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Coming in 2017: The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

August 18, 2014 | by Power Transmission Distributors Association | Comments

One joint meeting will reduce time out of the office and costs of both registration and travel for those companies that are members of NIBA and PTDA.                             

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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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Home Depot Will Have New CEO On Nov. 1

August 22, 2014 9:43 am | by Associated Press

Craig Menear, president of the company's U.S. retail unit since February, and the company said the move was part of a planned succession.                                 

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Gauge Of U.S. Economy Rises 0.9 Percent In July

August 21, 2014 3:23 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The index was held back by a drop in average weekly hours in manufacturing and weaker orders for civilian capital goods.                                     

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SC-integrity Launches Disposable Tracking Program For Supply Chain Protection

August 21, 2014 11:43 am | by SC-Integrity, Inc.

The SC iOn Traxx is aimed at providing a low cost, high value, visibility and temperature sensing solution for the protection of cargo and assets in transit.                       

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UPS Contends With Data Breach

August 21, 2014 11:06 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.                       

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Growth In China Manufacturing Weakens In August

August 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer

The preliminary version of HSBC's manufacturing index, released Thursday, fell to a three-month low of 50.3, indicating that manufacturing businesses are barely growing.                       

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U.S. Deficit In Manufactures Surges In Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Rises

August 20, 2014 3:28 pm | by MAPI Foundation

Following an 8 percent first quarter deficit increase, the U.S. manufactures deficit more than doubled in Q2.                                        

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Applied Industrial Technologies Receives Honda Supplier Award

August 20, 2014 2:49 pm | by Applied Industrial Technologies

Honda recently announced its Top 25 Supplier Awards and named Applied as one of six suppliers providing Outstanding Value by recognizing their Total Cost of Ownership.                       

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Canada June Wholesale Trade Up 0.6 Percent

August 20, 2014 1:32 pm | by Statistics Canada

Canadian wholesale sales rose 0.6 percent in June to $53.0 billion, a third consecutive increase.                                             

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Construction Production In Europe Down 0.7 Percent

August 20, 2014 12:55 pm | by Eurostat

Seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.7 percent for June in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.3 percent in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat.                  

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Advance Registration Open For PTDA 2014 Industry Summit

August 20, 2014 11:59 am | by Power Transmission Distributors Association

More than 550 delegates, representing 240 PTDA distributor and manufacturer companies are expected to conduct business and learn the latest tips on operating successfully in the B2B sphere at this year’s Industry Summit.         

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What Happens When The Boomers Retire?

August 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Adecco

With baby boomers occupying the majority of skilled trade positions and the younger generations steering clear of them, this infographic explores the question: who will replace these labor-intensive jobs?             

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Kennametal CEO To Retire In December

August 20, 2014 10:08 am | by Kennametal, Inc.

Carlos Cardoso, Kennametal president and CEO since January 2006, announced he will retire from the company in December.                                     

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GHX Industrial And McCarty Equipment Co. Continue North American Expansion

August 19, 2014 11:25 am | by The United Distribution Group, Inc.

GHX Industrial and McCarty Equipment Co., subsidiaries of The United Distribution Group, announced the opening of three new locations and the expansion of one current location.                   

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Apax Partners Hold Off On Epicor Sale

August 18, 2014 4:10 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

After putting Epicor on the selling block in May, Apax Partners is hanging on to the software company — for now — despite bidding interest.                               

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Procter & Gamble May Soon Sell Duracell

August 18, 2014 3:36 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

Duracell is the biggest name of as many as 100 brands that Procter & Gamble is considering divesting.                                         

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Kimball Midwest Announces New Distribution Center In Savannah, GA

August 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by Kimball Midwest

The distribution center and offices, of approximately 142,000 square feet, are expected to open in late 2014 to primarily service southeastern locations.                           

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Summit Electric Supply Set To Open New Service Center In Houma, Louisiana

August 18, 2014 2:45 pm | by Summit Electric Supply

 The company’s new location will serve the daily electrical needs of contractors in Houma as well as Morgan City and adjacent areas of southeast Louisiana.                         

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ISA Members: Expansion Continues

August 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by Industrial Supply Association

The Industrial Supply Association Manufacturing Index rose for a third straight month.                                               

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U.S. Home Construction Jumps 15.7 Percent In July

August 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The rise was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 percent in June and 7.4 percent in May.                                       

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