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10/16/14Grainger Reports Results For The 2014 Third Quarter
Quarterly Highlights -- Sales of $2.6 billion, up 7 percent -- Operating earnings of $386 million, up 11 percent -- EPS of $3.30, up 12 percent CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2014 third quarter ended September 30, 2014.  Sales of $2.6 billion increased 7 percent versus $2.4 billion in the 2013 third quarter.  There were 64 selling days in the quarter, the same as in 2013.  Net earnings for the third quarter increased 9 perce... 
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09/12/14Grainger Reports August 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of August 2014.  Daily sales increased 7 percent versus August 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 6 percent driven by volume.  The month of August 2014 had 21 selling days versus 22 selling... 
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09/09/14Grainger Names Dean Johnson As New President Of Acklands-Grainger
CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has named Dean Johnson as president of its Canadian business, Acklands-Grainger.  Johnson assumes this role from Eric Nowlin who elected to return to California with his family at the end of his expat assignment. "We thank Eric for his leadership and years of service to Grainger, and we wish h... 
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09/04/14Grainger Announces World's First Data Center Certified by New LEED Standards
Facility is Expected to Consume up to 50 Percent Less Energy for Cooling than Similar Data Centers CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its new data center in Lake Forest, Ill., is certified as the world's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility of this type.  This data center features an advanced coolin... 
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09/02/14Acklands-Grainger Inc. Completes Acquisition Of WFS Enterprises Inc.
TORONTO, ON September 2, 2014 – Acklands-Grainger Inc., Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of WFS Enterprises Inc. (WFS), a leading distributor of tools and supplies to industrial markets in Southern Ontario and select U.S. locations. Acklands-Grainger previously announced its agreement to acquire WFS on July 21, 2014. Founded in 1955 as Windsor Factory Supply and based in Windsor, Ont... 
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08/13/14Grainger Reports July 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of July 2014.  Sales increased 6 percent versus July 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 sales increased 5 percent driven by 5 percentage points from volume and 1 percentage point from the favorable timing of the ... 
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07/30/14Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on September 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on August 11, 2014. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media R... 
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07/29/14Grainger Adds New Member To Board Of Directors
CHICAGO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger's Board of Directors has appointed Rodney C. Adkins to the board, bringing the total number of members to 11. The appointment is effective July 29, 2014. Mr. Adkins, 55, has held multiple leadership positions in a 30-year career at International Business Machines Corporation, including senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and senior vice president of the Systems and Technology Group. He has deep experience at IBM leading global teams in a... 
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07/23/14Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its participation at investor conferences during the 2014 third quarter. August 6, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. EDT, Laura Brown, Senior Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations will present at the CFA Society of Minnesota Conference in Minneapolis, MN. September 16, 2014 at 12:45 p.m. EDT, Court... 
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