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WESCO Sales, Profit Rise In Third Quarter

October 23, 2014 | by WESCO International | Comments

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

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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.                                       


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 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.                         


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.                                         


Ingersoll-Rand Q3 Profit Jumps 76 Percent

October 22, 2014 9:47 am | by Ingersoll-Rand

The results for the most recent period topped the company's expectations, while it tightened its earnings outlook for the year.                                   


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.                                  


Supply Chain Stakeholders Urge Quick Resolution To West Coast Port Talks

October 21, 2014 4:47 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

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.              


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.                                             


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.                                     


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.                             


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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