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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...

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...

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...

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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 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.

Is The United States Ready To Take Manufacturing Back?

May 10, 2013 3:49 pm | by Patrick Van den Bossche, Pramod Gupta, Hector Gutierrez, Chui Lee — A.T. Kearney | Articles | Comments

The return of a few companies’ manufacturing is encouraging. But the big question is: To what extent is the United States capable of taking back manufacturing on a significant scale? The challenges are great. From a broad supply chain ecosystem perspective, for example, companies obviously will need to rebuild a supplier network that may have evaporated, along with the disappearance of the manufacturing operations it supported.


Industry Focus: Group Dynamic

May 7, 2013 12:15 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Over the last decade the industrial distribution marketplace has changed dramatically, surviving in a challenging economic situation and a changing business environment. Industrial Distribution’s associate editor, Abbigail Kriebs, got a chance to speak with three industry executives representing diverse viewpoints to hear how business has changed in the last few years and what trends they see going forward into the rest of the year.

AD Affiliate Growth Outpaced Market In 1Q

May 3, 2013 4:06 pm | by Affiliated Distributors | News | Comments

AD Industrial sales grew 4% in the first quarter of 2013 on a same store basis from $1.35B to $1.40B. Sales for all AD Affiliates, across all AD Divisions, grew by 5% in the first quarter to $6.5 billion. AD Affiliates outgrew their markets in every AD Division in the quarter.

ILMO Marks 100th Day Of 100th Year With Surprise For Employees

April 16, 2013 10:08 am | by Blair Austin, ILMO Products Company | News | Comments

On Wednesday, April 10, ILMO’s owners and directors visited all ten ILMO locations to personally present each employee with a $100 bill and lunch for their team, and to express their appreciation for their dedication to ILMO’s success and the success of our customers.

Radiation-Resistant Vibration Monitoring

April 9, 2013 3:35 pm | by Meggitt | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt has developed new radiation-hardened vibration sensors and cable assemblies to meet specific requirements for the reliability of monitoring equipment in nuclear evironments.

Industrial Services Of America Announces Exclusive Contract

April 1, 2013 9:40 am | by Industrial Services of America, Inc. | News | Comments

For a 12 month term beginning April 1, 2013, Blue Equity will provide management services to Industrial Services of America, Inc. (“ISA”), including working with ISA’s existing management team to review operations and identify opportunities for growth and profitability.

John Eggleton Joins AD As President Of US Electrical Division

March 25, 2013 1:03 pm | by Affiliated Distributors | News | Comments

Affiliated Distributors, North America's largest wholesale marketing group is pleased to announce their new US Electrical Division President, John Eggleton, effective April 8th. Eggleton comes to AD after serving for ten years as CEO of AD’s sister company, supplyFORCE.

Mini Light Tower With Generator

January 4, 2013 11:34 am | by Magnalight | Product Releases | Comments

Adjustable from 7 to 12 feet in height and equipped with a 3000VA generator and two 1000 watt metal halide lamps, this unit will provide over 200,000 lumens of illumination for up to 6 hours on a single tank of fuel.

Understanding Bank Loan Covenants – What You Need to Know Before You Sign

June 20, 2012 1:20 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

Loan covenants can hinder business growth and take key decisions out of your hands, including how you spend your profits and what you pay your employees. Learn about the common covenants that can put your financing - and your entire business - at risk. Download this free report from The Receivables Exchange before you sign a loan agreement.

Case Study: Allied Airbus

June 20, 2012 1:16 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

As companies continue to grow and expand, having access to consistent cash flow to fund day-to-day operations is critical. Traditional financing from banks or factoring companies comes with restrictive terms, including personal guarantees, all-asset liens and long-term contracts. Download this free Case Study from The Receivables Exchange and learn how a U.S. transportation service provider was able to get the business capital it needed through a flexible alternative to traditional financing.

Case Study: Stainless Steel Products

June 20, 2012 1:13 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

Have your customers moved to extend their payables in order to hold onto cash? Don't let cash flow problems hold your company back. Download this free Case Study from The Receivables Exchange and learn how one U.S. manufacturer took advantage of growth opportunities with a flexible and affordable source of capital.

Cash Flow Constraints: Challenges and Opportunities for 2012

June 20, 2012 1:10 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

Exclusive research uncovered the top financial challenges for small and mid-sized businesses. Download the free report from The Receivables Exchange to learn how other business owners and executives are coping with cash flow constraints, and find out their strategies for success and growth in 2012.

Building a Cash Cushion

June 20, 2012 1:07 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

How can your company build a "cash cushion" to minimize disruptions and outsmart your competitors? Download this free report from The Receivables Exchange to learn why flexible capital is necessary, and find out how your company can quickly build up your reserves.

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