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H.B. Fuller Reports Q1 Sales Drop, Lowers Outlook

March 26, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

Despite recent acquisitions adding to the company's product offering for 2015, H.B. fuller said the growing strength of the U.S. dollar will continue to have a considerable negative currency impact on it.

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Jason Industries Acquires Herold Partco Assets

March 26, 2015 3:52 pm | by Jason Industries

The acquisitions gains Jason Industries a manufacturer of industrial brushes, as Herold Partco's equipment will be relocated to Jason Finishing Group's Richmond, IN plant by the end of the month.


MAPI U.S. Industrial Outlook: Strong Dollar Offsets Low Energy Prices

March 26, 2015 2:53 pm | by MAPI Foundation

MAPI's research forecasts a higher 2015 manufacturing growth percentage than originally anticipated, while 2016's outlook was lowered.


WinWholesale Opens Miami, FL Winsupply

March 26, 2015 11:42 am

The new location supplies the Miami, FL region with an inventory of plumbing products, supplies, and services.


Ferguson Acquires Equarius

March 26, 2015 10:29 am

The acquisition grows Ferguson Waterworks' utility footprint in California.


U.S. Durable Goods Orders Fell 1.4 Percent In February

March 25, 2015 10:46 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer

The weakness in February was widespread, with weaker demand for commercial aircraft, autos and machinery. The result adds to a slew of disappointing data from recent economic indicators.


IBC Advanced Alloys Subsidiary Receives Purchase Order From Kaman Corp.

March 25, 2015 9:55 am | by IBC Advanced Alloys Corporation

IBC Engineered Materials Corp. will supply Kaman Corp. critical imaging system components that will be used on U.S. naval and foreign military tactical aircraft.


TriMas Announces Cequent Americas Leadership Change

March 24, 2015 3:26 pm | by TriMas

The change leads into Trimas' pursuit to spin-off 100 percent of the Cequent businesses into a new stand-alone company, targeted to compete mid-2015.


Graybar Acquires Advantage Industrial Automation

March 24, 2015 12:47 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Advantage provides control and automation solutions to industrial users, OEMs, and system integrators. It has six locations in the southeastern United States.


Coastal Welding Supply Opens 7th Texas Location

March 24, 2015 10:53 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Coastal Welding Supply provides industrial and specialty gases and supplies, welding and safety products, brand-name tool lines, and more. It now has eight locations overall.


HD Supply Takes $93M Loss In Q4

March 24, 2015 10:37 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

A considerable loss on extinguishment and modification of debt dragged down HD Supply's profit, even though its Waterworks, Power Solutions, and White Cap segments each showed healthy sales growth in Q4 and for the year.


Wolseley Posts H1 Loss Despite Strong U.S. Growth

March 24, 2015 9:53 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Overall sales still grew better than 10 percent, offset by impairment losses, while the company said that its e-commerce business now makes up 13 percent of the group's revenue.


IDC-USA Adds BK Industrial To Network

March 23, 2015 3:21 pm | by IDC-USA

Headquartered in Beaumont, TX and organized in the winter of 2014, BK Industrial Solutions is a distributor of industrial motors, bearings, and other power transmission equipment to the MRO market.


ISA Economic Indicator Shows Accelerated February Expansion

March 23, 2015 12:12 pm | by Industrial Supply Association

Both the ISA Distributor and Manufacturer Indexes showed healthy growth, spreading optimism among association members.


Wilson Supply Co. Opens 3rd Location

March 23, 2015 10:29 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

A new store in Morgantown, WV recently opened for the distributor of industrial gases, as well as welding supplies and equipment.


Flowserve To Supply Control, Automated On/Off Valves To Brazil Pulp Mill

March 23, 2015 9:59 am | by Flowserve Corporation

Flowserve's operation in Brazil has been selected to supply all ball sector control valves, ball valves, and butterfly valves for the new Klabin mill located in the city of Ortigueira.


Airgas Slashes Q4 Organic Sales Growth Outlook

March 20, 2015 10:01 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Citing rapid decline in oil prices, impact of the strong U.S. dollar on exporting manufacturers, and challenging weather conditions, Airgas provided a much more subdued Q4 outlook Friday than in its initial projection.


Airgas Names Northern California & Nevada Region President

March 20, 2015 9:45 am | by Airgas

The Airgas NCN Region serves Northern California and Nevada through more than 40 locations and a fleet of nearly 200 vehicles.


ERIKS Unites Fluid Power Solutions Under FLEXION Brand

March 20, 2015 9:29 am | by ERIKS

ERIKS hydraulic and pneumatic offering in the U.K. has been largely been sold under the RX and Flexi-tube brands. This consolidation will ensure simplified specification and enhanced pre and post-sales support for customers.


By The Numbers: Federal Report Says 'Extreme Long-Term Unemployment' Remained High In 2014

March 19, 2015 2:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The report shows that while extreme long-term employment was down from last year, 11.4 of those unemployed last year looked for work for at least 99 weeks.


Grainger Mexico Honors Walter ST With Supplier Award

March 19, 2015 9:50 am | by Walter Surface Technologies

Grainger selected Walter as the best supplier with the greatest commitment for excellent customer service, support, and product.



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