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Northern Safety Hires New CFO

November 23, 2015 | by Northern Safety & Industrial | Comments

Mike Borrelli has been appointed to lead Northern's financial operations, with a background of 25 years experience in financial accounting and administration.

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Group Unveils Latest American-Made Holiday Shopping Guide

November 24, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

With Black Friday upon us, the Alliance for American Manufacturing has issued its 2015 Made in America Gift Guide, featuring at least one potential holiday gift from each of the 50 states, made in the U.S.

Kimball Midwest Receives Family Business Award

November 24, 2015 10:47 am | by Kimball Midwest

The award, presented during the Conway Center’s 17th Annual Family Business Awards and Expo, recognizes local, family-owned businesses’ ability to maintain an open and engaging flow of communication with its employees.


Affiliated Distributors Receives HR Department Of The Year Honor

November 23, 2015 3:40 pm | by Affiliated Distributors

AD says its HR department has improved the quality and talent it has attracted and the speed at which it fills positions.


How Packages Arrive On Time For Christmas

November 23, 2015 12:17 pm | by Wavelink

This new holiday infographic from Wavelink shows how packages are put together and delivered to consumers’ doorsteps just in time for the holidays, and the logistical impact on warehouse workers and operations.


Milwaukee Tool Plans To Add 500 Jobs In Major Headquarters Expansion

November 20, 2015 2:57 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

The company's plan calls for the creation of a 200,000 square foot office building, and the creation of an estimated 500 jobs over the next 5 years.

PTDA’s Q2 Sales Sales Report Shows Yearly Increase, Predicts Slower Growth

November 20, 2015 2:01 pm | by PTDA

Though PTDA's second quarter Sales History & Outlook Report shows power transmission/motion control distributor sales up 11.7 percent from last year, the rate of growth is forecasted to slow in the near term for distributors and suppliers.


The Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem

November 20, 2015 10:54 am | by Straight North

Straight North's Lead Generation Ecosystem is a blueprint used to illustrate how all areas of internet marketing can be combined into one cohesive campaign to increase sales lead generation. 


PTDA Foundation Announces 2016 Trustees

November 19, 2015 12:15 pm

The four new trustee members include senior vice presidents at Bearing Service Inc., SKF USA, Kaman Fluid Power, and a professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.


Timken To Build New Bearing Plant In Romania

November 19, 2015 12:00 pm | by Timken

The facility will be Timken's second in the Eastern European country, with groundbreaking expected in the first quarter of 2016 for operations to begin in early 2017.

The Numbers Behind Workplace Injuries

November 19, 2015 10:25 am | by Magid

When hazards cannot be eliminated to decrease employee exposure, personal protective equipment reduces a business’ liability risk and financial costs by protecting workers from injury. See the facts and figures behind worker injuries via Magid.


NACCO Materials Handling To Rebrand As Hyster-Yale Group

November 18, 2015 1:27 pm | by Hyster-Yale Material Handling, Inc.

Effective Jan. 1, the company will move forward as Hyster-Yale Group, with the change aimed to reinforce its position and eliminate confusion resulting from its 2012 spinoff from NACCO Industries.


PTDA Foundation Sets Fundraising Record Again In 2015

November 18, 2015 11:23 am | by PTDA

The fundraising – aimed to help build awareness of industrial distribution careers – surpassed 2014's total by 13 percent.


Manufacturing Tech Groups Call For Uniform Regulations In Trans-Atlantic Pact

November 18, 2015 11:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

U.S. and EU negotiators are currently engaged in talks over the TTIP in hopes to strike a deal next year.


Lewis-Goetz Opens New Facilities In Salt Lake City

November 17, 2015 4:37 pm | by Lewis-Goetz

Lewis-Goetz' new campus includes a 53,000 square foot building with 24 employees and a 56,000 square foot building with 17 employees. Combined, the facilities include a distribution center, metal hose shop, laser engraving station, and more.


Air Liquide Buys Airgas For $13.4 Billion

November 17, 2015 4:00 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

The landmark deal will reportedly make Air Liquide the world's largest industrial gas supplier by sales, leaping Linde AG, Air Products & Chemicals, and Praxair.


Illinois Material Handling Acquires Servicemax Inc.

November 17, 2015 3:15 pm | by Wolter Group

As the seventh acquisition in the last 5 years for Wolter Group – Illinois Material Handling's parent group – Servicemax doubles Wolter's technician coverage in the Chicago metro market.


Hitachi Buys German Power Tool Maker Metabo For Reported $180 Million

November 17, 2015 2:56 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor

The addition considerably boosts Hitachi's sales channel and procurement ability in Europe, particularly in Germany, and potentially reduces its Euro exchange risk.


Industrial Careers Pathway Releases New Guide On Giving A Company Tour

November 17, 2015 11:12 am | by Industrial Careers Pathway

The guide offers tips for planning and executing a company tour for community members such as school groups, potential employees, and the general population.


U.S. Manufacturing Output Rises For First Time In 3 Months

November 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Christopher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

The rise suggests that manufacturers may be overcoming several headwinds they have faced for most of this year.


PTDA Elects 2016 Leadership

November 17, 2015 9:49 am | by PTDA

LeRoy Burcroff, VP of sales at Bearing Service Inc. (Lovonia, Michigan), will become PTDA's new president in 2016, while Laffert North America (Mississauga, Canada) president Sean Hickey takes over as PTDA Manufacturer Council chair.



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