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WESCO Reports Record Growth, Eyes Expansion

January 29, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

In Q4, the company had its highest quarter growth rate since Q2 2012, and CEO John Engel touched on WESCO's commitment to expand in 2015.                                 

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NAED Education & Research Foundation Expands Educational Offering

January 28, 2015 1:51 pm | by NAED

Two new online courses teach how to grow staff expertise, and increase customer profitability.                                             


Airmaster Names New VP Of Sales & Marketing

January 28, 2015 12:39 pm | by Airmaster

Ed Laabs brings more than 29 years of national industrial leadership experience into the role.                                             


Agreement Made On Key Issue In Port Labor Dispute

January 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution

The new agreement addresses who maintains and repairs the truck beds used to haul containers of cargo from dockside yards to distribution warehouses.                             


Praxair Q4 Sales, Profit Down

January 28, 2015 10:13 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Venezuela currency deflation had a large negative impact on Q4 net profit, while North American sales had a modest increase.                                    


ABC Supply Signs Distribution Partnership With AVM Industries

January 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

ABC Supply will distribute AVM products throughout their West Coast locations.                                                 


NAED Names Incoming Western Region VP-Elect

January 27, 2015 4:14 pm | by NAED

Leibold will serve on the NAED Board of Directors, and help lead the region’s conferences, council meetings, and other events.                                   


Atlas Copco Ranked Top Sustainable Machinery Company

January 27, 2015 4:03 pm | by Atlas Copco

Appearing on annual Global 100 list for the ninth time, Atlas Copco's ranking is up 23 spots from last year overall, and is No. 1 in the machinery industry.                           


Graco's Healthy Industrial Sales Boost Q4, Year-End Profits

January 27, 2015 3:16 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Sales increased across all Graco's reportable segments and regions, though the company noted movement in foreign currencies could hamper earnings in 2015.                           


Walter Surface Tech. Appoints New Walter Mexico GM

January 27, 2015 2:53 pm | by Walter Surface Technologies

Pablo Rivero Torres will have general management responsibility for sales, marketing, operations and services in Mexico.                                     


Illinois Tool Works Reports Q4, 2014 Sales Figures

January 27, 2015 12:17 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

ITW said foreign currency pressures weighed on its sales in the most recent quarter, although its profit spiked as costs went down.                                  


3M Achieves Record Q4, Full-Year Sales

January 27, 2015 10:26 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The company's 2014 net income nearly hit $5 billion, while its Industrial segment saw a modest Q4 sales increase.                                       


Atlas Machine & Supply, Z Technique Partner To Provide Non-OEM Parts

January 27, 2015 10:01 am | by Atlas Machine & Supply

The collaboration establishes Atlas Machine & Supply as Z Technique's Master Distributor for all non-OEM parts and products.                                   


The Highest And Lowest Unemployment Rates Across The U.S.

January 26, 2015 1:59 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution

Northern college towns and in cities in close proximity to the country's shale oil boom are fairing best when it comes to national unemployment.                               


Hexcel Reports Double-Digit 2014 Sales Growth

January 26, 2015 1:38 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The high-performance structural materials developer ended the year with record sales, operating income and margin, and net income.                                   


HARDI Distributors Report 9.4 Percent Revenue Increase In November

January 26, 2015 11:25 am | by HARDI

HARDI's senior economists noted low fuel prices have enabled customers to spend more on home improvements.                                         


Wolseley May Exit French Building Materials Business

January 26, 2015 10:53 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Announced as part of its ongoing restructuring, Wolseley looks to sell part of its French business following its Q1 sales drop of 9.3 percent.                               


Hydradyne Names New President

January 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Hydradyne

David Parks, a 34-year Hydradyne employee with 36 years of experience in fluid power, takes over leadership of the company.                                     


Grainger Q4 Profit Down, Cuts 2015 Outlook

January 26, 2015 10:18 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Citing weakening Canadian and Japanese currencies and broader economic softness in Canada, the company lowered its 2015 outlook after a disappointing Q4.                           


ID's Top 5 Of The Week

January 22, 2015 4:32 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

While merger & acquisition activity involving Big 50 companies headlined the previous two weeks, this week it was a wealth of thought leadership content that dominated our top items.                 


Praxair Awarded NASA Supplier Contract

January 22, 2015 12:11 pm | by Praxair

Projected as a $53 million contract over five years, Praxair will supply hydrogen to four NASA sites.                                           



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