|07/30/14||Grainger 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.
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|07/29/14||Grainger 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... |
|07/23/14||Grainger 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... |
|07/23/14||Grainger Begins Serving More Customers in the Bakken Oil Region|
|New Dickinson location to help customers work safely and efficiently
DICKINSON, N.D., July 23 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, broke ground on its new location in Dickinson, N.D., at 3221 Hwy 22. The new Dickinson location will provide a wide range of inventory specifically tailored to businesses operating in the Bakken oil fields, including a comprehensive offering of safety... |
|07/21/14||Acklands-Grainger conclut une entente aux fins d'acquérir WFS Enterprises Inc.|
|TORONTO, Jul 21, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --Acklands-Grainger, le plus important distributeur de produits industriels, de sécurité et de fixations au Canada, a annoncé aujourd'hui avoir fait l'acquisition de WFS Enterprises Inc., un principal distributeur d'outils et de fournitures auprès des marchés industriels dans le sud de l'Ontario et à certains emplacements aux États-Unis. L'acquisition devrait être relutive dans la première année d'activité. Les modalités de la transaction n'ont ... |
|07/21/14||Acklands-Grainger Announces Agreement to Acquire WFS Enterprises Inc.|
|Toronto, ON July 21, 2014
– Acklands-Grainger, Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety
and fastener products, today announced its agreement to acquire WFS Enterprises Inc., a leading distributor of tools and supplies to industrial markets in
Southern Ontario and select U.S. locations. The acquisition is expected to be accretive in the first calendar year of operations. Terms of the transaction
were not disclosed.
Founded in 1955 as Windsor Factory Supply a... |
|07/17/14||Grainger Reports Results For The 2014 Second Quarter|
|Revises 2014 EPS Guidance
Reported EPS of $2.94 Includes $0.15 Non-Cash Charge
-- Sales of $2.5 billion, up 5 percent
-- U.S. Segment up 7 percent
-- Adjusted EPS of $3.09, up 2 percent
-- $161 million returned to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends
CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2014 second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Sales of $2.5 billion increased 5 percent versus $2.4 bill... |
|06/13/14||Grainger 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... |
|06/12/14||Grainger 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... |