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Top Blogs of November 2020

From Market Leaders to Future Leaders: MDM’s Top Blogs of November

Go behind the scenes of Ferguson and Grainger, learn what’s driving building material M&A, discover the distribution leaders of tomorrow and see what Amazon does better than anyone by checking out MDM’s most-read blogs from last month.

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Shingle & Gibb

Graybar Acquires Shingle & Gibb Automation

Electrical distributor says the addition of Shingle & Gibb will strengthen its position in industrial automation and control.

Home Depot Distribution Centers

The Home Depot to Open Two DCs in Newark Area

With addition of two distribution centers, home improvement giant The Home Depot will bring 400 jobs to the tri-state area.

US LBM acquires Ridgefield

US LBM Acquires Connecticut’s Ridgefield Supply

Addition of building materials distributor will strengthen US LBM’s presence in the New York metropolitan tri-state area.

Brady Industries

Brady Acquires Memphis JanSan Distributor

Company’s latest addition is Topmost Chemical & Paper, a Memphis, Tennessee-based distributor of janitorial supplies and equipment.

Amazon Las Vegas

Amazon Announces Huge Expansion in Nevada

Online giant is bringing eight new sites, including an 855,000 square-foot fulfillment center in North Las Vegas, to the Silver State.

Air Products

Air Products Appoints SVP and Chief Information Officer

Air Products’ latest executive appointment, Brian Galovich, will report to Seifi Ghasemi, the company's chairman, president and CEO.

Manufacturing ISM Report On Business - November 2020
Research & Analytics

Manufacturing Sector Dips in November

The November PMI registered 57.5%, a decrease of 1.8% from the October reading of 59.3% but still marking a seventh consecutive month of expansion.

Construction spending October 2020
Research & Analytics

October Construction Spending Up 3.7% Year-Over-Year

The October figure also show a 1.3% improvement from the revised September estimate; year to date, construction spending is up 4.3%.

HARDI Trends October 2020
Research & Analytics

HARDI Distributors Report 2% Revenue Increase in October

Association also reports that the average annual sales growth for the 12 months through October 2020 for HARDI distributors is 3.1%.

White Papers

In this episode, Brian Gardner, founder of SalesProcess360, demystifies the Sales Process Audit that industrial sales organizations can implement to get ROI from CRM. While CRM can be an impactful technology, Gardner stresses that organizations need the right processes in place to capitalize on their CRM investment. With over 25 years of experience in sales management and CRM, hear Gardner’s insight on how companies at all stages can get the most out of their sales process.

epicor webcast 12-3
Join us for this panel discussion on December 3 at 1 PM EST, moderated by MDM’s Tom Gale, to gain insight from three distribution technology leaders on how they are approaching the year and guiding their teams to build more technology-enabled organizations.
Spotlight Videos
Valves on pipes
Scott Young, President of George E. Booth Co., a Midwest distributor of process instrumentation products and services, talks with MDM's John Gunderson about the company's launch of a cloud-based ERP system at the beginning of 2020. The timing could not have been better. As Young shares in this Spotlight video, the company was able to pivot quickly in mid-March when its 75-person workforce started working from home. The move allowed the team to focus on revenue-generating activity and value-added services to support customers, while reducing costs by automating back-end processes.

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