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Infor Completes Acquisition Of Saleslogix Assets

September 3, 2014 3:40 pm | by Infor

Saleslogix's CRM will be renamed Infor CRMTM, adding strong sales and service functionality to Infor CloudSuite.                                       

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Stritt & Priebe Acquires V.J. Stanley

September 3, 2014 1:09 pm | by Stritt & Priebe, Inc.

Stritt & Priebe has committed to a new 40,000 square foot facility in Rochester, NY to house both the new V.J. Stanley and Stritt & Priebe’s new branch.                         

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U.S. Factory Orders Up Record 10.5 Percent In July

September 3, 2014 11:35 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The July rise in factory orders was the biggest one-month increase on records going back to 1992.                                           

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Home Depot Probes Possible Credit Card Data Breach

September 3, 2014 9:39 am | by Anne D'Innocezio, AP Retail Writer

Hackers have broken security walls for many retailers in recent months, including Target, grocery store chain Supervalu, P.F. Chang's, and the thrift store operations of Goodwill.                     

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Atlas Copco Acquires Compressor Business In New Zealand

September 3, 2014 9:31 am | by Atlas Copco

The businesses provide high-quality sales and service of industrial compressors and related equipment to a broad range of customers in New Zealand.                             

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Amazon’s CFO To Retire In Summer Of 2015

September 3, 2014 9:15 am | by Amazon.com

Thomas J. Szkutak has been Amazon’s CFO since joining the company in October 2002.                                                

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Threaded Fasteners Opens New Headquarters, Distribution Center In Mobile

September 2, 2014 3:44 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

The new facility will allow the company to store a large portion of inventory on a pallet rack system, making it more readily available for shipment.                             

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IBC Welcomes Three New Preferred Suppliers, SMO Catalog Partnership

September 2, 2014 1:34 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The August activity increases IBC's reach as one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and sub-assembly distributors.                     

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U.S. Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Pace In 3.5 Years

September 2, 2014 12:54 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Tuesday's ISM report coincides with other signs that manufacturing is helping drive the U.S. economy's improvement.                        

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U.S. Construction Spending Up 1.8 Percent In July

September 2, 2014 10:21 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.                       

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LPS, ITW Professional Brands, Atlantic Mills Merge Into ITW Pro Brands

September 2, 2014 10:07 am | by ITW Pro brands

The alignment provides distributors with enhanced resources and a simplified process.                                               

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Sale Of DuPont Sontara Business To Jacob Holm Complete

September 2, 2014 9:26 am | by DuPont

As part of the acquisition, Jacob Holm will now operate Sontara assets in Asturias, Spain, and Old Hickory, Tenn., employing 240 employees worldwide.                             

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ALCO Expands Offerings To Include Speedwrap Hook And Loop Fasteners

September 2, 2014 9:14 am | by Speedtech International, Inc.

ALCO Sales & Service has become an authorized reseller of Speedwrap Hook & Loop Fasteners.                                         

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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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Airgas Opens New Location In North Dakota

August 28, 2014 5:21 pm | by Airgas

Airgas announced that it has recently opened a new location in Dickinson, North Dakota, significantly enhancing its local product and service capabilities for customers in the Bakken shale oil region.               

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Cantwell Targets Small Business Loan Gender Gap

August 28, 2014 4:28 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer

Although women own nearly a third of businesses in the U.S., their companies receive only 4.4 percent of loan dollars.                                     

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10 Things To Know About 'Corporate Inversions'

August 28, 2014 3:16 pm | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press

On the heels of news that Burger King is planning to move its headquarters to Canada for lower taxes, here's what you need to know about the practice of corporate inversion.                      

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Alibaba's Revenue Growth Surges In Latest Quarter

August 28, 2014 12:31 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer

The impressive numbers set the stage for Alibaba's management to begin meeting after the Labor Day weekend with money managers interested in investing in the IPO.                         

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Survey: Americans' Pessimism On Economy Has Grown

August 28, 2014 12:02 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University.                       

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Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Slip To 298K

August 28, 2014 10:21 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The low level signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.                                             

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