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How Long Would It Take To Run Off Your Thanksgiving Meal?

November 25, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Comments

Turkey day is here, and with it comes the big meal. This infographic by sports apparel company Mizuno shows how much running it would take to burn off traditional Thanksgiving foods, and the entire meal.

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Jack Keough: Air Liquide Sees Huge Potential With Airgas Purchase

November 20, 2015 10:14 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

Jack Keough discusses the finer details and outcomes of Air Liquide's $13.4 purchase of Airgas, which includes Airgas chairman Peter McCausland receiving $962 million in the deal.


Takeaways From STAFDA 2015's General Session

November 20, 2015 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

Not able to attend the recent STAFDA 2015 Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix? Get caught up with this review of the event's general session. Or if you did attend, take a look back on this year's top themes at the show.


What Wowed ABC's "Sharks" At STAFDA 2015?

November 16, 2015 4:45 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

STAFDA 2015 keynote speakers Lori Greiner, Daymond John, and Kevin O'Leary – from ABC's hit show Shark Tank – loved SureCan USA's innovative gas can, and also were high on Vestil's hitch-mounted truck crane while reviewing products on stage.


The Don’ts Of Attending A Trade Show

November 16, 2015 9:23 am | by Michael Quinn, Cutwater Solutions

Industry trade shows & conventions are a great way to network with peers, establish new connections, and learn about the market. Here's what you shouldn't do at such events.


Jack Keough: TimkenSteel To Cut 8 Percent Of Salaried/Management Staff

November 16, 2015 9:22 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses the Ohio-based steel maker's news that it will begin a second round of job cuts aimed to save $50 million.


ID's Top 5 Of The Week

November 13, 2015 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

After two straight weeks headed by gloomy industrial market outlooks and companies reporting quarterly sales and profit declines, this week offers a different feel led by content from our November/December print issue.


ID's Top 5 Of The Week

November 5, 2015 3:55 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

In an industrial market that's grown quite difficult this year, distributors would be wise to seek best practice advice from good sources. ID was full of such advice columns this week, aimed to help businesses navigate these difficult times.


Industrial Distributors Continuously Adapting To Demands

November 5, 2015 10:38 am | by Paul Haber, NetPlus Alliance Consultant

A number of distribution specialty houses are being asked to stock items unrelated to their core products. NetPlus Alliance consultant Paul Haber shares how this is a familiar issue.


Jack Keough: The Saga Of The $70,000 A Year Salary

November 3, 2015 12:06 pm | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

Jack Keough examines what happened when a company enacted a $70,000 salary across its company, regardless of position. Is it a good way to run a business?


November/December Editorial: Another Year, Another Mixed Bag

November 3, 2015 12:01 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

With industrial market challenges tougher than they've been in years, distributors and manufacturers are at a crossroads. It seems there is no better time than now to reinforce your value proposition to your customer base.


ID's Top 5 Of The Week

October 30, 2015 9:50 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

This week's Top 5 doesn't exactly have a cheery tone. With many large MRO distributors posting flat or declining sales and profits in their quarterly financial reports these last few weeks, it's led to a dreary atmosphere across the market.


Halloween Is Here, Leaves Are Falling, And Boo — So Is Business

October 30, 2015 9:15 am | by Chuck Kitchen, Principal of Business Betterments

Like autumn leaves, sales and profits are down across the industry. Here, Chuck Kitchen provides suggestions and questions you should address to minimize the risks and improve your position.


A Gloomy October In Industrial Distribution

October 29, 2015 9:00 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

This past month of news on Industrial Distribution has been dark, as sales and profits are flat or down at many companies publicly reporting their quarterly financials. Worse yet, market conditions aren't expected to improve anytime soon.


ID's Top 5 Of The Week

October 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

This week was filled with large distributors and industrial manufacturers reporting their most recent quarterly financials, with a common theme of sales and profit declines due to currency headwinds and the volatile oil & gas market.


Jack Keough: Motion Industries Joins Fellow Large Distributors In Lowering Outlook

October 23, 2015 9:00 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

ID Contributing Editor Jack Keough examines Motion Industries' recent Q3 earnings report and conference call, in which the company followed suit of many of ID's Big 50 List companies in lowering its outlook for the remainder of the year.


Why is Supplier Diversity Important?

October 21, 2015 9:14 am | by Shannon Filippelli, Marketing Director, IBC

Industrial Buyers Consortium shares why OEMs care about supplier diversity, and its benefits for distributors.


Print Advertising In A Digital World: Yes, It Still Has A Place

October 20, 2015 9:25 am | by Linda Thurman, Director of marketing & communications, NAED

While cash from print advertising is on the decline, it's not dead. Circulations being down mean readership is left with only the most engaged – a marketer's dream.


Jack Keough: Fastenal Weathering The Industrial Environment Recession

October 19, 2015 9:32 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

Jack Keough examines Fastenal's Q3 financial report and conference call, in which new CEO Dan Florness commented on the overall state of the industrial distribution market.


ID's Top 5 Of The Week

October 16, 2015 10:38 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

​More big news out of Fastenal dominated the past seven days on Industrial Distribution, as the company announced its third CEO change in 11 months on Tuesday, along with a flat Q3 earnings report.


Women In Industrial Distribution

October 9, 2015 9:52 am | by Jennifer Murphy, President, NetPlus Alliance

NetPlus president Jennifer Murphy gives her take on women's role in a male-dominated industry, the need to educate young people about industrial distribution, and her hopes for its future.



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