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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.                         

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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.                                         

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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.                                           

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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.                        

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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.                               

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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.             

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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.                         

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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.                                           

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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.                 

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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.                                           

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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.                                 

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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.                                               

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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.                                             

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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.                                          

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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.                     

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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.                  

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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.                     

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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.                                 

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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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