Mike Hockett
Editor

Mike Hockett is the Editor of Industrial Distribution and Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation magazines. 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 works from Advantage Business Media'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.

In this latest ID Quick Hits episode, editor Mike Hockett recaps what Grainger shared in its recent analyst meeting, and a pair of acquisitions made by FCX...
11.22.2017
11:48am
The U.S. active oil and gas rig count had a solid gain last week — marking its first two-week increase since Sept. 8 — while the price of oil notably fell and...
11.20.2017
10:06am
News regarding three Big 50 companies — Grainger, Kaman Industrial and FCX Performance — were among our most-read items this past week, while a sales advice...
11.17.2017
9:27am
Brighton Best International has acquired PPE glove supplier Ironclad Performance Wear and construction fastener supplier Koala Nails for undisclosed amounts.
11.16.2017
3:20pm
DistributionNOW — No. 13 on ID's Big 50 List — on Thursday announced a transition for its leadership position of executive vice president and chief...
11.16.2017
1:22pm
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11.15.2017
10:42am
Grainger held its annual analyst meeting this past Friday in Lake Forest, IL, where CEO DG Macpherson and CFO Ron Jadin presented a reaffirmation of the...
11.14.2017
10:29am
The U.S. active oil and gas rig count snapped a five-week losing streak last week by adding nine, while the price of oil held steady overall.
11.12.2017
2:00pm
It's been another busy week of news and content here on Industrial Distribution. Major names Sonepar USA, SunSource, Fastenal and MSC Industrial were all...
11.10.2017
10:25am
Higher construction and material handling sales in all Canada regions boosted Wajax's overall sales, while sales at Wajax Industrial Components had a...
11.9.2017
10:42am
In this latest ID Quick Hits episode, editor Mike Hockett recaps Fastenal ringing the Nasdaq opening bell Monday, Würth acquiring a NY-based fastener supplier...
11.9.2017
9:23am
MSC Industrial Supply has recently launched a new 'Better MRO' information hub on its website — packed with insightful articles, videos and learning...
11.8.2017
12:45pm
Monday was a big day for Fastenal as it had the honor of ringing Nasdaq's market opening bell, while the company also reported its October sales...
11.7.2017
10:55am
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The price of WTI crude oil continued its sharp rise last week and into Monday, reaching its highest mark since July 20, 2015. Meanwhile, the active U.S. rig...
11.6.2017
8:50am
The Trump administration has its $6 trillion tax plan that boasts massive tax cuts for corporations. ID chatted with Sikich LLP tax partner Jim Brandenburg to...
11.6.2017
7:00am
Des Plaines, IL-based Justrite, a manufacturer of products for the safe management of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials, has announced the...
11.3.2017
5:41pm
Office Depot's lawsuit against HD Supply for alleged poaching garnered by far the most attention on ID, while the rest of this past week was jam-packed...
11.3.2017
10:41am
Energy recovery, especially with MRC's midstream customers, drove continued healthy gains in the U.S. and Canada as the company was able to post a small...
11.3.2017
10:09am
DXP's sales returned to year-over-year growth in Q3 and grew 13 percent when adjusted for the company's 2016 sale of Vertex.
11.3.2017
9:55am
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice — the same private investment firm that bought HD Supply Waterworks for $2.5 billion this summer — announced Thursday that it is...
11.3.2017
9:43am
In this latest ID Quick Hits episode, editor Mike Hockett recaps the announced launch of Amazon Business Prime — which is sure to further disrupt the...
11.2.2017
12:27pm
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Systemax's Industrial Products Group — comprised nearly entirely by Global Industrial (No. 21 on ID's Big 50 List) — saw another record sales quarter...
11.2.2017
9:52am
In Q3, DistributionNOW's sales spiked 34 percent year-over-year and improved 7 percent sequentially, following Q2 gains of 30 percent year-over-year and 3...
11.1.2017
10:29am
Minneapolis, MN-based investment firm ShoreView Industries has announced it is acquiring Plano, TX-based Winzer Corporation — a distributor of maintenance...
10.31.2017
1:25pm
Purvis Industries has acquired fellow Dallas, TX-based distributor A&W Bearings & Supply Co., which has served the North and East Texas markets for...
10.31.2017
11:07am
Helped by the company's completed acquisition of DECO Tool Supply on July 31, MSC's already growing daily sales received a significant boost in the...
10.31.2017
10:45am
The U.S. combined rig count continued its now 3-month slide this past week, while the price of oil surged nearly $2 on Friday and on Monday reached its highest...
10.30.2017
9:57am
Office Depot filed a lawsuit last week claiming HD Supply of recruiting away pricing and profitability employees from Office Depot to exploit market knowledge...
10.30.2017
9:22am
Another week, another Amazon item dominating the ID headlines as the e-commerce giant announced the launch of Amazon Business Prime — making it even easier for...
10.27.2017
10:19am
Kaman's distribution segment — Kaman Industrial Technologies — saw slight year-over-year and sequential declines in total and organic sales, while...
10.27.2017
10:11am
SKF's Sealing Solutions factory in Seneca, KS will be closed, with production moving to a new facility in Salt Lake City, UT. The consolidation will...
10.27.2017
9:35am
We're in the midst of another fiscal earnings reporting period, with many well-known industrial distributors and suppliers posting their latest quarterly...
10.26.2017
9:38am
Chicago-based MRO products distributor Lawson Products — No. 37 on Industrial Distribution's Big 50 List — reported its 2017 third quarter financial...
10.26.2017
9:36am
Having been Essendant's interim president and CEO since Robert Aiken Jr.'s resignation in June, Ric Phillips has had the interim tagged removed....
10.26.2017
8:00am
Under the financial direction of new CFO David Wells as of Aug. 31, Applied Industrial Technologies reported its 2018 first quarter fiscal results on Wednesday...
10.25.2017
10:00am
The Industrial Supply Association's Distributor and Manufacturer Indexes showed mixed results in September, with the surging Distributor index ticking up...
10.24.2017
4:15pm
Drone Delivery Canada announced last week that it has partnered with plumbing and HVAC distributor Wolseley Canada to collaborate on a potential drone delivery...
10.24.2017
1:31pm
Mirroring its long-standing Prime membership for B2C customers, Amazon has launched Amazon Business Prime in the latest evidence that the e-commerce giant is...
10.24.2017
12:35pm
Total and organic sales continued to have strong growth at Stanley Black & Decker, which included more than 22 percent sales growth in its Tools &...
10.24.2017
11:11am