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Disston Co. Dedicates New Facility In MA

September 10, 2013 2:46 pm | by Disston Company

Disston purchased its new 130,000 square foot industrial building in April 2013 and began operating out of the new facility on Plainfield Street in July.                


Brennan Expands In TX With Houston Distribution Center

September 10, 2013 2:43 pm | by Brennan Industries

“The new distribution center will allow Brennan to better serve its valued customers in the Houston and surrounding areas,” said David M. Carr, president at Brennan Industries.             


DXP To Carry Full Norgren Line

September 10, 2013 2:41 pm | by Norgren

DXP Enterprises, Inc. will aid Norgren in reaching industrial maintenance, repair, operation and production (MROP) customers.                     


Airgas Names Kevin McDougal Great Lakes Region President

September 10, 2013 2:36 pm | by Airgas, Inc.

McDougal most recently worked as an Area Vice President in the Airgas Great Lakes and East regions for five years. He joined Airgas in 2004 as an Account Manager in the Great Lakes region and became a Sales Manager in 2006.     


Full Schedule Announced For Game Plan B2B E-Commerce Forum

September 10, 2013 9:47 am | by Game Plan

Game Plan is an open forum where manufacturing, wholesaling, and distribution executives gain insight from thought leaders and industry peers about their experiences in developing e-commerce strategies for customer demands.     


Graybar Opens New Branch In Columbia, MO

September 10, 2013 9:42 am | by Graybar

Located at 1805 Burlington Street in Columbia, MO, the branch will serve the Columbia metro area as well as Boone and Randolph counties in Missouri.                 


Manufacturing Technology Orders Off In July

September 10, 2013 9:40 am | by Association for Manufacturing Technology

Orders were down 23.6% from June and down 23.6% when compared with the total of $459.44 million reported for July 2012. With a year-to-date total of $2,925.12 million, 2013 is down 7.2% compared with 2012.        


Molex Incorporated To Be Acquired By Koch Industries

September 10, 2013 9:37 am | by Molex Incorporated

At the close of the transaction, Molex will become a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries and will continue to be operated by the company's current management team.              


Sales Increase 10% In 2Q For HD Supply

September 10, 2013 9:33 am | by HD Supply

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. reported net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 ended August 4, 2013 of $2.3 billion, an increase of $198 million, or 10 percent, as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012.      


Ferguson Welcomes New CMO

September 6, 2013 4:29 pm | by Ferguson

Byron Woodard's background includes positions with Merrill Lynch & Company, M. R. Beal & Company, and BDO Seidman, LLP. Woodard comes to Ferguson from McGraw Hill Financial - Platts, where he was the vice president of global marketing.   


Marmon Distribution Services President Norman Gottschalk Jr. To Retire

September 6, 2013 4:16 pm | by Marmon/Keystone, LLC

Gottschalk Jr. has served on many metals industry boards through the MSCI and NASPD, and is a past chairman of the MSCI. In 1999 he was named Metal Center News’ Service Center Executive of the Year.         


U.S. Factory Orders Drop 2.4 Percent In July

September 6, 2013 4:13 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economincs Writer

Orders to U.S. factories fell in July by the sharpest amount in four months, held back by weaker demand for commercial aircraft and heavy machinery.                 


Infographic: Energy Codes Are Changing

September 6, 2013 3:38 pm | by Dryvit

Energy Codes are changing, but what exactly is changing and what does that mean for you and your business?                        


Report: America's Poor Working Hard But Still Falling Behind

September 6, 2013 1:21 pm | by Oxfam America

A survey conducted on Oxfam America's behalf by Hart Research Associates, found that most low-wage workers barely scrape by month-to-month and are plagued by worries about meeting their families' basic needs.       


Clearer Skies Ahead For Small Business Lending

September 6, 2013 10:33 am | by GTE Financial

A recent Federal Reserve survey of senior banking lenders indicated that most of their banks had eased standards and loan terms for businesses of all sizes, based on increased competition.           

Growth Is Slowing In The PT/MC Industry

September 6, 2013 10:30 am | by PTDA

The latest PTDA Business Index indicates that the power transmission/motion control industry expanded for the 13th consecutive quarter at a slower pace compared with 1Q13.              


Signature Group Holdings To Raise Up To $300M

September 6, 2013 10:27 am | by Signature Group Holdings

"Filing this shelf registration will facilitate the growth we foresee in the company," said Craig Bouchard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.                  


Timken Will Spin Off Bearing & PT Business

September 6, 2013 10:21 am | by Timken

Canton-based Timken Co. announced Thursday it is splitting into two independent, publicly traded companies. Timken's board of directors approved the plan, expected to be completed within 12 months.         


Earnest Machine Forms Distribution Company

September 5, 2013 5:26 pm | by Tesla Distribution

Newly-formed Tesla Distribution is determined to blaze new trails for companies that require the services of a large company, but prefer the personal relationships afforded by a smaller firm.          


BDI Relocates Maine Branch

September 5, 2013 10:22 am | by BDI

The new central location will allow BDI to better serve its expanding customer base in the greater Easton market with enhanced local inventory and a broader range of stocked products.           



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