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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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12/12/14Grainger To Withdraw Chicago Stock Exchange Listing, Retains NYSE Listing
CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today announced plans to voluntarily withdraw the listing of its common stock from the Chicago Stock Exchange.  Grainger's common stock will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Grainger has decided to withdraw its listing from the Chicago Stock Exchange to eliminate duplicative administrative requirements and costs inherent with dual listings.  The withdrawal is expected to be effective next month.  Grainger ... 
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12/12/14Grainger Reports November 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of November 2014.  Daily sales increased 8 percent versus November 2013.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 9 percent driven by 7 percentage points of volume growth, a 1 percentage point contribut... 
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12/10/14Grainger Named to Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces List for 2014
The Company Earns this Distinction for the Fifth Consecutive Year CHICAGO, DECEMBER 10, 2014  – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, recently was named to the Chicago Tribune’s 2014 Top Workplaces list for the fifth consecutive year. The company ranked as the 15th best large employer in the Chicago area, based on feedback from employees who described Grainger as a “strong company” and... 
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12/09/14Grainger Earns Top Marks In 2015 Corporate Equality Index
Grainger Receives 100 Percent Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 13th Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices related t... 
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12/01/14Grainger To Present At Credit Suisse Global Industrials Conference
CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- D.G. Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International, will be presenting at the Credit Suisse Global Industrials Conference in New York City, New York, on Thursday, December 4, 2014.  The audio webcast of the event, scheduled for 9:45 a.m. EST, will be available for 30 days at the following web site, www.grainger.com/investor.  The presentation slides will be posted in the News and Events section of the web site. ... 
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11/12/14Grainger Provides Outlook At Analyst Meeting
Reiterates 2014 guidance and issues 2015 EPS guidance of $12.90 to $13.80 CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today held its Annual Analyst Meeting in Lake Forest, Illinois.  Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan hosted the event.  The meeting also included presentations from other Grainger leaders. "We continue to lea... 
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11/12/14Grainger Reports October 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of October 2014.  Sales increased 6 percent versus October 2013. Results for the month included a 1 percentage point contribution from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 7 percent driven by 6 percentage points of volume growth and a 1 percentage point contri... 
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11/10/14Grainger To Host Annual Analyst Meeting
CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, will host its Annual Analyst Meeting on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, in Lake Forest, Illinois.  Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Ryan will host the event.  The meeting will also include presentations from the following leaders: DG Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President,  Global S... 
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10/29/14Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. today declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on December 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on November 10, 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 Relations, O... 
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