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Supply Chain Stakeholders Urge Quick Resolution To West Coast Port Talks

October 21, 2014 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

The National Retail Federation has stressed to workers and management of West Coast Ports that ongoing contract negotiations will continue to have negative effects on the U.S. supply chain and economy.              

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United Stationers Sales Up 6 Percent in Q3

October 22, 2014 5:14 pm | by United Stationers

Sales were boosted by the September acquisition of Liberty Bell Equipment, a wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies.                               

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Canadian IPG Company Wins Rayovac Industrial Distributor Award For Canada

October 22, 2014 4:21 pm | by Rayovac

Compared to last fiscal year, Canadian IPG's Q4 sales have increased by 469 percent, while its alkaline business has seen a 1,491 percent increase versus a year ago.                         

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Most Construction Firms Report Having Trouble Finding Qualified Workers

October 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by Associated General Contractors Of America

A nationwide survey finds 83 percent of firms have difficulty finding craft workers as many firms boost pay and benefits.                                     

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U.S. Consumer Prices Rose In September

October 22, 2014 3:34 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The modest inflationary pressures have allowed the central bank to keep interest rates at record lows to boost the economy.                                     

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Valin Corporation Is New Distributor Partner For Prozess Technologie's Reveal

October 22, 2014 1:11 pm | by Prozess Technologie

Valin will target potential customers in the petroleum, pharma, and semiconductor industries.                                             

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ABB Delivers Strong Order Growth In Q3

October 22, 2014 10:34 am | by ABB

Utility demand for power distribution solutions was steady in the quarter while investments in power transmission systems remained selective.                               

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B/E Aerospace Q3 Profit Up 26 Percent

October 22, 2014 10:26 am | by B/E Aerospace

The aerospace fastener provider's revenue also jumped 24 percent, matching its year-to-date revenue increase.                                         

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Wolseley Industrial Canada Acquires Goodman Industrial

October 22, 2014 9:09 am | by Wolseley Industrial

The purchase of Goodman enables Wolseley Industrial to expand its PVF supply business, serving the potash industry in Saskatchewan.                                  

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Harbor Group's Lindstrom Acquires Titan Fasteners

October 21, 2014 1:51 pm | by Lindstrom, LLC

The acquisition gives Lindstrom and Titan a combined product offering of over 133,000 SKUs.                                             

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Carlisle Co. Q3 Sales Up 13 Percent

October 21, 2014 1:26 pm | by Carlisle Companies

Income growth was primarily driven by higher sales volume in all segments and savings from the Carlisle Operating System.                                     

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Hexcel Has Record Third Quarter

October 21, 2014 1:14 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

Strong commercial aerospace sales enabled the Hexcel to deliver the highest adjusted operating income percentage and net income in company history.                             

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DDI System, MITS Partner To Inform Distributors

October 21, 2014 12:16 pm | by DDI System

Delivering reporting and business intelligence, the partnership allows distributors using Inform ERP can easily analyze business performance to grow sales, improve operational efficiency, and better manage inventory.         

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SKF Opens Alabama Location; Will Expand, Relocate St. Louis Area Facility

October 21, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press

The Birmingham, AL location is the third SKF factory in the U.S. while construction of the 311,000-square-foot-building in North Park, MO could be completed by December 2015.                      

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Lockheed Martin Q3 Sales Drop, Profits Rise

October 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Lockheed Martin

Despite a sales drop in four of the company's five business divisions, cash from operations increased 5.5 percent from Q3 2013.                                   

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Construction Starts In September Climb 10 Percent

October 20, 2014 3:53 pm | by McGraw Hill Construction

The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought activity to its highest level so far during 2014.                             

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GE Sees Strong U.S. Economy As Profits Rise

October 20, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press

The company told investors to expect a strong fourth quarter thanks to shipments of equipment and better profit margins for its industrial divisions.                             

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New Environmental Rules May Raise Electricity Costs

October 20, 2014 3:13 pm | by Associated Press

The proposed rules would lead to a rise in prices as they would require much of today's electricity production to be replaced with costly generation and expensive programs to decrease energy use.               

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Canadian Wholesale Sales Edge Up In August

October 20, 2014 1:53 pm | by Statistics Canada

Gains in three subsectors, in particular the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, more than offset declines elsewhere.                                   

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Atlas Copco Q3 Sales Rise, Profits Fall

October 20, 2014 1:39 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

The company forecasts slightly higher demand in the final months of 2014 after posting a bigger-than-expected rise in earnings.                                 

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Motion Industries Third Quarter Sales Up 10 Percent

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff

Motion Industries sales and operating profits had healthy Q3 gains, led primarily by underlying growth.                                          

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