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Interline Brands Posts Q4 & Full Year Sales Gains, Profit Losses

February 26, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

Interline's sales increased across all segments both quarterly and yearly, but increased SG&A costs related to expansion initiatives and litigation charges hurt its bottom line.

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FedEx Plans Massive Distribution Center For NE Pennslyvania

February 27, 2015 9:35 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The new DC would be more than triple the size of FedEx Ground's existing location in Pittston.


Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Up 2.8 Percent In January

February 26, 2015 1:41 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer

The rebound is a key indicator that business investment plans showed an increase.


Ace Hardware 2014 Sales, Profit Soar

February 25, 2015 3:21 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The company's fourth quarter profit fell year-over-year, but a net increase of 80 stores helped boost sales and profit throughout the year.


TriMas Has Record Q4 Sales

February 25, 2015 2:55 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The company nearly hit double-digit percent sales growth year-over-year, which included a 35 percent increase in engineered components.


Atlas Copco To Acquire German Calibration Specialist

February 25, 2015 1:55 pm

The acquired company will become part of the service division in Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area.


How Did West Coast Ports Get So Jammed? And What Comes Next?

February 25, 2015 1:06 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

With the contract impasse resolved, here are some questions and answers about the what's needed to clear up the ports' massive backlog, and the next steps for the labor deal.


F.W. Webb Now Authorized Distributor Of Opto 22 Automation Hardware/Software

February 25, 2015 10:23 am | by F.W. Webb

The Process Controls Division of F.W. Webb is expanding its distribution territory for the Opto 22 product line into each New England state, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.


Myers Industries Reports Higher Sales, Profit Losses

February 25, 2015 10:06 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The acquisition of Scepter boosted Q4 and full year 2014 sales, while weaker demand in the company's material handling segment hurt profits.


Demand For Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment To Pass $33B Through 2019

February 25, 2015 9:44 am | by ReportBuyer

Increasing electricity generation by independent power producers and nonutility generators will require heavy investment by firms to protect sensitive industrial machinery, and connect new facilities to the grid.


nexAir Acquires Welders Supply & Equipment

February 25, 2015 9:12 am

The acquisition expands nexAir’s Alabama footprint to further its reach into central and south Alabama, and grants new customers access to the company’s industry expertise.


IWDC Welcomes New Hardgoods Product Manager

February 24, 2015 4:42 pm | by Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative

In this role, Sean Norton will be responsible for driving profitable growth of key programs, vendor partner brands, and Weldmark brand.


Home Depot Boosts Q4 Sales, Warns On Dollar

February 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

A gain on the sale of a portion of the company’s ownership in HD Supply helped boost Home Depot's sales and profit for Q4 and fiscal 2014, while 2015 currency exchange rates could hamper gains in 2015.


Kaman's Distribution Q4 Sales, Profit Jump

February 23, 2015 5:31 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Kaman's distribution segment had year-over-year double-digit growth both quarterly and for the full year.


Ports Increasingly Bustling Again After Tentative Labor Deal

February 23, 2015 11:51 am | by Associated Press

More than 1,000 dockworker assignments were filled Sunday at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, more than double the number of recent Sundays. More than 2,000 were expected to be filled on Monday.


DistributionNOW Posts Q4, Full Year Sales And Profit Losses

February 23, 2015 10:39 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

A large increase in administrative expenses hampered Q4 profit, while Q4 and full year sales and profit also had considerable drops.


U.S. Gas Prices Jump 13 Cents A Gallon, 26 Cents In Last Month

February 22, 2015 10:13 pm | by Associated Press

The rise follows months of crashing prices and is still $1.08 per gallon less than a year ago. 


With Deal, West Coast Seaports Tackle Huge Cargo Backlog

February 22, 2015 10:00 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

The volume of cargo that West Coast dockworkers and their employers must clear, now that they've reached a tentative contract agreement Friday evening, is staggering. Put in a line, the containers would stretch 579 miles.


Tentative Contract Reached In West Coasts Ports Dispute

February 22, 2015 9:47 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

The five-year deal, reached Friday evening, likely ends a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.


KJ Electric Opens New Distribution & Repair Facility In Albany, NY

February 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by KJ Electric

The newly expanded facility includes both a repair and distribution center, doubling KJ's size.


Gibraltar Industries Reports Q4, 2014 Sales Gains

February 20, 2015 3:34 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Gibraltar's fourth quarter and 2014 increased sales, though the company took a sizeable profit loss in both segments.



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