Advertisement
Big 50
Subscribe to Big 50

The Lead

From The ISA Floor: BlackHawk Industrial CEO Talks Expansion, Validation

April 27, 2015 3:06 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

BlackHawk Industrial CEO Bill Scheller chatted with ID editor Mike Hockett during 'Distributor Booth Day' Sunday during the ISA Convention in Cleveland, where Scheller discussed the company's overall expansion strategy.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

April 24, 2015 8:15 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The industrial distribution market provided a bounty of news this week as a handful of...

United Stationers' Industrial Supplies Sales Soar From Acquisitions

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

United Stationers' 2014 acquisitions of CPO and MEDCO increased industrial supplies sales nearly...

WESCO To Consolidate Branches Following Q1 Profit Decrease

April 23, 2015 9:11 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Citing reduced Q1 demand in its industrial market, WESCO slightly revised its full year outlook...

View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

The complete daily resource for distribution professionals

Motion Industries, EIS Post Q1 Financials

April 21, 2015 9:49 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Both Motion Industries and EIS had modest year-over-year sales increases, while Motion Industries posted a solid profit gain.

SupplyCore Secures $1 Billion In New Business

April 20, 2015 3:27 pm | by SupplyCore | News | Comments

A $225 million defense contract announced earlier this month pushes SupplyCore's guaranteed MRO supply business over the $1 billion mark over the next 5 years.

Anixter Debuts Levels For Industrial Environments

April 17, 2015 10:05 am | by Anixter | News | Comments

The program builds on the history around the original Anixter Levels program for twisted-pair cabling by simplifying the selection of the correct products in a market where there is a void in adopted standards.

Advertisement

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

April 17, 2015 9:12 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Grainger dominates this week's Top 5 with a sluggish quarterly financial report and news of potential expansion, while fellow Big 50 list companies Fastenal, MSC Industrial, and ERIKS-owned Lewis-Goetz were each big items as well.

Grainger Cuts Outlook After Q1 Profit Decrease

April 16, 2015 11:10 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Along with a disappointing quarterly earnings report, Grainger announced plans to extensively hire more sales reps and buy back $1 billion of stock in 2015.

Jack Keough: MSC Industrial, Distributors Streamlining The Supply Chain

April 15, 2015 8:04 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

As consolidation continues to increase, what MSC CEO Erik Gershwind said in the company's post-financial earnings conference call should give pause to other industrial distributors as to the importance of streamlining their supply chain efforts.

WinWholesale Acquires NY's Security Supply, Opens TX WinSupply

April 14, 2015 11:11 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition gives WinWholesale 12 new locations that serve the lower Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, and brings its total location count to more than 570 in 45 states.

Fastenal Q1 Profit Beats Expectations, Sales Miss

April 14, 2015 9:49 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Slumping oil and gas business sales hurt the company's overall revenue, while a continued push in its industrial vending and hiring drove healthy profit growth.

Advertisement

Acquisitions Power Bossard Q1 Sales Growth

April 13, 2015 5:11 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The group had growth despite a downturn in local exchange rates, as sales would have declined in Europe and the U.S. if not for acquisitions.

Grainger Eyeing Minooka, IL And South Carolina For Expansion

April 10, 2015 1:43 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Grainger has plans for a new 1-to-1.3 million square foot facility, scheduled for construction to start in 2016 and be operational in 2018.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

April 10, 2015 8:24 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

After nearly three weeks of relative calmness on the merger & acquisition front, the past seven days have been M&A mania as several of ID's Big 50 companies and others have added to their reach.

SupplyCore Awarded $225M Defense Contract

April 9, 2015 5:04 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

SupplyCore's five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will provide MRO supplies and services to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies.

Wolseley UK Managing Director To Step Down

April 9, 2015 1:35 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Steve Ashmore will leave his post at the end of the April after 10 years with the company.

Advertisement

French Building Materials Group Separates From Wolseley

April 9, 2015 1:00 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The news follows Wolseley's January announcement that it was looking to exit its building materials business in France.

Grainger One Of Five Suppliers Honored By Wood-Mizer

April 9, 2015 12:12 pm | by Wood-Mizer | News | Comments

Sawmill manufacturer Wood-Mizer recently recognized five suppliers for their level of support with its annual CREST Award.

WinWholesale Names Its Companies Of The Year

April 8, 2015 3:22 pm | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

Awarded to six out of its more than 560 companies, the honor represents segments including HVAC, industrial PVF, electrical, and turf irrigation.

Geofencing Enables Wolseley UK's One-Hour Delivery To Branches

April 8, 2015 12:39 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Wolseley UK will implement the technology across its entire network by the end of the month, which allows delivery trucks to alert branch recipients when they are 20 minutes away.

MRC Global Subsidiary Awarded 3-Year Oil & Gas Contract In California

April 8, 2015 11:43 am | by MRC Global | News | Comments

The agreement covers all project requirements, MRO supplies, and the managing of all materials located at the largest oil and gas warehouse facility in the San Joaquin Basin.

DXP Acquires Oregon's Tool Supply

April 8, 2015 9:47 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The addition expands DXP's Metal Working division and provides a cutting tool beachhead in the Pacific Northwest and California.

MSC Boosts Q2 Sales, Expands Hertel Line

April 8, 2015 9:27 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Tumbling oil prices and soft export demand led to a disappointing financial quarter for MSC, which also announced a significant expansion to its line of Hertel metalworking products.

ERIKS Acquires Seals And Packings

April 7, 2015 2:25 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition enables ERIKS to enhance its client base in the U.S. oil and gas industry, and further strengthens its product and service offerings to existing and new customers.

BlackHawk Industrial Acquires New England's Pioneer Tool Supply

April 7, 2015 1:53 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Adding Pioneer is a new geographical penetration by BlackHawk and will deepen its technical solutions sales focus in a new market.

Motion Industries Relocates Mattoon, IL Branch

April 7, 2015 12:35 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Recently moved into a new 6,000 square foot facility, Motion Industries' history in Mattoon spans four decades.

Applied Industrial Earns Five-Year GSA Contract Renewal

April 6, 2015 11:48 am | by Applied Industrial Technologies | News | Comments

It is Applied's third consecutive five-year renewal of the contract, which covers more than 350,000 products.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

April 2, 2015 1:40 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

​New roll outs from Grainger and Amazon had the industry's Internet abuzz over the past few days, while distributor thought leadership pieces on keeping a sales edge and partnering with manufacturers for growth were other big items for ID.

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading