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Headquarters: Birmingham, AL
Locations: 500
Employees: 6,000
2011 Revenues: $4.2 billion
Change in Sales from 2010: 20.% Key Executives: President & CEO Bill Stevens; CFO Harold Dunaway; CIO Ellen Holloday
2011 Acquisitions: Dayton Supply & Tool Company and D.P. Brown of Detroit

Motion Industries, a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., continues to expand its presence in industrial supplies and fluid power. The distributor has seen strong growth so far in 2012 due in part to the resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S. Genuine Parts Co. CEO Thomas C. Gallagher said: "We remain encouraged by the continued strength we see in the industrial markets." Motion is an industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, and material handling. Motion serves customers from the automotive, chemical, food and beverage, wood and lumber, iron and steel, pulp and paper, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

No. 2: Applied Industrial Technologies

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