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U.S. Factory Output Drops 0.4 Percent In August

September 15, 2014 | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.           

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BlackHawk Industrial Acquires Certain Assets Of Marshall Tool

September 17, 2014 11:40 am | by BlackHawk Industrial

BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of the Marshall Tool — Salt Lake City, Utah operation.          

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Infor Aligns With MercuryGate

September 17, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press

Infor, provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, has announced a reseller agreement with MercuryGate International to bolster transportation management within the existing supply chain portfolio.   

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Alibaba Risk: China's Rise Leaves Out Investors

September 17, 2014 10:50 am | by Paul Wiseman & Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers

American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever.              

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United Stationers Expands Product Line For Breakrooms

September 17, 2014 10:43 am | by United Stationers

In response to the growing breakroom segment, currently representing a $4 billion market in the U.S., United Stationers has expanded its assortment of office-friendly products and brands to its valuable breakroom program.     

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Airgas Extends Partnership With Operation Homefront

September 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc has reaffirmed its commitment to Operation Homefront, a San Antonio-based national nonprofit that supports America's troops.                   

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Grainger And National Safety Council Launch New Safety Campaign

September 16, 2014 10:22 am | by Grainger

The National Safety Council and Grainger, the National Founding Sponsor, has launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign at the NSC Congress & Expo.               

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Kaman Announces Sale Of Moosup Facility

September 16, 2014 10:18 am | by Business Wire

Kaman Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Corporation, has sold its former manufacturing facility in Moosup, Connecticut, which has been idle since 2004.            

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ArcelorMittal And Gerdau Agree To Sell Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by The Associated Press

ArcelorMittal and Gerdau have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement to sell their respective 50 percent interests in Gallatin Steel Company to Nucor Corporation.        

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Brady Corporation Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter Results

September 15, 2014 11:18 am | by Business Wire

Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification solutions, has reported its financial results for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended July 31, 2014.                 

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Praxair Named To Dow Jones Sustainability Indices For 12th Year

September 15, 2014 10:59 am | by Praxair

Praxair, Inc. was again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices in recognition of the company’s long-standing commitment to global sustainable development.           

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New Member Elected To NSC Board Of Directors

September 12, 2014 2:35 pm | by National Safety Council

Philip K. Asherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), is accepting a two-year term.                                 

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U.S. Import, Export Prices Fall In August

September 12, 2014 1:10 pm | by U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Both the August and July drops in overall import prices were driven by lower fuel prices.                                              

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NetPlus Alliance Adds Two New Suppliers

September 12, 2014 11:40 am | by NetPlus Alliance

Croc Blog and Maxxeon Inc. join the buying group's industrial and contractor supplies distributors.                                           

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U.S. Retail Sales Rise In August On Strength Of Auto

September 12, 2014 9:48 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Motor vehicles accounted for roughly half of the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurants and for furniture, electronics, sporting goods and building materials.                      

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Grainger August Sales Up 7 Percent

September 12, 2014 9:10 am | by W.W. Grainger

Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.                         

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United Stationers Expands Into Auto Aftermarket With Latest Acquisition

September 11, 2014 9:09 am | by United Stationers

United Stationers Supply Co has signed an agreement to acquire MEDCO, a United States wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies, and its affiliates.                         

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down In July

September 10, 2014 3:03 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology

The total was down 1.1 percent from June’s total but up 1.5 percent from July 2013.                                               

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NSC Announces 2014 Class Of Rising Stars Of Safety

September 10, 2014 2:01 pm | by National Safety Council

Honorees will be recognized at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo on Sept. 16 in San Diego.                                              

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U.S. Wholesale Sales Rise 0.7 Percent, Stockpiles Up 0.1

September 10, 2014 1:21 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

Wholesaler's revenue increase of 0.4 percent from June matched the gain from this past May, while the inventory increase was the smallest gain since July 2013.                         

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U.S. Industry Pay Hikes Have Been Minimal Since Recession

September 10, 2014 12:10 pm | by Associated Press

Just why pay has been so weak and when it might strengthen are key issues for the Federal Reserve in deciding when to raise interest rates.                               

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