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Wynright, KNAPP Reach Agreement For Semi-Automatic Picking, Storage Systems

September 30, 2014 | by Wynright | Comments

OSR Shuttle provides space-effective storage for different load carriers, efficient picking, error-free buffering and sequencing, and reliable replenishment of flow racks.                       

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Factory Boom Cranks Up Economy, Leads To Strongest Growth In 2 Years

September 30, 2014 3:49 pm | by aul Davidson, USA TODAY

A 12.6 percent surge in spending on non-residential structures — notably new and expanding factories — was a big reason for last week's upward revision of second-quarter economic growth.             

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Webco Industries Q4 Sales Up 6.6 Percent

September 30, 2014 1:58 pm | by Webco Industries

The company generated a net income of $0.4 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.8 million, or $7.28 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2013.                       

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Westfalia Technologies Introduces New Conveyor Standardizations

September 30, 2014 1:02 pm | by Westfalia

Westfalia’s conveyor solutions are manufactured to be maintenance-friendly, durable, reliable, and customizable as required by the customer’s application.                           

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Wolseley Profits Surge On Strength Of U.S. Operations

September 30, 2014 10:22 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff

U.S. operations account for more than half of Wolseley's sales, with the company benefitting from new residential construction markets and growth in market share.                       

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Magnus Mobility Systems Acquires Powers Industrial Group

September 30, 2014 9:43 am | by Magnus Mobility Systems

Magnus, a California-based caster and motion control product supplier, expands to Texas with the acquisition.                                         

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U.S. Consumer Spending Up 0.5 Percent In August

September 29, 2014 12:48 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

About half of the increase was driven by auto sales. It was the best result since spending also expanded 0.5 percent in June.                                   

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New Home Sales Top 500,000 In August, Highest Level Since 2008

September 29, 2014 10:05 am | by National Association of Home Builders

Regionally, new home sales rose 50 percent in the West, 29.2 percent in the Northeast and 7.8 percent in the South.                                       

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Report: U.S. Economy To Maintain Momentum Despite World Of Worries

September 29, 2014 10:01 am | by BMO Financial Group

A new report from BMO Economics notes that while the major economies of China, Japan and Europe are softening, the outlook for the U.S. economy remains on solid ground.                       

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MC Machinery Systems Names New Midwest Regional Manager

September 29, 2014 9:12 am | by MC Machinery Systems

Steve Brown is moving into the role and has more than six years of sales experience with the company.                                           

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Channellock Inc. Appoints New President And COO

September 26, 2014 9:53 am | by Channellock Inc.

Jon DeArment becomes the family's fifth generation to lead the company.                                                   

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Weak Demand, Plentiful Supply Drive Decline In Oil Prices

September 26, 2014 9:47 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

The return of Libyan oil production to the market, combined with the weakening outlook for global oil demand, has put downward pressure on prices.                             

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Shorehill Capital Acquires Majority Interest In Belt Power

September 25, 2014 4:04 pm | by Shorehill Capital

The acquisition gives Shorehill Capital a full-service distributor and fabricator of conveyor system components.                                       

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Anixter Connecticut DC Moves To New Location

September 25, 2014 12:15 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

The company's distribution center in Manchester, Connecticut has moved to a larger facility seven miles north in South Haven.                                   

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H.B. Fuller Q3 Revenue Up 2.4 Percent

September 25, 2014 10:02 am | by H.B. Fuller Company

An ongoing major European business integration project held the company back from achieving its third quarter revenue goals.                                    

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U.S. Durable Goods Fell Record Amount In August

September 25, 2014 9:24 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Manufacturing production has been a key source of strength for the economy this year, and economists are looking for this to continue.                                 

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36 States See Rise In Construction Employment

September 24, 2014 3:16 pm | by Associated General Contractors of America

Association officials noted that construction activity continues to spread across most of the nation even as employment gains remain uneven by month and state.                          

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Paper And Packaging Prices On The Rise

September 24, 2014 1:06 pm | by IBISWorld

IBISWorld anticipates rising prices for wood pulp and paper will flow on to a number of paper-based packaging products and services.                                 

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Airgas Names New East Region President

September 24, 2014 12:36 pm | by Airgas

Newly-appointed Jack Appolonia served Airgas as Vice President of Construction since 2008.                                             

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Sales Of U.S. New Homes Soar In August

September 24, 2014 10:42 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

It's a sign that the real estate market might improve after the rebound from the housing bust stalled during the past year because of sluggish wage growth and rising prices.                      

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ACL Distribution Purchases ACL Bearing Co.

September 24, 2014 10:01 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff

The new company will focus exclusively on manufacturing performance bearings as well as traditional bearings for the car and light truck aftermarket.                             

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