Distributors add a lot of value, but the real value often gets lost.
Day: May 30, 2013
For the first nine months ended April 27, 2012, sales increased 13.6 percent.
Real GDP had increased 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter.
The decline, the first since November 2012, was led by lower prices for petroleum and coal products.
Grainger plans to expand in Chicago's Citigroup Center.
Products are used in oil and gas processing, power, food & beverage and pharmaceutical markets.
Northwest serves the metals, agricultural, industrial machinery and equipment industries.
Profit increased 8 percent to $2.8 million.