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Dover Acquires Accelerated Companies

October 2, 2014 9:53 am | by Dover Corportation | News | Comments

Dover establishes a leading position in the fast-growing U.S. shale well development market and is positioned for future growth in domestic and international markets.                        

PetroChoice Acquires LubriCorp

October 1, 2014 5:14 pm | by PetroChoice | News | Comments

PetroChoice adds another lubricant distributor to expand both its service offering and...

Builders FirstSource Completes Acquisition Of Trim Tech

October 1, 2014 3:25 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The addition gives Builders FirstSource another supplier location to strengthen its capabilities...

Beacon Roofing Supply Acquires Applicators Sales & Service

October 1, 2014 1:26 pm | by Beacon Roofing Supply | News | Comments

Beacon strengthens its presence in northern New England by adding the 50-year old company....

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Fastenal Acquires Aerospace Distributor Av-Tech Industries

October 1, 2014 1:17 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Fastenal opens opportunity for growth in the aerospace market with the acquisition.                                               

Magnus Mobility Systems Acquires Powers Industrial Group

September 30, 2014 9:43 am | by Magnus Mobility Systems | News | Comments

Magnus, a California-based caster and motion control product supplier, expands to Texas with the acquisition.                                         

Mallory Acquires Interstate Safety And Supply

September 30, 2014 9:22 am | by Mallory | News | Comments

This acquisition allows Mallory to expand its West coast footprint into the adjacent Nevada market.                                           

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Shorehill Capital Acquires Majority Interest In Belt Power

September 25, 2014 4:04 pm | by Shorehill Capital | News | Comments

The acquisition gives Shorehill Capital a full-service distributor and fabricator of conveyor system components.                                       

ACL Distribution Purchases ACL Bearing Co.

September 24, 2014 10:01 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The new company will focus exclusively on manufacturing performance bearings as well as traditional bearings for the car and light truck aftermarket.                             

KSB Pumps Partners With Canadian Bearings

September 24, 2014 9:44 am | by KSB Pumps | News | Comments

Canadian Bearings will be an additional sales channel for KSB products, especially the Movitec, Eta, and Amarex N series pumps in addition to KSB’s pump service capabilities.                     

TriMas Acquires Allfast Fastening Systems

September 22, 2014 9:44 am | by TriMas | News | Comments

The combined product sets of Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Mac Fasteners, and Allfast uniquely position TriMas to benefit from platform-wide supply opportunities.                         

4 Suppliers Merge To Launch SupplyTime.com

September 19, 2014 9:18 am | by Supply.com | News | Comments

The recent launch merges four favored suppliers into a single online resource complete with the company’s noteworthy personal support and expertise.                             

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Sonepar Acquires Industrial Distribution Group, Routeco

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

The acquisitions reinforce Sonepar's commitment to the industrial/MRO business, as well as strengthening its position with entries into new countries.                             

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 omnichannel capabilities as the company ramps up its efforts to stay competitive, drive sales, and generate new customer acquisition efforts.                   

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 announced the acquisition of certain assets of the Marshall Tool — Salt Lake City, Utah operation.          

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 transaction agreement to sell their respective 50 percent interests in Gallatin Steel Company to Nucor Corporation.        

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.                                           

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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.                   

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.               

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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