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Year-To-Date Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value Skyrockets

October 23, 2014 | by PwC U.S. | Comments

Strong mega deal activity continues to drive value in 2014's third quarter past historic levels.                                            

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PolyFlex Products Merges With Age Empaques de Mexico

October 24, 2014 1:29 pm | by PolyFlex Products de Mexico

The new entity, PolyFlex Products de Mexico, is headquartered in Monterey, CA with 16 manufacturing and distribution centers in Mexico and the southwest U.S.                           

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Industrial Supply Makes $20K Donation To Utah Food Bank

October 24, 2014 1:16 pm | by Industrial Supply Co.

The donation represented the proceeds from Industrial Supply’s annual charity golf event, held on Aug. 13 at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah.                             

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Wurth Group Extends Partnership With Penske’s NASCAR Program

October 24, 2014 12:24 pm | by Wurth Racing

Under the terms of the new agreement, the industrial supplier giant will be a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion for three 2015 NSCS races.                           

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U.S. Industrial Vacancy Rate The Lowest In More Than A Decade

October 24, 2014 12:04 pm | by Cushman & Wakefield

Research shows significant space absorption, which coupled with historically low supply, is driving strong rent growth in most major industrial hubs.                             

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Procter & Gamble Spinning Off Duracell

October 24, 2014 11:53 am | by Michelle Chapman & Candice Choi, AP Business Writers

The world's largest consumer products maker, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has been trimming its product lineup to focus on its top performers.                             

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Chicago Fed National Index Shows Growth Picked Up In September

October 23, 2014 12:37 pm | by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

September’s data suggests that growth in national economic activity was somewhat above its historical trend.                                         

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USG Q3 Sales Up 5 Percent

October 23, 2014 12:29 pm | by USG Corporation

USG's third quarter adjusted net income improved by 175 percent from a year ago.                                             

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Wroe Appointed CEO Of Apex Tool Group

October 23, 2014 10:48 am | by Apex Tool Group

Wroe is the current Chariman of the Board, and previously served as CEO of Sensata Technologies.                                            

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3M Third Quarter Income Up 6 Percent

October 23, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press

The company's industrial unit revenue rose 3 percent, while its electronics and energy unit rose nearly 4 percent.                                       

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WESCO Sales, Profit Rise In Third Quarter

October 23, 2014 9:25 am | by WESCO International

Sales were up in all four of WESCO's end markets for the second consecutive quarter, while the company narrowed its full-year outlook.                               

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Airgas Second Quarter Sales Up 6 Percent

October 23, 2014 9:08 am | by Airgas

Since the beginning of its fiscal year, the company has acquired 12 businesses with aggregate annual sales of more than $43 million.                                 

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United Stationers Sales Up 6 Percent in Q3

October 22, 2014 5:14 pm | by United Stationers

Sales were boosted by the September acquisition of Liberty Bell Equipment, a wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies.                               

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General Cable CEO Receives Supplier Leadership Award From Affiliated Distributors

October 22, 2014 4:48 pm | by General Cable

CEO Greg Lampert accepted the Supplier of the Year for Leadership award at Affiliated Distributor's Spirit of Independence Awards Banquet earlier this month.                           

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Canadian IPG Company Wins Rayovac Industrial Distributor Award

October 22, 2014 4:21 pm | by Rayovac

Compared to last fiscal year, Canadian IPG's Q4 sales have increased by 469 percent, while its alkaline business has seen a 1,491 percent increase versus a year ago.                         

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Most Construction Firms Report Having Trouble Finding Qualified Workers

October 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by Associated General Contractors Of America

A nationwide survey finds 83 percent of firms have difficulty finding craft workers as many firms boost pay and benefits.                                     

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U.S. Consumer Prices Rose In September

October 22, 2014 3:34 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The modest inflationary pressures have allowed the central bank to keep interest rates at record lows to boost the economy.                                     

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Border States Electric Launches E-Commerce Website

October 22, 2014 1:18 pm | by Border States Electric

The website offers a catalog of more than 215,000 products and exists to improve the way BSE’s customers purchase supplies, manage their inventory, and conduct their work.                       

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Valin Corporation Is New Distributor Partner For Prozess Technologie's Reveal

October 22, 2014 1:11 pm | by Prozess Technologie

Valin will target potential customers in the petroleum, pharma, and semiconductor industries.                                             

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ABB Delivers Strong Order Growth In Q3

October 22, 2014 10:34 am | by ABB

Utility demand for power distribution solutions was steady in the quarter while investments in power transmission systems remained selective.                               

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B/E Aerospace Q3 Profit Up 26 Percent

October 22, 2014 10:26 am | by B/E Aerospace

The aerospace fastener provider's revenue also jumped 24 percent, matching its year-to-date revenue increase.                                         

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