We're into September, which means we're officially two-thirds through 2017. This past week featured Parts 2 and 3 of our annual Big 50 List, unveiling the top 30 distributors of industrial products.
Here's this week's Top 5. Have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone.
ID's 2017 Big 50 Countdown, Part 3 (10-1): You've seen Nos. 50-11. Here, presented by editor Mike Hockett, see the third and final part of Industrial Distribution's 2017 Big 50 List countdown, covering the top 10 distributors of industrial products. Rankings are based on 2016 total sales.
Why Industrial Salespeople Struggle To Sell Value: Sales guru Paul Reilly highlights the three greatest hurdles industrial salespeople face when attempting to sell value, and how to conquer them.
ID's 2017 Big 50 Countdown, Part 2 (30-11): See the second part of ID's Big 50 countdown, covering companies from No. 30 through 11.
Following Acquisition, HD Supply Waterworks Is Now Core & Main: Following its Aug. 1 completed $2.5 billion acquisition by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, HD Supply Waterworks is now its own standalone company, complete with a new name — Core & Main.
Here's Where Industrial Distributors & Suppliers Rank On The 2017 Inc. 5000: You've now seen our 2017 Big 50 video countdown of the largest distributors of industrial products (and if not, you really should). Like the Big 50 and the Fortune 500, the annual Inc. 5000 list is a well-known ranking of companies — with the list based on 3-year growth rates. Essentially, it's a list of the fastest-growing companies in America.