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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...

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...

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...

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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.                                     

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

February 6, 2015 10:04 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Only one acquisition made this week's top 5, which was dominated by news that the West Coast Ports could have a complete shutdown just days from now if a labor deal isn't reached.                     

E2open Bought By Private Equity Firm For $273M

February 5, 2015 10:03 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Insight Venture Partners will pay a 41 percent premium over E2open's Wednesday closing stock, which has declined 74 percent in the past 12 months.                             

Staples, Office Depot Merge To Stay Competitive

February 5, 2015 9:45 am | by Michelle Chapman & Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The acquisition reflects a reversal of fortunes for big-box retailers, as competition from smaller stores and the rise of online retailers like also have hurt sales.                     

Valin Now Exclusive Western Supplier Of KOSO Hammel Dahl Valves

February 5, 2015 9:34 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Valin becomes the sole provider for the control valve product line in 13 states in the Western U.S.                                           

Sonepar Adds German Electrical Distributor

February 4, 2015 2:27 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Already its third acquisition in 2015, Sonepar says the addition will expand its geographic coverage North of Germany.                                     

Fairmont Supply Buyer Named

February 3, 2015 3:36 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Following Monday's sale announcement, several sources link New York-based equity firm Tenex Capital Management as the formerly-undisclosed buyer of the industrial supplier.                       

PPG Industries Eyes Majority Stake In French Sealant Supplier

February 3, 2015 1:47 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition is expected to allow PPG to serve its aerospace and automotive clients with a broader geographic reach and with a larger product range.                             

Tech Air Acquires Prest-O Properties

February 3, 2015 12:16 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The companies will become part of Tech Air of New York as the company's 10th and 11th acquisitions since CI Capital acquired it in 2010.                                 

Ryan Herco Flow Solutions Acquires GFI Stainless

February 2, 2015 3:16 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The combined entity in California will provide Ryan Herco broad spectrum technical flow solutions – both plastic and stainless – through 7 branches and 20 field sales representatives.               

Sales-i Joins Industrial Supply Association

February 2, 2015 10:12 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Founded in 2008, sales-i integrates business, sales, and customer intelligence as a software-as-a-service sales development solution.                                 

Consol Energy Sells Fairmont Supply

February 2, 2015 10:00 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Consol was a Fairmont customer, with its coal and natural gas divisions accounting for 37 percent of Fairmont's sales.                                     

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