Mike Hockett
Editor

Mike Hockett is the Managing Editor of Industrial Distribution. He has been working on the publication since August 2014, covering all topics from company acquisition and consolidation news, market trends, and distributor profiles across the MRO landscape. 

Mike graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2009 with a B.A. in Print Journalism, and spent the first 7 years of his career in sports writing and editing.

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...
1.19.2017
9:47am
ISA Distributor members ended the year with an increase in activity expansion while suppliers dipped as the overall U.S. industrial economy grew for a third...
1.18.2017
10:21am
These latest Quick Hits discuss the recent announced private acquisition of Hitachi Power Tools and Stanley Black & Decker's purchase of Craftsman,...
1.18.2017
10:20am
Continued strong growth in Fastenal's vending business powered a strong finish to 2016, even as store closures continued to far outpace openings.
1.18.2017
9:52am
DPA Buying Group recently announced the addition of two suppliers to its Industrial division, welcoming Bondhus Corporation and Eagle Manufacturing.
1.16.2017
12:41pm
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The active U.S. oil rig count snapped an 11-week streak of gains in the latest weekly report from Baker Hughes, though the count is still expected to resume an...
1.13.2017
4:24pm
Market news has picked up after an expected slow period over the holidays, Stanley Black & Decker's Craftsman purchase leading the way. Another fiscal...
1.13.2017
10:38am
Fire crews' initial investigation reveals the cause of the early morning fire — which began in the Geismer, LA gas testing lab within the facility — may...
1.13.2017
10:04am
As if the e-commerce giant's recently-released idea for an airship stocked with packages and drones wasn't far-fetched enough, the company is also...
1.12.2017
10:34am
Hydraulic House is a Parker Truck Center offering Parker hydraulic components, a full line of Parker fluid connector products and in-house service and repair...
1.12.2017
9:55am
Walter will shut down production of its special and inch tools at its Pewaukee, WI location by the end of March and will shift production to larger global...
1.11.2017
10:43am
MSC's 2017 first quarter included a continued overall sales decline year-over-year, but strong December has the company optimistic going forward and...
1.11.2017
9:53am
Last week marked the 11th straight week of active U.S. oil rig increases, and the ninth straight for gas rigs.
1.9.2017
9:51am
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Warehousing added more jobs, albeit less than October and November as the holiday hiring season came to a close. Nondurable good manufacturing, meanwhile,...
1.6.2017
11:55am
It's a new year, and the first major industrial news item of 2017 came Thursday with Stanley Black & Decker's announced acquisition of Sears...
1.6.2017
10:12am
Amazon has made public its number of Amazon Business sellers for the first time, and has begun international expansion to two countries.
1.6.2017
9:15am
These first ID Quick Hits of the year look at Fastenal's new PODs offering, or Products-on-Demand, and Amazon's patent for a flying warehouse filled...
1.4.2017
9:45am
The year-over-year gap in the U.S. active oil and gas rig count continues to close, while the price of Brent Crude oil has now climbed nearly 26 percent since...
1.3.2017
9:49am
Amazon has been awarded a patent for what it calls the Airborne Fulfillment Center, which would essentially be a blimp carrying products and drones that would...
12.30.2016
9:47am
Sales management is a major topic for the industrial distribution audience, and four of our top articles reflected that. Our annual Big 50 List was No. 1 as...
12.30.2016
9:23am
Whereas ID's news items post purely facts and information, our blogs provide more commentary and author insight into the topic at hand. All our top 10...
12.29.2016
9:10am
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Featuring ID's exclusive interview with two FAST Solutions executives, learn about Fastenal's new Products-On-Demand offering, or P.O.D.s, aimed to...
12.28.2016
10:00am
Another eventful year across the industrial distribution landscape is at its close. Take a look back at the five biggest news items on ID in 2016, counted down...
12.28.2016
10:00am
It was another very active year across the industrial distribution landscape, and the most-viewed news items unsurprisingly involved the most well-known...
12.24.2016
10:00am
A report from equities news and data service firm dealReporter this week says that HD Supply is exploring interest in potential suitor interest, citing a...
12.22.2016
10:20am
ISA's November Distributor Index fell more than 11 percentage points to its second-lowest reading of the year, while the Manufacturing Index fell 6.6...
12.21.2016
12:56pm
These Quick Hits recap Acklands-Grainger getting hit with a $500,000 fine for violating Canada's ozone regulations, Grainger's November sales and...
12.21.2016
9:44am
After a second round of talks, Linde and Praxair announced Tuesday that the companies have agreed to merge to form the world's largest industrial gas...
12.20.2016
2:24pm
The U.S. has added 34 total rigs over the past two weeks, further closing its year-over-year gap. The price of Brent Crude Oil hovers at $55 per barrel as of...
12.19.2016
10:10am
Major company news has been winding down as we approach New Year's, but reports of major metal theft from Motion Industries as well as further divestments...
12.16.2016
10:17am
On Dec. 7, an Amazon Prime Air drone delivered an Amazon Fire TV stick and a bag of popcorn to a Cambridge, U.K. man's home, with the process taking only...
12.16.2016
9:48am
Environmental and Climate Change Canada says that Acklands-Grainger admitted in Alberta provincial court Dec. 12 that it violated laws against the release of...
12.16.2016
9:12am
This latest Quick Hits episode discusses reports of theft of 12 tons of metal from Motion Industries that cost the company more than $125,000, and a new report...
12.14.2016
9:00am
November marked the ninth month of out 11 so far in 2016 that the company had a year-over-year decline in U.S. sales. Canada sales declined another 17 percent...
12.13.2016
12:50pm
Interline — No. 18 on ID's Big 50 List — has donated $100,000 to a school in Jacksonville, FL, which the district said will provide students access to...
12.12.2016
2:22pm
Multiple reports from earlier this month say that a former Motion Industries office manager is accused of stealing nearly 12 tons of metal from the company,...
12.9.2016
1:00pm
The potential market impact of a Donald Trump Presidency continues to be popular on ID, as Trump's warning to Rexnord and other manufacturers about...
12.9.2016
9:45am
The active U.S. rig count spiked by 21 this week, marking its biggest one-week gain since July 2015. The combined oil and gas rig count has now risen 54.5...
12.9.2016
2:48am
These Quick Hits recap President-Elect Donald Trump's Twitter comments on Rexnord and other manufacturing companies offshoring their U.S. operations, the...
12.7.2016
9:05am