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August 25 2009

Volume 39, Issue 16 - 08/25/2009

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39

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16

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Wolseley Cuts Ferguson CEO/President Position ... Gates Buys Hydrolink ... Grainger July Sales Down 14% ... Timken India Signs Agreement with Spearage ... GE and FANUC End Joint Venture ... M&A Continues Decline ... Manufacturing Accounts for Most Mass Layoffs ... U.S./Canadian Manufacturer Sales ... Wholesale Prices Down in July ... Earnings: Avnet, BlueLinx Holdings, Kaman, Applied Industrial Technologies, Beacon Roofing Supply, ERIKS, RBC Bearings, General Bearing, Fluor, Illinois Tool Works, The Home Depot ... USMTC Up 22% from May ... Manufacturing Barometer Shows Less Pessimism
 

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Phil Hanson, executive vice president of hardware manufacturer C. H. Hanson, Naperville, IL, serves as the president of the Industrial Supply Association. He sat down with MDM as part of a monthly MDM series featuring association presidents. In the following interview, Hanson talks about the role of the ISA and trends in the industry, including the standardization of data, getting younger people involved in associations and attracted to distribution, manufacturer-distributor relationships, and economic conditions.

U.S. manufacturers are beginning to bring back production from foreign countries as they take a holistic look at the costs and problems associated with outsourcing. About a year ago I was visiting a manufacturing plant that manufactured die-cutting presses. The CEO told me that most of the presses were manufactured in Taiwan, but there were a lot of problems trying to communicate the requirements, which resulted in quality problems.

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Wolseley Cuts Ferguson CEO/President Position ... Gates Buys Hydrolink ... Grainger July Sales Down 14% ... Timken India Signs Agreement with Spearage ... GE and FANUC End Joint Venture ... M&A Continues Decline ... Manufacturing Accounts for Most Mass Layoffs ... U.S./Canadian Manufacturer Sales ... Wholesale Prices Down in July ... Earnings: Avnet, BlueLinx Holdings, Kaman, Applied Industrial Technologies, Beacon Roofing Supply, ERIKS, RBC Bearings, General Bearing, Fluor, Illinois Tool Works, The Home Depot ... USMTC Up 22% from May ... Manufacturing Barometer Shows Less Pessimism
 

This is the pdf of this issue of Modern Distribution Management. Apply the full $24.95 pay-per-view cost toward an annual subscription (within 30 days of purchase), which includes two issues a month plus access to more than seven years of online archives and market data. Call 1-888-742-5060 or email info@mdm.com to subscribe.
 

mdm3816cover
Phil Hanson, executive vice president of hardware manufacturer C. H. Hanson, Naperville, IL, serves as the president of the Industrial Supply Association. He sat down with MDM as part of a monthly MDM series featuring association presidents. In the following interview, Hanson talks about the role of the ISA and trends in the industry, including the standardization of data, getting younger people involved in associations and attracted to distribution, manufacturer-distributor relationships, and economic conditions.

U.S. manufacturers are beginning to bring back production from foreign countries as they take a holistic look at the costs and problems associated with outsourcing. About a year ago I was visiting a manufacturing plant that manufactured die-cutting presses. The CEO told me that most of the presses were manufactured in Taiwan, but there were a lot of problems trying to communicate the requirements, which resulted in quality problems.

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