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B&D Industrial creates new division
B&D Technologies formed by merger of Bearings and Drives and Simco Technologies divisions
Grainger November sales up 5 percent
U.S. sales increased by 7%, while sales in Canada were down by 2%
October cutting tools consumption down
Total of $176 million was down 5.8 percent from October 2012
Airgas to build air separation unit in Conn.
Market for atmospheric gases is expected to continue to grow in New England
MAPI: expect moderate growth through 2015
Study suggests GDP will expand 2.6 percent in 2014 and 3.2 percent in 2015
HD Supply sales rise by 7 percent
Net income for the quarter improved to $51 million compared to a net loss of $50 million in 3Q 2012
The Nov./Dec. issue of Industrial Supply magazine is off the press. It features an in-depth cover story by editor Rich Vurva about A&M Industrial, plus articles by contributing writers that include Frank Hurtte, Dominic Telaro, Mary Jawgiel, Tom Halpin and other leading experts in the distribution community.
Click here to read articles published in the issue.
The Washington Post and industrial distributors
The purchase of the Washington Post by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, offers lessons for industrial distributors. Sound far-fetched? Read on.
The Time to Start Charging for Services Has Arrived
Frank Hurtte, author of the new book The Distributor's Fee Based Services Manifesto, sees the need for existing logistics people, specialists and other product experts to attach a fee to the work they do for select groups of customers.
What's wrong with these kids?
Jason Bader of The Distribution Team offers ideas on managing younger warehouse employees.
Sales growth in an AmazonSupply world
In this article, Scott Benfield explains that e-commerce, as a standalone, is a low-cost transaction option and not a strategy. But it is an enabling technology and, when combined with other traditional sales and marketing efforts, can be used tactically and strategically