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06/05/17Grainger Launches Gamut.com for Customers Seeking Robust Product and Application Information to Help Solve Problems Quickly
Broad, Curated Range of Industrial Products Offered in an Easy-to-Use Website CHICAGO, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the launch of Gamut.com, a new e-commerce capability designed to provide useful information to industrial professionals seeking time-saving solutions for challenging projects. Gamut.com uses a proprietary informati... 
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06/01/17Grainger Releases White Paper on Building a Sustainable Safety Culture in Time for National Safety Month
Paper Examines Safety Culture as a Critical Concept for Explaining, Understanding and Preventing Workplace Accidents CHICAGO, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today released a new white paper titled "How We Should Talk about Safety Culture: Rewriting the Conversation," in conjunction with National Safety Month in June. Published on The Safety Record SM ... 
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05/17/17Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced plans to participate in the following investor conferences during the 2017 second quarter. May 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, D.G. Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, FL. June 7, 2017 at 9:40 a.m. EDT, D.G. Macpherson, will p... 
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04/26/17Grainger's Shareholders Elect 10 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) held its annual shareholder meeting in Lake Forest, Illinois, today. Grainger Chairman Jim Ryan presided over the meeting and Chief Executive Officer D.G. Macpherson provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2016 full year and 2017 first quarter performance.  A copy of the speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders elected the following 10 directors: Rodney C. Adkins... 
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04/26/17Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 5 Percent
CHICAGO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 5 percent to $1.28 per share payable on June 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on May 8, 2017.  Grainger has delivered 46 consecutive years of increased dividends. "Consistently increasing the dividend demonstrates our commitment to shareholder value.  At the same time, we will continue to manage the business to drive long-term resu... 
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04/18/17Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 First Quarter
Announces Acceleration of Ongoing Pricing Actions to Enhance Share Gain Lowers 2017 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.5 billion, up 1 percent - Reported EPS of $2.93, down 2 percent - Adjusted EPS of $2.88, down 9 percent CHICAGO, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2017 first quarter ended March 31, 2017.  Sales of $2.5 billion increased 1 percent versus $2.5 billion in the first quarter of 2016.  There were 64 s... 
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04/04/17Grainger Announces First Quarter 2017 Conference Call
CHICAGO, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE:GWW) today announced that it will hold a live conference call to discuss the company's first quarter 2017 results on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11:00 am EDT / 10:00 am CDT.  The call will be hosted by DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The call will be webcast live and can be accessed via Grainger's Investor Relations website, www.grainger.com/investor.   An online arch... 
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03/14/17Grainger Adds Expanded Soft-Toe, Slip-Resistant Line to Online Safety Footwear Program
Offering Creates a Single-Source Solution for Safety Footwear Program Management ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced today, during the 2017 #GraingerShow, the expansion of its online safety footwear program to include a growing line of soft-toe, slip-resistant footwear options for its customers. The expanded offering creates a co... 
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03/13/17Grainger Adds Cutting Tool Reconditioning to Metalworking Solutions
Strategic Relationship with US Tool Saves Customers Money with Like-New Tooling ORLANDO, Fla., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced today, during the 2017 #GraingerShow, the addition of a cutting tool reconditioning service to its metalworking solutions. The new offering helps manufacturing customers reduce the waste of discarding worn end mills... 
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03/13/17The 2017 #GraingerShow Features Customer Solutions Focused on Cost Savings, Productivity and Workplace Safety
Grainger Show Features Exhibits from More Than 700 Suppliers ORLANDO, Fla., March 13, 2017 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today welcomes more than 12,500 attendees to its annual Grainger Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Scheduled through March 14, the industry-leading event brings together customers, suppliers and Grainger team members from across... 
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03/08/17Grainger Named Among Fortune's 2017 World's Most Admired Companies
Company Ranks First on Wholesalers: Diversified List for Fourth Straight Year CHICAGO, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, is again named to Fortune's annual list of the World's Most Admired Companies for 2017. Among industry competitors in the Wholesalers: Diversified category, Grainger ranks No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year. "It's an honor to be re... 
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02/27/17Grainger Brings Industry Expertise to its Online Knowledge Center
New Site Shares Insights and Trends to Help Businesses Improve Operations CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, introduces the Knowledge Center by Grainger. This online resource center is designed to provide insights and information to customers who are looking for ways to save time and money, while increasing productivity. Housed on Grainger.com, ... 
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02/21/17Ten Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 26, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) has selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2017-2018 period.  The ten candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders are: Rodney C. Adkins Brian P. Anderson V. Ann Hailey Stuart L. Levenick D.G. Macpherson Neil S. Novich Michael J. Roberts James T. Ryan E. Scott Santi James D. Slavik Gary L. Rogers will not stand for re-elec... 
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02/20/17Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it plans to participate in the following investor conferences during the 2017 first quarter. February 23, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. EST, DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Beach, FL. March 7, 2017, at 8:05 a.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Se... 
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02/08/17Grainger Announces The Initiation Of Quarterly Conference Calls
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE:GWW) today announced plans to begin hosting live quarterly conference calls beginning with the release of first quarter 2017 results scheduled for April 18, 2017. The calls will be hosted by DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  As part of this change, and consistent with its focus on managing the business for the long term, Grainger will discontinue its practice of reporting ... 
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01/25/17Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) declared a cash dividend of $1.22 per share payable on March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on February 13, 2017. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2016 sales of $10.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnew... 
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01/25/17Grainger Reports Results For Year Ended December 31, 2016
Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $1.01; $2.45 Adjusted EPS Will Host Live Conference Call Today at 11:00 am EST 2016 Highlights - Sales of $10.1 billion, up 2 percent - Reported EPS of $9.87, down 15 percent - Adjusted EPS of $11.58, down 3 percent - Cash flow from operations of $1.0 billion - Free cash flow of $774 million, up 23 percent - Cash returned to shareholders of $1.1 billion CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for ... 
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