Pete Miller, Chairman and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, remarked, "This dividend increase reflects the Company's strong financial condition and our confidence in our business going forward. We are pleased that our continued execution and strong cash flow enable us to provide a significantly higher dividend directly to our stockholders."
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the preeminent association for the...
Net sales were $2.005 billion for fiscal year 2013, an increase of 3% from the prior year (+4%...
Lyon Workspace Products, formerly Lyon Metallic and then Lyon Metal, began as a manufacturer of...
The 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 spotlights successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the range of supply chain functions that industry professionals face today.
SmartTag is the industry’s first visual identification system for managing cylinder gas expiration. Used primarily for EPA Protocol gas cylinders, Airgas SmartTag is a small, microprocessor-controlled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) collar that fits around the neck of a gas cylinder and provides instant, on-site access to cylinder contents data.
Founded in 1979, Tucker Tool is headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and operates out of a single location. Tucker Tool is focused on serving customers in the chemical, oil & natural gas, power generation, general engineering and transportation markets with approximately 10 employees.
Their combined network of worldwide offices will work together on marketing, education programs and events leveraging both entities’ expertise to help make U.S. businesses—and particularly small and medium-sized firms—more export savvy. Joint activities may include building awareness through outreach at trade shows, direct mail campaigns and online registration for resource support.
Aluminum smelter and parts-maker says it will close down two production lines at a plant in Canada and cut about 500 jobs there because of lower aluminum prices. Alcoa has seen strong demand for aluminum, but prices have fallen. Those lower prices were a factor when Alcoa reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue last month.
Quimicompuestos is a leading chemical distributor in Mexico. The company has strong relationships with over 50 key suppliers, and delivers over 100 products to more than 4,500 customers in 25 diverse end markets. The company is well positioned in Mexico, with a nationwide distribution network and strong expertise in high growth industries.
The company continued its portfolio realignment process by announcing plans to sell its Asia-based Die-Cut business which was outlined in a separate press release on May 16, 2013. Accordingly, the company has recast its financial statements to report the financial results of the Die-Cut business on one line item in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income.
The board also approved and authorized the company to purchase an additional $100 million of its common stock. Repurchases will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
The company has opened full-service offices in Miami, FL and Oklahoma City, OK. A third office in Austin, TX opened by Atlas last year, has relocated to a larger facility. Products offered include the complete line of MovinCool® spot coolers and other portable equipment for cooling and heating applications.
hybris, the world's fastest-growing commerce platform provider, today announced that for the second year running it has been included as a Leader in Gartner's latest 'Magic Quadrant for E-Commerce' (dated May 8, 2013). Following substantial growth in 2011, hybris has further consolidated its position as the market's dominant independent e-commerce and omni-channel vendor.
The increase in sales was mainly due to the increase in sales of steel plates and steel wires, offset by the decrease in sales of steel billets and the decrease in unit sales price in the three months ended March 31, 2013. The average unit sales price was $501 per ton, a decrease of $70, or 12%, compared to $571 per ton in the comparable period of 2012.
The company’s net loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $2.8 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.01 per share, reported for the first quarter of 2012. Comparatively, the 2013 quarterly results include a $1.5 million (or $0.01 per share) non-cash charge related to the company’s common stock warrant liability.
The 1Q13 PTDA Business Index produced a reading of 61.1, which represents a substantial increase over last quarter’s reading of 50.7. This indicates that the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry expanded for the 12th consecutive quarter at a slightly faster pace compared with 4Q12.
Two workers were injured Monday when highly flammable gas used in welding exploded at a West Virginia industrial site, officials said. Fire crews were sent at about 3:20 p.m. to Airgas, a distributor of specialty gases in Poca, outside of Charleston. Putnam County emergency management director Frank Chapman said the explosion involved about 50 tanks of acetylene that were at Airgas waiting to be refilled.
The Timken Company has acquired Standard Machine, provider of new gearboxes, gearbox service and repair, machining, field technical services and other services to customers in Canada and the western United States. The company services firms in the mining, oil and gas, and pulp and paper industries.
The power transmission/motion control industry is a “hidden” industry. While the power transmission/motion control products manufactured and distributed are essential to keeping industry moving, only those who work in the industry seem to be aware of the incredibly rewarding careers available. The Industrial Career Pathway initiative—founded and significantly funded by the PTDA Foundation—is taking major steps to change that.
Edgen Group Inc. a leading global distributor of specialized products including steel pipe, valves, plate, and related components to the energy sector and industrial infrastructure markets, today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013.
Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, recently reported that net sales for the first three months of 2013 were $1.3 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
Industrial manufacturer Kennametal has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the operating assets of Comercializadora Emura S.R.L. and certain related entities, based in La Paz, Bolivia. Emura is the region’s principal operation engaged in collection, testing, processing and exporting tungsten ore material, and is a long-standing supplier to Kennametal.
Daily sales increased 8 percent versus April 2012, and included 3 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price, 2 percentage points from acquisitions and 2 percentage points from the timing of the Easter holiday, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from foreign exchange.