The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.
Thomas C. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GPC, announced that record sales...
Acklands-Grainger, Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products,...
According to the company, the increase in net sales in the periods noted for 2014 and 2013 came primarily from higher unit sales.
Abbott has 26 associates and three service locations in Jamestown, Olean, and Hornell. The company will become part of Airgas’ Northeast distribution region.
STI is a full-service, total solutions partner that provides advanced engineering and analytical lab support, training materials and services, and distribution solutions for the electronics industry.
DXP Enterprises, Inc. has a history of providing solutions right where they are needed. The company started as Southern Engine and Pump Company in 1908, providing water pumps – and even cotton gin engines – to the rice and cotton industries in the surrounding Texas countryside.
Net sales for the fiscal third quarter 2014 were $720.5 million, an increase of 13.1% over net sales of $636.9 million in the same quarter a year ago.
The new catalog includes a 48-page Technical Section full of practical formulas, troubleshooting analysis, and more. The digital catalog includes interactive content, such as selector guides, product videos, CAD drawings, a search function, and quick links to Applied.com for easy ordering.
Advanced Sealing is a full-spectrum manufacturer and distributor of fluid sealing products to refining, chemical processing, power generation, and wastewater treatment facilities.
Watsco, Inc. has acquired an additional 10% ownership interest in Carrier Enterprise LLC, a joint venture with Carrier Corporation, a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
Applied completed the previously announced acquisition of Knox Oil Field Supply and announced it has acquired Rodamientos y Derivados del Norte S.A. de C.V. (RODENSA) of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, and Great Southern Bearings and Northam Bearings (GSB/Northam) of Western Australia.
In response to growing environmental regulation, pulp mills are eliminating the use of chemicals in the bleaching process. Oxygen delignification reduces the use of chemicals in the plant resulting in operational cost savings, environmental benefits and enhanced yield in pulp production.
The brand combines MSC's existing suite of software, hardware, and service expertise into a unified inventory management portfolio that allows customers to leverage technology to achieve greater visibility and control over their MRO spending.
The donation will create a new institute that will focus on advanced manufacturing and will research materials to help lower the cost of making products.
Impact Products, headquartered in Toledo, OH, is a value-added provider of facility, janitorial, and safety supplies serving North America. Its broad customer base is served from distribution centers in Toledo and Walnut, CA.
Team Welding, Ltd. d/b/a Technical Alloy & Industrial Gas, is based in Houston, TX, and generated approximately $20 million in sales in calendar year 2013. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including funding acquisitions and repayment of indebtedness.
The company plans to build a 1.3 million square-foot distribution center on this property, which is scheduled to open in 2016.
Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.
HD Supply is in the midst of rebranding to unify its business units under the HD Supply brand with new logos and business unit names, CEO Joe DeAngelo said in a conference call with financial analysts.
The first quarter performance represents the sixteenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year average daily sales growth. The company believes its sales performance represents growth of approximately 400 basis points in excess of its market growth estimate.
The award honors the best of the company's nearly 900 local branches nationwide, based on customer service, safety, and financial performance in fiscal year 2014. The company named two winners in both the large and small branch categories.
Net sales in May of 2014 were $313,535 (Dollar amounts in thousands), up from $289,440 in the same month of 2013. The daily sales were $14,930, up 13.5% from $13,156 in 2013.
Revenue of the ongoing businesses is 6.0% ahead of last year at constant exchange rates, including like-for-like growth of 5.1%. The company also made five bolt-on acquisitions for total consideration of approximately £119 million.
Hose Specialty & Supply is a value-added fabricating distributor and assembler of fluid transfer and other products for oil and gas, marine, and original equipment manufacturers with a strong presence in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico.
The company's newest distribution center is located at 4406 Madison Industrial Lane inTampa, FL. This 229,000-square foot facility is the company’s 44th DC in the United States and Canada, and the fifth in Florida.
Throughout the month of June, Grainger is conducting a social media sweepstakes, called My Safety Story, asking: "What does it mean to you to come home safely every day?" Participants can share their stories and photos using #MySafetyStory, through Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, or Instagram.
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