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2018 Top 40 Industrial Distributors

01. W.W. Grainger - Top Industrial Distributors

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Headquarters: Lake Forest, IL
2017 Revenue: $10,424,858,000
16:17 Change: 2.84%
2016 Revenue: $10,137,204,000
Employees: 25,700
Locations: 500
Key Executives: DG Macpherson, CEO; Laura Brown, SVP – Communications & Investor Relations; Joseph High, SVP; John Howard, SVP & General Counsel; Ronald Jadin, SVP & CFO; Paige Robbins, SVP; Eric Tapia, VP & Controller
While overall sales growth was somewhat modest, D.G. Macpherson, chairman & CEO, was happy with the 2017 results.
“We were pleased with the year. We made progress by removing the pricing barrier and improving service for customers while improving our cost structure,” explained Macpherson. “This continued in the fourth quarter with strong performance, as customers responded positively to our actions.”
While offering no predictions for 2018, he was nonetheless cautiously optimistic in his outlook for the company.
“We're encouraged that we remain on track with our volume growth and expense management goals in an improving demand environment," said Macpherson.








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