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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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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.                                      


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.                                              


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.                                             


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.                                             


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.                                               


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.                               


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.                                   


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.               


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.             


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.                       


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.                       


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.                           


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.                       


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.                                         


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.                                   


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.                                       


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.                       


MC Machinery Systems Names New Midwest Regional Manager

September 29, 2014 9:12 am | by MC Machinery Systems

Steve Brown is moving into the role and has more than six years of sales experience with the company.                                           


Economy Grew At 4.6 Percent Rate In April-June

September 26, 2014 1:27 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press

The solid rebound is expected to provide momentum for strong growth the rest of the year.                                              


Channellock Inc. Appoints New President And COO

September 26, 2014 9:53 am | by Channellock Inc.

Jon DeArment becomes the family's fifth generation to lead the company.                                                   



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