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Lowe's Brings Pro Customers On-Demand Delivery Service

July 30, 2014 | by PRNewswire | Comments

As Lowe's continues to invest in capabilities to better serve professional customers, the company has launched ProExpress, an on-demand delivery service to get pros the emergency and last minute supplies they need.      

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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.

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Eastman Chemical Names Airgas Global Supplier of Excellence

July 31, 2014 11:26 am

Airgas was selected from Eastman’s more than 6,500 global suppliers to receive the recognition for consistently delivering high quality products and services.               

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Ethical Practices Take Back Seat to Price, Say Purchasers

July 31, 2014 11:09 am | by Business Wire

While 80 percent of consumers believe it's important for companies to behave ethically, their three most important attributes when shopping are price, value, and quality.             

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Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

July 31, 2014 10:51 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

The study found that 35.1 percent of people with credit records had been reported to collections for debt that averaged $5,178, based on September 2013 records.               

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Kaman Appoints Former Gates Exec to SVP, GM - Fluid Power

July 31, 2014 10:41 am

New SVP and GM Tribby Warfield is actively involved in numerous industry associations such as the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), where she serves as Foundation Board Trustee.         

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Rexel Cuts Profit Margin Forecasts

July 31, 2014 9:44 am

Rexel has cut its profit margin forecast for this year to reflect a poor first half performance and account for a sharp increase in costs.                   

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Sanctions Likely to Damage Russia if not Lifted Quickly

July 30, 2014 3:04 pm | by Laura Mills & Juergen Baetz, Associated Press

Russia's foreign ministry complained vocally about the sanctions, criticizing the U.S. for "advancing baseless claims" about its role in Ukraine in a "pretentious, prosecutorial manner."           

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Unipex Group Announces Acquisition of Ferguson Chemical Innovation

July 30, 2014 2:43 pm

With the acquisition of Ferguson Chemical Innovation, Unipex Solutions Canada strengthens its industrial portfolio and gains access to new markets and customers.               

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ITW Reports 2Q Results

July 30, 2014 2:26 pm

CEO Scott Santi called the business "well positioned for long-term growth," partly due to the recent divestiture of its industrial packaging segment.                          

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AP: A More Vigorous U.S. Economy Appears to be Emerging

July 30, 2014 2:04 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Some economists think growing strength in the job market and the economy will prod the Fed to move faster to raise rates to make sure inflation doesn't get out of hand.             

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Altra Industrial Motion Acquires Guardian Industries

July 30, 2014 1:33 pm

Based in Michigan City, IN, Guardian manufactures a wide range of products including shaft couplings, motion control couplings, flywheel couplings, hydraulic pump drives, compressor drives and PTO shafts and bearing supports.    

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Amazon to Invest $2B in India Division

July 30, 2014 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees: Flipkart.                 

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Spectrum Brands Holdings Reports Fiscal 2014 Q3 Results

July 30, 2014 10:41 am | by Business Wire

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a global and diversified consumer products company with market-leading brands including Rayovac, has reported record fiscal 2014 third quarter results.           

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Hayes UK Acquires Arctic Products

July 30, 2014 10:25 am

Hayes UK, a supplier of specialist safety, testing and servicing products to the plumbing and heating industry, has acquired Leeds-based Arctic Products, in a deal that will create the leading player in the British market.     

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A.H. Harris Announces New CEO

July 30, 2014 10:10 am | by A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc.

Bob Parsons, chairman of the construction products distributor A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc., has announced the promotion of Kimberly Corwin, current president and chief operating officer, to president and chief executive officer.    

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Clinton Impeachment Shadows GOP Lawsuit

July 29, 2014 10:44 am | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent

Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP leadership want no part of such talk now, although conservatives increasingly clamor for it.        

National Oilwell Varco Announces Second Quarter Earnings

July 29, 2014 10:34 am | by National Oilwell Varco

National Oilwell Varco has released historical financials recast with its four new reporting segments: Rig Systems, Rig Aftermarket, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion and Production Solutions.         

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Amazon Now Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press

Amazon's 3D product store will offer more than 200 print on-demand products that can be customized by material, size, styles and color variations.                  

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Stamp-Rite Steel Stamps Division Acquired By Durable Mecco

July 29, 2014 10:12 am

Durable Mecco, a leading manufacturer of industrial marking equipment, announces the acquisition of the steel stamp division of Stamp-Rite Supersine Inc.                

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Quality Products Inc. Announces Acquisition

July 29, 2014 10:12 am

Quality Products, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of aircraft ground support equipment, hydraulic press machine tools, press brakes, hydraulic presses and shears, has announced the acquisition of Fenn, LLC.       

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