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Day: June 10, 2006

What’s Your Plan B?

CBS News Disaster LinksLee Eagan’s Speech at the ISA Annual MeetingOliver H. Van Horn Co. Katrina Slideshow ‘Wake-Up Call’Without question, the busy 2005 hurricane season served as a wake-up call to many businesses. The Insurance Information Institute estimated $56.6 billion in insured losses and three million claims related to catastrophic events in 2005. (A catastrophe …

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MDM June 10, 2006

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U.S. Market Analysis: Flat Conveyor Belting – MRO

Flat Conveyor Belting-MRO represented a market in 2005 of $576.7 million, according to estimates by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis. These charts show the top ten industries, by SIC code, consuming these products; and the 2005 end-user consumption of these groups sorted by the nine government market regions. For the charts, click on Related Document below. …

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News Digest 3611

be complementary to Schneider’s building automation platform. Invensys Building Systems had $142 million in sales in the fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2006.Universal Forest Products, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, announced its subsidiary has acquired Dura-Bilt Mfg. Co., a roof and floor truss manufacturer based in Riverbank, CA. Dura-Bilt’s 2005 sales were approximately $16 million. The …

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Commentary: Don’t Delay in Planning for Emergencies

Is your company prepared? Many business leaders have raised their level of planning in the wake of last year’s hurricane devastation on the Gulf Coast (See article on p. 1). Start asking questions and create some answers if you haven’t visited this crucial part of your business plan recently. Many insurers are changing coverage levels, …

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LIFO Repeal Looms

A common accounting method used by many distributors is gaining attention in Washington as a potential source of tax revenue. At end of April, Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee incorporated the repeal of LIFO a 70-year-old inventory accounting method into a Republican energy bill to help pay for a $100 gas rebate for 100 million …

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Technology Case Study: Merging Sales Teams

fix a dysfunctional process.”ChallengesThe key challenge in implementing any new process is communication and training, especially when you have several branches and sales teams used to old ways. The Neff Group operates eight branches in four states. “You get some people that adapt early and do very well,” Norman says. But for others, it may …

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Stock Takes Stock

highly fragmented, are an opportunity for Stock, Hord said. The company has acquired three operations in this area, as well as opened two greenfield locations this year. Others are planned.A large number of small distributors presents an opportunity for acquisition in this area, Hord said.Stock has also recently increased its capacity to supply rebar. Its …

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MDM June 10, 2003

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