This and next week are all about our 2017 Big 50 List, the first part of which was released on Thursday. Along with Part 1, an infographic about Amazon helped lead traffic on ID, as did a report on a Kentucky Fastenal store that helped provide solar eclipse glasses for this past Monday's event.
Here's this week's Top 5
Industrial Distribution's 2017 Big 50 Countdown, Part 1 (50-31): As expected, the first of our three-part countdown dominated traffic on ID this past week, counting down No. 50 through 31 of the largest distributors of industrial products. Stay tuned for Part 2 (30-11) on Monday and Part 3 (10-1) on Wednesday, with both posting at 10 a.m. CT.
Amazon By The Numbers: Check out this new infographic by Fortna, which illustrates the size, scope and capabilities of Amazon today, including its Amazon Business segment.
Even Fastenal Is Getting In On Monday's Solar Eclipse Action: Did you see Monday's solar eclipse? It was the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979, and the approved glasses to view the event were hard to find in the days leading up to it. See how one Fastenal store helped meet the demand for them.
5 Reasons Why LTL Rates Are Changing And What To Expect: If you’ve been in transportation or logistics for any length of time, you already know that nothing stays the same for long. Recent less than truckload (LTL) rates and capacity levels have been below the historical levels we saw from 2005-2010. But that’s about to change — and it’s already started.
Airgas Fined $300K Over Deadly Georgia Gas Leak At Sperm Bank: Georgia officials last week fined industrial gas giant Airgas more than $300,000 for its role in a deadly gas leak at an Augusta sperm bank in February.