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Avnet's Japan Group Companies Re-Launch As Avnet K.K.

January 7, 2015 1:35 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

Avnet said the merger aims to strengthen its market leadership position, streamline the enterprise, improve productivity, and become easier to do business with.                         


ABC Supply Acquires NY's Gilbert Supply

January 7, 2015 1:17 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

As ABC's third acquisition in a month, Gilbert Supply gives the company its first store in the Utica market.                                         


MSC Industrial Reports Fiscal Q1 Results

January 7, 2015 10:12 am | by MSC Industrial Supply Co.

Sales and gross margin were slightly below expectations, while operating expenses met MSC's forecasts.                                           


Safety Supply Illinois Rebrands As Emergent Safety Supply

January 6, 2015 1:02 pm | by Emergent Safety Supply

This new name signifies a milestone of the corporate reorganization strategy as the company looks to acquire new businesses for growth opportunity across the country.                        


NetPlus Alliance Adds Milwaukee Tool As Product Supplier

January 6, 2015 12:41 pm | by NetPlus Alliance

NetPlus gains a manufacturer and marketer of heavy duty, portable, electric power tools, hand tools, and accessories for professional users.                               


Bunzl Acquires Safety Products Manufacturer Tillman

January 6, 2015 12:30 pm | by Bunzl plc

Tillman is engaged in the sale of a variety of personal protection equipment, principally gloves, to distributors throughout the U.S. who supply customers operating in the welding and industrial sectors.             


Metals Distributor Ryerson Acquires Fay Industries

January 5, 2015 4:16 pm | by Ryerson Holdings

The acquisition further strengthens Ryerson's long products and saw cutting processing capabilities, and its ability to serve a handful of industries.                         


Avnet Names New Technology Solutions Global President

January 5, 2015 4:09 pm | by Avnet, Inc.

Patrick Zammit was promoted from a role as regional president of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA.                                           


Ace Hardware Acquires Jensen Distribution Services

January 5, 2015 3:42 pm | by Ace Hardware

According to Ace, Jensen will advance the company's wholesale strategy to be the best provider of hardlines products for independent lumber, paint, nursery, industrial, and hardware outlets.                 


MW Industries Acquires Maudlin & Son Manufacturing

January 5, 2015 3:28 pm | by MW Industries

The addition gives MW a stronger presence in the precision components market in the Houston region.                                           


Former Graco President David Koch Passes Away

January 5, 2015 2:58 pm | by Graco Inc.

David Koch served as President of Graco from 1962 to 1985, and continued as CEO until retiring in 1996.                                          

United Distribution Group's GHX Industrial Acquires Hose & Fittings

January 5, 2015 2:36 pm | by The United Distribution Group

GHX continues its expansion with the addition of a subsea/offshore supplier, whose primary market is offshore drilling and production.                                 


Calpipe Industries Partners With Brodwell Industrial Sales

January 5, 2015 12:17 pm | by Calpipe Industries, Inc.

The hiring of Brodwell will help Calpipe better serve its customers throughout Canada.                                               


L.B. Foster To Acquire Pipeline Equipment

January 5, 2015 11:27 am | by L.B. Foster Company

The addition expands L.B. Foster's energy products and services to the oil and gas market.                                             


Northern Technologies Int'l Announces Going Direct In China

January 5, 2015 9:54 am | by Northern Technologies International Corporation

NTIC has launched a new wholly-owned subsidiary in China and terminated a previous joint venture there.                                          


Columbus McKinnon Acquires Stahlhammer Bommern

January 5, 2015 9:33 am | by Columbus McKinnon

STB expands Columbus McKinnon's rigging tool offering with a wider variety of eye, shank, and ramshorn lifting hooks, and deepens its exposure to targeted global vertical markets.                     


Construction Spending Drops In November

January 2, 2015 5:12 pm | by Associated General Contractors Of America

Associated General Contractors of America officials said the new spending figures come as the group's members prepare a new push for action on a series of federal infrastructure programs.                  


U.S. Factories Grow At Slowest Pace In 6 Months

January 2, 2015 4:11 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Growth was slowed by weakened by declines in orders and production, yet still healthy, a sign manufacturing may help drive the economy's expansion in 2015 as it did last year.                     


Evergreen Marketing Group Adds New Member, 3 Preferred Suppliers

January 2, 2015 4:03 pm | by Evergreen Marketing Group

A Denver-based industrial supplier joins as a new member, while three manufacturers join the fold at Evergreen as preferred suppliers.                                 


3M Completes Sale Of Static Control Business To Desco Industries

January 2, 2015 3:44 pm | by 3M

3M's Static Control business, which has annual global sales of about $45 million, is a provider of products and solutions that help prevent, detect, and protect against electrostatic discharge.                 



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