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Wholesale Revenues Rise 9.8% in 2006

Wholesaler-distributor revenues were $3.903 trillion last year, up 9.8% from 2005, unadjusted for seasonal variations. Wholesale revenues for durable goods were up 8.8%, and nondurable goods sales were up 11%.   ; Of note for ...
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International Sales Drive Emerson Growth

< Emerson, St. Louis, MO, sales for the first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2006,  ; were $5.1 billion, an increase of 11% over the $4.5 billion reported in the same period last year. Profit for ...
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U.S. Electrical Services to Buy Max Goldman

U.S. Electrical Services, LLC, Exton, PA, has agreed to buy the electrical supply business of Max Goldman, Inc. Max Goldman, Inc., New Rochelle, NY, has maintained a presence in the Westchester County market for more ...
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Beacon Sales Up 11.9% in 1Q 2007

Roofing and building product distributor Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. reported sales in the first quarter 2007 increased 11.9% to $380.2 million in 2007 from the same period a year ago. Organic sales declined 5.5% in ...
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Stock Building Supply Announces Store Cuts

Home Channel News has reported that Stock Building Supply, the U.S. building materials distribution arm of Wolseley plc, has announced some specifics in its cost-cutting plans. The latest: It will close 22 stores in 12 ...
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84 Lumber Sales in 2006 Hold Steady from 2005

84 Lumber Company, Eighty Four, PA, a privately held supplier of building materials and services to professional contractors, posted $3.92 billion in sales for 2006, holding steady from 2005.   ; "Despite a tough year ...
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RONA Buys C$150M Plumbing Distributor Noble Trade

Hardware and renovation products distributor and retailer Noble Trade Inc., a plumbing and heating supply wholesaler in Ontario with annual sales of about C$150 million. The purchase price was close to 7X EBITDA, RONA executives ...
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Timken Sales Up 3% in 2006

The Timken Company, Canton, OH, reported sales of $5 billion for 2006, up 3% from a year ago. Sales exclude Latrobe Steel, which the company sold in December and has accounted for as discontinued operations. ...
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Code Hennessy & Simmons Invests in Mainline Supply

Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC, Chicago, IL, has made an equity investment in Mainline Supply Company, Charlotte, NC, a distributor of underground infrastructure products in the Southeast.   ; Mainline specializes in underground water, sewer ...
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Bunzl Buys Two Redistributors

Bunzl plc has acquired the business of Tec Products Co. Inc., a private company based in New Jersey. Tec Products is a supplier of jan/san and associated products through redistributors. Revenue in the year ended ...
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