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Logistics adds Craftsman line
Popular line extends Logistics' offering into the tool and tool storage categories

Ingersoll-Rand revenues up 4.3 percent
Industrial Segment revenues increased by 4%

Acklands-Grainger to acquire WFS Enterprises
Formerly Windsor Factory Supply, WFS has 10 Ontario and two U.S. locations

Motion Industries sales up 6.8 percent
Sales reach $1.20 billion for the second quarter, operating profit increased by 7.4%

Chicago Fed National Activity Index slows
Index edged down to +0.12 in June from +0.16 in May

Distribution industry growing, adding jobs
74% of distributors reported an increase in sales over the past 12 months; average increase is 7.5%

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Industrial Supply Cover July/August 2014July/Aug. issue

The July/Aug. issue of Industrial Supply magazine is off the press. It features an in-depth cover story by editor Rich Vurva about Jergens Industrial Supply (JIS), plus articles by contributing writers that include Frank Hurtte, Mary Jawgiel, Michael Saraf, Glen Balzer and other leading experts in the distribution community.

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Or, click here to read our digital edition, sponsored by Tompkins Industries

Watch the video interview with the winners of the ISA Excellence in Industry Award conducted by Industrial Supply's Rich Vurva.

Online exclusives:

E-commerce pricing for distributors
This white paper by Scott Benfield focuses on the pricing function and ability of wholesalers to deliver coherent and profitable pricing through the internet. 

Frank HurtteTime is a fleeting thing
Frank Hurtte, author of the new book The Distributor's Fee Based Services Manifesto, has developed a process for improving sales performance by taking stock of how sales people spend their time.

Are your key performance indicators really key?
Contributing author Troy Harrison writes that some key performance indicators (KPIs) aren't really key at all. 

Association Happenings:

ISA begins search for EVP

ISA marks 10 years of community outreach

PTDA releases Power Transmission Handbook

New Facing the Forces of Change research released


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