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WinWholesale Acquires M. Cooper Supply

July 2, 2015 9:52 am | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

WinWholesale gains a plumbing distributor in the Chicago metro area, greater northern Illinois, and northwest Indiana.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

July 2, 2015 9:24 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

A holiday-shortened week was still busy for news in the industrial distribution market. A new...

NOW Inc. Buys Odessa Pumps

July 1, 2015 2:47 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The addition gains DistributionNOW approximately 13 sales and operations locations across Texas...

Applied Industrial Technologies Announces 2015/2016 Product Catalog

July 1, 2015 2:11 pm | by Applied Industrial Technologies | News | Comments

This year's catalog includes more than 30,000 industrial supply and MRO products from 180+...

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Motion Industries Honored By PPG

July 1, 2015 10:05 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Motion Industries was awarded for its supply of industrial replacement parts and supplies to PPG and collaboration with PPG's U.S. operations on sustainability-focused and cost-savings projects.

Shell Awards ERIKS 5-Year Supply Contract

June 30, 2015 9:21 am | by ERIKS | News | Comments

ERIKS, No. 15 on ID's 2014 Big 50, will be primary gasket supplier for all Shell's USA refineries and offshore solutions.

Report: Airgas Employees In Charleston, WV Reject CBA

June 29, 2015 10:41 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Airgas workers reportedly rejected the proposed contract largely because the company refused to raise wages for their Charleston employees to a rate comparable to wages paid by its local competitor.


Grainger Names New Chief Operating Officer

June 29, 2015 9:22 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Former Grainger Senior Vice President DG Macpherson takes the newly created role, effective Aug. 1, while another executive is leaving the company.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

June 19, 2015 8:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

A UPS market study of industrial distributors' buying behavior led the way over the past seven days on ID, along with sales and cost-reduction best practice pieces.

FCX Performance Acquires Process Control Services

June 18, 2015 10:20 am | by FCX Performance | News | Comments

FCX gains approximately 50 outside sales reps with the move, across key markets including Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Columbus, and Pittsburgh.

MRC Global Awarded MRO Valve Supply Contract In Saudi Arabia

June 18, 2015 9:45 am | by MRC Global | News | Comments

Subsidiary MRC Transmark Middle East FZE will supply valves to all 22 of Saudi Basic Industries Corp.'s production complexes in Saudi Arabia.

Acklands-Grainger Opens New Toronto Distribution Center

June 12, 2015 10:08 am | News | Comments

The state-of-the-art 535,000 square-foot facility has the capacity to stock 170,000 products and serves customers throughout Canada, offering next-day delivery to those in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.


Grainger May Sales Flat In U.S., Down In Canada

June 12, 2015 9:54 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Continued weakness in the oil and gas sector contributed to declines in Grainger's U.S. markets for natural resources and heavy manufacturing, while commercial, government, and light manufacturing showed modest gains.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

June 12, 2015 8:31 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The release of the 2015 Fortune 500 leads this week's edition, showing where nine of ID's Big 50 companies stack up against the largest corporations in the United States. Exclusive content covering Amazon Business and HD Supply were also big items over the past seven days.

Jack Keough: Weather Fails To Dampen HD Supply's Outlook

June 11, 2015 1:38 pm | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

HD Supply's big Q1 came despite losing 180 branch days due to weather, while the company's Construction & Industrial segment looks to stay hot. Meanwhile, CEO Joe DeAngelo isn't worried about Amazon Business.

HD Supply Profit Spikes In Q1

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

After taking considerable net losses in the previous two quarters, HD Supply rebounded in a big way with strong sales growth across all business segments.

Airgas Names 2015 National Branch Of The Year Winners

June 8, 2015 9:59 am | by Airgas | News | Comments

The company's 11th annual awards honor the best of its 900 local branches nationwide, based on customer service, safety, and financial performance in fiscal 2015.


Tencarva Machinery Relocates To New Nashville Facility

June 8, 2015 9:27 am | by Tencarva Machinery Company | News | Comments

The firm relocated its Nashville operations on May 18 to its new facility in Nashville, combining into one location its Nashville Branch Office and the Southern Sales Division.

Grainger Leads Industrial Distributors On 2015 Fortune 500

June 8, 2015 7:55 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Five of Industrial Distribution's Big 50 companies crack Fortune's top 500 largest corporations, while a trio of others are in the top 1,000. See also where many other well-known industrial manufacturers, electrical distributors, and service providers rank.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

June 5, 2015 9:49 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Ever-popular sales best practices guru Paul Reilly made another big splash on ID this past week, along with contributing editor Jack Keough's discussion on Amazon Business. Fastenal also posted underwhelming May sales figures amongst its continued sales hiring push.

Fastenal May Sales Flat As Sales Hiring Continues

June 4, 2015 9:42 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Fastenal's May sales were down 6 percent compared to April's, though the company has added more than 1,000 full-time sales personnel so far this year.

Anixter Completes Fasteners Division Sale To American Industrial Partners

June 2, 2015 9:56 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

AIP has renamed the business Optimas OE Solutions, and it will remain headquartered in Glenview, IL.

UDG's GHX Industrial Acquires Alabama Distributor

June 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Pelham, AL-based Valley of Birmingham is a value-added distributor of gaskets and fluid sealing products and operates from a single 10,6000 square foot facility.

U.S. Market Spurs Wolseley's Sales, Profit Rise In Q3

June 2, 2015 9:29 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Wolseley said its blended branches, fire and fabrication, and industrial businesses all generated good like-for-like revenue growth in Q3 and the B2C business continued to grow strongly.

United Stationers Officially Rebrands As Essendant

May 29, 2015 10:05 am | by United Stationers | News | Comments

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 5 Of The Week

May 29, 2015 8:11 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

​ID's top items over the past seven days have been a true mixed bag, including a piece written by the CEO of a Big 50 company, a sales best-practices article, and an installment of our 68th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations.

WinWholesale Opens WinSupply In Cedar Rapids, IA

May 28, 2015 12:02 pm | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

The branch will serve plumbing contractors in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area in eastern Iowa.

BDI Opens New Branch In Tulsa, OK

May 26, 2015 2:55 pm | News | Comments

The new facility is the company's first in Oklahoma, and gives BDI 208 locations worldwide.

Kimball Midwest Opens Expanded Headquarters

May 20, 2015 3:23 pm | by Kimball Midwest | News | Comments

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.

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