VMR 17: Latest On The Trucker Shortage, A New UPS Buying Study, And Home Depot To Stay Put On MRO FrontSeptember 3, 2015 10:04 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor
ID's latest Video Market Report discusses the looming trucker shortage's impact on logistics, a new UPS study on industrial buying habits, and Jack Keough's take on Home Depot stating it's not seeking any more MRO acquisitions.
Kimball Midwest gives a quick look and overview of its distribution center in Savannah, GA, which had a formal opening March 6. The 142,000 square foot facility is Kimball Midwest's first distribution center in the southeast.
Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 Countdown of the biggest industrial suppliers by revenue is now available to view. Watch as ID editors Anna Wells, Mike Hockett, and Jack Keough take you from No. 50 to No. 1.
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
Our latest VMR goes heavy on oil & gas news as crude oil goes under $40 per barrel, Midwest gas prices are expected to plunge with its largest oil refinery back online, and we discuss DXP Enterprises' recent layoffs, which resulted from poor oil & gas end market exposure.
Industrial Distribution's landmark countdown – The Big 50 – is about to unveil. On Thursday, see our video countdown of the 2015 list of the 50 largest industrial distributors by revenue, presented by ID editors Anna Wells, Mike Hockett, and Jack Keough.
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."