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MSC Industrial To Open New DC In Ohio

September 22, 2014 | by Industrial Distribution Staff | Comments

The facility is set to open Sept. 30 and will employ 100 workers, with MSC planning to increase that number to 300 over the next four years.                               

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Bunzl Kansas City Relocates To New, Larger Distribution Center

September 23, 2014 12:10 pm | by Bunzl

The 157,000-square-foot facility is more than 40,000 square feet larger than the branch’s former location.                                         


Eaton Helps Improve Lighting Efficiency, Performance At Denver Airport

September 23, 2014 11:16 am | by Eaton

Eaton's LED parking garage solutions aim to save the Denver International Airport $6.5 Million over 20 years.                                         


Chicago Fed National Activity Index Slows In August

September 23, 2014 9:55 am | by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index decreased from July, and two of the four categories made negative contributions to the index in August.                      


U-Vend Becomes Exclusive FastCorp Vending Distributor In Canada

September 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by U-Vend, Inc.

U-Vend will utilize FastCorp’s self-serve kiosks for all of their corporate location requirements and will represent and market FastCorp machines.                             


TriMas Acquires Allfast Fastening Systems

September 22, 2014 9:44 am | by TriMas

The combined product sets of Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Mac Fasteners, and Allfast uniquely position TriMas to benefit from platform-wide supply opportunities.                         


August Construction Falls 9 Percent

September 22, 2014 9:30 am | by McGraw-Hill

The decline followed July's elevated volume, the strongest so far in 2014, and brought activity back to the average pace reported during the first seven months of this year.                   


ISA Members See Market Expansion

September 19, 2014 10:09 am | by Industrial Supply Association

However, the Manufacturer and Distributor Indexes moved in opposite directions for the fourth straight month.                                         


Home Depot Breach Affected 56 Million Debit, Credit Cards

September 19, 2014 9:40 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer

The size of the theft at Home Depot trails only that of TJX Companies' heist of 90 million records disclosed in 2007.                                      


4 Suppliers Merge To Launch

September 19, 2014 9:18 am | by

The recent launch merges four favored suppliers into a single online resource complete with the company’s noteworthy personal support and expertise.                             


Rexel Undergoes Reorganization In Europe

September 19, 2014 9:10 am | by Rexel

Rexel's new structure in Europe combines two of its three European zones in order to form a new Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe zone.                               


UID Rebrands As University Of Innovative Distribution

September 18, 2014 4:34 pm | by University of Innovative Distribution

The educational program changes its name, logo, and message to reflect its evolution in serving wholesale distribution.                                     


Alibaba's Plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, The World

September 18, 2014 3:54 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer

As Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba readies what could be the biggest initial public offering ever on the New York Stock Exchange, it is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the U.S.                 


Fed Keeps Rates Low, But Brace For The Inevitable

September 18, 2014 3:43 pm | by Paul Wiseman & Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers

In coming months, as the prospect of higher rates nears, traders might once again dump stocks and bonds and send prices tumbling.                                   


Ace Hardware To Offer In-Store Pickup Through eBay Partnership

September 18, 2014 10:04 am | by eBay Enterprise

Ace selected eBay Enterprise to enhance its omnichannel capabilities as the company ramps up its efforts to stay competitive, drive sales, and generate new customer acquisition efforts.                   


More Than Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency In 2015

September 18, 2014 9:55 am | by Schneider Electric

Byproducts of increased efficiency, including cost reductions, and optimized business processes, were reported as benefits.                                     


U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged In August

September 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press

Economists had expected that the producer price index had risen 0.1 percent in August from the previous month.                                        


MAPI Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook: Broad-Based Growth

September 18, 2014 9:43 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

The MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 3.4 percent in 2014, 4.0 percent in 2015, and 3.6 percent in 2016.                                  


HD Supply Opens Houston Distribution Center

September 18, 2014 9:28 am | by HD Supply

The facility will employ more than 100 associates when fully staffed, bringing new job opportunities to the Houston area.                                   


BlackHawk Industrial Acquires Certain Assets Of Marshall Tool

September 17, 2014 11:40 am | by BlackHawk Industrial

BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of the Marshall Tool — Salt Lake City, Utah operation.          


Infor Aligns With MercuryGate

September 17, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press

Infor, provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, has announced a reseller agreement with MercuryGate International to bolster transportation management within the existing supply chain portfolio.   



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