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Jack Keough: Emerson On Track To Sell Power Transmission Business

November 24, 2014 3:34 pm | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Currently part of the company's industrial automation business, the power transmission business is based in Florence, Kentucky, and has over 3,000 employees around the world.                     

Report: Itucho Looking To Sell PrimeSource

November 24, 2014 9:58 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

A Reuters report says Japanese trading house...

Synalloy Acquires Specialty Pipe & Tube

November 24, 2014 9:21 am | by Synalloy | News | Comments

Synalloy engages in a number of diverse business...

Shale-Inland Announces Sale Of Fabrication, Distribution Services

November 20, 2014 9:19 am | by Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC | News | Comments

Shale-Inland will keep its industrial...

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Stellar Industrial To Merge With Advantage Machine & Tool

November 19, 2014 12:12 pm | by Stellar Industrial Supply | News | Comments

After the combination is completed, Tacoma, WA-based Stellar will have approximately 150 employees across 11 branches.                                     

Lincoln Electric Acquires RealWeld Systems

November 19, 2014 9:27 am | by Lincoln Electric | News | Comments

The addition expands Lincoln's educational and training capabilities in arc welding.                                               

SL Industries Divests RFL Electronics Subsidiary

November 18, 2014 10:52 am | by SL Industries | News | Comments

SL, a supplier of engineered power and motion control solutions, will concentrate on its three remaining segments: SL Power Electronics, High Power Group, and SL Montevideo Technology.                   

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Bearings Maker Timken Acquires Revolvo

November 18, 2014 9:46 am | by Timken | News | Comments

As part of Timken's growth strategy over the past three years, it has acquired products and services including roller and engineered chain, lubrication systems, gearbox, generator, and motor repair services.             

ParkOhio Acquires Italian Equipment Manufacturer Saet

November 17, 2014 10:08 am | by ParkOhio | News | Comments

The addition further strengthen's ParkOhio's role as a supplier and manufacturer of induction heating capabilities worldwide.                                   

Berkshire Buying Duracell In $3B Deal

November 13, 2014 12:49 pm | by Josh Funk, Associated Press | News | Comments

The sale of Duracell to Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway turned out to be slightly different from Procter & Gamble's initial plans.                               

DuBois Chemicals Acquires American Finishing Resources

November 13, 2014 9:22 am | by DuBois Chemicals, Inc. | News | Comments

The acquisition combines DuBois paint pre-treatment expertise with AFR’s coating line fixtures, material handling, and coating removal solutions to reduce total cost and provide quality improvements for customers.           

Southern Fastening Systems And Carlson Systems Merge

November 11, 2014 10:46 am | by PRWEB | News | Comments

Southern Fastening Systems and Carlson Systems have announced the combination of two longtime leaders in fasteners, fastening systems, and packaging.                 

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UDG's GHX Industrial Acquires Specialty Rubber & Gasket

November 6, 2014 4:11 pm | by GHX Industrial | News | Comments

The company announced that is has secured a brand new 10,000 square foot location in Decatur that will handle GHX’s and SR&G’s combined operations.                             

Acquisition Strengthens Sonepar's Presence In Singapore

November 6, 2014 3:09 pm | by Sonepar | News | Comments

HoST is one of the leading suppliers of automation products in Singapore and is the oldest Rockwell Automation distributor outside of North America.                             

A2Z Industrial Distributor Joins IBC

November 6, 2014 12:15 pm | by IBC | News | Comments

The addition of A2Z to the IBC network is a strategic addition to both IBC’s buying group and its National Contract Program.                                   

Jack Keough: Investments Paying Off For MSC

November 6, 2014 9:19 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

MSC's recent investments temporarily hindered operating margins, but in the end will produce long-term returns in the form of top-line growth, and increased sales and profitability.                   

Curbell Plastics Acquires O & P Enterprises

November 5, 2014 10:16 am | News | Comments

Curbell, a supplier of plastics to commercial and industrial markets, will further increase its footprint in the Orthotics and Prosthetics segment.                 

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Sonepar's Brook Electrical to Acquire Platinum Electrical Supply

November 4, 2014 4:58 pm | News | Comments

Brook Electrical Supply, a Sonepar USA company, has acquired Platinum Electrical Supply, an electrical distributor based in Streamwood, IL.                   

Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Ira Pump & Supply

November 4, 2014 9:14 am | by Applied Industrial Technologies | News | Comments

The addition further strengthens Applied's service offering to the upstream oil & gas industry, following 2014 acquisitions of Texas Oilpatch Services, Reliance Industrial Products, and Knox Oil Field Supply.           

Nissco Adds E.S. Robbins To Supplier Portfolio

November 3, 2014 4:20 pm | by NISSCO | News | Comments

NISSCO adds a specialist in extruded polymer products in ES Robbins, a supplier that meets the needs of independent distributors.                                   

F.W. Webb Company Acquires Watertown Supply

November 3, 2014 2:10 pm | by F.W. Webb | News | Comments

F.W. Webb strengthens its services for plumbing and heating industry professionals through the acquisition of a fellow family-owned business with New England heritage.                       

RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group In Cimcorp Acquisition

November 3, 2014 9:50 am | by Cimcorp | News | Comments

The overall acquisition now allows the Muratec-Cimcorp Group to be a one-stop-shop in the material handling industry.                                      

Ag Chains Plus Joins IDC-USA

October 31, 2014 12:33 pm | by IDC-USA | News | Comments

IDC grows its footprint into the agricultural parts and service market by adding the four-year-old independent distributor.                                     

H2W Technologies Acquires Baldor Linear Motor Product Lines

October 31, 2014 9:20 am | by H2W Technologies, Inc. | News | Comments

H2W will manufacture direct replacement linear electric motors of the acquired Baldor product lines.                                           

MagneGas Acquires Equipment Sales And Service

October 27, 2014 4:12 pm | by MagneGas Corporation | News | Comments

The purchase of ESSI will allow more rapid market penetration to grow recurring sales of MagneGas fuel while offering a wider range of services to industrial, metalworking, and fabrication customers.           

PolyFlex Products Merges With Age Empaques de Mexico

October 24, 2014 1:29 pm | by PolyFlex Products de Mexico | News | Comments

The new entity, PolyFlex Products de Mexico, is headquartered in Monterey, CA with 16 manufacturing and distribution centers in Mexico and the southwest U.S.                           

Year-To-Date Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value Skyrockets

October 23, 2014 4:08 pm | by PwC U.S. | News | Comments

Strong mega deal activity continues to drive value in 2014's third quarter past historic levels.                                            

Valin Corporation Is New Distributor Partner For Prozess Technologie's Reveal

October 22, 2014 1:11 pm | by Prozess Technologie | News | Comments

Valin will target potential customers in the petroleum, pharma, and semiconductor industries.                                             

Wolseley Industrial Canada Acquires Goodman Industrial

October 22, 2014 9:09 am | by Wolseley Industrial | News | Comments

The purchase of Goodman enables Wolseley Industrial to expand its PVF supply business, serving the potash industry in Saskatchewan.                                  

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