Grainger Rides on Improving Markets & Growing E-commerce

Grainger’s e-commerce sales, representing around 53% of total sales in the first quarter, increased around 18% year over year. The increase can primarily be attributed to the launch of Grainger.com and other electronic purchasing platforms in the United States as well as across all single channel online businesses.

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Kimball Midwest Earns Top Ohio Workplaces Distinction

Kimball Midwest, a national MRO products industrial distributor based in Columbus, OH, recently was named one of the top workplaces in central Ohio for the sixth year in a row.

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Import Now To Beat Tariffs On Goods From China? It Will Cost

"The only question is how much do you want to pay," said Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association, "and which is better — paying that or paying the increased tariff?" Shipping by air is several times more costly than ocean shipping and the gap grows the heavier the cargo.

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Simonds Saw Distributor Training Program Sees Highest Attendance In 5 Years

Eighteen distributors, manufacturer representatives and Simonds employees attended the full-day schoolhouse training at Simonds' Fitchburg, MA facility, completing learning modules and then finishing hands-on training in the cutting lab.

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Core & Main Acquires St. Louis Fabrication & Supply

“This acquisition is another important step for our overall growth strategy and reinforces our ability to offer local expertise, nationwide," said Steve LeClair, CEO of Core & Main.

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Worker electrocuted and dies in trailer lift

A tree worker died yesterday, in Springfield, Florida after contacting overhead power lines while working from a trailer lift.

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