This list reviews the 2013 fiscal year sales results for the companies represented and, for many, sales were relatively flat. Some notable companies even went backwards in 2013, and its no surprise based on variables like confusing regulations, unemployment, and the October government shutdown. With the right tools and resources, some of these companies will have every opportunity to achieve lift-off.
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According to chairman Andrew Lane, MRC's Q2 was the second highest quarterly revenue in the company's history.
"During the second quarter, we had strong organic growth within Supply Chain Services, organic sales were essentially flat within our Innovative Pumping Solutions and we had a modest increase within Service Centers," said CEO David Little.
Gross profit increased $7.2 million, or 5.2%, to $145.6 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $138.3 million for the second quarter of 2013.
The move represents a bid to grow Columbus-based FCX along the Gulf Coast.
HMC distributes over 300 different brands and over 10,000 technical supplies to companies involved with the design, assembly, test, and repair of PC boards, sub-assemblies and electronic equipment.
Thomas C. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GPC, announced that record sales totaling $3.9 billion were up six percent compared to the second quarter of 2013, and that Motion Industries's sales were up seven percent.
Acklands-Grainger, Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, today announced its agreement to acquire WFS Enterprises Inc., a leading distributor of tools and supplies to industrial markets in Southern Ontario and select U.S. locations.
Demand for nitrogen continues to grow as oil and gas operators develop new resources in the San Juan Basin, which includes southwestern CO, northwestern NM and adjacent areas in AZ and UT.
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.
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