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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.                   

Webco Industries Q4 Sales Up 6.6 Percent

September 30, 2014 1:58 pm | by Webco Industries | News | Comments

The company generated a net income of $0.4...

Case Study: Quincy Compressor Turns To PointClear For Answers, Revenue Growth

September 22, 2014 1:20 pm | by Quincy Compressor | Articles | Comments

In 2010, Quincy Compressor's management team embarked on a new strategic imperative to stir up...

Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Q4 And Year-End Results

August 13, 2014 9:23 am | by Applied Industrial Technologies | News | Comments

On Wednesday Applied Industrial Technologies reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal...

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Graybar Reports Record Second Quarter Results

August 11, 2014 10:35 am | by Graybar | News | Comments

Graybar recently reported record net sales for the second quarter and the first six months of the year.                                          

SIFCO Industries Announces Q3 Fiscal Results

August 8, 2014 10:16 am | by SIFCO Industries | News | Comments

SIFCO Industries, Inc. announced Friday the financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, 2014.                                

Ingersoll-Rand Declares Quarterly Dividend

August 8, 2014 10:09 am | by Ingersoll-Rand | News | Comments

Ingersoll-Rand plc’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on Friday.                                                

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Kaman Corp. Reports 2014 Second Quarter Results

August 7, 2014 5:23 pm | News | Comments

Kaman Corp. Monday reported financial results for the second quarter that ended June 27, 2014.                                              

The Great Archer And The Profit Imperative

August 7, 2014 4:53 pm | by Abe WalkingBear Sanchez, B2B Credit Expert, A/R Management Group | News | Comments

Abe WalkingBear Sanchez uses an analogy to explain the Profit Imperative, emphasizing that the "why" drives the "what" and the "how."                                 

Houston Wire & Cable Company Increases Q2 Sales By 4 Percent

August 7, 2014 4:28 pm | News | Comments

Houston Wire & Cable Company announced on Thursday its operating results for the second quarter which ended June 30, 2014.                                    

Affiliated Distributors Q2 Sales Grew 8 Percent

August 6, 2014 1:56 pm | by Affiliated Distributors | News | Comments

Affiliated Distributors shared their second quarter sales earnings, showing growth in all divisions.                                           

Avnet Ends Fiscal Year With $2 Billion Revenue Growth

August 6, 2014 9:10 am | by Avnet, Inc. | News | Comments

Avnet, Inc.’s fiscal year 2014 sales of $27.5 billion represented an 8.0 percent increase in reported revenue year-over-year.                                   

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Fastenal Increases July Sales By 14.7 Percent

August 5, 2014 5:29 pm | News | Comments

Fastenal reported a July sales increase of 14.7 percent from last year.                                                   

Full-Color LED Label Printer

April 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

The DuraLabel Catalyst was designed to create full-color industrial labels including GHS/HazCom 2012, arc flash, NFPA, and standard OSHA-compliant warning and danger signs.

Accenture & Siemens Form Smart Grid Solutions Venture

April 8, 2014 9:53 am | by Siemens & Accenture | News | Comments

The venture will provide utility companies with advanced smart grid solutions and services focused on data management and systems integration to improve energy efficiency, grid operations, and reliability.         

AutoCrib Names 2014 Leaders In Industrial Vending

April 7, 2014 10:49 am | by AutoCrib | News | Comments

These industrial distributors have not only designed and installed more AutoCrib systems than most distributors, but have made significant training investments in their personnel to ensure that customers receive superior service and rapid support for their AutoCrib systems.

7 Online Marketing Ideas To Embrace Now

March 31, 2014 1:10 pm | by Bob DeStefano, President of SVM E-Marketing Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Online marketing represents a tremendous opportunity for growth for your company, as more business is conducted online now more than ever before. Here are seven online marketing ideas you should embrace to be successful.          

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Stress Less: Partner With PFI

March 13, 2014 10:51 am | by PFI | Videos | Comments

Are you feeling more stressed and less productive that you did a few years ago? Are you struggling to grow your account base?                     

