Lowe's drew the most attention on ID this past week with news of its pending $512 million acquisition of a residential MRO distributor, while our Survey of Operations report continued to drive traffic.
Here's this week's Top 5. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Lowe's To Acquire MRO Distributor Maintenance Supply Headquarters For $512 Million: Lowe's combined multifamily MRO business will include 16 distribution centers upon the completed transaction of Maintenance Supply Wholesalers. The move complements Lowe's 2016 acquisition of MRO distributor Central Wholesalers.
ID's 70th Annual Survey Of Distributor Operations, Pt. 3: In this third and final part to our annual survey, see distributor stats regarding how they view their value-added services and the factors impacting employment.
How To Manage Your Greatest Sales Resource - Time: With being more accessible than ever, distribution and manufacturing salespeople face unprecedented time management challenges, including customers expecting quick responses. How can salespeople plan when they are constantly interrupted? Paul Reilly explain and offers advice.
Fastener Distributor Endries To Be Privately Acquired From Ferguson: Based in Brillion, WI, Endries is a distributor of fasteners and Class-C parts serving industrial OEMs worldwide from its eight U.S. and international distribution centers.
MRC Global To Consolidate 4 Locations Into New Large Gulf Coast DC: Operations at two of MRC's Houston-area distribution centers and two satellite facilities will be relocated into a new DC in La Porte, TX, which will be the company's largest and will serve as MRC's Gulf Coast regional operating hub.