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Day: July 30, 2007

Industrial Distribution Group Considers Strategic Alternatives

Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. announced it has formed a committee of independent directors to review strategic alternatives for the industrial distributor, which has about $500 million in annual sales. It also announced it expects revenue for the second quarter to be $132.6 million, down from last year.
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In addition, the company preannounced announced a cost-reduction program and related changes to its executive team.
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The independent committee will be led by the company's non-executive chairman of the board, Richard M. Seigel.
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IDG needs to consistently grow revenues at a higher level while also seeking a strategic way to reduce its cost profile, both of which have been a source of concern," Seigel said. "It is imperative that we take ...

DXP Enterprises Sales Up 22.3% in 2Q

DXP Enterprises, Inc. reported profit of $3.4 million for the second quarter ending June 30, 2007, compared with profit of $2.9 million in the second quarter 2006.
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Sales increased 22.3% to $85.3 million from $69.8 million in the prior-year period. Sales by the businesses acquired in 2006 and 2007 accounted for $13.3 million of the sales increase. Excluding sales by the acquired businesses, sales for the second quarter of 2007 increased 3.2% from the prior-year period.
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Year-to-date profit for the six months ended June 30, 2007, increased 31% to $7.1 million. Sales increased 27.7% to $169 million from $132.3 million for the first six months of 2006. Sales by the businesses acquired in 2006 and 2007 accounted for $23.5 million of the sales increase. Excluding ...

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