The Wholesale Evolution

February 17, 2014 12:54 pm | by Ranga Bodla, Director of Industry Marketing, NetSuite | Blogs | Comments

Wholesale distribution companies are under increasing pressure to reassert their role in the broader supply network. Direct-to-consumer sales by manufacturers threaten to erode margins. The launch of AmazonSupply.com sets the stage for B2B buyers to take advantage of economies of scale that are virtually impossible for mid-market distributors to match.

The Latest On Small Business Health & Its Effect On The U.S. Economy

February 6, 2014 3:23 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The health of the U.S. economy. That’s a big topic – and a very important one. It is also one that tends to be overwhelming and incomprehensible, but by understanding more fully the effect that small businesses have on the overall economy, we can gain a better grasp of what is happening locally, nationally, and globally. Small businesses make a big impact.

Workstations Maximize Performance, Productivity

February 5, 2014 11:16 am | by Sovella | Product Releases | Comments

The workstation adapts to the work process and the needs of the user. As a result all movements of the user can be optimized, which in turn increases performance and productivity and decreases work-related stress.

The Basics Of Internal Auditing

January 31, 2014 3:57 pm | by Karen Spencer, Quality Manager, Clinkenbeard, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Are you conducting internal audits to catch issues before they become issues, prevent customers from receiving nonconforming material, or ensure that the business practices and processes are being followed? If not, here's how to get started.   

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Brings Challenges To Big Data

January 30, 2014 2:44 pm | by Mark Watson, Associate Director, Industrial Automation, IHS | Articles | Comments

The challenge for the fourth Industrial Revolution is the development of software and analytical systems that turn the deluge of data produced by intelligent factories into useful and valuable information, said Mark Watson, associate director for industrial automation at IHS.

How to Address Rampant Employee Disengagement? Recognize Human Equity

September 10, 2013 3:21 pm | by Trevor Wilson, Author & CEO of TWI Inc. | Blogs | Comments

An alarming Gallup poll published earlier this year is still sending shockwaves throughout the business community: Most American workers either hate their jobs or don’t care one way or the other about them.        

No More Detroits

July 29, 2013 9:41 am | by Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The city of Detroit's bankruptcy is an American tragedy and an entirely preventable one. The downward spiral began decades ago when deindustrialization led to depopulation, crime and declining public revenues. Corruption and mismanagement may have exacerbated the problem, but they weren't the root cause.

Effective Brainstorming

June 18, 2013 9:29 am | by Paul Glover, Author & Founder of The Glover Group | Blogs | Comments

When managers want to involve others in creatively solving a problem, they sometimes hold a brainstorming session. While this session is planned with good intentions, it can be a waste of time if it doesn’t involve the right people. Don’t be tempted to include an expert in the group to help guide the group or answer questions.

How to Stand Out and Grow With Value Marketing Part 3

June 13, 2013 9:14 am | by Curtis Alexander, Author and Business Growth Strategist | Blogs | Comments

In Parts 1 & 2 of this sereis, Curtis Alexander talked about some of the things value marketing can do for your business and how to build a plan to start the process. Now, he presents four roadblocks that could be hampering your ability to put that plan into action.

Paul Glover: Management Consultant Formerly Known As Lawyer

June 3, 2013 10:10 am | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Paul Glover is an author, speaker, and business management coach, as well as a regular contributor here at ID. Hoping to give our readers a little more background on where Paul is coming from as a contributor, we asked him a few questions about his skills, his business, and his theory on the shifting economy as management styles are changing.

Grainger: Technical Education A Continued Priority

May 20, 2013 9:51 am | Articles | Comments

As the required skill set for advanced manufacturing continues to evolve, many resources emerge to address workforce development needs in the industry. James Ryan, CEO of industrial distribution leader, Grainger, discusses the ways in which technical education has been a continued priority for his business — and why the skilled trades have more to offer than many people realize.

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