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Applied Creates Free Mobile App

August 26, 2014 | by Applied Industrial Technologies | Comments

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

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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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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.                                     

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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.                                                   

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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.                                 

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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.                                       

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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.                                

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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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Summit Electric Holds Groundbreaking Event for Louisiana Facility

August 25, 2014 5:05 pm | by Summit Electric Supply

The planned state-of-the-art facility will include 50,000 square feet of warehouse space.                                              

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HD Supply Waterworks Announces New Headquarters And Training Facility

August 25, 2014 12:29 pm | by HD Supply Waterworks

HD Supply Waterworks announced Monday the relocation of its corporate headquarters and training facility in St. Louis.                                     

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Choice Logistics Announces Passing Of Founder And Chairman

August 25, 2014 12:23 pm | by Choice Logistics

Choice Logistics CEO Michael Katz announced Friday that its founder and Chairman, Edward Katz passed away last Wednesday following a lengthy illness.                             

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Feds In Hot Seat To Change Interest Rates As Economists' Views Clash

August 25, 2014 9:59 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press

The Federal Reserve's annual conference opened with Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that the U.S. economy still needs help in the form of ultra-low rates and that U.S. inflation has yet to become a problem.             

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Stenhouse Reveals 2015 Fastenal Fusion Car At Fastenal Headquarters

August 25, 2014 9:20 am | by Speedwaymedia.com

NASCAR champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. traveled to Fastenal headquarters in Winona, Minnesota last Wednesday to unveil the 2015 No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion.                           

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Empire Industries Reports Q2 Profit Of $1.6 million

August 25, 2014 9:01 am | by Empire Industries

Empire Industries, a provider of steel fabrication & installation services primarily to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure market in Western Canada, announced a 23 percent second quarter revenue increase Monday.       

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Home Depot Will Have New CEO On Nov. 1

August 22, 2014 9:43 am | by Associated Press

Craig Menear, president of the company's U.S. retail unit since February, and the company said the move was part of a planned succession.                                 

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Gauge Of U.S. Economy Rises 0.9 Percent In July

August 21, 2014 3:23 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The index was held back by a drop in average weekly hours in manufacturing and weaker orders for civilian capital goods.                                     

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SC-integrity Launches Disposable Tracking Program For Supply Chain Protection

August 21, 2014 11:43 am | by SC-Integrity, Inc.

The SC iOn Traxx is aimed at providing a low cost, high value, visibility and temperature sensing solution for the protection of cargo and assets in transit.                       

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UPS Contends With Data Breach

August 21, 2014 11:06 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.                       

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Kimball Midwest Headquarters Expanding In Columbus, Ohio

August 21, 2014 10:17 am | by Kimball Midwest

Construction is underway on a 168,000 square foot expansion of Kimball Midwest's headquarters and distribution center in Columbus.                                   

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Growth In China Manufacturing Weakens In August

August 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer

The preliminary version of HSBC's manufacturing index, released Thursday, fell to a three-month low of 50.3, indicating that manufacturing businesses are barely growing.                       

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U.S. Deficit In Manufactures Surges In Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Rises

August 20, 2014 3:28 pm | by MAPI Foundation

Following an 8 percent first quarter deficit increase, the U.S. manufactures deficit more than doubled in Q2.                                        

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