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NOW Inc. Buys Odessa Pumps In First Acquisition

July 1, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

The addition gains DistributionNOW approximately 13 sales and operations locations across Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

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Rexel Appoints Senior Vice President

July 1, 2015 3:18 pm

Effective July 1, Thierry Delarue is now in the newly-created role of Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Transformation.

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U.S. Labor Secretary Says New Port Labor Laws Are Unnecessary

July 1, 2015 12:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Obama administration's top labor official, Thomas Perez, cited the success of the collective bargaining process to solve the massive West Coast port labor standoff that ended in February as to why no changes in labor relations are needed.

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Motion Industries Honored By PPG

July 1, 2015 10:05 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Motion Industries was awarded for its supply of industrial replacement parts and supplies to PPG and collaboration with PPG's U.S. operations on sustainability-focused and cost-savings projects.

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NetPlus Alliance Purchases Up 14 Percent In First Quarter

July 1, 2015 9:52 am | by NetPlus Alliance

Having added 19 new industrial distributor members in 2015, NetPlus' quarter was above its 2014 overall growth of 13.5 percent.

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Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, 6,000 May Be In Use

July 1, 2015 9:35 am | by Tom Krisher and Dan Sewell, Associated Press

An investigation started June 9 revealed that a fatal Jan. 24, 2014 semi-trailer crash may have been caused by a faulty hitch rather than an improper inspection, leading to question the safety of that same hitch used across the nation.

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Graco Names New CFO

June 30, 2015 1:48 pm | by Graco

Current Graco VP and Treasurer Christian Rothe takes over the position effective Sept. 1, succeeding James Graner.

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Emerson Spinning Off Network Power Business

June 30, 2015 1:29 pm | by Emerson

Emerson will also explore strategic alternatives for its motors and drives, power generation, and remaining storage businesses.

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Obama Administration Unveils New Overtime Pay Standards

June 30, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The White House argued that the current $455 per week limit is outdated and prevents low-paid administrators from receiving pay that they would otherwise be entitled to for working more than 40 hours per week.

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Amazon Launches Expanded Selling, Fulfillment In Mexico

June 30, 2015 9:53 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

The e-tailer said in a release that at launch, Amazon.com.mx has the largest selection of items in Mexico, with millions of unique items available to customers for local delivery.

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Cisco Unveils New IoT System

June 30, 2015 9:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The Cisco IoT System involves six programs to help manage massive amounts of data and achieve sufficient scale in order to realize the benefits of Internet-connected devices.

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Shell Awards ERIKS 5-Year Supply Contract

June 30, 2015 9:21 am | by ERIKS

ERIKS, No. 15 on ID's 2014 Big 50, will be primary gasket supplier for all Shell's USA refineries and offshore solutions.

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Duracell Professional Releases B2B Battery Market Insights Report

June 29, 2015 4:22 pm | by Duracell Professional

Distributors can use the report to learn about additional market trends, ranging from the growth of online ordering to ideas for distributors to improve and grow their business, including customer recommendations.

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North American Tool Corp. SVP Of Sales To Retire

June 29, 2015 1:39 pm | by North American Tool Corp.

Effective July 1, Bernie Bowersock is stepping down after 23 years with the company.

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DPA Honors Safety Product Distributors, Suppliers At Annual Conference

June 29, 2015 10:51 am | by Distributor Partners of America

Helco Safety and Equipment, ORS Nasco, and West Chester Protective Gear were the top honorees at this year's DPA Conference.

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Report: Airgas Employees In Charleston, WV Reject CBA

June 29, 2015 10:41 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Airgas workers reportedly rejected the proposed contract largely because the company refused to raise wages for their Charleston employees to a rate comparable to wages paid by its local competitor.

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TPP Fight To Continue Despite Talk Of Democratic Reconciliation

June 29, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The terms of TPP are expected to go before Congress later this year.

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Grainger Foundation Donates $30K To SkillsUSA Connecticut

June 29, 2015 9:48 am | by Mike Hockett

The funds will go toward student travel expenses as they head to the national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, KY.

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Grainger Names New Chief Operating Officer

June 29, 2015 9:22 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Former Grainger Senior Vice President DG Macpherson takes the newly created role, effective Aug. 1, while another executive is leaving the company.

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GOP Measure Would Permit Longer Tandem Trucks

June 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press

Opponents say the longer trucks create more wear and tear on highways, are less safe on local roads than existing trucks, and are more likely to cross into adjacent and opposing lanes when making turns.

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Research Shows Legacy Systems Fail To Deliver On VMI

June 25, 2015 2:39 pm | by E2Open

Though there’s an increased interest in inventory management programs, such as VMI, that aim to reduce costs and improve customer service levels, companies continue to face challenges in actually establishing these programs.

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