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January manufacturing technology orders rise
$365.06 million total was1.3% higher than Jan. 2013, but down 25.2% from Dec.
WESCO acquires Hazmasters
Safety distributor has 14 Canadian branches and annual sales of $80 million
Construction, manufacturing employment gains
Construction industry added 15,000 jobs during February, manufacturers added 6,000 jobs
MAPI: GDP to expand 2.8 percent in 2014
Manufacturing production is expected to fare better than the overall economy
CET acquires Empire Machinery & Supply
Combined companies have five Virginia locations
Airgas reorganizes North Central region
Redefined North Central region is headquartered in Appleton, Wis., and new Midwest region is headquartered in Chicago area
The Jan./Feb. issue of Industrial Supply magazine is off the press. It features an in-depth cover story by editor Rich Vurva about BlackHawk Industrial, plus articles by contributing writers that include Chuck Holmes, Troy Harrison, Jason Bader, Mary Jawgiel, Howard Coleman and other leading experts in the distribution community.
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Or, click here to read our digital edition, sponsored by Tompkins Industries
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.
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.