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Applied Reports Quarterly Sales Increase, Elects Independent Chairman

October 29, 2014 | Comments

Net sales for the quarter grew 16 percent over the same quarter last year and net income increased to $29.1 million, from $26.8 million.                    

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Black Hills Corp. Announces Executive Leadership Changes

October 30, 2014 10:28 am | by Black Hills Corporation

Black Hills' CFO will retire at the end of March, and will be succeeded by its current vice president.                                           

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Arrow Electronics Boosts Q3 Sales 11 Percent

October 30, 2014 9:54 am | by Arrow Electronics

The groth included an 8 percent sales rise in global components, while total year-to-date sales were up 7.7 percent.                                       

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Amazon To Open First Illinois Distribution Facility

October 30, 2014 9:32 am | by Amazon.com

Amazon plans to begin creating new full-time jobs in Illinois starting next year and reaching at least 1,000 jobs in 2017.                                     

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TW Metals Announces Launch Of Retail Website

October 30, 2014 9:23 am | by TW Metals

TW’s large inventories of tubing, pipe and bar in stainless, aluminum, and carbon alloys are now available online, 24/7.                                     

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WinSupply Opens In Upstate South Carolina

October 28, 2014 2:48 pm | by WinWholesale

The supplier will provide high quality heating, ventilation, and air conditioning supplies and equipment to contractors along the Interstate 85 corridor in South Carolina, from the Anderson area to Spartanburg.         

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North American Tool VP Receives American Eagle Award From ISA

October 28, 2014 2:38 pm

The ISA American Eagle was presented to Bowersock on behalf of North American Tool Corporation and IBC at the 2014 IBC National Meeting in Rosemont, IL on Oct. 19.                         

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Fed Will Likely Signal No Rate Hike Anytime Soon

October 28, 2014 1:42 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Thanks to a strengthening economy, few foresee any major policy changes when the Federal Reserve is done meeting this week.                                   

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Gibraltar Q3 Sales Up 8 Percent; Announces New President

October 28, 2014 12:56 pm | by Gibraltar Industries

Year-to-date sales for the company were up 3 percent as Frank Heard gears up to become President and CEO effective Jan. 1.                                     

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TriMas 3Q Sales Increase 7 Percent

October 28, 2014 12:33 pm | by TriMas Corporation

Net sales increased in all six segments, including 8.6 percent growth in packaging, and an engineered components profit margin growth of 860 points.                             

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Digi-Key’s 2014 European Sales Revenue Hits Record Levels

October 28, 2014 12:12 pm | by Digi-Key

The global electronic components distributor had exceptionally strong growth in Europe, averaging 26 percent growth year-over-year across the entire region.                           

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Sandvik To Divest Power Spring Business In U.S. And Mexico

October 28, 2014 11:50 am | by Sandvik

The divestment is in line with Sandvik Materials Technology’s strategy to focus more towards the energy segment.                                       

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Now In Aisle 3 At Lowe's: Robots

October 28, 2014 11:41 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer

Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.                             

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Columbus McKinnon Expands Training Offering To Include NCCCO Certification Program

October 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Columbus McKinnon

The company will offer NCCCO written and practical exams for overhead crane operators starting in November.                                         

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U.S. Durable Goods Fell 1.3 Percent In September

October 28, 2014 10:10 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The declines were likely a temporary soft patch that will likely be followed by a resumption of stronger growth.                                       

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MSC Industrial Reports 7.8 Percent Q4 Sales Increase

October 28, 2014 9:34 am | by MSC Industrial

MSC, No. 14 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List, has seen year-to-date net sales increase 13.4 percent from last year.                                   

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Anixter Third Quarter Sales Up 7 Percent

October 28, 2014 9:18 am | by Anixter International

Anixter, No. 6 on Industrial Distribution's Big 50 List, had growth that included a 7.2 increase for sales of fasteners in North America.                                 

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MagneGas Acquires Equipment Sales And Service

October 27, 2014 4:12 pm | by MagneGas Corporation

The purchase of ESSI will allow more rapid market penetration to grow recurring sales of MagneGas fuel while offering a wider range of services to industrial, metalworking, and fabrication customers.           

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How To Stay Compliant With OSHA's New GHS Rules

October 27, 2014 3:32 pm | by Chris Palmisano

Besides training employees on the new GHS (Global Harmonization System) labeling elements, new pictograms, and the new SDS (Safety Data Sheet) format, there are more important challenges to compliance, that many employers and Safety Managers may not even realize.

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Middle Market Tax Burden Rising, Threatening Job Growth

October 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by McGladrey LLP

More than half of the 79 percent of middle market firms that had to cut their workforce in 2013 reported the "fiscal cliff" law contributed to that decision.                           

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Interline Brands Ups Sales 5 Percent In Third Quarter

October 27, 2014 11:17 am | by Interline Brands

According to Interline, continued investments in key areas like e-commerce and marketing, product merchandising, sales force training, and supply chain programs are improving the company's results.             

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