For all our U.S.-based readers, I hope you had a great and safe 4th of July. It's made for a weird week, as Thursday really felt like a Monday. It's been another relatively quiet week on the industrial distribution market , with news of United Rentals' acquisition of BakerCorp and CFO succession leading the way.
Here's this week's Top 5
United Rentals To Acquire BakerCorp For $715M; Announces October CFO Succession: United Rentals will acquire fellow global equipment rental supplier BakerCorp, which has more than 4,800 customers in North America and Europe across 57 locations, while the company announced that CFO William Plummer will retire Oct. 12 and named his successor.
Industrial Distribution's 2017 Big 50 List: We're another week closer to this year's Big 50 List, which we will unveil in late August. As the 2018 list approaches, the 2017 list continues to get a surge in traffic. If you think your company might be one of the 50 largest industrial distributors in North America, take our Big 50 Survey here by July 18.
Europe MRO Products Group IPH-Brammer Rebrands As Rubix: Less than a year after IPH and Brammer merged to form Europe's largest distributor of industrial supplies, IPH-Brammer Group announced Tuesday that it has changed its name and brand identity to Rubix.
Mueller Industries Acquires ATCO Rubber Products For $163M: Memphis, TN-based Mueller Industries, a supplier of copper and copper alloy, has purchased Fort Worth, TX-based ATCO Rubber Products, a supplier and distributor of insulated HVAC flexible duct systems.
4 Ways Industrial Distributors Can Cut Costs On Delivery Service: The average industrial distributor spends approximately $78,500 a year to operate a delivery route. Here, AD Service Provider, TAG Logistics, targets the following four key areas that can help distributors cut costs on their delivery service today.