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. Learn more about the company or view our fact sheet.
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 Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas will present at the 2nd Annual Morgan Stanley Conference in Dana Point, CA.
Interested parties can access the live audio webcast of e...
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 and based in Windsor, Ontario, WFS offers customers more than 100,000 products with a focus on safety,
metalworking, plumbing, and hand and power tools. The company employs approximately 275 peopl...
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 billion in the 2013 second quarter. There were 64 selling days in the quarter, the same as in 2013. Net earnings for the quarter decreased 5 percent to $206 million versus $218 million in 2013. Earning...
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 center will allow us to get more products next day to our customers in the Northeast, so they have what they need to help keep their operations running and their people safe," said Paige Robbins, vice pre...