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Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 Video Countdown

August 27, 2015 | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Mike Hockett, Managing Editor, and Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Videos | Comments

Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 Countdown of the biggest industrial suppliers by revenue is now available to view. Watch as ID editors Anna Wells, Mike Hockett, and Jack Keough take you from No. 50 to No. 1.

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It's Almost Here – Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 List

August 25, 2015 10:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos

Industrial Distribution's landmark countdown – The Big 50 – is about to unveil. On Thursday, see our video countdown of the 2015 list of the 50 largest industrial distributors by revenue, presented by ID editors Anna Wells, Mike Hockett, and Jack Keough.

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Anixter's Distribution Capabilities

August 24, 2015 9:10 am | by Anixter | Videos

See the distribution capabilities of Anixter International – No. 6 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List – by taking a video tour of its flagship warehouse in Alsip, IL.

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Industry Insider: Acquity On The Impact Of The E-Marketplace, Pt. 3

August 21, 2015 11:16 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Videos

In the conclusion of our discussion, Bob Barr of Acquity Group provides some tips for distributors who are moving their businesses online.

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Video Market Report 15: A New WinWholesale CEO, Fastenal Hits 50K Vending Units, Airgas' Outlook, And HD Supply Waterworks Pays $4.9M

August 20, 2015 9:36 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos

In this week's ID Video Market Report, we cover an announced CEO transition at WinWholesale, Fastenal installing its 50,000th FAST vending machine, Jack Keough's recent take on Airgas, and HD Supply Waterworks paying $4.9 million to settle a fraud case.

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Video Profile: Collins Pipe & Supply

August 18, 2015 9:53 am | by Collins Pipe & Supply | Videos

See the headquarters facility of East Windsor, CT-based Collins Pipe & Supply – a PFV and engineered specialties distributor serving the U.S. northeast – and hear about the company from its executives.

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A Video Overview Of DistributionNOW

August 17, 2015 9:25 am | by DistributionNOW | Videos

Get briefed from DistributionNOW executives on the capabilities of the company, its history, and its role after the 2014 completed spinoff from National Oilwell Varco.

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See The Capabilities Of Motion Industries' Distribution Centers

August 13, 2015 9:36 am | by Motion Industries | Videos

See Motion Industries' logistical network of distribution centers, as well as its vast inventory of value-added services provided to its customers and branches.

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Video Market Report 14: A Call For Resignations At Airgas, Stellar Industrial Expands, And Sandvik Ousts Its CEO

August 13, 2015 9:24 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos

In Industrial Distribution's Video Market Report this week, we cover a call for director resignations at Airgas by shareholder group Teamsters, another acquisition for Tacoma, WA-based Stellar Industrial, Sandvik firing its CEO and we touch on 3D printing.

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Oil Futures Signal Weak Prices Could Last Years

August 12, 2015 10:46 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Congress may lift a ban on oil exports in September which could impact the economy and global oil market as oil futures continue to look bleak. WSJ’s Nicole Friedman joins Lunch Break.

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Industry Insider: Acquity On The Impact Of The E-Marketplace, Pt. 2

August 12, 2015 9:32 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Videos

In the follow-up segment to last week's discussion, Bob Barr of Acquity Group reviews the three dimensions e-marketplaces bring to industrial distribution online, outlining key questions businesses should ask themselves about their own value proposition.

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Video Market Report 13: Grainger Expands Abroad, MRC Global Cuts Jobs, And Acquisitions For Applied, DNOW

August 6, 2015 8:25 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos

In this week's VMR, we discuss Grainger's $482 million acquisition of U.K.-based Cromwell, MRC Global cutting another 180 employees, as well as acquisitions for fellow distributors DistributionNOW, Applied Industrial, and bearings manufacturer Timken.

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Will Amazon Robots Destroy American Retail?

August 5, 2015 3:36 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

"Humans Need Not Apply" author Jerry Kaplan discusses the future for humanity in a world filled with robots.

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Industry Insider: Acquity Comments On The Impact Of The E-Marketplace

August 5, 2015 8:34 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Videos

Bob Barr of Acquity Group reviews the three dimensions e-marketplaces bring to industrial distribution online, outlining key questions businesses should ask themselves about their own value proposition.

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A Video Trip Through Fastenal History

August 4, 2015 9:15 am | by Fastenal Fastenal Videos

Fastenal – No. 12 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List – takes you on a journey of key events and milestones in company history starting with its IPO in 1987.

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Take A Look Inside HD Supply’s Distribution Centers

August 3, 2015 8:20 am | by HD Supply | Videos

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the facilities and members of HD Supply, which has more than 6.9 million square feet of space in its distribution centers.

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Video Market Report 12: Interline Brands Bought, Airgas & Stellar Industrial Acquisitions, And Grainger's Profit Jumps

July 30, 2015 9:42 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos

This week's VMR covers Home Depot's $1.63 billion purchase of Interline Brands, the latest acquisitions for Airgas and Stellar Industrial, Grainger's latest quarterly earnings, and a study that says warehouse pickers think their job "makes the world a worse place."

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Industry Insider: What Amazon Business Means For Industrial Distributors, Pt. 2

July 29, 2015 8:25 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos

ID chats with contributing editor Jack Keough on how distributors' practices will be affected by Amazon Business, and we discuss the results of Acquity Group's recent study on the changing behavior of B2B customers.

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Video Market Report 11: Oberton Rejoins Fastenal, Grainger Gets Cyberattacked, And Several Big 50 Acquisitions

July 23, 2015 8:22 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos

In our latest VMR, we discuss Grainger's June cyberattack, Fastenal's latest quarterly earnings and Will Oberton's return to the role of CEO, acquisitions for three Big 50 companies, and examine 3D printing's potential in the market.

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Industry Insider: What Amazon Business Means For Industrial Distributors, Pt. 1

July 22, 2015 8:02 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos

ID editors Anna Wells and Mike Hockett discuss the impact of newfound Amazon Business on industrial distributors, with insights from executives Prentis Wilson and Petra Schindler-Carter.

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Graybar CEO: Distribution Offers Great Opportunities

June 15, 2015 9:32 am | by NAED | Videos

Graybar CEO Kathy Mazzarella talks about receiving the 2015 NAED Women in Industry Trailblazer Award, the challenge facing distribution as a B2B business, and the numerous job opportunities in the industry.

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