- Big 50
While acquisition and earnings news continue to be popular items on ID, the most-read items of late have been articles/blogs regarding factors impacting the...
MRC Q4 sales sunk 26 percent year-over-year, with U.S. sales down 29 percent. Still, CEO Andrew Lane noted optimism in recent customer spending and a return to...
In this episode, ID editor Mike Hockett discusses a report of HD Supply exploring a sale of its Waterworks Unit, a contributed article about the growing impact...
The company's year-over-year sales decline continued in Q4, though it showed sequential improvement for a second straight quarter as rig counts have...
DPA Buying Group has announced the addition of two manufacturers to its Industrial division since Jan. 24: BoltSize-It, and Steel Guard Safety Corp. They are...
The U.S. added another dozen rigs last week, including eight oil. The combined count is now up 83.4 percent since bottoming out in May 2016, while OPEC...
FCX — No. 31 on ID's Big 50 List — has acquired Monroe, MI-based Renew Valve & Machine Co. and its Cleveland, OH-based Valve & Gauge division.
Headline regulars Amazon, HD Supply and Fastenal were among the big items on ID this past week, while Parker Hannifin made another acquisition and UPS offered...
The Trump administration's stance on majorly deregulating manufacturing regulations may result in much less incident reporting by OSHA and subdued fines...
The numbers were highlighted by a 38 percent year-over-year drop in sales at National Oilwell Varco and a net loss of $57 million and an 8 percent drop in...
Learn the story of Ramsey, MN-based B&F Fastener Supply, which has had tremendous growth since its 1988 founding, especially over the last four years. It...
In this episode, ID editor Mike Hockett discusses the increasing threat of Amazon Business on distributors, and recaps Fastenal’s January sales report.
Fastenal's daily sales had year-over-year growth for a seventh-straight month in January and grew by the second-biggest margin in the past year. Meanwhile...
The U.S. has added 61 rigs over the past three weeks, with Friday's active count up 25 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, the gas rig count snapped a 12-...
Manufacturing had little change overall in the first jobs report under the Trump administration, although construction and warehousing surged.
Stanley Black & Decker's ambitious goals to double in size by 2022 led the way on ID this past week, while thought leadership pieces on bringing...
ID chatted with Simon Bhadra, a senior marketing manager for UPS's industrial distribution segment, to get his ideas on current and future industry trends...
Airgas, the American Welding Society and WESCO Gas and Welding Supply have helped a Lousiana High School welding program get back on its feet after historic...
We're in the midst of another quarterly earnings reporting period, with publicly-traded companies sharing their latest fiscal performance numbers. A...
Industrial Distribution's 2017 January/February digital edition features our annual Watch List — a batch of company profiles on eight small and mid-size...
In this episode, ID editor Mike Hockett discusses Stanley Black & Decker's goal of doubling in size by 2022, United Rentals' acquisition of NES...
The company's 2015 acquisition of HD Supply's Power Solutions segment powered a 23 percent jump in total sales throughout 2016 and a 25 percent...
The U.S. added another healthy batch of active oil rigs last week, gaining 44 since its 11-week increase streak was snapped in the count on Jan. 13. The gas...
We're in the midst of another quarterly earnings reporting period, with publicly-traded companies sharing their latest fiscal performance numbers. Here,...
News regarding the latest fiscal reports for Big 50 distributors Grainger and Fastenal were top items this past week as expected, while the latest active U.S....
Diversified industrial manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker reported its 2016 fourth quarter and full year fiscal results on Thursday, in which president...
We're in the midst of another quarterly earnings reporting period. See the key figures for a handful of prominent industrial manufacturing companies that...
In this episode, we discuss Q4 and full year 2016 sales & profit figures for Big 50 distributors Grainger and Fastenal and discuss PwC's new survey...
The company's total sales and profit continued to slide in Q4, while CEO John Engel noted signs of recovery going forward as the company posted its first...
The company's organic sales improved 0.4 percent in Q2, leading it to raise the lower end of its previously 2017 full year outlook.
ITW had Q4 organic growth in five of seven business segments, led by 7 percent growth in automotive OEM, while its welding segment had an 8 percent decline.
Grainger posted flat Q4 sales while its profits were hurt by an impairment charge, while the company posted its best month for daily sales growth since...
With the acquisition, Omaha, NE-based fastening and packaging distributor SouthernCarlson expands its Minnesota footprint and service capabilities, adding a...
Winsupply CEO Jack Johnston will retire on Jan. 31, to be succeeded by current president Roland Gordon.
3M's Industrial unit broke a streak of three straight sluggish quarters to end 2016 on a strong note, posting a 4.6 percent gain in organic sales over Q4...
One week earlier, the U.S. oil rig count snapped an 11-week streak of gains, but rebounded in a big way Friday with its biggest one-week spike since April 2013.
News of Lowe's impending staffing changes and layoffs got a lot of attention this past week, while Fastenal's Q4 earnings and another acquisition of...
Fastenal grew consistently throughout 2016 while downsizing its stores and headcount, all while further enhancing its vending business. See all the facts and...
F.W. Webb held a "Topping Off" ceremony on Jan. 13 at the construction site of its new Londonderry, NH distribution center, celebrating the raising...