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MDM News Digest 3705

March 10, 2007
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Grainger, Chicago, IL, distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, has released a new specialty catalog for plumbing products and supplies. Products offered through the catalog include water heaters and coolers, pipes, valves, fittings, fixtures, faucets and water filtration systems. The catalog is 316 pages, with more than 16,000 Plumbing, Valves and Fittings, of which 12,000 are new to Grainger's offering. An additional 1,500 products that are related to Plumbing bring the total to about 17,750 items. More ...


Nucor Corp., Charlotte, NC, has acquired 96 percent of Toronto-based Harris Steel for C$46.25 in cash per share. Nucor intends to eventually buy all of Harris and take the company private. Harris Steel has several business units, including Harris Rebar; Laurel Steel, a manufacturer and distributor of wire and wire products, welded wire mesh and cold finished bar; and Fisher & Ludlow, a manufacturer and distributor of heavy industrial steel grating, aluminum grating and expanded metal.More ...


F & M Mafco, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, a distributor of construction and industrial supplies, has agreed to buy Carolina Industrial Tools, Inc., Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Industrial Tools acquisition will expand F & M Mafco's ability to serve customers in the southeast U.S. F & M Mafco, Inc., has offices throughout the U.S., in the UK, Dubai, UAE, and St. Croix. More ...


San Diego, CA-based Dixieline Lumber Company, a supplier of building materials to professional builders and contractors, has purchased Sandstone Brick Company. Dixieline, with 17 locations, is a division of Pro-Build Holdings. A lumber, truss and building materials supplier, Sandstone Brick Company, Bakersfield, CA, serves the professional contractor retail market in California's Kern County. It includes a truss manufacturing plant and lumber distribution yard. More ...


Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Amherst, NY, manufacturer of material handling products, has sold Larco Industrial Services, Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of the company's wholly owned subsidiary Crane Equipment & Service, Inc. Larco, a manufacturer and servicer of large capacity overhead cranes in Stoney Creek, Ontario, was sold to Canadian Overhead Handling Inc. of Montreal, Quebec. For the latest 12 months, Larco contributed revenue of approximately $10 million and operated near breakeven. More ...


ISCO Industries, Louisville, KY, a distributor and supplier of polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, has bought Fraser Mining and Industrial Supply Co. of Mansfield, TX. As part of that deal, ISCO also acquired Industrial Underground Company, Houston, TX. ISCO has locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, with 220 employees. Fraser distributes polyethylene piping, fabricated fittings and pumping systems for the mining, industrial and landfill industries. The company has a 10,000-square-foot facility that employs 25 workers. More ...


Brady Industries, Las Vegas, NV, a janitorial supply distributor, has acquired Boulder Creek Supply -a Boise, ID-based company. With this acquisition, Brady Industries expands its geographic footprint to seven locations with plans for further expansion in 2007. Brady Industries supplies janitorial supplies and commercial

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