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GHX Industrial Acquires Fugitt Rubber And Supply

March 3, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

GHX gains Fugitt’s in-house hose assembly and gasket fabrication capabilities, broadening the company's core product and service offerings.

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ISM: Manufacturing Takes Slight Hit From West Coast Port Dispute, Weather

March 3, 2015 11:35 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

The backlog of goods at West Coast Ports cut down new orders, while the rising strength of the U.S. dollar also impacted exports.

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Sonepar USA Names New VP Of E-Commerce, Digital Marketing

March 2, 2015 2:40 pm | by Sonepar USA

Mark Lidner, formerly of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Division, will be responsible for all aspects of Sonepar USA's e-commerce initiative.

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Feds List Manufacturing Jobs Among Best That 'Don’t Need a Degree'

March 2, 2015 2:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The list comes amid questions about the value of a four-year college degree, particularly as the level of student-loan debt skyrockets and manufacturers warn of a lingering talent shortage.

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U.S. Manufacturing Slows In February As Output, Hiring Weaken

March 2, 2015 12:54 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Though February's manufacturing index still indicated expansion, it was the fourth straight drop and the lowest reading since January 2014.

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Affiliated Distributors Announces Power Transmission Division

March 2, 2015 12:43 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The new division includes eight charter suppliers, led by managing director Bill Childers.

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Gas Prices Soar In California As Supply Shrinks

March 2, 2015 10:52 am | by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Exxon Mobil gas production has been reduced after an explosion at one refinery and labor unrest at another, resulting in a 25 cent-per-gallon increase in less than a week.

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Honeywell To Close Rhode Island Plant By End Of Year

March 2, 2015 10:45 am | by Associated Press

Manufacturing and distribution employees will be laid off, but non-production employees will be moved to Honeywell's nearby site in Smithfield.

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Wolseley Acquires U.K. B2B Bathroom Retailer

March 2, 2015 10:39 am | by Wolseley plc

This acquisition gives Wolseley a strong position in the U.K. B2C online bathroom market and a scalable platform to support future growth.

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Reliance Steel Announces Executive Leadership Succession Plan

March 2, 2015 10:31 am | by Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

Reliance's succession plan includes a new CEO, CFO, and executive vice president.

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By The Numbers: Manufacturing Group Says EPA Ozone Proposal Still Too Costly

February 27, 2015 3:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A look at the need-to-know numbers associated with the ozone standard.

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FedEx Plans Massive Distribution Center For NE Pennslyvania

February 27, 2015 9:35 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The new DC would be more than triple the size of FedEx Ground's existing location in Pittston.

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Noble Gas Solutions Named Among Top 100 Small Businesses In America

February 26, 2015 4:28 pm | by Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative

The industrial gases and products supplier was a winner in Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards, a program that recognizes the top 100 companies nationwide for their success, innovation, and contributions to economic growth and free enterprise.

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Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Up 2.8 Percent In January

February 26, 2015 1:41 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer

The rebound is a key indicator that business investment plans showed an increase.

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Interline Brands Posts Q4 & Full Year Sales Gains, Profit Losses

February 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Interline's sales increased across all segments both quarterly and yearly, but increased SG&A costs related to expansion initiatives and litigation charges hurt its bottom line.

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Ace Hardware 2014 Sales, Profit Soar

February 25, 2015 3:21 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The company's fourth quarter profit fell year-over-year, but a net increase of 80 stores helped boost sales and profit throughout the year.

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TriMas Has Record Q4 Sales

February 25, 2015 2:55 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The company nearly hit double-digit percent sales growth year-over-year, which included a 35 percent increase in engineered components.

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Atlas Copco To Acquire German Calibration Specialist

February 25, 2015 1:55 pm

The acquired company will become part of the service division in Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area.

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How Did West Coast Ports Get So Jammed? And What Comes Next?

February 25, 2015 1:06 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

With the contract impasse resolved, here are some questions and answers about the what's needed to clear up the ports' massive backlog, and the next steps for the labor deal.

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F.W. Webb Now Authorized Distributor Of Opto 22 Automation Hardware/Software

February 25, 2015 10:23 am | by F.W. Webb

The Process Controls Division of F.W. Webb is expanding its distribution territory for the Opto 22 product line into each New England state, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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Myers Industries Reports Higher Sales, Profit Losses

February 25, 2015 10:06 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The acquisition of Scepter boosted Q4 and full year 2014 sales, while weaker demand in the company's material handling segment hurt profits.

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