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06/06/18Grainger Marks 2018 Hurricane Season with Emergency Preparation Tips for Businesses
CHICAGO, June 6, 2018 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, marks the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season with tips on how businesses can prepare for a potential disaster. The hurricane season – which officially began June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30 – is predicted by Colorado State University hurricane researchers to be slightly above average, following an active 2017 season.... 
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05/30/18Grainger's Head Of Communications And Investor Relations To Retire
Laura Brown Caps Off a Successful Career at Grainger CHICAGO, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that Laura Brown, Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, will retire from Grainger, effective July 1, 2018. Brown began her very successful Grainger career in 2000, as Vice President, Internet Business Analysis and Suppli... 
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05/17/18Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced plans to participate in the following investor conferences during the 2018 second quarter. May 23, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, D.G. Macpherson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, Fla. June 13, 2018, at 8:40 a.m. CDT, ... 
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04/26/18Folds of Honor Receives $50,000 Donation from Grainger for Higher Education Scholarships
Proceeds from Grainger merchandise sales at the 2018 Grainger Show to be put toward education for military families OWASSO, Okla., April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Folds of Honor, the nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of fallen and disabled service members, is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of $50,000 from Grainger (NYSE: GWW), North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, to be put toward its Hig... 
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04/25/18Grainger's Shareholders Elect 11 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) held its annual shareholder meeting in Lake Forest, Ill., today. Chairman and CEO DG Macpherson provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2017 full year and 2018 first quarter performance.  A copy of the speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders elected the following 11 directors: Rodney C. Adkins Beatriz R. Perez Brian P. Anderson ... 
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04/25/18Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 6.3 Percent
CHICAGO, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 6.3 percent to $1.36 per share payable on June 1, 2018, to shareholders of record on May 14, 2018.  Grainger has delivered 47 consecutive years of increased dividends. "Our consistent history of increasing the dividend illustrates our confidence in our strategy and our focus on managing the business for the long term while creating v... 
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04/19/18Grainger Reports Results For The 2018 First Quarter
Raises Sales Guidance to 5% to 8% and EPS Guidance to $14.30 to $15.30 Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.8 billion, up 9 percent - Reported EPS of $4.07, up 39 percent - Adjusted EPS of $4.18, up 45 percent CHICAGO, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2018 first quarter ended March 31, 2018. Sales of $2.8 billion increased 9 percent versus $2.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017. There were 64 selling days in the 2018 first quarter, t... 
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04/02/18Grainger Names Thomas Okray CFO
Ron Jadin to Retire as CFO, as Announced Previously Joseph High to Retire as Chief People Officer CHICAGO, April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has appointed Thomas Okray as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective May 2, 2018.  Okray will succeed Ron Jadin who, as previously announced, will retire from Grainger... 
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03/02/18Grainger To Present At Raymond James 39th Annual Institutional Investors Conference
CHICAGO, March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that D.G. Macpherson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will present at the Raymond James 39th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Fla., on March 6, 2018, at 9:50 a.m. EDT. Interested parties can access the live audio webcast of the presentation in the News and Events section o... 
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