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RBC Bearings Acquires Sargent Aerospace & Defense For $500M

March 27, 2015 10:23 am | by RBC Bearings | News | Comments

Expected to close in Q2 2015, the addition fortifies RBC's defense and aerospace trade as a brand with annual sales of approximately $195 million.

Jason Industries Acquires Herold Partco Assets

March 26, 2015 3:52 pm | by Jason Industries | News | Comments

The acquisitions gains Jason Industries a manufacturer of industrial brushes, as Herold Partco's...

Ferguson Acquires Equarius

March 26, 2015 10:29 am | News | Comments

The acquisition grows Ferguson Waterworks' utility footprint in California.

IBC Advanced Alloys Subsidiary Receives Purchase Order From Kaman Corp.

March 25, 2015 9:55 am | by IBC Advanced Alloys Corporation | News | Comments

IBC Engineered Materials Corp. will supply Kaman Corp. critical imaging system components that...

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Graybar Acquires Advantage Industrial Automation

March 24, 2015 12:47 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Advantage provides control and automation solutions to industrial users, OEMs, and system integrators. It has six locations in the southeastern United States.

Ferguson Acquires Redlon & Johnson Supply

March 18, 2015 9:24 am | by Ferguson | News | Comments

Portland, MA-based Redlon & Johnson is a New England distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling, water system, pipe, valves, fittings, and industrial products.

Electrical Distributors Joins Sonepar USA

March 17, 2015 3:50 pm | by Sonepar | News | Comments

Independently-owned ED is headquartered in Dallas/Fort Worth, with locations in both Irving and Houston, TX.


Barcoding Partners With B2M Solutions To Offer Mobile Process Optimization

March 17, 2015 12:24 pm | News | Comments

The strategic partnership allows systems integrator to provide enterprise clients with advanced analytics tools to improve mobile process performance, drive user adoption, and maximize ROI.

SupplyCore To Provide MRO Tools To Defense Logistics Agency

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

Under the contract, federal civilian agencies, as well as the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps can utilize SupplyCore's MRO products through March 10, 2010.

Fastenal Awarded National TCPN Contract

March 12, 2015 11:47 am | by Fastenal | News | Comments

Fastenal's contract offers discounts on its entire MRO product line, as well as its vending program, and VMI services.

Sonepar USA Names New President Of Key Accounts, Acquires QED

March 9, 2015 4:05 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Sean Leahy joins Sonepar USA's senior management team to develop its key accounts platform, while the addition of Quality Electrical Distribution gives the company a greater foothold in six Western states.

GHX Industrial Acquires Fugitt Rubber And Supply

March 3, 2015 11:04 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

GHX gains Fugitt’s in-house hose assembly and gasket fabrication capabilities, broadening the company's core product and service offerings.


Survey: Retail Industry Ripe For M&A In 2015

March 3, 2015 9:58 am | by BDO USA | News | Comments

Survey publisher BDO USA says many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have fewer opportunities for growth, and are turning to M&A to gain market share through consolidation or enter new markets to extend their brand and reach.

Wolseley Acquires U.K. B2B Bathroom Retailer

March 2, 2015 10:39 am | by Wolseley plc | News | Comments

This acquisition gives Wolseley a strong position in the U.K. B2C online bathroom market and a scalable platform to support future growth.

Atlas Copco To Acquire German Calibration Specialist

February 25, 2015 1:55 pm | News | Comments

The acquired company will become part of the service division in Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area.

nexAir Acquires Welders Supply & Equipment

February 25, 2015 9:12 am | News | Comments

The acquisition expands nexAir’s Alabama footprint to further its reach into central and south Alabama, and grants new customers access to the company’s industry expertise.

Hisco, Freeman Mfg. Named Distributors For Bluestar Silicones Aerospace, Moldmaking

February 20, 2015 11:48 am | News | Comments

The two companies have been named Bluestar's authorized national U.S. distributors for the company's moldmaking and aeroespace silicone product lines.


Epicor Acquires Shipping Solutions Business From Insite Software

February 19, 2015 12:38 pm | by Epicor | News | Comments

The InsiteShip and InsiteManifest integrated shipping and fulfillment software solutions strengthen Epicor's supply chain capabilities and cloud ERP strategy.

Matheson Acquires Sims Welding Supply

February 19, 2015 10:04 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition provides MATHESON an opportunity to add efficiencies of scale to its operations in the Southern California region.

Arrow Electronics Acquires United Technical Publishing

February 18, 2015 10:09 am | by Arrow Electronics | News | Comments

The acquisition gives Arrow more capabilities in publishing strategic information to the global electronics components community.

Northern Safety & Industrial Acquires Southland Industrial Supply

February 13, 2015 4:11 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The addition gives Northern Safety a Southeastern hub for its industrial safety supply business.

Rexel, Gexpro To Distribute Ideal Power's Power Converters

February 11, 2015 3:21 pm | by Ideal Power | News | Comments

Under the terms of the agreement, Ideal Power will supply its 30kW and 125kW power converter products to Gexpro and Rexel for resale to their networks of electrical installers and distributors.

NetPlus Alliance Adds 5 New Distributor Members

February 11, 2015 1:27 pm | by NetPlus Alliance | News | Comments

Cuna Supply, Diamond State Industrial Products, GCS Supply, RW Rentals & Supply, and THB Inc. join NetPlus' ever-growing network of members and suppliers.

Arrow Electronics Acquires Taiwan's ATM Electronic

February 11, 2015 1:01 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Arrow says the addition will bolster its embedded processor, power management, and passive, electromechanical, and connector product offerings in Asia.

Global Precision Industries Acquires Diversified Design & Manufacturing

February 10, 2015 12:28 pm | by Global Precision Industries | News | Comments

The addition expands Global Precision's capabilities by adding domestic manufacturing.                                               

Builders FirstSource Acquires Timber Tech Texas

February 10, 2015 12:16 pm | by Builders FirstSource | News | Comments

The transaction is the sixth acquisition that Builders FirstSource has completed since mid-2014.

Fastenal, Lighting Science Group Enter Distribution Partnership

February 10, 2015 9:32 am | by Lighting Science Group Corporation | News | Comments

Fastenal will warehouse and sell Lighting Science’s innovative LED products and solutions to its network of customers.                                     

BDI Acquires Oregon-Based Munnell & Sherrill

February 10, 2015 9:21 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition gives Bearings Distributors Inc. a stronger presence in the U.S. Northwest, gaining eight locations that stretch from Tacoma, WA to Northern California.                       

SC Johnson To Acquire Deb Group

February 6, 2015 10:36 am | by SC Johnson | News | Comments

The addition expands SC Johnson's presence in the industrial and institutional markets for hygiene and skin care systems.                                     

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