The 2012 Big 50 List is a compilation of the top industrial distributors in the world, with revenues ranging from just over $100 million, to the giants posting multi-billion dollar sales numbers. To see last year's list, visit the 2011 Big 50 List. Do you think your company should be on it next year?
The company finished 2012 with net sales of $5.4 billion, which was a 0.7 percent increase...
Edgen, a distributor of steel pipe, valves, plate and related components to the energy and...
Carr Supply is a Columbus, Ohio, based wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, ventilation,...
Specialty Tool has been servicing the manufacturing industry for over 25 years providing a vast assortment of industrial supplies including cutting tools, abrasives, coolants and MRO products. Like PTS, Specialty Tool strives to meet or exceed their customers’ needs through technical analysis, personalized service and support as well as a wide variety of quality products.
MRC Global Inc. has opened a new regional distribution center in Tulsa, OK. The facility includes a two acre pipeyard, 80,000 square feet of warehouse space and a valve automation center. The location will support 13 MRC service locations throughout Oklahoma and the Midwest U.S.
Daily sales increased 5 percent versus May 2012, and included 3 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price and 1 percentage point from acquisitions, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.
Jury Sr., who grew up in West Texas, had a successful career in the electrical distribution industry that spanned more than 45 years. After attending college at Notre Dame as a participant in the U.S. Navy V-12 officer development program during the Second World War, he later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Scinta, previously vice president of operations for Rexel Holdings USA’s Rexel Inc. division, will have responsibility for operations, logistics, facilities, transportation and real estate activities across Rexel Holdings USA. In her 14 years with the organization, she has held various roles in pricing, profitability and operations.
HD Supply experienced net sales and Adjusted EBITDA growth in all four of the company’s largest businesses: Facilities Maintenance, Waterworks, Power Solutions, and White Cap. HD Supply, Inc. reported net sales for the fiscal 2013 first quarter ended May 5, 2013 of $2.1 billion, an increase of $232 million, or 12.6 percent, as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Net sales in May of 2013 were $289,440 (Dollar amounts in thousands), up from 274,836 in the same month of 2012. The daily sales were $13,156, up 5.3% from 12,493 in 2012. Fastenal has opened 16 stores in 2013. The company now has 2,665 in operation.
Northwest Hose & Fittings, founded in 2000, is an authorized Parker distributor of hydraulic hose, fittings, adapters as well as couplers and industrial hose to a diverse group of industries such as the metals, agricultural, industrial machinery and equipment industries.
This fall, Grainger plans to increase its current occupancy in the Citigroup Center (500 W. Madison) to the 33rd floor. This will support the company’s expected growth of approximately 300 IT and eCommerce new hires over the next several years.
Sheppard Supply customers can now take advantage of IBT’s 8,300 sq. ft. Springfield facility, located at 1358 E. Chestnut Expressway in Springfield, Missouri. IBT offers more than 1 million industrial products from 3,000 vendors—as well as engineering and inventory management services—to companies across the U.S. in manufacturing, food processing, packaging, bottling, aggregate, and power generation.
Despite a troubled global economic environment, Sonepar increased its sales to €16.3 billion in 2012—10% higher than in 2011. The group has strengthened its position as a premier global distributor of electrical products and related services.
Over the past three years, WESCO has improved its energy efficiency, increased recycling, reduced waste generation, and reduced both greenhouse gas intensity and emissions. In 2012, WESCO surpassed its 2015 goals for greenhouse gas intensity, building energy consumption, and waste generation intensity.
The Wajax Industrial Components Bathurst, NB branch located at 2030 St. Peter Avenue will be moving into the Ace Hydraulic facility (acquired by Wajax Industrial Components) in Bathurst at 955 Riordon Drive. The telephone number of the former branch will remain active, but the Ace Hydraulic fax number will be used going forward.
Broadus will be succeeding Mike Rohde who is retiring after nearly 15 years of dedicated leadership at Airgas. Broadus will report to Airgas President and CEO Michael Molinini, and will be responsible for managing the South Division's three regions: South, National Welders, and Mid America. The transition will begin immediately.
Jack Keough takes a closer look at DXP Enterprises and their acquisition outlook in the coming year. The Houston-based MRO distribution giant is continuing to make acquisitions and expects to make a total of three this year, after completing nine total acquisitions in 2012.
Founded in 1979, Tucker Tool is headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and operates out of a single location. Tucker Tool is focused on serving customers in the chemical, oil & natural gas, power generation, general engineering and transportation markets with approximately 10 employees.
The board also approved and authorized the company to purchase an additional $100 million of its common stock. Repurchases will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
Daily sales increased 8 percent versus April 2012, and included 3 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price, 2 percentage points from acquisitions and 2 percentage points from the timing of the Easter holiday, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from foreign exchange.
The company joins Charlotte Winnelson, which opened in April, and Noland Company serving the area. In addition to the Charlotte area, the new Windustrial company serves the rest of the state and South Carolina. The president is Brian Clark who has PVF wholesale market experience in Charlotte, Upstate New York and the Los Angeles area.
The company just missed its sales target of EUR 10 billion, yet achieved a sales record with a reported total of EUR 9.98 billion. In its core business, the trade in assembly and fastening material for the craft and industry sector, the Würth Group grew by 3.7 percent to a total of EUR 5.5 billion in 2012. The industry sector, recording a plus of 12.3 percent, clearly contrasts with the rest.
The opening of the facilities – one each in Texas and North Carolina and an expansion in Utah – extends the presence of HD Supply Power Solutions in key geographic regions and enhances the services offered. The new locations are: Midland, Texas; Durham, N.C.; and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sales for the quarter ended March 29, 2013 were $380.8 million, a 21.4% increase compared to sales of $313.6 million for the quarter ended March 30, 2012. On an average organic daily sales basis, sales increased 3.5% for the quarter. Sales to our institutional facilities customers, comprising 52% of sales, increased 50.3% for the quarter, and 5.0% on an average organic daily sales basis.
The company is opening a new distribution center on Wednesday, May 1st, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area to better serve local and regional customers. This strategic expansion supports HWC’s ongoing commitment to Right Product, Right Place, Right Time®, and will provide customers with the best possible service through standard same day shipment or will-call pickup.
Fastenal Company released the numbers for their April sales month, noting that net sales rose 9.8% year over year. Net sales in April of 2013 were $286,622 (Dollar amounts in thousands), up from261,093 in the same month of 2012. The daily sales were $13,028, up 4.8% from 12,433 in 2012.
Fourth quarter earnings per diluted share were $1.13, up 1% over prior year earnings per diluted share of $1.12. Excluding a $0.01 restructuring charge, adjusted earnings per diluted share* were $1.14, an increase of 3% over prior year adjusted earnings per diluted share* of $1.11.