Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 Countdown of the biggest industrial suppliers by revenue is now available to view. Watch as Executive Editor Anna Wells, Managing Editor Mike Hockett, and Contributing Editor Jack Keough take you from No. 50 to No. 1.
Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 Countdown of the biggest industrial suppliers by revenue...
VMR 16: Oil Dips Under $40/Barrel, Midwest Gas Prices To Fall, DXP Announces Layoffs, And The Big 50 Is HereAugust 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Comments
Our latest VMR goes heavy on oil...
Industrial Distribution's landmark countdown – The Big 50 – is about to unveil. On Thursday, see...
See the distribution capabilities of Anixter International – No. 6 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List – by taking a video tour of its flagship warehouse in Alsip, IL.
In the conclusion of our discussion, Bob Barr of Acquity Group provides some tips for distributors who are moving their businesses online.
Video Market Report 15: A New WinWholesale CEO, Fastenal Hits 50K Vending Units, Airgas' Outlook, And HD Supply Waterworks Pays $4.9MAugust 20, 2015 9:36 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor
In this week's ID Video Market Report, we cover an announced CEO transition at WinWholesale, Fastenal installing its 50,000th FAST vending machine, Jack Keough's recent take on Airgas, and HD Supply Waterworks paying $4.9 million to settle a fraud case.
See the headquarters facility of East Windsor, CT-based Collins Pipe & Supply – a PFV and engineered specialties distributor serving the U.S. northeast – and hear about the company from its executives.
Get briefed from DistributionNOW executives on the capabilities of the company, its history, and its role after the 2014 completed spinoff from National Oilwell Varco.
See Motion Industries' logistical network of distribution centers, as well as its vast inventory of value-added services provided to its customers and branches.
Video Market Report 14: A Call For Resignations At Airgas, Stellar Industrial Expands, And Sandvik Ousts Its CEOAugust 13, 2015 9:24 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor
In Industrial Distribution's Video Market Report this week, we cover a call for director resignations at Airgas by shareholder group Teamsters, another acquisition for Tacoma, WA-based Stellar Industrial, Sandvik firing its CEO and we touch on 3D printing.
Congress may lift a ban on oil exports in September which could impact the economy and global oil market as oil futures continue to look bleak. WSJ’s Nicole Friedman joins Lunch Break.
In the follow-up segment to last week's discussion, Bob Barr of Acquity Group reviews the three dimensions e-marketplaces bring to industrial distribution online, outlining key questions businesses should ask themselves about their own value proposition.
Video Market Report 13: Grainger Expands Abroad, MRC Global Cuts Jobs, And Acquisitions For Applied, DNOWAugust 6, 2015 8:25 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor
In this week's VMR, we discuss Grainger's $482 million acquisition of U.K.-based Cromwell, MRC Global cutting another 180 employees, as well as acquisitions for fellow distributors DistributionNOW, Applied Industrial, and bearings manufacturer Timken.
"Humans Need Not Apply" author Jerry Kaplan discusses the future for humanity in a world filled with robots.
Bob Barr of Acquity Group reviews the three dimensions e-marketplaces bring to industrial distribution online, outlining key questions businesses should ask themselves about their own value proposition.
Fastenal – No. 12 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List – takes you on a journey of key events and milestones in company history starting with its IPO in 1987.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the facilities and members of HD Supply, which has more than 6.9 million square feet of space in its distribution centers.
Video Market Report 12: Interline Brands Bought, Airgas & Stellar Industrial Acquisitions, And Grainger's Profit JumpsJuly 30, 2015 9:42 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor
This week's VMR covers Home Depot's $1.63 billion purchase of Interline Brands, the latest acquisitions for Airgas and Stellar Industrial, Grainger's latest quarterly earnings, and a study that says warehouse pickers think their job "makes the world a worse place."
ID chats with contributing editor Jack Keough on how distributors' practices will be affected by Amazon Business, and we discuss the results of Acquity Group's recent study on the changing behavior of B2B customers.
Video Market Report 11: Oberton Rejoins Fastenal, Grainger Gets Cyberattacked, And Several Big 50 AcquisitionsJuly 23, 2015 8:22 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor
In our latest VMR, we discuss Grainger's June cyberattack, Fastenal's latest quarterly earnings and Will Oberton's return to the role of CEO, acquisitions for three Big 50 companies, and examine 3D printing's potential in the market.
ID editors Anna Wells and Mike Hockett discuss the impact of newfound Amazon Business on industrial distributors, with insights from executives Prentis Wilson and Petra Schindler-Carter.
Graybar CEO Kathy Mazzarella talks about receiving the 2015 NAED Women in Industry Trailblazer Award, the challenge facing distribution as a B2B business, and the numerous job opportunities in the industry.