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Rexel Donates $25K To NAED's Education & Research Foundation

May 28, 2015 10:18 am | by NAED

The gift from Rexel comes as the annual campaign for the NAED Foundation closes at the end of June.


SRS Distribution To Acquire Advanced Building Products

May 27, 2015 4:02 pm | by SRS Distribution

The addition of the building products distributor will give SRS 149 total locations in 38 states.


Report Calls For Public Investment In 3D Printing

May 27, 2015 3:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Analysis by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Foundation said 3D printing is already beginning to shorten supply chains in a number of industrial sectors, and improve both cost and efficiency.


RBC Bearings Sales Down In Q4, But Up 6 Percent In Fiscal 2015

May 27, 2015 1:30 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

A narrow increase in industrial sales for RBC was offset by declines in aerospace and defense sales.


Kuriyama Expands To Spain, Argentina With Tipsa Acquisition

May 27, 2015 1:07 pm | by Kuriyama

The key product lines for Tipsa Group are the manufacturing and marketing of specialty rubber blended layflat products designed for mining, agricultural, irrigation, industrial, fire-fighting, and certain sectors in the oil and gas market.


Amazon Hires 6K Full-Time Workers For Distribution Centers

May 27, 2015 9:09 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer

The hiring push will help aid Amazon's Prime program offering of free two-day delivery, as well as one-hour delivery in select cities.


BDI Opens New Branch In Tulsa, OK

May 26, 2015 2:55 pm

The new facility is the company's first in Oklahoma, and gives BDI 208 locations worldwide.


Report: Growing Manufacturing Trade Deficit Equated To 230,000 Lost Jobs

May 26, 2015 1:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

By contrast, the study by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Foundation found a 24 percent increase in China's high-tech manufacturing trade surplus.


Why Many Experts Missed This: Cheap Oil Can Hurt U.S. Economy

May 26, 2015 1:13 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Despite their savings at the gas pump, consumers have slowed rather than increased their spending.


Orders For Durable Goods Drop In April

May 26, 2015 1:08 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that this key sector is starting to revive.


Infor Delivers Major Enhancement To Configure Price Quote

May 26, 2015 12:31 pm | by Infor

The enhancements include a customizable user experience to increase revenues, improve quote to order close rates, and accelerate brand loyalty.


West Coast Port Contract Ratified As Retailers Urge Change

May 26, 2015 10:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A five-year labor deal was ratified Friday, covering dockworkers at 29 West Coast Ports through July 1, 2019.


Ace Hardware Reports Record Q1 Sales, Profit

May 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The earnings report was a second straight year of record first quarter revenues and profit for the hardware retailer, which increased its total store count by 32 since Q1 2014.


NAW Releases Book For Distributors On Driving Profitable Growth

May 22, 2015 12:58 pm | by NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence

The book is the first research study in wholesale distribution to examine both public and private firms and uncover a roadmap that addresses the three dimensions – generating, managing, and sustaining – of profitable growth.


NAED Names 2015-2016 Board Of Directors

May 22, 2015 12:46 pm | by NAED

The group is led by Board Chair Glenn Goedecke, executive vice president of Mayer Electric Supply.


U.S. Manufactures Deficit Rises Sharply In Q1

May 22, 2015 11:02 am | by MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Following a 14 percent trade deficit increase in Q4 2014, MAPI analysis shows that 2015's Q1 deficit surge more than doubled year-over-year.


Kiva Systems Rebrands As Amazon Robotics

May 22, 2015 9:26 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The news correlates to a recent Amazon job posting for a Head of Robotics to lead a "new robotic platform."


Master Workholding And Forkardt Join Sales Forces

May 21, 2015 4:38 pm | by Master Workholding

The representation by Forkardt will expand sales and distribution and provide marketing support for Master Workholding.


TPC Wire & Cable Sold To Audax Group

May 21, 2015 2:53 pm | by TCP Wire & Cable

Audax says it aims to continue growing TPC organically through add-on acquisitions.


ExxonMobil Announces Substantial Oil Discovery

May 21, 2015 1:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The well lies about 120 miles from the South American coast and under 5,719 feet of water.



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