A holiday-shortened week was still busy for news in the industrial distribution market. A new...
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This year's catalog includes more than 30,000 industrial supply and MRO products from 180+...
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.
ERIKS, No. 15 on ID's 2014 Big 50, will be primary gasket supplier for all Shell's USA refineries and offshore solutions.
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.
Former Grainger Senior Vice President DG Macpherson takes the newly created role, effective Aug. 1, while another executive is leaving the company.
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 gains approximately 50 outside sales reps with the move, across key markets including Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Columbus, and Pittsburgh.
Subsidiary MRC Transmark Middle East FZE will supply valves to all 22 of Saudi Basic Industries Corp.'s production complexes in Saudi Arabia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
AIP has renamed the business Optimas OE Solutions, and it will remain headquartered in Glenview, IL.
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.
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 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 by the CEO of a Big 50 company, a sales best-practices article, and an installment of our 68th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations.
The branch will serve plumbing contractors in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area in eastern Iowa.
The new facility is the company's first in Oklahoma, and gives BDI 208 locations worldwide.
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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