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US LBM Expands in Connecticut with New Roofing and Siding Location

Building materials distributor US LBM grows product offering and reach in New England with new branch in Manchester, Connecticut.

3M
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3M’s August Sales Up 2%

3M reports that sales increased 4% in the Americas and 7% in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) last month as the company continued its post-pandemic momentum.

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Strategy

How a Cloud-Based ERP is Moving Distributor George E. Booth Forward

A timely January implementation put the Midwest distributor in position to cut costs, reduce manual work and increase value-added services for customers just as COVID-19 hit.

The NEFCO Corp.
Operations

NEFCO Opens Central New York Location

Industrial distributor The NEFCO Corp. announced the opening of a new location in Syracuse, New York, to further support and service the professional contractor trades in Central New York

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Strategy

‘I Don’t Have Time’ Doesn’t Work Anymore

Digital transformation is no longer something to get to eventually. It’s an imperative for survival.

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Trends Report

A Pandemic Operating Manual

Thirteen lessons from distributors who are finding the silver linings in COVID-19.

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Strategy

Commentary: ‘I Don’t Have Time’ Doesn’t Work Anymore

Digital transformation is no longer something to get to eventually. It’s an imperative for survival.

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Technology

One Disruption, Many Responses

Wholesale distribution finds innovative ways to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic that are remodeling business operations.

Technology

Download this Issue as a PDF: September 10 2020

This issue of MDM Premium features our annual Market Leaders listings of the top distributors in the U.S. See the rankings in key categories, and learn how several of the ranked companies put themselves in a strong market position in 2019 that has fared them well throughout the disruption of 2020.

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MSC Industrial’s Sales Dip 9.7% in August

The industrial distributor MSC Industrial said preliminary fiscal fourth-quarter sales were down 12.7% and fiscal full-year sales were down 5.1%.

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