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WinWholesale Launches Mobile App

September 8, 2014 9:58 am | by WinWholesale

The app gives customers the ability to perform several functions to do business on the go, including finding the closest Win Group location.                               

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GE Appliances Sold To Electrolux For $3.3 Billion

September 8, 2014 9:24 am | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press

The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool.                           

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August Hiring Was Slowed By Manufacturing And Retail

September 8, 2014 9:15 am | by Associated Press

Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month. The seasonally adjusted figure marked a drop-off from the previous 12-month average of 212,000 added jobs.                            

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Industrial Supply Co. Begins New Construction Project

September 5, 2014 5:21 pm | by Industrial Supply Co.

By streamlining its distribution system, Industrial Supply Co. expects a significant reduction in wasted time and resources.                                    

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Construction Industry Employment Hits 5-Year High

September 5, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated General Contractors of America

The construction sector added 20,000 jobs in August, while its unemployment rate declined to 7.7 percent.                                         

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Manufacturing Sector Gains Zero Jobs In August

September 5, 2014 9:27 am | by Alliance For American Manufacturing

The AAMeter, which tracks President Obama's promise to create one million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, declined slightly to +193,000 jobs.                         

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U.S. Employers Add 142K Jobs, Fewest In 8 Months

September 5, 2014 9:20 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Employers also added 28,000 fewer jobs in June and July than the government had previously estimated.                                           

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Report: GE Nears $2.5 Billion Deal To Sell Appliance Unit To Electrolux

September 4, 2014 4:22 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Swedish appliance maker Electrolux has reportedly produced the $2.5 billion to make the acquisition.                                           

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Fastenal's August Sales Increase 9.8 Percent

September 4, 2014 3:56 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

The company opened two new stores in August, and increased its workforce to 18,210 employees — up 12.4 percent year-over-year.                                   

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U.S. Worker Productivity Up In Q2

September 4, 2014 11:13 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Gains in productivity mean workers can be paid more without worsening inflation.                                                 

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Infor Bridges Operational Strategy Gap With Infor S&OP 10x

September 4, 2014 11:07 am | by Infor

Infor S&OP 10x helps customers achieve financial and strategic business objectives through a mature S&OP model with greater speed and efficiency.                           

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U.S. Trade Gap Narrows In July

September 4, 2014 9:36 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

The combination of rising imports and exports suggest increased spending by consumers and businesses.                                           

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Grainger Announces World's First Data Center Certified By New LEED Standards

September 4, 2014 9:16 am | by W.W. Grainger

Grainger expects the new data center to consume up to 50 percent less energy for cooling than similar data centers.                                       

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Crescent Electric To Expand Coverage In Twin Cities

September 3, 2014 5:24 pm | by Crescent Electric Supply Company

Crescent Electric Supply Company's second area facility is set to open in Minneapolis.                                               

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Acklands-Grainger Completes Acquisition Of WFS Enterprises

September 3, 2014 5:09 pm | by W.W. Grainger, Inc.

The acquisition will allow Acklands-Grainger to provide even better selection and service to customers, particularly those in Eastern Canada and the manufacturing sector.                       

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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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