said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index slipped to 50.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell broadly in June as the fragile recovery continued to slow. Demand for durable goods dropped 1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted $190.5 billion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. It was the second straight monthly decline and the largest drop since August 2009.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt electric car will cost $41,000 when it goes on sale in November. While the price is about $8,000 more than its closest rival, the Nissan Leaf, GM said it will offer a $350-per-month lease deal that's essentially equal to the Leaf's.
E Instruments (Langhorne, PA) offers the new, updated BTU 1100 portable combustion analyzer. Now available are field-replaceable sensors for easy diagnostics, and replacements to cut out down time and costly repair charges. Some of the product’s other features include: A built-in, non-thermal printer A CO sensor Built in manometer and thermometer A 9’ dual hose A 12” probe Check out www.
Morse (Canton, OH) recently added the M-Factor CH and the M-Factor GP blades to its line of carbide-tipped band saw product line. The CH is engineered for optimal cutting performance on case-hardened materials, while the GP design tackles cutting of carbon and stainless steels.
IPG (Bradenton, FL) recently unveiled the Genesys® OXO-biodegradable high performance machine film. Genesys is a light gauge cast film available in 50, 63, or 75-gauge thickness and is designed for use on automated stretch wrapping equipment. According to the company, the film biodegrades much more quickly than standard stretch films when exposed to oxygen and sunlight.
Milwaukee Electric Tool (Milwaukee, WI) introduces new carbide grit and recessed light hole saws for cutting a wide variety of abrasive materials. Available in 3/4” through 2-1/2”, the carbide grit saws feature a segmented edge and wide, offset slots. Furthermore, the recessed light hole saws offer continual carbide grit edge that leaves a clean finish, while an open back design helps with accurate hole placement and easy plug removal.
Myron Brilliant, senior vice president for International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses the current state of the Chinese economy and whether the country is now open for global business. How will this affect the United States? Brilliant provides some answers, but also admits that there's a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Chinese economy.