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Obama Announces First Manufacturing Hub

January 20, 2014 | by CNN Video | Comments

The president discusses a new North Carolina "manufacturing hub" that he hopes will spread innovation nationwide.                            

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Spacesaver's ActivRACK Mobilized Storage System

March 13, 2014 10:52 am | by Spacesaver Industrial

Located at booth #8527 during MODEX 2014, Spacesaver Industrial will showcase a new interactive app that helps visitors visualize their storage potential.               

Stress Less: Partner With PFI

March 13, 2014 10:51 am | by PFI

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


What Sorting 2,000 Packages Every 17 Seconds Looks Like

December 17, 2013 10:16 am | by CNNMoney

CNNMoney takes a look at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., the center of the company's international shipping operations. It's the size of 90 football fields, sorts 350,000 packages an hour, and contributes 20,000 jobs to the local economy.  


IN BRIEF With Alan Beaulieu: The Current Fiscal Reality

November 21, 2013 3:44 pm | by IMTS

Eric LeMasters, AMT's Industry Economist, caught up with Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics, at the 2013 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference for a quick update on the current Fiscal Reality. Alan's presentation at the conference covered projections for machine tool orders as well as an outlook for the general economy.


Right-Size Your B2B Ecommerce Strategy

August 20, 2013 11:20 am | by Insite Software

We all know that too many options often come with lots of headaches — not so with Insite Software. A robust platform accompanied by personal attention and quick implementations set Insite apart from other enterprise vendors and assure an eCommerce solution that works for your business.


Addressing Market Disruptions: B2B Game Plan Forum

July 25, 2013 4:30 pm | by Game Plan

Game Plan is the only e-commerce Forum for the B2B market of Brands, Manufacturers, and Distributors. Brian Walker, Senior Vice President of Strategy at hybris, shares his thoughts on the importance of a B2B forum such as Game Plan. This is a place where B2B thought leaders can come together and discuss what is happening in the current market.


VIDEO: Snap-On Aims High With Tools @ Height Program

July 15, 2013 1:49 pm | by Snap-On Industrial Brands

The third most common occurrence of death in the workplace is when people fall. The fourth most common? When things fall on people. Martell discusses the new program from Snap On that aims to keep things from falling on people, so that this category can fall off the statistics charts.


ISA 2013 Day Two Wrap-Up

June 4, 2013 10:16 am | by IDtv

Monday's ISA wrap-up report from IDtv features ISA Vice President Michael Carr on the value of connecting suppliers with their partners, Anna Wells and Jack Keough discuss face-to-face training with product demos, and an exclusive interview with Cataleap's Tim Barry on the future of the catalog.


ISA 2013 Day One Wrap-Up

June 3, 2013 12:49 pm | by IDtv

Sunday's ISA wrap-up report from IDtv includes John Buckley on the changes to the ISA program and how they reflect the need for distributors to "thrive in a connected world," Anna Wells and Jack Keough discuss how best practices have morphed based on market shifts and customer demands, and a look at some of the newest products and solutions on display.


Spacesaver: Storage At Work

March 6, 2013 1:26 pm

Spacesaver Industrial explains how industrial users can take existing racking equipment and mobilize it for more effective storage and accessibility. See how the ActiveRAC system allows for cost reduction via its condensed storage capability, allowing expanding businesses to take back the square footage they need for production.

Video Market Report 6: Big Acquisitions, Possible Divestitures, and Tips on a Millenial Workforce

February 27, 2013 3:48 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

In the sixth episode of the Industrial Distribution Video Market Report, we highlight the latest consolidation trends, including news from MSC, Barnes Group, ITW, and Rexnord. Financial updates follow Grainger, United Stationers and Lincoln Electric, and announcements from trade associations show market segment improvements and efforts towards talent management.


Video Market Report 5: Consolidation News, Applied's Latest Figures, and Tips On Recruitment

February 13, 2013 3:01 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

This week's Industrial Distribution Video Market Report, brought to you by IDtv, features the latest in consolidation news, year-end financial results for Applied Technologies, sales recruitment tips from Scott Hudson of Chally Group Worldwide, and a chance to register to a free Webinar by Industrial Distribution discussing online selling for distributors.


Video Market Report 4: New Consolidations, Year-End Financials, & A BIG Staff Announcement

January 30, 2013 4:12 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

This week's Industrial Distribution Video Market Report, brought to you by IDtv, features the latest in consolidation news, year-end financial results in which eCommerce and vending solutions feature widely, and a BIG announcement as we add to the staff here at Industrial Distribution. If you have an idea for future newscasts, please leave your comment below, or email


Video Market Report 3: Intense Consolidation Activity, Association News, And Trends In The 2013 Economy

January 15, 2013 4:21 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

This week's Video Market Report, brought to you by IDtv reports flurry of consolidations that have happened over the past few weeks, takes a look at some association news and events, and discusses a few of the trends in the industrial economy going into the new year.


Made In The USA Again: Factors Affecting A Resurgence

December 19, 2012 5:40 pm | by PwC

What are the factors that will affect a US manufacturing resurgence? In this brief video from consulting firm PwC, US Industrial Products leader Bob McCutcheon discusses seven key factors that will affect a resurgence in US manufacturing, from shale gas, to talent, to demand and more.

Video Market Report 2: Manufacturing Forecast, Industry Social Network, & Consolidation Activity

December 19, 2012 5:12 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

In the second episode of the Video Market Report, brought to you by IDtv, we’re discussing our recent manufacturing forecast for the 2013 market, the latest social network created specifically for the industry, the UPS Design Lab where packaging takes a punch, and the latest mergers & acquisitions in the industrial market.


Video Market Report: Debut Episode

December 6, 2012 9:32 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff

In the debut episode of the Video Market Report, brought to you by IDtv, we’re discussing the Black Friday numbers and what it means to the industrial marketplace, how confidence is up in the construction market, a new industry conference, and the latest mergers & acquisitions in the industrial market.


VIDEO: Sustainable Supply Chains

November 28, 2012 9:32 am | by Avnet

Check out this video to hear Avnet's Douglas Kent discuss the Sustainable Supply Chain by explaining what it is. He will also discuss why it is important for distributors to implement, how it should be used, how to develop it and where to start.

VIDEO: Why Amazon Is Every Company’s Biggest Competitor

October 23, 2012 5:22 pm | by Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International

Jim Tompkins discusses the Amazon Effect in a new video that demonstrates how the online retailer is changing the face of global business. Between now and holiday season of 2013, both in-store and online companies have major decisions to make that will result in either success or bankruptcy.


Clean Air Rocks

September 7, 2012 9:40 am | by Camfill Farr

Got dust or fumes in your workplace? Hold on because you're about to take a virtual ride and fly through a Gold Series industrial dust collector from Camfill Farr. See how it works and how it can help you clean up your factory by watching this dust collector video.



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