CEO Gallagher stated, "Automotive sales remained the strongest among our segments, up 23% and driven by a 17% contribution from the GPC Asia Pacific acquisition and underline growth of approximately 7%. Sales at Motion Industries, our Industrial Group, were up 4% and include 3% from acquisitions less a 1% translation effect."
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The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.
In North America, Pregis operates 14 facilities producing a variety of protective packaging products and value added system solutions. Pregis partners with industrial and packaging distributors, fabricators, and specialty suppliers to deliver customer-driven solutions to a wide variety of end use markets.
The awards were created to recognize the top distributors and manufacturers based on multiple criteria. Distributors and manufacturers were first divided into three tiers based on size. Within each tier, the distributors and manufacturers were then ranked based on a number of criteria including: contribution to the group, growth, participation, and member and supplier input.
While first quarter 2014 freight demand showed the strongest first quarter performance in 10 years, several factors - including fluctuating fuel prices and severe weather - contributed to a somewhat unstable marketpace in the first quarter.
President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.
Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.
The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.
During the first quarter of the year, 31% of businesses surveyed reported higher material costs, more than double the 15% that saw costs rise in the previous survey.
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
The Conference Board said Monday that its index of leading indicators increased 0.8% in March after a 0.5% rise in February and modest 0.2% gain in January. It was the best showing since a 0.9% gain in November.
Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard commented, “Growing new technology sales and expanding integration activity drove our first-quarter results despite the severe winter weather that impacted operations in Russia, China, and North America."
Danaher Corporation announced that Executive Vice President Thomas P. Joyce, Jr. will succeed H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. as President and Chief Executive Officer upon Culp's retirement on March 1, 2015. Culp will continue at Danaher in an advisory role into the first quarter of 2016.
As of the first quarter 2014, PPG has adopted a new reportable-segment structure. The three reportable segments and respective businesses for each will be performance coatings, industrial coatings, and glass.
Blackhawk is a manufacturer of specialist composite materials with facilities in Bloomington, CA and Tijuana, Mexico and is generating sales of circa $4.25m per annum and a profit of approximately $407K per annum according Blackhawk’s financial records.
Commented Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company's president and chief executive officer: “We are pleased to report record revenues for the first quarter and double-digit organic growth, with higher sales across all of our geographies."
More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Currently, Floridians are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases, but there's no way to enforce the law. The state can't force companies like Amazon to collect the tax unless it has a physical presence, such as a warehouse or store.
Sales of $787.5 million increased $45.8 million, or 6.2%, from 2013 levels; excluding $15.2 million of acquisition-related sales and $5.9 million of unfavorable foreign currency translation, organic sales increased 5.0%.
As Handheld US’s vertical sales manager, Jeff Watkin will be responsible for building and supporting Handheld’s partner network in numerous industries, including utilities, construction, and manufacturing.
Online resources, cost savings promotions, and the “Huddle Savings” program also enable companies to save big on their operational and business expenses.