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Amazon Closing Distribution Plant In Kansas

October 1, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

The source states Amazon says the closure is part of a move to have its distribution centers closer to the bulk of its customers.                                 

 

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PetroChoice Acquires LubriCorp

October 1, 2014 5:14 pm | by PetroChoice

PetroChoice adds another lubricant distributor to expand both its service offering and geographic footprint.                                         

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Airgas To Increase Argon Prices

October 1, 2014 4:46 pm

Airgas' CEO says limited investments in new argon capacity and overall production haven't kept pace with demand.                                       

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Kewill Acquires IBM Sterling TMS For Supply Chain Execution

October 1, 2014 4:18 pm | by Kewill

The supply chain execution software provider strengthens Kewill's leadership position in the multimodal transportation management software market.                             

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Builders FirstSource Completes Acquisition Of Trim Tech

October 1, 2014 3:25 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

The addition gives Builders FirstSource another supplier location to strengthen its capabilities in the southern U.S.                                      

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Pace Of U.S. Manufacturing Slipped In September

October 1, 2014 2:26 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

The comments reported by manufacturers surveyed for the index were relatively optimistic.                                              

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U.S. Companies Added 213,000 Jobs In September

October 1, 2014 2:12 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

The figures suggest the government's jobs report on Friday could reveal a rebound in hiring.                                             

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U.S. Construction Spending Down Again In August

October 1, 2014 1:31 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The decline was the second in the past three months, with weakness apparent in all sectors.                                             

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Fastenal Acquires Aerospace Distributor Av-Tech Industries

October 1, 2014 1:17 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

Fastenal opens opportunity for growth in the aerospace market with the acquisition.                                               

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Ferguson Grows Revenue 10 Percent

October 1, 2014 11:55 am | by Ferguson

The renovation, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) market continued to grow steadily while growth in the new residential market remained modest.                               

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MSC Industrial Opens $55M Ohio Distribution Center

October 1, 2014 9:58 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff

The Columbus, Ohio customer fulfillment center is MSC's fifth in the country, and plans to host 300 employees by the end of 2017.                                   

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Affiliated Distributors Announces Founding AD Mexico Members

October 1, 2014 9:34 am | by Affiliated Distributors

AD's president states the initial members will sell more than $600 million in electrical products a year and represent more than 12 percent of the total electrical distributor market in Mexico.               

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Factory Boom Cranks Up Economy, Leads To Strongest Growth In 2 Years

September 30, 2014 3:49 pm | by aul Davidson, USA TODAY

A 12.6 percent surge in spending on non-residential structures — notably new and expanding factories — was a big reason for last week's upward revision of second-quarter economic growth.             

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Wynright, KNAPP Reach Agreement For Semi-Automatic Picking, Storage Systems

September 30, 2014 3:38 pm | by Wynright

OSR Shuttle provides space-effective storage for different load carriers, efficient picking, error-free buffering and sequencing, and reliable replenishment of flow racks.                       

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Webco Industries Q4 Sales Up 6.6 Percent

September 30, 2014 1:58 pm | by Webco Industries

The company generated a net income of $0.4 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.8 million, or $7.28 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2013.                       

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Westfalia Technologies Introduces New Conveyor Standardizations

September 30, 2014 1:02 pm | by Westfalia

Westfalia’s conveyor solutions are manufactured to be maintenance-friendly, durable, reliable, and customizable as required by the customer’s application.                           

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Wolseley Profits Surge On Strength Of U.S. Operations

September 30, 2014 10:22 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff

U.S. operations account for more than half of Wolseley's sales, with the company benefitting from new residential construction markets and growth in market share.                       

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Magnus Mobility Systems Acquires Powers Industrial Group

September 30, 2014 9:43 am | by Magnus Mobility Systems

Magnus, a California-based caster and motion control product supplier, expands to Texas with the acquisition.                                         

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U.S. Consumer Spending Up 0.5 Percent In August

September 29, 2014 12:48 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

About half of the increase was driven by auto sales. It was the best result since spending also expanded 0.5 percent in June.                                   

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New Home Sales Top 500,000 In August, Highest Level Since 2008

September 29, 2014 10:05 am | by National Association of Home Builders

Regionally, new home sales rose 50 percent in the West, 29.2 percent in the Northeast and 7.8 percent in the South.                                       

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Report: U.S. Economy To Maintain Momentum Despite World Of Worries

September 29, 2014 10:01 am | by BMO Financial Group

A new report from BMO Economics notes that while the major economies of China, Japan and Europe are softening, the outlook for the U.S. economy remains on solid ground.                       

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