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Grainger August Sales Up 7 Percent

September 12, 2014 | by W.W. Grainger | Comments

Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.                         

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New Member Elected To NSC Board Of Directors

September 12, 2014 2:35 pm | by National Safety Council

Philip K. Asherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), is accepting a two-year term.                                 


U.S. Import, Export Prices Fall In August

September 12, 2014 1:10 pm | by U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Both the August and July drops in overall import prices were driven by lower fuel prices.                                              


NetPlus Alliance Adds Two New Suppliers

September 12, 2014 11:40 am | by NetPlus Alliance

Croc Blog and Maxxeon Inc. join the buying group's industrial and contractor supplies distributors.                                           


U.S. Retail Sales Rise In August On Strength Of Auto

September 12, 2014 9:48 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Motor vehicles accounted for roughly half of the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurants and for furniture, electronics, sporting goods and building materials.                      


U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down In July

September 10, 2014 3:03 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology

The total was down 1.1 percent from June’s total but up 1.5 percent from July 2013.                                               


NSC Announces 2014 Class Of Rising Stars Of Safety

September 10, 2014 2:01 pm | by National Safety Council

Honorees will be recognized at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo on Sept. 16 in San Diego.                                              


U.S. Wholesale Sales Rise 0.7 Percent, Stockpiles Up 0.1

September 10, 2014 1:21 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Wholesaler's revenue increase of 0.4 percent from June matched the gain from this past May, while the inventory increase was the smallest gain since July 2013.                         


U.S. Industry Pay Hikes Have Been Minimal Since Recession

September 10, 2014 12:10 pm | by Associated Press

Just why pay has been so weak and when it might strengthen are key issues for the Federal Reserve in deciding when to raise interest rates.                               


SKF Strengthens Service Capabilities Through Two Acquisitions

September 10, 2014 9:48 am | by SKF

SKF, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, and lubrication systems, recently acquired GLOi and Hofmann Engineering North America to boost its service capabilities.                   


Short-Term Energy Outlook

September 10, 2014 9:26 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

U.S. regular gasoline prices in August were 12 cents below the July average and are projected to decline to an average of $3.18 per gallon in December.                           


The 2014 Industrial Distribution Big 50 List

September 9, 2014 4:26 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

This list reviews the 2013 fiscal year sales results for the companies represented and, for many, sales were relatively flat. Some notable companies even went backwards in 2013, and its no surprise based on variables like confusing regulations, unemployment, and the October government shutdown. With the right tools and resources, some of these companies will have every opportunity to achieve lift-off.


Ingersoll Rand Wins 2013 North America Supplier Of The Year From Nestlé

September 9, 2014 3:25 pm | by Ingersoll Rand

The Ingersoll Rand Compressed Air Systems and Services team has helped Nestlé reduce costs, increase productivity, and understand their energy issues.                             


Border States Electric Acquires Western Extralite

September 9, 2014 3:19 pm | by Border States

Border States Electric announced they have agreed to purchase the electrical wholesale supply leader, which will join the company on Oct. 1.                               


Hardinge To Acquire Voumard

September 9, 2014 12:37 pm | by Hardinge

The acquisition enhances Hardinge's internal diameter grinding capacity.                                                   


Barcoding, Inc. Announces Frank Ryan As Executive Forum Keynote

September 9, 2014 11:25 am | by Barcoding, Inc.

Marine Reserve Retired Colonel, CPA, author and expert in corporate restructurings and management will share insights gained from cross-country walk on being efficient, accurate, and connected.                 


Home Depot Confirms Breach In U.S., Canada Stores

September 9, 2014 9:12 am | by Marley Jay, Associated Press

The news comes nearly a week after a website that focuses on cybersecurity reported a possible hack of Home Depot's data.                                     


NetPlus Alliance Adds Six New Distributor Members

September 8, 2014 5:30 pm | by NetPlus Alliance

NetPlus Alliance's six new members are located in five states — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.                                     


Avnet Recognized By Gartner As Supply Chain Top 10 High-Tech Company

September 8, 2014 3:43 pm | by Avnet

Avnet is the only distributor to be recognized on the top 10 list of high-tech companies.                                              


ITW Pro Brands To Offer Free White Paper At IMTS 2014

September 8, 2014 3:32 pm | by ITW Pro Brands

The white paper provides best practices for eliminating waste within the metalworking production cycle and improving efficiency.                                   


WinWholesale Opens Winwater In Bentonville, Arkansas

September 8, 2014 3:02 pm | by WinWholesale

The new Winwater location serves Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.                                                     



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