ID's Top 10 News Items Of 2016

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As the year comes to a close, ID takes a look back at the most popular items we posted during the year between news items, blogs and articles. It was another very active year across the industrial distribution landscape, and the most-viewed news items unsurprisingly involved the most well-known companies in the market.

Here's the top 10 news items posted on ID during 2016:

1. Grainger To Close 55 Branches In 2016 As Q4 Sales & Profit Dip (Jan. 26)

2. Hagemeyer North America-IDG To Rebrand As Vallen In October (Aug. 16)

3. Illinois Man Dies In Forklift Accident At Fastenal (February)

4. Kaman Industrial To Close 4 Facilities, Consolidate 4 More (March 9)

5. Reports: Amazon Business Views Grainger As Top Threat (Sept. 19)

6. Air Liquide/Airgas Deal Finalized; Leadership Changes Made (May 23)

7. Columbus McKinnon Terminates Relationship With Grainger (July 6)

8. Grainger Q1 Sales Improve, Profit Sinks Further Despite Cost Cuts (April 18)

9. Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires HUB Industrial Supply (Jan. 5)

10. SKF Closing San Diego & Baltimore Sites, Consolidating Others (June 9)

Just missing the cut was, "A Texas Man Stole Nearly 12 Tons Of Metal From Motion Industries (Dec. 9)"

There were actually a number of news items prior to 2016 that would have made this top 10 list, but I wanted it to reflect only items posted during 2016.