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.

If there was any doubt that the U.S. rig count's recent struggles have been just a minor bump in the road, that doubt was erased Friday as the latest rig...
10.20.2017
11:41am
Honeywell's 2016 acquisition of Intelligrated continues to significantly boost the company's Safety and Productivity Solutions unit, which saw a 20.5...
10.20.2017
10:46am
Significant growth in the company's Repair Systems & Information Group more than offset a modest decline in the Tools Group, while acquisitions...
10.20.2017
10:37am
It's been a busy past seven days here on ID, as Big 50 pillars Grainger and Motion Industries reported their Q3 financials, with Motion announcing a major...
10.20.2017
10:37am
Motion Industries is staying busy on the acquisition trail, adding a major name in the industrial rubber products market to its portfolio while its third...
10.19.2017
9:57am
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In this latest episode of ID Quick Hits — our 50th — editor Mike Hockett recaps Grainger's third quarter financial report and Interline Brands' $2...
10.17.2017
1:36pm
Grainger posted daily sales growth of about 3 percent in Q3, driven in large part from volume growth of mid-size customers that the company attributes to its...
10.17.2017
10:36am
Custom profile tooling supplier Riverside Tool has acquired R2 Tool for an undisclosed amount. Both companies are based in Elkhart, IN.
10.16.2017
10:03am
The U.S. active oil and gas combined rig count continued its slide last week, while the price of oil reached its highest point Monday since mid-April.
10.16.2017
9:47am
Interline Brands being fined $2 million and Honeywell announced $7B+ worth of spin-offs and Fastenal's Q3 earnings figures were all big items on ID this...
10.13.2017
10:02am
In this latest Quick Hits episode, ID editor Mike Hockett recaps Fastenal's Q3 fiscal report, Honeywell's Announced Spin-Off Of Two Business Units,...
10.12.2017
9:47am
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that Home Depot subsidiary Interline Brands — No. 14 on Industrial Distribution's Big 50...
10.11.2017
2:37pm
Fastenal's Q3 was capped by a 15.3 percent daily sales growth in September — the company's best month since December of 2014. Meanwhile, its...
10.11.2017
10:09am
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Switzerland-based Bossard sales U.S. sales increased 10 percent during its third quarter, to it credits the recent acquisition of Connecticut-based Arnold...
10.11.2017
10:00am
Amazon Business has just expanded to its fifth country — Japan — giving the business supply unit service in five of the world's top six economies. What...
10.10.2017
1:33pm
Over the past two and a half months, the U.S. active oil and gas combined rig count has been consistently — well — inconsistent. The count fell by four last...
10.9.2017
9:48am
It's been another busy week of news for the industrial distribution market. Two distributor acquisitions and an article regarding supplier consolidation...
10.6.2017
10:31am
Pearland, TX-based SBP Holdings says 42 of its 225 employees were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, 12 of whom experienced significant damage to their...
10.5.2017
2:09pm
Cities are currently making their best bid to be the site of Amazon's second world headquarters, including several peculiar enticements. One city outside...
10.5.2017
2:08pm
Cleveland, OH-based industrial products and supply chain services supplier ParkOhio announced Thursday that it has acquired Birmingham, United Kingdom-based...
10.5.2017
12:36pm
Two months after announcing it will acquire fastening tool maker SENCO, Kyoto-based Kyocera stated Thursday that it will acquire the power tools business of...
10.5.2017
10:18am
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With distributors citing a lack of support and increased prices from suppliers, it's no surprise that many distributors have been consolidating their...
10.5.2017
9:00am
In this latest ID Quick Hits episode, editor Mike Hockett recaps the major increases in the newest manufacturing PMI and Industrial Supply Association indexes...
10.4.2017
11:54am
London-based Ferguson — formerly Wolseley — shared its full year 2017 fiscal results on Tuesday — showing that U.S. industrial sales were flat overall but...
10.3.2017
10:22am
The U.S. combined oil and gas rig count had a modest increase last week as WTI crude oil topped $52 per barrel for the first time since mid-April of this year.
10.2.2017
10:41am
As the leaves change color and we become fully immersed in football season, let's take a look back and the industrial distributor and supplier deals that...
10.2.2017
9:00am
As September and the third quarter of 2017 come to a close, it was OSHA's Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations list that led content on ID this past week,...
9.29.2017
10:18am
Albany, GA-based Jones Welding & Industrial Supply has opened a new location in Tifton, GA as its ninth location overall. It will hold an open house there...
9.28.2017
4:07pm
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its annual preliminary list of the top 10 most frequently-cited workplace safety violations the...
9.26.2017
11:24am
Both ISA's Distributor and Manufacturer Indexes jumped more than 10 points in August after two months of decline, with the Distributor Index reaching its...
9.25.2017
12:39pm
The price of oil jumped above $51 on Monday morning for the first time since this past May, while the U.S. combined active oil rig count continued its sluggish...
9.22.2017
11:16am
In a week short on merger & acquisition news or major company announcements, it was a trio of thought-leadership pieces that led content on ID as of late.
9.22.2017
10:00am
In this latest ID Quick Hits episode, editor Mike Hockett recaps two recent cases of well known companies Home Depot and Fastenal Canada being hit with...
9.20.2017
10:29am
The U.S. combined active oil and gas rig count took a notable decline last week, continuing its overall recent sluggish performance after a longstanding period...
9.18.2017
10:00am
Will our 2017 Big 50 List is still leading the way on ID, other top items include an analysis of Amazon Business and two companies — Home Depot and Fastenal —...
9.15.2017
10:05am
In this latest episode of ID Quick Hits, editor Mike Hockett recaps the August PMI reading that shows its highest mark since April 2011, Atlas Copco's...
9.14.2017
10:00am
Fastenal Canada has been ordered to pay a fine of $265,000 by Environment and Climate Change Canada after the company pleaded guilty to two counts of selling...
9.14.2017
9:38am
In July, the Industrial Supply Association's Distributor and Manufacturer indexes both fell, corresponding with that month's decline in the...
9.12.2017
1:07pm
Learn about the history, capabilities and considerable digital offerings of Kansas City-based Midland Metal MFG. Co., a master supplier that embraced digital...
9.11.2017
8:00am