Jack Keough
Contributing Editor

Jack Keough was editor of Industrial Distribution for 26 years, and founded ID's long-running Big 50 List. He is currently a contributing editor. Jack the president of Keough Business Communications in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and often speaks to various groups and trade associations on distribution issues.

ID contributing editor Jack Keough provides a roundup of recent news on Amazon's planned fulfillment center expansion.
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1.18.2017
10:19am
Atlas Copco intends to split into two listed companies, one focused on industrial customers and the other focused on mining/civil engineering customers.
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1.17.2017
9:57am
It's the latest major deal in a flurry of activity in the industrial tools market, as Hitachi has been making power tools for more than 50 years and has...
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1.13.2017
9:50am
In the wake of the Linde-Praxair merger, further notable market consolidation may be imminent as Air Products has made a bid to acquire Yingde Gases Group,...
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1.9.2017
4:51pm
Stanley Black & Decker plans to build a new factory in the U.S. to help produce Craftsman tools — in large part due to uncertainty about international...
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1.6.2017
9:16am
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Lewiston, ME-based Butler Bros. sells a variety of MRO products and offers a full-line of vending solutions and integrated partnership programs, while...
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1.5.2017
10:15am
Stanley B&D expects the deal, valued at $900 million, to generate about $100 million of annual sales growth for approximately the next 10 years.
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1.5.2017
9:49am
Having served as vice president since 2011, David Miles has been named president of Fitchburg, MA-based Simonds Saw, effective Jan. 1.
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1.4.2017
9:31am
The sale to Switzerland-based Dormakaba AG includes the commercial hardware brands of BEST Access, phi Precision and GMT, which together represented $270...
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12.21.2016
10:22am
Despite warnings of possible repercussions from President-elect Donald Trump, the bearings manufacturer says it will go forward with closing its Indianapolis...
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12.19.2016
9:22am
In a presentation for financial analysts, GE said it plans to sell its Industrial Solutions business, which supplies equipment to the electrical distribution...
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12.15.2016
9:37am
The Wall Street Journal's monthly survey of economists says that while the U.S. will add about 50,000 manufacturing jobs by the end of 2019, the pace is...
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12.13.2016
9:02am
Terms of the deal were not disclosed for the business that has annual global sales of about $45 million and employs approximately 140 employees.
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12.7.2016
11:10am
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Along with calling out bearings maker Rexnord on Friday for its planned move to Mexico, the President-elect also reaffirmed his position with a series of...
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12.5.2016
9:37am
Thirty-five year company veteran Mark Place has become the new vice president of business development for the hydraulic fittings and adapters maker, with Brian...
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12.2.2016
9:15am
Initial talks between the two companies were near completion in September when they broke down, but talks may begin next week that could create the world'...
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11.30.2016
9:29am
Littelfuse COO and 31-year veteran Dave Heinzmann will become CEO on Jan. 1, at which time current chief executive Gordon Hunter will become executive chairman.
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11.21.2016
2:46pm
Koch Industries is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire a a significant minority stake in ERP software provider Infor. It could be announced as early as next...
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11.14.2016
10:26am
Nick Talarico, who joined the company in 2009, replaces the retiring Jay Brown, effective Nov. 14.
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11.10.2016
9:06am
Late last year, many distributors and manufacturers said they expected slow to flat sales in the first half of 2016 and then a rebound in the second half....
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11.9.2016
10:13am
In its Q3 earnings report Thursday, the tool maker indicated that its three-year “self imposed” hiatus of M&A activity is coming to an end and the recent $...
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10.28.2016
9:26am
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The 230,000 square foot facility in Greenwood, IN will serve as headquarters for Würth Service Supply and divisional headquarters for Würth Industry North...
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10.27.2016
9:40am
A team of veteran industrial distribution executives has formed a new company, AgoNow LLC, a pure industrial wholesaler and channel solutions provider based in...
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10.25.2016
12:21am
Parker's CEO is optimistic that end markets are progressing toward stabilization, evidenced by the company's quarterly order rates turning positive...
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10.24.2016
6:12pm
Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission components and motion control products, posted a...
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10.24.2016
9:50am
Motion Industries, the industrial distribution arm of the Genuine Parts Company, has reported that its Q3 sales were down 0.7%.
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10.21.2016
9:30am
Grainger posted another small decline in the U.S. and sizable drop in Canada, while U.K.-based Cromwell continues to strongly boost its 'other business...
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10.18.2016
7:30am
One week after Newell Brands announced it was selling off 10 percent of its business, Stanley Black & Decker announced Wednesday it is buying those...
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10.12.2016
9:30am
In a letter to NetSuite's board, its largest shareholder said the $109 per share offered by Oracle undervalued the company, in part because “potential...
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10.10.2016
9:33am
Private investment firm JVA Partners LLC is selling its KMC Holdings Group — which includes Kennedy Manufacturing — to Cornwell Quality Tools Co. Both Kennedy...
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10.7.2016
2:22pm
Genuine Parts Company has remained hot on the acquisition trail, announcing acquisitions this week for subsidiaries Motion Industries and EIS Inc.
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10.7.2016
9:23am
EIS, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has acquired Communications Products and Services (CPS), headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
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10.6.2016
10:02am
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI...
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10.5.2016
9:55am
Newell Brands says it will sell about 10 percent of its portfolio, including its popular Irwin and Lenox tool brands, as well as its winter sports businesses.
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10.5.2016
9:51am
Singer Equities has acquired Future Hydraulik, Inc. headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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10.4.2016
10:11am
Haggard & Stocking Associates, Inc. has acquired Evansville, IN-based Imperial Fastener and Industrial Supply, Co., a full line industrial supply company...
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10.4.2016
10:07am
See ID contributing editor Jack Keough's observations about this year's Big 50 List of the largest industrial distributors, including a change in...
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9.13.2016
9:00am
Forecasts of strong growth in commercial construction is good news for distributors serving the construction and MRO markets, but those outlooks are tempered...
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9.9.2016
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Following global investment firm KKR's completed its acquisition of Epicor Software, Epicor has expanded the responsibilities of its executive leadership...
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9.6.2016
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