Though ID has been stocked full of earnings reports for publicly-traded industrial distributors and suppliers over the past few weeks, it was an article about recruiting strategy that led content over the past week. ID's conversation with ISA president/CEO Ed Gerber also garnered considerable attention.
Here's this week's Top 5
Q&A - The Evolution Of Distributor/Manufacturer Recruiting Strategy: ID recently spoke with Larry Basel, vice president of professional staffing firm Ajilon, about how distribution/manufacturing recruitment strategies have evolved in recent years and things these companies should keep in mind when looking for new talent.
Stanley B&D Grows Faster In Q1; Honeywell Safety Jumps After Intelligrated Acquisition: Stanley Black & Decker got off to a great start in 2017 as organic sales improved five percent from a year earlier, while Honeywell's 2016 acquisition of warehouse automation provider Intelligrated boosted sales in its Safety and Productivity Solutions unit by 25 percent.
Exclusive - ISA President Talks Association Rebranding, New Website: ID editor Mike Hockett chatted with ISA president Ed Gerber Saturday 1-on-1 at the Industrial Supply Association annual convention in Denver. See what Gerber had to say about the group's new direction and upcoming website launch.
Report: Airgas Could Have Done More To Prevent Fatal Fla. Explosion: Federal investigators believe that an overheated pump triggered a fatal explosion at an Airgas facility in Florida last summer, according to a 146-page report released by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
Applied's Sales, Profit Surge In Q2: Following a flat Q2, Applied's Q3 had considerable year-over-year increases in both sales and profit, with organic sales up six percent.