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Precision Industries signs contract with AM General

Precision Industries, Omaha, NE, the nation's largest privately held industrial distribution company of its kind, has won a multi-year supply chain service provider contract with AM General to source and provide MRO supplies and on-site ...
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September Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in September for the third consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 23rd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report ...
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Graybar unveils new brand strategy

Graybar, St. Louis, North America's leading electrical, telecommunications and networking distributor, unveiled a new brand strategy that reflects an increased focus companywide on offering supply chain logistics and service solutions for its customers across the ...
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Littlejohn to acquire GE Superabrasives

Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment organization, and GE have entered into a definitive agreement for Littlejohn Fund II, L.P. to purchase GE Superabrasives, a leading supplier of manufactured diamond, cubic boron nitride, and ...
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Wolseley spends $23 million on 3 North American acquisitions

Wolseley plc, the world's largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing, heating and building materials products, has acquired three more businesses in North America, for a total consideration, including debt acquired, of US$23 million. In a ...
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Factory Supplies Company under new ownership

Effective August 22, 2003 Mr. James Ahern and Mr. Douglas Johnson purchased the net assets and the name of Factory Supplies Company, Rockford, IL.Both individuals have extensive backgrounds with manufacturing companies in a variety of ...
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Milacron sells Talbot Round Tools

Milacron Inc., Cincinnati, OH, a leading supplier of plastics processing equipment and supplies and industrial fluids, announced the sale of its Talbot round tool business to Harpoint Holdings Inc., a private investment group, of Newtown, ...
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Grainger August daily sales

Grainger's daily sales rate for the month of August was down 1 percentversus August 2002. The ongoing sluggishness of the U.S. economy affected sales performance.Daily sales at Grainger's Branch-based Businesses were down 1 percentversus August ...
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Motion Industries makes management changes

Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Corporation, Birmingham, AL, announced the following management changes. According to Bill Stevens, Motion Industries' president and chief executive officer, these changes reflect the new structure of ...
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IDEA report reveals significant data synchronization issues

Item Data exchanged between manufacturers and distributors in the electrical industry contain significant errors, according to a report released by the Industry Data Exchange Association. The report was the result of a study conducted to ...
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