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Amazon Posts Q3 Loss Of $437 Million

October 24, 2014 9:21 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast.                                 

USG Q3 Sales Up 5 Percent

October 23, 2014 12:29 pm | by USG Corporation | News | Comments

USG's third quarter adjusted net income...

3M Third Quarter Income Up 6 Percent

October 23, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company's industrial unit revenue rose 3 percent, while its electronics and energy unit rose...

Avnet Opens Fiscal 2015 With 7.8 Percent Sales Increase

October 23, 2014 10:15 am | by Avnet | News | Comments

Top-line growth, combined with an increase in gross profit margin and continued expense...

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Lawson Q3 Sales Up 8.6 Percent

October 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Lawson Products | News | Comments

The sales increase was driven by growth in strategic accounts, growth in Lawson's Kent Automotive division, and by improved productivity of existing sales reps and sales reps hired within the past year.           

WESCO Sales, Profit Rise In Third Quarter

October 23, 2014 9:25 am | by WESCO International | News | Comments

Sales were up in all four of WESCO's end markets for the second consecutive quarter, while the company narrowed its full-year outlook.                               

Airgas Second Quarter Sales Up 6 Percent

October 23, 2014 9:08 am | by Airgas | News | Comments

Since the beginning of its fiscal year, the company has acquired 12 businesses with aggregate annual sales of more than $43 million.                                 


United Stationers Sales Up 6 Percent in Q3

October 22, 2014 5:14 pm | by United Stationers | News | Comments

Sales were boosted by the September acquisition of Liberty Bell Equipment, a wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies.                               

ABB Delivers Strong Order Growth In Q3

October 22, 2014 10:34 am | by ABB | News | Comments

Utility demand for power distribution solutions was steady in the quarter while investments in power transmission systems remained selective.                               

B/E Aerospace Q3 Profit Up 26 Percent

October 22, 2014 10:26 am | by B/E Aerospace | News | Comments

The aerospace fastener provider's revenue also jumped 24 percent, matching its year-to-date revenue increase.                                         

Ingersoll-Rand Q3 Profit Jumps 76 Percent

October 22, 2014 9:47 am | by Ingersoll-Rand | News | Comments

The results for the most recent period topped the company's expectations, while it tightened its earnings outlook for the year.                                   

Carlisle Co. Q3 Sales Up 13 Percent

October 21, 2014 1:26 pm | by Carlisle Companies | News | Comments

Income growth was primarily driven by higher sales volume in all segments and savings from the Carlisle Operating System.                                     


Hexcel Has Record Third Quarter

October 21, 2014 1:14 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Strong commercial aerospace sales enabled the Hexcel to deliver the highest adjusted operating income percentage and net income in company history.                             

Lockheed Martin Q3 Sales Drop, Profits Rise

October 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Despite a sales drop in four of the company's five business divisions, cash from operations increased 5.5 percent from Q3 2013.                                   

GE Sees Strong U.S. Economy As Profits Rise

October 20, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company told investors to expect a strong fourth quarter thanks to shipments of equipment and better profit margins for its industrial divisions.                             

Atlas Copco Q3 Sales Rise, Profits Fall

October 20, 2014 1:39 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The company forecasts slightly higher demand in the final months of 2014 after posting a bigger-than-expected rise in earnings.                                 

Motion Industries Third Quarter Sales Up 10 Percent

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Motion Industries sales and operating profits had healthy Q3 gains, led primarily by underlying growth.                                          


Electrolux Third Quarter Profits Jump 42 Percent

October 20, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Growth in the U.S. bolstered the Swedish appliance maker, which acquired the appliance business of General Electric last month.                                   

Genuine Parts Company Sales Up 8 Percent In Q3

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Genuine Parts Company | News | Comments

It was another record sales quarter for GPC, which had growth in all four business segments, including the industrial group of Motion Industries.                              

Honeywell Third Quarter Earnings Up 18 Percent

October 17, 2014 9:49 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Due to the positive gains for the quarter, Honeywell raised the lower end of its year-end projected sales between 3 and 4 percent.                                   

GE 3Q Profit Rises On Oil, Aviation Strength

October 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company reported an 11 percent year-over-year increase in net income for the quarter.                                              

WD-40 Sales Up 4 Percent In Q4

October 17, 2014 9:15 am | by WD-40 | News | Comments

The company's fiscal year-end financial data included a 10 percent year-over-year increase in net income from 2013.                                       

Bunzl Acquires De Ridder, Reports Q3 Revenue Up 6 Percent

October 16, 2014 10:37 am | by Bunzl plc | News | Comments

The addition of the specialist distribution business will further Bunzl's growth that stems from acquisitions.                                        

Grainger Third Quarter Sales Up 7 Percent

October 16, 2014 10:17 am | by W.W. Grainger | News | Comments

The company says strong volume growth and positive operating leverage in the U.S. business were the primary drivers of its results.                                  

Snap-on Q3 Sales Increase 7 Percent

October 16, 2014 9:38 am | by Snap-on | News | Comments

The Kenosha, Wis.-based tool manufacturer had solid organic sales gains across all operating segments.                                           

SKF To Cut Production As Q3 Profits Disappoint

October 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Despite a 14 percent year-to-date third quarter increase in sales, the ball-bearing maker will cut back production due to expected low European demand.                             

Jack Keough: Fastenal Positioning Itself For 2015

October 14, 2014 11:28 am | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

Though the company's gross margins may be slow in the short term, Fastenal has many positive signs of growth for the rest of the year and 2015.                               

Fastenal Meets 3Q Profit Expectations

October 10, 2014 9:30 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The maker of industrial and construction fasteners posted revenue of $980.8 million in the period, surpassing Wall Street forecasts.                                 

Alcoa 3Q Boosted By Higher Aluminum Prices

October 9, 2014 12:22 pm | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Alcoa has diversified to make lightweight metal and alloy products for aerospace, autos, and other industries, but it was the core metals business that propelled Alcoa in Q3.                     

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