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July Construction Rises 6 Percent

August 22, 2014 9:38 am | by McGraw Hill Construction | News | Comments

Nonresidential building continued to advance, supported by yet another robust month for manufacturing plant projects, as well as improvement for commercial building.                         

Gauge Of U.S. Economy Rises 0.9 Percent In July

August 21, 2014 3:23 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The index was held back by a drop in average weekly hours in manufacturing and weaker orders for...

Growth In China Manufacturing Weakens In August

August 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The preliminary version of HSBC's manufacturing index, released Thursday, fell to a three-month...

U.S. Deficit In Manufactures Surges In Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Rises

August 20, 2014 3:28 pm | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

Following an 8 percent first quarter deficit increase, the U.S. manufactures deficit more than...

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Canada June Wholesale Trade Up 0.6 Percent

August 20, 2014 1:32 pm | by Statistics Canada | News | Comments

Canadian wholesale sales rose 0.6 percent in June to $53.0 billion, a third consecutive increase.                                             

Construction Production In Europe Down 0.7 Percent

August 20, 2014 12:55 pm | by Eurostat | News | Comments

Seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.7 percent for June in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.3 percent in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat.                  

Procter & Gamble May Soon Sell Duracell

August 18, 2014 3:36 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Duracell is the biggest name of as many as 100 brands that Procter & Gamble is considering divesting.                                         


ISA Members: Expansion Continues

August 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by Industrial Supply Association | News | Comments

The Industrial Supply Association Manufacturing Index rose for a third straight month.                                               

U.S. Home Construction Jumps 15.7 Percent In July

August 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The rise was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 percent in June and 7.4 percent in May.                                       

Why Global Turmoil Hasn't Sunk U.S Markets. Yet.

August 18, 2014 10:21 am | by Josh Boak and Bernard Condon, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

It's been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least.                                   

Wholesale Prices Rise 0.1 Percent In July

August 15, 2014 11:56 am | by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | News | Comments

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday a modest producer price index increase for the month of July.                                       

U.S. Factory Output Surges In July

August 15, 2014 10:03 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Overall industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, rose 0.4 percent in July.                                         


Five Major Changes Happening Right Now In Industrial Distribution

August 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International | Blogs | Comments

Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape — five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as they all occur simultaneously.                  

Euro-Zone Industrial Production Dips In June

August 13, 2014 3:29 pm | by Eurostat | News | Comments

Seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.3 percent in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.1 percent in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.              

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 7.3 Percent in June

August 13, 2014 11:47 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was up 7.3 percent from May’s total and up 9.9 percent from June 2013.                       

U.S. Job Openings Hit 13-Year-Plus High

August 12, 2014 3:22 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years.                                               

Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

August 11, 2014 2:47 pm | by National Retail Federation | News | Comments

Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August with retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract.                       


Manufacturing Technology Orders Rise In June

August 11, 2014 2:32 pm | by U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders | News | Comments

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                                    

Increasing Orders For Industry

August 8, 2014 3:35 pm | by Statistics Sweden | News | Comments

Orders for industry increased in June and showed a positive development of 2.2 percent compared to May in seasonally adjusted figures.                                 

Increased Industrial Production In June

August 8, 2014 3:07 pm | by Statistics Sweden | News | Comments

Industrial production increased in June by 1.0 percent compared to May in seasonal adjusted figures.                                          

Is The U.S. Headed In The Right Direction?

August 7, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three-quarters of Americans doubt the federal government will address the important problems facing the country this year, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.                       

U.S. Factory Orders Rise 1.1 Percent In June

August 6, 2014 5:02 pm | by By Josh Boak, Associated Press | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, led by demand for aircraft, industrial machinery, and computers and electronics.                                    

Will New E-Commerce ‘Darling’ Flipkart Threaten Success Of Chinese Giant Alibaba?

August 5, 2014 4:42 pm | by Tompkins International | News | Comments

Retail supply chain and logistics expert Jim Tompkins weighs in on the latest news of Indian e-commerce site Flipkart raising $1 billion in venture capital to expand mobile strategy and warehousing capabilities.              

Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value And Volume Surge To Record Highs

August 5, 2014 3:01 pm | by PwC | News | Comments

Mega deal activity in Q2 drives transaction value as dealmakers seek strategic assets.                                               

Autos And Construction Fuel U.S. Job Growth

August 5, 2014 10:58 am | by | News | Comments

In a month when auto plants usually shut down to retool for next year's models, the sector added a solid 14,600 jobs, according to the government's employment report released Friday.                      

Omni-Channel Fulfillment and the Changing Dynamics of Wholesale Distribution

August 5, 2014 10:01 am | by Sedlak Management Consultants | News | Comments

Pressured by market changes and more stringent fulfillment requirements, wholesale distribution executives are assessing solutions to meet consumer expectations while holding onto their profit margins.                 

U.S. Manufacturing Expands Again In July

August 4, 2014 11:15 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Institute for Supply Management reported Friday that its manufacturing index rose to 57.1, the highest level since April 2011 and up from 55.3 in June.                

MRC Global Has Near-Record Quarter

August 4, 2014 10:55 am | News | Comments

According to chairman Andrew Lane, MRC's Q2 was the second highest quarterly revenue in the company's history.                        

DXP Q2 Sales Increase 23.9%

August 4, 2014 10:36 am | News | Comments

"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.

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