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UPS Expands 4 North American Distribution Facilities

December 16, 2014 | by UPS | Comments

Rapid growth of customers in the high-tech, industrial manufacturing, and retail industries fueled the demand for new or expanded facilities in California, Kentucky, and Toronto, Canada.                   

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US LBM Holdings Acquires Lumber Specialties

December 17, 2014 1:37 pm | by US LBM

The addition further expands US LBM's presence with the largest independent truss and wall panel manufacturer in the Midwest.                                 

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United Stationers Announces Sale Of MBS Dev

December 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by United Stationers

United Stationers said MBS Dev, a software solutions subsidiary, will be advanced to meet the specialized needs of distribution industries.                               

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Wajax Makes 2 Executive Appointments

December 17, 2014 10:35 am | by Wajax Corporation

Thomas Alford was added to Wajax' Board of Directors, while Michael Gross will succeed Richard Plain as Senior Vice President, Power Systems.                               

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Praxair Announces Jan. 1 Price Increases

December 16, 2014 3:10 pm | by Praxair, Inc.

Praxair says the adjustments will help address rising product costs from suppliers and increasing operating costs at production and distribution facilities.                           

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Evergreen Marketing Announces Info For 2015 Mfg. Sales Workshops

December 16, 2014 12:44 pm | by Evergreen Marketing Group

Called “Managing your Relationships with Independent Distribution,” the workshops have been held around the country since 2006 and focus on sharing best practices in working with independent distributors.             

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New President Named To Lead Seco Tools

December 16, 2014 9:24 am | by Seco Tools

Internally promoted Robert Keenan will begin his new role Jan. 1, while outgoing president Kurt Nordlund will return to Seco Tools AB in Sweden as a senior advisor.                         

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Advent International Acquires Distribution International

December 16, 2014 9:13 am | by Advent International

Distribution International's rapid growth over the past four years has been led by 11 acquisitions, giving the Houston-based company 64 branch locations.                           

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Why Oil Is Down By Half, And What It Means For You

December 15, 2014 2:49 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer

For drivers, shippers, airlines and other consumers of fuel, there's nothing not to like about the drop in oil prices. For oil companies, oil-producing states, and oil-exporting countries, the drop is painful.           

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Fed Likely To Note Gains But Signal No Rate Hike

December 15, 2014 2:43 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The Fed may no longer say it plans to keep a key interest rate near zero for a "considerable time." If so, the Fed would be signaling that it's moving closer to raising rates — eventually.                 

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ISA Creates Emerging Leaders Special Interest Group And Summit

December 15, 2014 12:18 pm | by Industrial Supply Association

Emerging Leaders is a group of motivated professionals who aspire to be leaders within ISA member companies and the industrial supply market.                               

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Factory Output Eclipses Pre-Recession High

December 15, 2014 11:46 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer

Manufacturing output has risen 4.8 percent over the past 12 months, and is now above the previous high set just before the downturn began in December 2007.                           

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Grainger To Withdraw From Chicago Stock Exchange

December 15, 2014 10:09 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff

Effective in January, Grainger is withdrawing to eliminate duplicative administrative requirements and costs inherent with dual listings with both the Chicago Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.           

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Midway Industrial Supply Acquires Contrast Equipment

December 15, 2014 9:53 am

Midway bolsters its regional footprint by adding the Missouri-based spray finishing systems integrator.                                         

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Emerson Sells Power Transmission Business To Regal Beloit

December 15, 2014 9:34 am | by Emerson

Valued at a $1.44 billion transaction, the power transmission business had a 2014 revenue of more than $600 million and has 3,000+ employees across the globe.                           

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Poll Reveals Americans' Stance On Limiting Carbon

December 12, 2014 3:10 pm | by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press

Six in 10 Americans, including half of all Republicans, said they support regulation of carbon dioxide pollution, although they weren't asked how.                             

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Registration Open For PTDA Leadership Development Conference

December 12, 2014 1:38 pm | by PTDA

Held March 18-20 in Tuscon, Ariz., the conference is designed for emerging power transmission/motion control leaders who want to enhance their management skills, network, and learn best practices.               

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U.S. Crude Oil Production Expected To Grow Despite Lower Prices

December 12, 2014 1:32 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

Analyzing indicators and the changes in oil production following the drop in crude oil prices during the 2008-09 recession may offer some insight into possible near-term oil production trends.                 

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Apache Considering Expansion To Iowa Facility

December 12, 2014 12:48 pm | by Apache, Inc.

A proposed $7.5 million expansion of the company's Cedar Rapids facility would not only preserve nearly 30 existing jobs in Iowa's Creative Corridor, but create 15 new ones.                      

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Graybar Senior VP To Retire

December 12, 2014 11:57 am | by Graybar

Lawrence Giblo is stepping down after more than 36 years with the company, while Graybar announced Scott Clifford as its new senior vice president of supply chain management.                      

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Grainger Reports November Sales

December 12, 2014 11:29 am | by Grainger

Grainger's U.S. sales increased 9 percent during the month, including 1 percent growth each from season products and Ebola-related safety products.                             

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