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ISA economic indicator index dips

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The monthly Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association dipped somewhat in August following a big increase in July.

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Most employers adopt wait-and-see hiring approach

Cloudy outlook starting to clear up
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Global hiring conditions are expected to remain stable for the remainder of 2013

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Ordinary execs get extra-ordinary results

How to work “on” the business, not “in” it
By D. Bruce Merrifield
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Three distributor success stories in different channels – steel, industrial-paper/jan-san and fluid power – are profiled in a new book by distributor consultant Bruce Merrifield.

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MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. reports Fiscal 2013 third quarter results

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Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $636.9 million, an increase of 4.1% (5.7% on an average daily sales basis) over net sales of $612.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

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“N95 Day:” NIOSH campaigns to promote proper use and selection of respirators

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health declared September 5 (9/5 - get it?) as N95 Day.

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New Grainger ad campaign: From supplies and solutions to service and empathy

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Grainger recently launched its new advertising campaign, “Get it. Got it. Good.”

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Herb Niles on sales and marketing management

Reflections on “massive” channel changes
By Herb Niles
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With the NSC back in Chicago this year, the venue of my first show in 1975, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my time in the safety industry.

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Businesses struggle to accommodate rise in older workers

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Evidence suggests that companies are struggling to use older workers to their full potential, according to a survey from professional services company Towers Watson.

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Benefits of building a safety network

By Lisa Bucki
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While consolidation, channel proliferation and personal protective equipment (PPE) vending trends continue to shape the industrial distribution landscape in 2013

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What is the future state of the Safety Channel?

By Mike Smeaton
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Now that the economy has rebounded for some, does that mean there will be more mergers and acquisitions?

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