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HD Supply Opens Houston Distribution Center

September 18, 2014 | by HD Supply | Comments

The facility will employ more than 100 associates when fully staffed, bringing new job opportunities to the Houston area.                                   

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Fed Keeps Rates Low, But Brace For The Inevitable

September 18, 2014 3:43 pm | by Paul Wiseman & Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers

In coming months, as the prospect of higher rates nears, traders might once again dump stocks and bonds and send prices tumbling.                                   

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Ace Hardware To Offer In-Store Pickup Through eBay Partnership

September 18, 2014 10:04 am | by eBay Enterprise

Ace selected eBay Enterprise to enhance its omnichannel capabilities as the company ramps up its efforts to stay competitive, drive sales, and generate new customer acquisition efforts.                   

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More Than Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency In 2015

September 18, 2014 9:55 am | by Schneider Electric

Byproducts of increased efficiency, including cost reductions, and optimized business processes, were reported as benefits.                                     

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U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged In August

September 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press

Economists had expected that the producer price index had risen 0.1 percent in August from the previous month.                                        

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MAPI Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook: Broad-Based Growth

September 18, 2014 9:43 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

The MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 3.4 percent in 2014, 4.0 percent in 2015, and 3.6 percent in 2016.                                  

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BlackHawk Industrial Acquires Certain Assets Of Marshall Tool

September 17, 2014 11:40 am | by BlackHawk Industrial

BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of the Marshall Tool — Salt Lake City, Utah operation.          

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Infor Aligns With MercuryGate

September 17, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press

Infor, provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, has announced a reseller agreement with MercuryGate International to bolster transportation management within the existing supply chain portfolio.   

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Alibaba Risk: China's Rise Leaves Out Investors

September 17, 2014 10:50 am | by Paul Wiseman & Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers

American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever.              

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United Stationers Expands Product Line For Breakrooms

September 17, 2014 10:43 am | by United Stationers

In response to the growing breakroom segment, currently representing a $4 billion market in the U.S., United Stationers has expanded its assortment of office-friendly products and brands to its valuable breakroom program.     

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UPS Expects To Hire Around 95,000 Seasonal Workers

September 16, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press

UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season.                        

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Airgas Extends Partnership With Operation Homefront

September 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc has reaffirmed its commitment to Operation Homefront, a San Antonio-based national nonprofit that supports America's troops.                   

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Grainger And National Safety Council Launch New Safety Campaign

September 16, 2014 10:22 am | by Grainger

The National Safety Council and Grainger, the National Founding Sponsor, has launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign at the NSC Congress & Expo.               

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Kaman Announces Sale Of Moosup Facility

September 16, 2014 10:18 am | by Business Wire

Kaman Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Corporation, has sold its former manufacturing facility in Moosup, Connecticut, which has been idle since 2004.            

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ArcelorMittal And Gerdau Agree To Sell Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by The Associated Press

ArcelorMittal and Gerdau have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement to sell their respective 50 percent interests in Gallatin Steel Company to Nucor Corporation.        

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Brady Corporation Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter Results

September 15, 2014 11:18 am | by Business Wire

Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification solutions, has reported its financial results for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended July 31, 2014.                 

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U.S. Factory Output Drops 0.4 Percent In August

September 15, 2014 11:07 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.           

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Praxair Named To Dow Jones Sustainability Indices For 12th Year

September 15, 2014 10:59 am | by Praxair

Praxair, Inc. was again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices in recognition of the company’s long-standing commitment to global sustainable development.           

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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.                                 

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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.                                              

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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.                                           

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