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Day: August 10, 2006

Strategic Pricing and Technology on Distributors’ Minds

business in the first quarter.Like many distributors, Airgas has had to implement price management initiatives throughout its business to keep up with the pace of raw materials price increases. Airgas and Praxair Distribution both announced price increases in the past month to compensate. Airgas says that move was to “stay ahead of the curve.”In addition, …

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Case Study: Updating Prices

The following case study is excerpted from Driving Growth and Shareholder Value: The Distribution Value Map” published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.A large, U.S.-based electrical components distributor (ECD) had to keep track of the pricing on 550,000 materials from 5,000 vendors. Some of the pricing was maintained at a national level and some at …

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MDM News Digest 3615

Net income fell to $3.3 million from the $3.5 million reported in the second quarter of last year. For the first half of the year, sales were $577.4 million, up from $530.8 million in the first half of 2005. Net income for the period was $5.7 million, down from the $8.8 million recorded in the …

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MDM Inflation Index: June 2006

Modern Distribution Management’s June Inflation Index, which measures a cross-section of industrial supplies, was up 0.35% from the previous month, and up 3.96% from June 2005. Summary of MDM Inflation Index for the past 12 months: June 2006 Index 263.0May 2006 Index 262.1April 2006 Index 262.1March 2006 Index 262.1Febuary 2006 Index 261.2January 2006 Index 260.2December 2005 …

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U.S. Market Analysis: Gear Drives – MRO

  Gear Drives-MRO represented a market in 2005 of $1.46 billion, 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.   Click on Related Document below to …

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Crane Co. to Acquire Noble Composites for $72M

Crane Co., Stamford, CT, a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, has agreed to purchase Noble Composites, Inc., a privately held company specializing in the manufacture and sale of premium, high-gloss finished composite panels used by motorhome and travel trailer manufacturers, for $72 million in cash.  Noble is in Goshen, IN, where it employs …

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MDM August 10, 2006

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