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Grainger is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. The company helps customers save time and money by providing the right products and solutions to keep facilities up and running.

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06/13/14Grainger Announces Plans For New Northeast Distribution Center
Company purchases land to build 1.3 million square-foot facility in New Jersey CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the purchase of 96 acres of land in Bordentown Township, N.J.  The company plans to build a 1.3 million square-foot distribution center on this property, which is scheduled to open in 2016. "Our new distribution... 
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06/12/14Grainger Reports May 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of May 2014.  Daily sales increased 6 percent versus May 2013.  Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 5 percent driven by 6 percentage points from volume partially offset by a 1 percentage point decli... 
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06/03/14Grainger Marks National Safety Month With Sweepstakes And "Ask The Expert" Session
CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, and a leader in safety services and solutions, today announced it is conducting a sweepstakes and hosting a safety Q&A session in June for National Safety Month. "Safety is a concern for every organization, regardless of the industry and Grainger has decades of experience in helping our customers, regardless of the safety challenge," said Nino G... 
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05/13/14Grainger Reports April 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of April 2014.  Sales increased 5 percent versus April 2013.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 5 percent driven by 7 percentage points from volume, partially offset by 2 percentage points from the timing... 
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05/02/14Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its planned participation at the following investor conferences during the 2014 second quarter. May 6, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. EDT, DG Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL. May 21, 2014 a... 
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04/30/14Grainger's Shareholders Elect 10 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan provided an update on the state of the business and a recap of 2013 full year and 2014 first quarter performance.  A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders re-elected the following 10 directors: Brian P. Anderson Michael J. Roberts ... 
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04/30/14Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 16 Percent And Replenishes Share Repurchase Authorization
CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 16 percent to $1.08 per share payable on June 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on May 12, 2014.  Grainger has provided 43 consecutive years of increased dividends. In addition, the board authorized the purchase of up to 10 million shares of the company's outstanding common stock.  Since 1984, Grainger has reduced the number of shar... 
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04/16/14Grainger Reports Record Results For The 2014 First Quarter
Reiterates 2014 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Highlights -- Sales of $2.4 billion, up 5 percent -- March sales up 8 percent, including 1 pp benefit from holiday timing -- Operating earnings of $354 million, up 3 percent -- EPS of $3.07, up 4 percent -- Repurchased 615,000 shares CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2014 first quarter ended March 31, 2014.  Sales of $2.4 billion increased 5 percent versus $2.3 billion ... 
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04/08/14Public Safety Curriculums Become Part of Grainger's Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program
Company also Invites 25 Community Colleges to Join its Roster CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the expansion of its Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program to offer financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in public safety programs. Public safety is one of the fastest growing fields of study at community col... 
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