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January 27, 2020

Milwaukee Tool to Build New Manufacturing Plant

Milwaukee Tool, Brookfield, Wisconsin, has announced plans for a new vertically integrated manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wisconsin. The facility will manufacture hand tools for professional electricians and utility linemen.  “With a focus on core users in the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical trades, our strategy for hand tools from the beginning has been to disrupt […]

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MDM Pricing Trends Report: Fourth Quarter & Annual 2019

This report is researched and produced by MDM editors. View the Third Quarter report here. These product groups provide a snapshot of inflation trends based on the Producer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fourth quarter 2019 pricing levels are compared with third quarter 2019 and fourth quarter 2018. Annual 2019 levels are compared to annual 2018 levels.

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Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples

In this report, available to download below, we feature data on merger and acquisition trends and financial metrics for the largest publicly traded distributors across diverse sectors during the fourth quarter of 2019. In partnership with Houlihan Lokey, an investment banking firm, the report includes data on M&A activity trends across all industries (not just

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News Digest 5002

Distributor Ohio Transmission Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Laron Inc., Kingman, Arizona, a leading service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering in the southwestern United States.  More. MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc., Melville, New York, reported fiscal 2020 first quarter sales of $823.6 billion, a 1% decrease compared to fiscal 2019. Annual profit was $65.4

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