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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?                     


Obama Announces First Manufacturing Hub

January 20, 2014 10:07 am | by CNN Video

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

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.


Value-Added Selling: A Message Of Hope

August 29, 2013 2:48 pm | by Tom Reilley, Author of Value-Added Selling

Value-Added Selling is a content-rich message of hope, one that distributors need to hear - and implement - in these tough economic times.                   


Special Video Presentation: The 2013 Big 50 List

August 27, 2013 4:12 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

This year, for the first time ever, Industrial Distribution's annual Big 50 List is announced via special video presentation. This highly-anticipated list recognizes the industrial market's 50 largest global distributors. The video countdown will reveal this year's roster starting from 50 all the way to #1.


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.


VIDEO: Engineered Attachment Points Keep Tools Functional

August 9, 2013 3:17 pm | by Snap-On Industrial Brands

Expanding on the introduction of the Snap-On Industrial Brand’s new Tools @ Height Program, John Martell takes a closer look at the tools and their engineered attachment points created for the program to increase safety and productivity on the jobsite.


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.



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