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.

Snap-on's Commercial & Industrial Group saw healthy sales organic sales growth in Q2, while its Tools Group had a modest decline
7.19.2018
10:45am
Motion Industries' 2018 second quarter included accelerated sales growth year-over-year and sequentially, while its profit continued to grow by double-...
7.19.2018
10:25am
The industrial products received another shockwave on Wednesday, with news of the latest landmark acquisition involving ID Big 50 List companies.
7.19.2018
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Major growth from medium-sized customers continues to power Grainger's year-over-year sales increases, leading the company to raise the lower end of its...
7.18.2018
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The U.S. rig count posted a marginal gain last week, while the price of WTI crude oil fell more than $3 throughout the week and sunk further on Monday morning...
7.16.2018
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The latest quarterly earnings reporting period kicked off this week, with Fastenal's Q2 numbers leading traffic on ID. Meanwhile, our two latest Quick...
7.13.2018
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Zug, Switzerland-based fastener products distributor Bossard reported its 2018 second quarter and first half financial results on Thursday, showing continued...
7.13.2018
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In this latest episode of ID Quick Hits, editor Mike Hockett discusses the impact of steel tariffs on industrial suppliers and distributors, probing the pros...
7.12.2018
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Industrial and electrical products distribution giant Sonepar USA will soon be under new leadership, as the company will have a new president as of Sept. 1.
7.11.2018
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According to several news reports, MRC Global will close its distribution center in Nitro, WV by the end of the year, impacting 38 employees there, though it...
7.11.2018
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MSC Industrial Supply has posted another strong fiscal quarter, reporting accelerated 2018 third quarter sales that were boosted by the company's two...
7.11.2018
10:44am
Fastenal continued its now long-standing strong growth during its 2018 second quarter, powered by fastener product sales and especially by vending and onsite...
7.11.2018
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R.W. Baird and FCH Sourcing Network released their monthly Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for June last Friday, showing a major rebound after four straight...
7.10.2018
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After losing 15 total rigs over the previous three weeks, the U.S. rig count returned to growth this past week, while the price of oil held steady near $74.
7.9.2018
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In our latest ID Quick Hits episode, Editor Mike Hockett recaps Amazon's new warehouse policy that penalizes sellers for storing products for too long, as...
7.6.2018
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It's been another relatively quiet week on the industrial distribution market , with news of United Rentals' acquisition of BakerCorp and CFO...
7.6.2018
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Peter Madsen, president of industrial products group Madsen and Howell, announced Friday that West Caldwell, NJ-based Wilcox-Slidders has joined the group by...
7.2.2018
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The active U.S. rig count appears locked in regression mode after increasing nearly all of 2018, while the price of oil surged throughout last week to its...
7.2.2018
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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...
6.29.2018
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News of downsizing at Ariens and GE led traffic on ID this past week, while last year's Big 50 List continued to get a lot of views as our 2018 Big 50...
6.29.2018
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Sunset Industrial Parts, an independent power transmission components and hose distributor based in Cerritos, CA, has joined Reno, NV-based Independent...
6.28.2018
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The addition of Italy and Spain gains Amazon Business a presence in the eighth and 13th-largest national economies by GDP. It was already available in the top...
6.28.2018
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After 10 straight weeks of gains, the active U.S. rig count has posted back-to-back declines. Meanwhile, the price of oil soared nearly $4 Friday upon news of...
6.22.2018
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Part 3 of ID's 2018 Distributor Operations Report was this week's top item, as expected, while last week's big news about Home Depot's...
6.22.2018
10:20am
Sunrise, FL-based fluid power distributor Hydraulic Supply Company — named to Industrial Distribution's 2018 Watch List — remains in expansion mode,...
6.22.2018
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We at ID are currently preparing the 2018 Big 50 List — our annual ranking of North America's largest distributors of industrial products. Want your...
6.21.2018
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Reading, England-based Ferguson — the world's largest distributor of plumbing and heating products — reported its 2018 third quarter financial results on...
6.20.2018
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Last week the active U.S. rig count had its first decline since March 23, while the price of oil steadily rose before sinking below $64 over the weekend.
6.18.2018
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ID editor Mike Hockett shares how his recent travels and ever-growing industry connections are making the physical world and industrial supply market feel...
6.18.2018
8:45am
This week was led by ID's three-part series that showed off our 2018 Distributor Operations Report, which concluded Friday with Part 3. News of Home Depot...
6.15.2018
9:55am
See the third and final installment of results from ID's 2018 Survey of Distributor Operations, now in its 71st year. This section examines distributors...
6.15.2018
8:45am
In this episode of ID Quick Hits, Editor Mike Hockett recaps Home Depot's ambitious plans to spend $1.2 billion to build out 170 distribution facilities...
6.14.2018
10:38am
See the second installment of results from ID's 2018 Survey of Distributor Operations, now in its 71st year. This section examines technology usage &...
6.13.2018
9:00am
Home Depot is planning to significantly boost its distribution network so that it can offer same-day or next-day delivery to 90 percent of the U.S., with those...
6.12.2018
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Lean the story of Iowa-based industrial distributor and custom tooling manufacturer Cline Tool, which is redefining what is possible in today’s competitive...
6.12.2018
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The active U.S. rig count has made only incremental gains these past couple weeks, but they are gains nonetheless. Year-to-date, the count has increased by 133...
6.11.2018
10:31am
See the first installment of results from ID's 2018 Survey of Distributor Operations, now in its 71st year. This section examines the survey's...
6.11.2018
8:45am
R.W. Baird and FCH Sourcing Network released their monthly Fastener Distributor Index (FDI) for May on Friday, showing a modest decrease last month — its...
6.8.2018
12:50pm
Deerfield, IL-based workplace essentials distributor Essendant on Wednesday provided its shareholders with several updates regarding its previously announced...
6.8.2018
9:37am