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Year-To-Date Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value Skyrockets

October 23, 2014 | by PwC U.S. | Comments

Strong mega deal activity continues to drive value in 2014's third quarter past historic levels.                                            

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PolyFlex Products Merges With Age Empaques de Mexico

October 24, 2014 1:29 pm | by PolyFlex Products de Mexico

The new entity, PolyFlex Products de Mexico, is headquartered in Monterey, CA with 16 manufacturing and distribution centers in Mexico and the southwest U.S.                           


Industrial Supply Makes $20K Donation To Utah Food Bank

October 24, 2014 1:16 pm | by Industrial Supply Co.

The donation represented the proceeds from Industrial Supply’s annual charity golf event, held on Aug. 13 at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah.                             


Wurth Group Extends Partnership With Penske’s NASCAR Program

October 24, 2014 12:24 pm | by Wurth Racing

Under the terms of the new agreement, the industrial supplier giant will be a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion for three 2015 NSCS races.                           


U.S. Industrial Vacancy Rate The Lowest In More Than A Decade

October 24, 2014 12:04 pm | by Cushman & Wakefield

Research shows significant space absorption, which coupled with historically low supply, is driving strong rent growth in most major industrial hubs.                             


Procter & Gamble Spinning Off Duracell

October 24, 2014 11:53 am | by Michelle Chapman & Candice Choi, AP Business Writers

The world's largest consumer products maker, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has been trimming its product lineup to focus on its top performers.                             


Chicago Fed National Index Shows Growth Picked Up In September

October 23, 2014 12:37 pm | by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

September’s data suggests that growth in national economic activity was somewhat above its historical trend.                                         


USG Q3 Sales Up 5 Percent

October 23, 2014 12:29 pm | by USG Corporation

USG's third quarter adjusted net income improved by 175 percent from a year ago.                                             


Wroe Appointed CEO Of Apex Tool Group

October 23, 2014 10:48 am | by Apex Tool Group

Wroe is the current Chariman of the Board, and previously served as CEO of Sensata Technologies.                                            


3M Third Quarter Income Up 6 Percent

October 23, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press

The company's industrial unit revenue rose 3 percent, while its electronics and energy unit rose nearly 4 percent.                                       


WESCO Sales, Profit Rise In Third Quarter

October 23, 2014 9:25 am | by WESCO International

Sales were up in all four of WESCO's end markets for the second consecutive quarter, while the company narrowed its full-year outlook.                               


Airgas Second Quarter Sales Up 6 Percent

October 23, 2014 9:08 am | by Airgas

Since the beginning of its fiscal year, the company has acquired 12 businesses with aggregate annual sales of more than $43 million.                                 


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.                               


General Cable CEO Receives Supplier Leadership Award From Affiliated Distributors

October 22, 2014 4:48 pm | by General Cable

CEO Greg Lampert accepted the Supplier of the Year for Leadership award at Affiliated Distributor's Spirit of Independence Awards Banquet earlier this month.                           


Canadian IPG Company Wins Rayovac Industrial Distributor Award

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.                         


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.                                     


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.                                     


Border States Electric Launches E-Commerce Website

October 22, 2014 1:18 pm | by Border States Electric

The website offers a catalog of more than 215,000 products and exists to improve the way BSE’s customers purchase supplies, manage their inventory, and conduct their work.                       


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.                                             


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.                               


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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