Distribution Industry News

Rockford Systems redesigns website

Rockford Systems launched a new version of its website,, offering clearer navigation and more powerful search tools for its more than 10,000 machine safeguarding products.

Updated Distributors Guide to Surviving Amazon Business

General Business Consultants announced the availability of volume 2 of The Distributors Guide To Surviving Amazon Business While Thriving.

Distribution One Offers New Hosted Cloud Solution

Distribution One announced a strategic partnership with ISCorp to deliver hosted solutions in the Cloud.

Industrial production declined 0.9 percent in August

Industrial production declined 0.9 percent in August following six consecutive monthly gains.

MP Pumps celebrates 75 years in business

MP Pumps, Fraser, Michigan, announced that the company will celebrate its 75th year of business on Sept. 20.

DDI System announces eCommerce tools

DDI System unveiled several new eCommerce tools and features for its fully integrated, end-to-end solution for wholesale distributors.

Flowserve appoints president of Industrial Products Division

Flowserve Corporation announced that David Wilson has been appointed as president, Industrial Products Division (IPD).

Winsupply opens four new companies

Winsupply Inc. opened four new wholesale distribution locations in Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts and Tennessee.

Cutting tool consumption up in July

July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170.95 million, up 16.0 percent when compared with the total of $147.43 million reported for July 2016.

IDC names director of member services

IDC-USA announced the addition of Bill Jacobs as director of member services.

Atlas Copco acquires C.H. Spencer & Co.

Atlas Copco has acquired the operating assets of C.H. Spencer & Co., a distributor and service provider of industrial pumps, compressors and related products.

DDI System unveils new logo

DDI System introduced a new corporate brand and logo that the ERP software provider said reflects both the evolution of the company and its vision for the future.

Manufacturing technology orders expand in July

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders continued to expand in July, up 23 percent from July 2016 order levels.

Campbell named Apex Tool VP

Jeff Campbell recently joined Apex Tool Group as vice president of sales and channel marketing, North American Hand Tools.

DPA names VP of public safety

The DPA Buying Group hired Don Reycroft as vice president of its new public safety division, which will encompass the police, fire and EMS industries.

Fastenal August sales up 12.8 percent

Fastenal reported August sales of $411.5 million, a 12.8 percent increase from $364.9 million in August 2016.

Fairmont Supply names new CEO

Fairmont Supply appointed Paul Fichiera CEO.

HD Supply sales up 5.4 percent

HD Supply reported net sales of $1.4 billion for the second quarter, an increase of 5.4 percent compared to $1.3 billion in the second quarter of 2016.

Bearing & Drive Solutions and Brown Transmission merge

Bearings & Drive Solutions and Brown Transmission & Bearing announced that the two companies have merged.

NAHAD announces leadership change

The NAHAD board of directors recently announced the appointment of Molly Alton Mullins to the position of NAHAD executive vice president.

H.B. Fuller to acquire Royal Adhesives & Sealants

H.B. Fuller Company has signed an agreement to purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a manufacturer of specialty adhesives and sealants, for $1.57 billion.

August manufacturing index up 2.5 percent

Manufacturing expanded in August as the Institute for Supply Management PMI registered 58.8 percent, an increase of 2.5 percentage points from the July reading of 56.3 percent.

Hydraulic Supply to open two Miami locations

Hydraulic Supply Company plans to open two new locations in the Miami area.

Construction spending up for year

Construction spending during July 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,211.5 billion, 0.6 percent below the revised June estimate of $1,219.2 billion.

Manufacturing and construction employment up in August

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that manufacturing employment rose by 36,000 in August.