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Sonepar Enters U.K. Market With Routeco Acquisition

September 18, 2014 12:21 pm | by Sonepar | News | Comments

The acquisition underlines the ongoing efforts of Sonepar to strengthen its position with entries into new countries as well as into the immense market of industrial automation.                     

Ace Hardware To Offer In-Store Pickup Through eBay Partnership

September 18, 2014 10:04 am | by eBay Enterprise | News | Comments

Ace selected eBay Enterprise to enhance its...

BlackHawk Industrial Acquires Certain Assets Of Marshall Tool

September 17, 2014 11:40 am | by BlackHawk Industrial | News | Comments

BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies, has...

ArcelorMittal And Gerdau Agree To Sell Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ArcelorMittal and Gerdau have jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive...

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NetPlus Alliance Adds Two New Suppliers

September 12, 2014 11:40 am | by NetPlus Alliance | News | Comments

Croc Blog and Maxxeon Inc. join the buying group's industrial and contractor supplies distributors.                                           

United Stationers Expands Into Auto Aftermarket With Latest Acquisition

September 11, 2014 9:09 am | by United Stationers | News | Comments

United Stationers Supply Co has signed an agreement to acquire MEDCO, a United States wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies, and its affiliates.                         

SKF Strengthens Service Capabilities Through Two Acquisitions

September 10, 2014 9:48 am | by SKF | News | Comments

SKF, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, and lubrication systems, recently acquired GLOi and Hofmann Engineering North America to boost its service capabilities.                   

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Border States Electric Acquires Western Extralite

September 9, 2014 3:19 pm | by Border States | News | Comments

Border States Electric announced they have agreed to purchase the electrical wholesale supply leader, which will join the company on Oct. 1.                               

Hardinge To Acquire Voumard

September 9, 2014 12:37 pm | by Hardinge | News | Comments

The acquisition enhances Hardinge's internal diameter grinding capacity.                                                   

NetPlus Alliance Adds Six New Distributor Members

September 8, 2014 5:30 pm | by NetPlus Alliance | News | Comments

NetPlus Alliance's six new members are located in five states — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.                                     

GE Boosts Focus On Growing Industrial Core With Appliances Sale

September 8, 2014 12:17 pm | by GE Report | Articles | Comments

GE’s long-term strategy has focused on building up the company’s industrial units, shrinking its financial services, and growing investment in new technologies.                         

Abrasive Products & Equipment Acquired By Ridgemont Equity Partners

September 8, 2014 10:26 am | by Ridgemont Equity Partners | News | Comments

Abrasive Products & Equipment is a leading value-added specialty distributor of surface preparation, remediation, abatement, safety, environmental, and waterjet cutting products and solutions.               

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GE Appliances Sold To Electrolux For $3.3 Billion

September 8, 2014 9:24 am | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool.                           

Report: GE Nears $2.5 Billion Deal To Sell Appliance Unit To Electrolux

September 4, 2014 4:22 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Swedish appliance maker Electrolux has reportedly produced the $2.5 billion to make the acquisition.                                           

Acklands-Grainger Completes Acquisition Of WFS Enterprises

September 3, 2014 5:09 pm | by W.W. Grainger, Inc. | News | Comments

The acquisition will allow Acklands-Grainger to provide even better selection and service to customers, particularly those in Eastern Canada and the manufacturing sector.                       

Infor Completes Acquisition Of Saleslogix Assets

September 3, 2014 3:40 pm | by Infor | News | Comments

Saleslogix's CRM will be renamed Infor CRMTM, adding strong sales and service functionality to Infor CloudSuite.                                       

Stritt & Priebe Acquires V.J. Stanley

September 3, 2014 1:09 pm | by Stritt & Priebe, Inc. | News | Comments

Stritt & Priebe has committed to a new 40,000 square foot facility in Rochester, NY to house both the new V.J. Stanley and Stritt & Priebe’s new branch.                         

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Atlas Copco Acquires Compressor Business In New Zealand

September 3, 2014 9:31 am | by Atlas Copco | News | Comments

The businesses provide high-quality sales and service of industrial compressors and related equipment to a broad range of customers in New Zealand.                             

IBC Welcomes Three New Preferred Suppliers, SMO Catalog Partnership

September 2, 2014 1:34 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The August activity increases IBC's reach as one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and sub-assembly distributors.                     

LPS, ITW Professional Brands, Atlantic Mills Merge Into ITW Pro Brands

September 2, 2014 10:07 am | by ITW Pro brands | News | Comments

The alignment provides distributors with enhanced resources and a simplified process.                                               

Sale Of DuPont Sontara Business To Jacob Holm Complete

September 2, 2014 9:26 am | by DuPont | News | Comments

As part of the acquisition, Jacob Holm will now operate Sontara assets in Asturias, Spain, and Old Hickory, Tenn., employing 240 employees worldwide.                             

Wolseley's Utility Acquisitions Cleared

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The Competition & Markets Authority has approved Wolseley UK's purchase of Fusion Provida UK and Utility Power Systems.                                     

B4B Alliance Announce Addition Of Ohio Logistics

August 27, 2014 9:11 am | by B4B Alliance | News | Comments

The B4B Alliance will integrate Ohio Logistics’ Louisville operation into one of their existing facilities and focus expanding the service portfolio available to Ohio Logistics’ clients.                   

BinderUSA And Northwire Form Strategic Partnership

August 27, 2014 9:02 am | by Binder-USA | News | Comments

BinderUSA has formed a strategic partnership with Northwire, Inc. to enhance the potential for both companies to better service their key markets.                             

TOTO Allies With Blackman Plumbing Supply

August 26, 2014 12:04 pm | by TOTO | News | Comments

TOTO announced Tuesday that the company is increasing its market reach in the Northeast region of the United States by entering into a distribution agreement with Blackman Plumbing Supply.                 

Sonoco To Acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group

August 26, 2014 10:02 am | by Sonoco | News | Comments

The transaction will create a global leader in rigid paper packaging.                                                   

Osborn Parent Company, Jason Inc., Combines With Quinpario Acquisition Corp.

August 25, 2014 9:48 am | by Quinpario Acquisition Corp. | News | Comments

As part of the transaction, Quinpario will change its name to Jason Industries, Inc.                                               

Ingersoll-Rand To Buy Cameron Unit For $850 Million

August 18, 2014 9:48 am | by Ingersoll-Rand | News | Comments

The acquisition will strengthen Ingersoll Rand’s Compressed Air Systems and Services business.                                             

P&F Industries, Inc. Acquires Air Tool Service Company

August 14, 2014 12:55 pm | by P&F Industries, Inc. | News | Comments

P&F Industries, Inc. announced Thursday it has acquired substantially all of the assets comprising the business of Air Tool Service Company.                               

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