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Though ID has been stocked full of earnings reports for publicly-traded industrial distributors and suppliers over the past few weeks, it was an article about...
Nearly two months after initially announcing they were in negotiation talks, Lincoln Electric and Air Liquide each announced Thursday that the companies have...
Genuine Parts Company recently invested a 35 percent stake in Sydney, Australia-based large MRO distributor Inenco, which further boosts GPC subsidiary Motion...
We're in another quarterly earnings report season, with many well-known industrial distributors and suppliers sharing their latest fiscal results. Here...
The vast majority of Air Liquide's large sales increase was due to its 2016 acquisition of Airgas, which boosted sales in the group's Gas &...
WESCO International posted flat Q1 sales on Thursday and a modest profit increase, while its Industrial unit recorded year-over-year organic sales growth after...
Following a flat Q2, Applied's Q3 had considerable year-over-year increases in both sales and profit, with organic sales up six percent.
WINA said that in three years it has doubled in size to nearly $700 million in annual sales, and that the Würth Group posted March group records for monthly...
As the winner of the Industrial Supply Association's $10,000 Gary L. Buffington Scholarship winner, to say Rachel Larson has a lot going on as a college...
Kennametal sales and profits had a considerable growth in Q3, with the company saying most of the improvement was driven by organic growth as the effects of...
ID editor Mike Hockett chatted with ISA president Ed Gerber Saturday 1-on-1 at the Industrial Supply Association annual convention in Denver. See what Gerber...
Here's how the most recent quarter fared for 3M, Anixter International, Sandvik and Illinois Tools Works, with everyone reporting solid year-over-year...
While there are obvious advantages to supporting your customers’ buying process through technology, there are also some very specific risks associated with...
The price of oil took a sharp dive last week, falling nearly $4 while the U.S. added another 10 total oil and gas rigs. Meanwhile, Canada's declining rig...
We're in another quarterly earnings reporting period, with this one much more positive overall than any of 2016. Big 50 distributors Grainger, Fastenal,...
Stanley Black & Decker got off to a great start in 2017 as organic sales improved five percent from a year earlier, while Honeywell's 2016 acquisition...
ID recently spoke with Larry Basel, vice president of professional staffing firm Ajilon, about how distribution/manufacturing recruitment strategies have...
In these latest ID Quick Hits, editor Mike Hockett discusses Grainger's Q1 earnings report, in which the company said it is accelerating its planned...
GPC's subsidiaries Motion Industries and EIS Inc. — Nos. 8 and 22 on ID's Big 50 List — both saw healthy year-over-year sales gains in Q1, while GPC...
The U.S. active oil rig count grew last week for the 24th time in the past 25 weeks to its highest mark since April 24, 2015.
These latest Quick Hits discuss a report that Amazon wants its large consumer brands to bypass retail and sell direct to consumers, Ace Hardware hiring a...
Fastenal had sales growth across the board in Q1, with March being the company's best daily sales growth month since February 2015. The company continued...
ID editor Mike Hockett chats with Applico's CEO and head of platform to discuss the current impact of Amazon on the industrial distribution market, and...
The company said year-over-year Q1 organic sales increased 10.3 percent, including 15.5 percent in the U.S.
The U.S. combined rig count continued its longstanding increase last week while Canada's fall continued, while oil prices jumped following Thursday night...
ID editor Mike Hockett's blog about Grainger's changes to its salesforce strategy and pricing continues to draw a lot of traffic this past week,...
EIS Inc. — No. 22 on ID's Big 50 List — has acquired Rochester Hills, MI-based Empire Wire & Supply, a supplier of custom cable assemblies and a...
MSC gave off considerable optimistic vibes Thursday in its Q2 earnings release, which showed the company snapped five straight quarters of daily sales decline...
See what Eagle Manufacturing CEO Joe Eddy and Arbill CEO Julie Copeland had to say about regulations and other small manufacturing issues they discussed when...
In this episode, ID editor Mike Hockett discusses the launch of Amazon Business in the United Kingdom, and Wolseley soon rebranding as Ferguson.
Three months after announcing its first overseas expansion to Germany and India, Amazon Business announced Tuesday that it has officially launched in the...
Industry veteran John Mark joins the leadership team at BlackHawk — No. 28 on ID's Big 50 List — having served in executive positions at Anixter and HD...
The U.S. added more oil and gas rigs last week, with oil rigs gaining for the 20th week in the past 21 to their highest count since Sept. 4, 2015.
It's hard to believe we're already a quarter through 2017. For ID, Q1 ended with strong traffic from ID editor Mike Hockett's recent interviews...
The company's organic sales declined 23.6 percent in 2016, but sequential sales declined and profits showed considerable improvement as DXP continued to...
Per the agreement, GPC can acquire the remaining 65 percent of Sydney, Australia-based Inenco at a later date if certain conditions are met.
Over Tuesday and Wednesday, Amazon announced plans to open new fulfillment centers near Houston, TX and in Clear Brook, VA, each creating about full-time 1,000...
In this episode, ID editor Mike Hockett discusses Grainger CEO D.G. Macpherson's recent comments about the company's changes to its salesforce...
Effective July 31, Wolseley will officially be known as Ferguson. The company said the rebranding will better reflect its business, as 84 percent of its...