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Master Workholding And Forkardt Join Sales Forces

May 21, 2015 4:38 pm | by Master Workholding | News | Comments

The representation by Forkardt will expand sales and distribution and provide marketing support for Master Workholding.

TPC Wire & Cable Sold To Audax Group

May 21, 2015 2:53 pm | by TCP Wire & Cable | News | Comments

Audax says it aims to continue growing TPC organically through add-on acquisitions.

Nidec Acquires Italy's Motortecnica

May 19, 2015 9:41 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Nidec said the acquisition will strengthen Nidec ASI's offering in the generators market,...

ABC Supply Acquires Michigan Building Materials Distributor

May 18, 2015 11:53 am | by ABC Supply | News | Comments

The acquired branch will better serve the needs of local contractors with expanded inventory...

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Praxair Signs Long-Term Supply Agreement In India

May 14, 2015 12:18 pm | by Praxair | News | Comments

Praxair will supply gaseous oxygen to Gerdau, the largest long steel producer in the Americas, for its blast furnace in Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh.

Danaher To Become Two Separate Companies

May 13, 2015 3:05 pm | by Danaher | News | Comments

The transaction will create a science and technology growth company united by common business model characteristics, and a diversified industrial growth company – NewCo.

DuBois Chemicals Acquires Heatbath Corporation

May 12, 2015 2:12 pm | by Dubois Chemicals | News | Comments

The acquisition combines DuBois paint pre-treatment, cleaning, and metalworking expertise with Heatbath’s heat treating and metal finishing proficiency.


Techspray Appoints EMX Master Distributor For Canada

May 12, 2015 1:40 pm | by Techspray | News | Comments

Representing electronic hardware manufacturing products, electronic components, printed circuit, and production supplies, EMX will now act as Techspray's stocking master distributor for Canada.

Sonepar USA Subsidiaries Acquire Ciro Electrical Supply, Trinity Electric

May 12, 2015 1:19 pm | by Sonepar USA | News | Comments

Cooper Electric Supply has purchased Philadelphia-based Ciro Electrical Supply, while Crawford Electric has purchased Dallas, TX-based Trinity Electric.

Airgas Acquires Valley Air Supply

May 12, 2015 10:12 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Airgas adds the Alabama-based industrial gas and welding supply distributor's four locations and 30 associates.

May/June Digital Edition

May 12, 2015 9:16 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Industrial Distribution's 2015 May/June issue features our 68th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations – an in-depth report highlighting critical issues for distributors with data to help drive business decisions. Other features include a distributor profile on United Distribution Group, Jack Keough's Closer Look at non-residential construction, and a Manufacturer's View on service value.

Stellar, Impact Industrial Leaders Say Merger Was 'Right Time, Right People'

May 6, 2015 5:19 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

During the recent ISA Convention in Cleveland, ID editor Mike Hockett sat down with Stellar Industrial Supply CEO John Wiborg and Impact Industrial Supplies President John Diaz to discuss the two company's merger last month and how both benefited.


Manufacturing Mergers Off To Strong Start In 2015

May 6, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Research from PwC US shows that Q1 2015 had the most M&A transactions in the last decade, though the overall number of deals declined 15 percent from Q4 2014.

Capital Safety Acquires Python Safety

May 4, 2015 1:19 pm | by Capital Safety | News | Comments

The acquisition joins a well-known provider of fall protection with a manufacturer of drop prevention for tools and equipment.

F.W. Webb Purchases New Jersey's Grant Supply

May 4, 2015 10:05 am | by F.W. Webb | News | Comments

The addition gives F.W. Webb a greater offering of PVF products in the northeast, including three locations now in New Jersey.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

May 1, 2015 8:25 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The industry was rocked by the big news that Amazon will absorb AmazonSupply into Amazon Business. News of multiple acquisitions were big items, while seven ID Big 50 companies also released their quarterly financials this past week.

Rexel Sells Latin America Operations To Sonepar

April 30, 2015 12:16 pm | by Rexel | News | Comments

Rexel said its value-creation prospects in Brazil no longer fit its initial growth expectations, while the market in Chile and Peru remains small, leading to the Latin discontinuation.


ETCO, Anixter Component Solutions Reach Asian Distribution Agreement

April 29, 2015 1:57 pm | by ETCO | News | Comments

The agreement allows Anixter's Component Solutions Division to serve as a representative for ETCO specific to custom industrial products.

Spectrum To Acquire Armor All, STP Brands

April 29, 2015 12:37 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Armored AutoGroup, which also includes the A/C Pro line of car air conditioning products, is expected to generate net sales of more than $440 million this year and is expected to operate as a separate division within Spectrum Brands.

WESCO Acquires Hill Country Electric Supply

April 29, 2015 10:52 am | by WESCO | News | Comments

Austin, TX-based Hill Country is an electrical distributor focused on the commercial construction market in central and South Texas.

Industrial Mergers Decline At The Outset Of 2015

April 29, 2015 10:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A market research report by firm Mergermarket shows that its latest industrial trends report recorded a sizeable decrease in overall Q1 industrial mergers and acquisitions, which includes manufacturers.

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.

Dutch ERIKS nv Acquires 2 U.S. Distributors

April 27, 2015 10:23 am | by Sam Neylon, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Subsidiaries of Dutch firm Eriks nv have acquired American distributors Seals & Packings and Action Industrial Group.

Stellar Industrial Supply To Merge With Impact Industrial Supplies

April 23, 2015 2:09 pm | by Stellar Industrial Supply | News | Comments

The transaction will give Stellar a new reach into the U.S. southeast, as its other 11 branches are in the country's northwest.

NetSuite To Acquire Bronto Software

April 23, 2015 1:22 pm | by NetSuite | News | Comments

The combination brings together a leader in cloud omnichannel commerce with a leader in commerce marketing automation.

Abrasive Power Tools Deal: Dynabrade Acquires National Detroit

April 20, 2015 12:16 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The deal is to strengthen Dynablade's product line of abrasive power tools for global distribution.

US LBM Holdings Up For Sale

April 20, 2015 9:40 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

More big news comes out of the building materials market following last week's announcement of Builders FirstSource purchasing ProBuild.

IBC Advanced Alloys Receives $1.3M Order From Asian Precision Mfg. Multinational

April 20, 2015 9:18 am | by IBC Advanced Alloys | News | Comments

Choosing to have its identity remain undisclosed, IBC's new customer has contracted for specialized engineered copper alloy products to improve their production line efficiency, operating margins, and yields.

Global Power Technologies Signs Distribution Deal With Digi-Key

April 16, 2015 12:50 pm | by Digi-Key Electronics | News | Comments

As part of the agreement, GPTG’s product line of silicon carbide semiconductors will be extended to Digi-Key’s global customer base of 550,000 design engineers.

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