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Wolseley's Utility Acquisitions Cleared

August 28, 2014 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

The Competition & Markets Authority has approved Wolseley UK's purchase of Fusion Provida UK and Utility Power Systems.                                     

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2013 Big 50 List

September 1, 2014 2:46 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.


Airgas Opens New Location In North Dakota

August 28, 2014 5:21 pm | by Airgas

Airgas announced that it has recently opened a new location in Dickinson, North Dakota, significantly enhancing its local product and service capabilities for customers in the Bakken shale oil region.               


10 Things To Know About 'Corporate Inversions'

August 28, 2014 3:16 pm | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press

On the heels of news that Burger King is planning to move its headquarters to Canada for lower taxes, here's what you need to know about the practice of corporate inversion.                      


Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Slip To 298K

August 28, 2014 10:21 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The low level signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.                                             


U.S. Economy Grew At Brisk Rate In Q2

August 28, 2014 10:00 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half.                                       


PTDA Welcomes 7 New Members

August 28, 2014 9:12 am | by PTDA

The Power Transmission Distributors Association recently welcomed seven new member companies.                                             


Construction Employment Increases In 223 Metro Areas

August 27, 2014 3:06 pm | by Associated General Contractors of America

The Dallas-Plano-Irving and Lake Charles, La. metros top the construction growth List; Steubenville-Weirton, Ohio-W.V. have the biggest declines.                              


Summit Electric Starts Gonzales Construction

August 27, 2014 9:56 am | by Associated Press

Summit Electric Supply's new facility in Gonzales, La. will have nearly twice the capacity of its current location there.                                     


Avnet Nominates Modjtabai To Board Of Directors

August 27, 2014 9:44 am | by Avnet

Avnet, Inc. announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has nominated Avid Modjtabai to stand for election at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for Nov. 6.                   


MAPI: Industrial Sector To Be Fully Recovered By End Of 2014

August 27, 2014 9:19 am | by MAPI

Manufacturing production expected to increase 3.4 percent in 2014 and 4 percent in 2015; Projections for GDP growth of 2.2 percent in 2014 and 3 percent in 2015.                        


B4B Alliance Announce Addition Of Ohio Logistics

August 27, 2014 9:11 am | by B4B Alliance

The B4B Alliance will integrate Ohio Logistics’ Louisville operation into one of their existing facilities and focus expanding the service portfolio available to Ohio Logistics’ clients.                   


BinderUSA And Northwire Form Strategic Partnership

August 27, 2014 9:02 am | by Binder-USA

BinderUSA has formed a strategic partnership with Northwire, Inc. to enhance the potential for both companies to better service their key markets.                             


Applied Creates Free Mobile App

August 26, 2014 2:31 pm | by Applied Industrial Technologies

The app is optimized for viewing on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android platforms, and includes quick links to the company’s website for easy ordering.                           


TOTO Allies With Blackman Plumbing Supply

August 26, 2014 12:04 pm | by TOTO

TOTO announced Tuesday that the company is increasing its market reach in the Northeast region of the United States by entering into a distribution agreement with Blackman Plumbing Supply.                 


U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surge To Record High

August 26, 2014 10:43 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Orders for durable goods rose 22.6 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the largest one-month gain on record.                                     


Sonoco To Acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group

August 26, 2014 10:02 am | by Sonoco

The transaction will create a global leader in rigid paper packaging.                                                   


Bunzl Expands In The United Kingdom

August 26, 2014 9:49 am | by Bunzl plc

Bunzl plc announced Tuesday that it has made four further acquisitions in the U.K. with aggregate annualized revenue of £34.8 million.                                 


Sage Survey: Majority Of Industries Do Not Budget For Mobile Technology

August 26, 2014 9:43 am | by Sage North America

The survey found that 74 percent of manufacturers and distributors are not setting a budget for mobile technology.                                       


Government Warns Retailers About Hacking Software

August 26, 2014 9:14 am | by Alicia A. Caldwell & Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press

The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as "Backoff," discovered last October.                                


United Stationers Names New COO

August 26, 2014 9:10 am | by United Stationers Inc.

Paul Barrett, United Stationers' president of janitorial and sanitation, and national and strategic accounts, was named COO Monday.                                  



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