In an effort to provide a glimpse of the ISA show floor to those who are unable to attend, we’ll be offering a daily show wrap-up video, deploying to our audience via email Monday and Tuesday mornings. In these short videos, Jack Keough, Abbie Kriebs, and myself will highlight the day’s events, including distributor insights, new product information, company announcements and other related updates – straight from the ISA show floor.
Sheppard Supply customers can now take advantage of IBT’s 8,300 sq. ft. Springfield facility, located at 1358 E. Chestnut Expressway in Springfield, Missouri. IBT offers more than 1 million industrial products from 3,000 vendors—as well as engineering and inventory management services—to companies across the U.S. in manufacturing, food processing, packaging, bottling, aggregate, and power generation.
Scotland-based Dominion Technology Gases Investment Limited is a leading global supplier of diving, welding, industrial, laboratory and calibration gases and associated equipment to the offshore oil and gas industry. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
IDC-USA, a cooperative owned by independent distributors serving the MRO and power transmission industries across the United States, has recently added 13 new authorized locations. From California to North Carolina and everywhere in between, IDC Distributors provide unparalleled service and expertise to their customers in areas including construction, material handling, food and beverage, farming and agriculture, mining, and more.
The Minit Charger is a battery fast-charging technology that is designed for on-road electric vehicles, automated guided vehicles, and material handling applications. Minit Chargers can provide a safe charge for an electric lift truck in approximately 15 minutes. The benefit of the system is that electric industrial lift trucks recharge quickly and when it is convenient for workers and their various shifts.
Available from Electro Static Technology, manufacturer of AEGIS shaft grounding rings, the book explains how to diagnose electrical bearing damage caused by variable frequency drives (VFDs), also known as inverters.
The enhanced technology allows one glove to dispense at a time, eliminating frustration and helping to reduce unnecessary waste.
Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $103.0 million, a decrease of 7.5% from $111.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The decrease in net sales was attributable to an 18.9% decline in industrial sales driven by slowing OEM activity in mining, semiconductor and military vehicles, partially offset by a 4.9% increase in aerospace.
Consumer confidence jumped in May to 76.2, the Conference Board, a private research group, said Tuesday. That was up from a reading of 69 in April and is the highest level of confidence since February 2008, two months after the Great Recession officially began.
Despite a troubled global economic environment, Sonepar increased its sales to €16.3 billion in 2012—10% higher than in 2011. The group has strengthened its position as a premier global distributor of electrical products and related services.
The new truck series features enhanced technologies such as a stronger and more durable powertrain, a drive axle with increased shock absorption for heavy loads, and a mast that is reinforced with ductile iron-casted cross members which resist mast rocking and lateral movement.
TENDO Platinum boasts improved brazing technology by using a unique brazing and hardening process all in the same cycle, allowing for the most rigid and durable tool clamping available, says the company.
Without a thoughtfully developed plan and its timely execution, we see many organizations whose growth is constrained by the distribution operations or whose reputations are tarnished through inconsistent or insufficient levels of customer service.
The existing 1185 Series reels, featuring 1 ½” ID models, are now available with an upgraded swivel to strengthen the reel capacity to up to 3,000 PSI usage.
The solution facilitates hands-free scanning for process steps such as inducting totes at the beginning of assignments, batch-picking, and product traceability, while retaining the ergonomic and performance benefits of a compact, purpose-built mobile device.
Simply put, value marketing is a strategy that allows any industrial distributor to break out of the commodity marketplace. It's a process of finding out what problems your market is having and then creating value (in the form of content) in the ideal channels that positions you not just as a vendor - but as an advisor.
For calendar year 2013, Chinese manufactured exports are on track to nearly double U.S. exports, with a surplus of more than $900 billion, compared with a U.S. deficit of $500 billion, as the trade gap between these global powers continues to expand, according to a report from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).
Over the past three years, WESCO has improved its energy efficiency, increased recycling, reduced waste generation, and reduced both greenhouse gas intensity and emissions. In 2012, WESCO surpassed its 2015 goals for greenhouse gas intensity, building energy consumption, and waste generation intensity.
Orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, rose 3.3 percent last month from March, the Commerce Department said Friday. That followed a 5.9 decline in March. A measure of business investment plans increased 1.2 percent. And the government revised the March figure to show a 0.9 percent gain, instead of a slight decrease.
The Wajax Industrial Components Bathurst, NB branch located at 2030 St. Peter Avenue will be moving into the Ace Hydraulic facility (acquired by Wajax Industrial Components) in Bathurst at 955 Riordon Drive. The telephone number of the former branch will remain active, but the Ace Hydraulic fax number will be used going forward.