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Day: May 1, 2007

OfficeSource Acquires NDI Wholesale

OfficeSource Inc., Denver, CO, wholesaler of office furniture, today announced it has acquired NDI Wholesale, Nashville, TN, independent office furniture wholesaler in the Southeast.
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NDI Wholesale services more than 530 active customers throughout a seven-state region, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
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The addition of NDI Wholesale fits our business model and strategy perfectly," explained Todd Elmers, chairman and CEO. "It takes our coast-to-coast presence another step closer toward a full nationwide distribution network."
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NDI Wholesale complements OfficeSource's existing locations, products and services. NDI Wholesale dealers provide a complete array of office furniture as well as ...

Barnes Group Renames Industrial Business Segment

Barnes Group Inc., Bristol, CT, has renamed its Associated Spring business segment Barnes Industrial. The Barnes Industrial business segment consists of six business units: Precision Forming; Retention Rings; Nitrogen Gas Products; Precision Valves; Engineered Springs; and Plastics. The Associated Spring brand will remain within the Engineered Springs SBU.
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The name change more accurately identifies the end markets and customers of the individual businesses within Barnes Industrial, according to a news release. The change to Barnes Industrial brings the name of the business segment in parallel with Barnes Group Inc.'s other two business segments -Barnes Aerospace and Barnes Distribution.
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Barnes Group is an international aerospace and industrial ...

Manufacturing Expands for Third Straight Month

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the third consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 66th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
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Manufacturing activity increased in April; the PMI reflects accelerating growth for the month. New Orders and Production improved significantly as did Employment.
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Manufacturers are now in their ninth month of inventory reduction, so supply chains are generally in balance. On the negative side, prices continue to rise at a rapid rate with metals and energy being the areas of greatest concern to buyers.
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The 11 industries reporting growth in April & mdash; listed in order & mdash; are: Wood ...