Name Change For SCS Supply Group

The name change will serve to effectively leverage the resources and benefits of being part of the Applied Industrial Technologies organization . . .

SCS Supply Group Inc. Changes Operating Name to Applied Industrial Technologies

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Applied Industrial Technologies, LP announced today that its SCS Supply Group Inc. business, including Toronto Bearing & Belting, CBS Equipment, and Jake's Bearings, has changed its operating name to Applied Industrial Technologies, effective April 1, 2012.

Applied Industrial Technologies, LP, headquartered in Saskatoon, SK, is the Canadian-operated subsidiary of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AIT), one of North America's leading independent distributors of bearings, power transmission components, fluid power components and systems, rubber products, linear components, and general maintenance supplies. The name change will serve to effectively leverage the resources and benefits of being part of the Applied Industrial Technologies organization.

"The time is right for these businesses to be officially recognized as Applied Industrial Technologies," says Ron A. Sowinski, President & Chief Operating Officer - Applied Industrial Technologies, LP. "These businesses have become an integrated part of Applied with more product lines and world class service to meet the needs of our growing customer base in Central Canada."

SCS Supply Group operates eight locations throughout southern Ontario and services a broad base of industrial customers with bearings, couplings, speed reducers, belting, seals, lubricants, safety supplies and more. Applied Industrial Technologies, LP now operates more than 40 locations in Canada and can be visited on the Internet at www.appliedcanada.com.

With approximately 480 facilities and 4,700 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 4 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training, plus solutions to meet inventory and storeroom management needs that help provide enhanced value to its customers. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Applied posted sales of $2.2 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at www.applied.com.

 

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