United Stationers Supply Co., Azerty, LagasseSweet, and ORS Nasco will come together under the Essendant brand starting June 1, while MEDCO will follow shortly thereafter.
ID's top items over the past seven days have been a true mixed bag, including a piece written...
The branch will serve plumbing contractors in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area in eastern...
The 168,000 square foot expansion connected the office and distribution center with about 123,000 of additional distribution center space and approximately 45,000 square feet of dedicated office space.
ID editor Mike Hockett sat down with DGI Supply COO Bill Henricks during the recent ISA Convention for an exclusive interview to discuss the company's revamped e-commerce offering, as well as its most recent acquisition.
Three Big 50 companies populate the top items from the past 7 days on ID, while a pricing best-practices article leads the way.
ID executive editor Anna wells discusses our May/June digital edition, highlighting the 68th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations, as well as Jack Keough's Distributor Profile on United Distribution Group.
ID's Big 50 No. 3 company had a modest year-over-year sales increase, driven by a slight increase in the U.S., offset by a decrease in Canada.
Airgas adds the Alabama-based industrial gas and welding supply distributor's four locations and 30 associates.
An eight to nine year expansion project will increase the company's distribution center in High Point, NC to nearly 300,000 feet, while daily orders have already ramped up.
Industrial Distribution's 2015 May/June issue features our 68th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations – an in-depth report highlighting critical issues for distributors with data to help drive business decisions. Other features include a distributor profile on United Distribution Group, Jack Keough's Closer Look at non-residential construction, and a Manufacturer's View on service value.
Grainger has provided updates on its new Qualified Safety Sales Professionals, which have pushed the company's total to 80 company-wide.
The new brand, supported by 500 employees, will serve original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants, and infrastructure facilities throughout the world.
The new branch offers more than 1.4 million products to the Bakken oilfield region.
Despite four ID Big 50 companies, several major electrical distributors, and industrial manufacturers reporting their Q1 financials, it was a trio of 'non-news' items that populated the top items this week, including two blogs from my time at the recent ISA 2015 convention.
Despite a healthy sales increase in its Supply Chain Services segment revenue, rig decline and falling oil prices hurt overall sales and profit.
Despite completing three acquisitions in Q1 and seven since the company's spinoff in 2014, a 28 percent U.S. oil rig decline in the quarter was too much to offset.
Wajax said that its 2014 restructuring efforts have resulted in the Industrial Components segment's significant improvement in earnings, based on both cost reduction and improved selling effectiveness.
The state-of-the-art facility will add jobs to the region and further expand the company’s capacity to serve customers throughout the western U.S.
Under the contract, Lawson will provide MRO supplies to government entities nationwide on a discount offered on its entire MRO product offering.
The company had a healthy year-over-year sales increase, while its selling personnel increased by more than 100 in the month.
Having recently consolidated five of its brands into newly-launched SupplyWorks, Interline grew sales to institutional facilities customers by nearly 6 percent.
MRC's quarter included organic growth of 21 percent in U.S. sales, which was offset by an overall decrease in upstream sales from reduced customer spending.
The industry was rocked by the big news that Amazon will absorb AmazonSupply into Amazon Business. News of multiple acquisitions were big items, while seven ID Big 50 companies also released their quarterly financials this past week.
Lost productivity due to enhancing its sales force hampered Lawson's first quarter sales impact, though the company is confident it will pay off in the long run.
Airgas attributed a slight profit decrease to falling oil prices and the strong dollar, while quarterly and full year sales still posted modest gains.
Applied had another big quarter despite currency headwinds, with its nine-month sales now at a 15 percent year-over-year increase.
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