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Apex Tool Group Acquires China's Yecen

March 31, 2015 10:01 am | News | Comments

Yecen's wheel aligner and automotive lift product lines now will be part of Apex's broad SATA brand portfolio.

ABC Supply Makes Two Acquisitions

March 30, 2015 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The additions strengthen ABC's offering in the New England and Twin Cities (MN) regions.

PrimeSource Buyer Named

March 30, 2015 4:15 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Terms were not disclosed, though Japanese trading house Itochu said in November it was seeking...

DGI Supply To Acquire North Carolina's East Metro Supply

March 30, 2015 3:38 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

DGI plans to consolidate its current Charlotte, NC location – which includes local inventory and...

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Anderson-Crane Rubber Joins IDC-USA

March 30, 2015 1:37 pm | by IDC-USA | News | Comments

With stocking centers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, Anderson-Crane's industrial solutions include bearings, PT equipment, electric motors, conveyer systems, belting, hose, rubber goods, and more.

L.B. Foster Acquires Inspection Oilfield Services

March 30, 2015 12:37 pm | by L.B. Foster | News | Comments

The acquisition broadens L.B. Foster's offering of pipeline coatings and tubular products, as IOS has locations throughout the U.S.

Report: Builders FirstSource In Talks To Buy ProBuild

March 30, 2015 10:05 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Citing people familiar with the matter, a Reuters report says acquisition talks are ongoing between the two companies, involving a price tag of $1.5 billion.

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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 equipment will be relocated to Jason Finishing Group's Richmond, IN plant by the end of the month.

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 will be used on U.S. naval and foreign military tactical aircraft.

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.

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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.

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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.

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