Mike Hockett
Editor

Mike Hockett is the Editor of Industrial Distribution and Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation magazines — both publications of Advantage Business Marketing. He has been working on ID since August 2014, providing news, articles, blogs and video covering a wide variety of topics about the industrial distribution landscape. He also writes and produces lead-generation content on behalf of clients. He works from Advantage Business Marketing's Madison, WI office.

Mike graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2009 with a B.A. in Print Journalism, and spent the first 7 years of his journalism career in sports writing and editing.

Industrial Distribution's 2018 Fall Digital Edition showcases ID's annual Big 50 List of North America's largest distributors of industrial...
9.17.2018
6:33am
Learn all about Detroit area-based fastener distributor and VMI provider Motor City Industrial, which has grown substantially over the past couple years...
9.10.2018
9:00am
You've seen this year's Big 50 List countdown videos (or if you haven't, you really should). Here, see the full list in a condensed, easy-...
9.5.2018
9:00am
As expected, our 2018 Big 50 Countdown videos dominated traffic on ID this week, while the full, detailed Big 50 List will post atop our site and newsletter...
8.31.2018
10:45am
Mike Hockett bids his farewell to ID readers after serving as the publication's editor the past four years.
8.31.2018
8:00am
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Presented by editor Mike Hockett and sponsored by Epicor, see the third and final part of Industrial Distribution's 2018 Big 50 List video countdown,...
8.29.2018
9:00am
The active U.S. rig count's overall sluggish performance this summer continued last week, falling by 13 to match a 17-week low while the price of oil had...
8.27.2018
9:59am
Presented by editor Mike Hockett and sponsored by Epicor, see the second part of Industrial Distribution's 2018 Big 50 List video countdown, covering...
8.27.2018
9:00am
News of the sudden passing of Motion Industries president & CEO Tim Breen was a shock to the entire MRO marketplace this week, while Part 1 of ID's...
8.24.2018
10:30am
Presented by Editor Mike Hockett, see the first part of Industrial Distribution's 2018 Big 50 List video countdown, covering companies from No. 50 through...
8.23.2018
9:00am
On Aug. 17, ISSA, an association for the industrial jan/san product suppliers, distributors and service producers, gave a detailed statement summarizing the...
by ISSA
8.22.2018
12:28pm
The corporate shakeup at Lowe’s continues, as the retailer announced Tuesday that David Denton has been appointed as company’s new executive vice president and...
8.22.2018
10:49am
Still relying on your homegrown ERP system, or considering building one in-house? If so, you should view this new free whitepaper from Epicor that discusses...
8.21.2018
12:00pm
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Ferguson — the world's largest distributor of plumbing and heating products — has launched a new investment and partnering firm, called Ferguson Ventures...
8.21.2018
10:06am
The industrial products market has lost an icon, as Motion Industries on Monday morning announced the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen.
by Motion Industries
8.20.2018
2:11pm
The active U.S. rig count was unchanged last week, while the price of oil fell nearly $2 throughout the week and opened Monday more than $5 lower than it was...
8.20.2018
10:50am
Staples isn't giving up on its hopes to acquire workplace essentials distributor Essendant, reaching out to the company via a letter filed to the US...
8.20.2018
10:18am
We're less than a week away from starting to unveil our 2018 ID Big 50 List, with our three-part video countdown beginning Thursday, Aug. 23. Get the...
8.17.2018
3:54pm
Two new rankings list — one highlighting industrial distributors' e-commerce offering, and the other showing that distributors were named among "Best...
8.17.2018
9:33am
In our latest ID Quick Hits episode, Editor Mike Hockett examines a new rankings list of industrial distributors' e-commerce offering.
8.17.2018
9:00am
Selling Power, a digital magazine for sales managers and sales vice presidents, released its 18th annual ranking list of the best companies to sell for among...
8.15.2018
8:30am
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Mississauga, Ontario-based Wajax Corp. reported its 2018 second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, showing solid year-over-year and sequential growth both...
8.13.2018
1:48pm
The active U.S. rig count snapped out of nearly two months of sluggish performance with a sizable gain last week, while the price of oil had an overall decline...
8.13.2018
10:08am
B2B credit management and automation service provider Apruve has released its rankings of the top industrial distributors by their e-commerce offering, with...
8.13.2018
9:00am
ID is taking the annual Big 50 List to the next level, hosting the publication's first-ever in-person event. The 2018 ID Big 50 Conference & Luncheon...
8.10.2018
10:10am
Cleveland, OH-based MRO products distributor Applied Industrial Technologies reported its 2018 fourth quarter and full-year fiscal results on Friday, showing...
8.10.2018
10:04am
With no major news announcements this past week, it was several thought-leadership pieces that drove content on ID. They discuss the plight of distribution...
8.10.2018
10:00am
Bloomfield, CT-based Kaman Corp. reported its 2018 second quarter fiscal results on Wednesday, which showed continued year-over-year sales growth for its...
8.9.2018
10:39am
Houston-based DXP Enterprises sales continued to accelerate in Q2, with the largest growth in its Innovative Pumping Solutions segment — soaring 67 percent...
8.8.2018
12:30pm
Fastenal had another strong month in July, as it achieved year-over-year daily sales growth of at least 12.0 percent for a 14th-consecutive month.
8.7.2018
10:10am
R.W. Baird and FCH Sourcing Network released their monthly Fastener Distributor Index for July on Tuesday, showing a second-straight month-over-month surge,...
8.6.2018
1:17pm
Pittsburgh, PA-based industrial tooling and industrial materials supplier Kennametal reported its 2018 full-year and fourth quarter financial results on...
8.6.2018
12:19pm
Houston-based NOW Inc. reported its 2018 second quarter fiscal performance last week, which showed continued strong year-over-year sales gains and the company...
8.6.2018
8:00am
The recent up-and-down trend of the active U.S. rig count continued this past week, with Friday's count showing a modest loss while the price of oil ended...
8.5.2018
11:10pm
As we roll into August, we're now less than three weeks from starting to unveil ID's 2018 Big 50 List. This week, thought leadership pieces about...
8.3.2018
9:54am
MRC Global posted its second-straight billion-dollar quarter in Q2, following 10 straight quarters below that mark, as the company had strong growth in all end...
8.2.2018
9:30am
WESCO International raised its full-year sales outlook again in its Q2 earnings report, which showed continued strong gains in overall sales and profit, as...
8.2.2018
9:29am
In this episode of ID Quick Hits, editor Mike Hockett discusses Timken's recent heavy acquisition activity, as the company has announced eight bolt-on...
8.2.2018
6:35am
We're in another quarterly earnings reporting period, with many well-known publicly-traded industrial suppliers posting their latest fiscal performance...
7.31.2018
8:59am