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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 days in August 2013.  The 2014 third quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2013 third quarter.    August Daily Sales by Segment 2014 v. 2013 Uni... 
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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 him well," said Court Carruthers, senior vice president and group president, Americas.  "We are excited to welcome Dean to Grainger.  He is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of success. ... 
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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 cooling system.  The energy used for cooling the facility is controlled by strictly managing the air flow, using outside air to cool the facility. As a result, Grainger expects the new data center to consum... 
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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, Ontario, WFS offers customers more than 100,000 maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products with a focus on safety, metalworking, plumbing, and hand and power tools. The company employs approxima... 
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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 July 4th holiday in the United States, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from lower sales of seasonal products.  The month of July 2014 had 22 selling days, the same as in July 2013.  T... 
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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 Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328; Grainger Media Relations Hotline, 847-535-5678; Investors: Laura Brown, SVP, Communications & Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0409, M: 847-804-1383; William ... 
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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 number of development and management roles. Mr. Adkins is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Executive Leadership Council and the National Society of Black Engineers, which in 2001 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 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... 
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07/21/14Acklands-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 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... 
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07/17/14Grainger Reports Results For The 2014 Second Quarter
Revises 2014 EPS Guidance Reported EPS of $2.94 Includes $0.15 Non-Cash Charge Quarterly Highlights -- 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... 
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06/13/14Grainger 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 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... 
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06/12/14Grainger 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 decline from lower sales of seasonal products.  The month of May 2014 had 21 selling days versus 22 selling days in May 2013.  The 2014 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2013... 
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06/03/14Grainger Marks National Safety Month With Sweepstakes And "Ask The Expert" Session
CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, and a leader in safety services and solutions, today announced it is conducting a sweepstakes and hosting a safety Q&A session in June for National Safety Month. "Safety is a concern for every organization, regardless of the industry and Grainger has decades of experience in helping our customers, regardless of the safety challenge," said Nino Granatiero, vice president, Safety Business Line with Grainger.  "Grainger works with customers to help them save time and money, and most importantly, help their employees go home in the same condition th... 
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05/13/14Grainger Reports April 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of April 2014.  Sales increased 5 percent versus April 2013.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point 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 7 percentage points from volume, partially offset by 2 percentage points from the timing of the Easter holiday.  April 2014 had 22 selling days, the same as April 2013.  The 2014 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2013 second quarter.    Apr... 
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05/02/14Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its planned participation at the following investor conferences during the 2014 second quarter. May 6, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. EDT, DG Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL. May 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in... 
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04/30/14Grainger's Shareholders Elect 10 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan provided an update on the state of the business and a recap of 2013 full year and 2014 first quarter performance.  A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders re-elected the following 10 directors: Brian P. Anderson Michael J. Roberts V. Ann Hailey Gary L. Rogers William K. Hall James T. Ryan Stuart L. Levenick E. Scott Santi Neil S. Novich ... 
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04/30/14Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 16 Percent And Replenishes Share Repurchase Authorization
CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 16 percent to $1.08 per share payable on June 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on May 12, 2014.  Grainger has provided 43 consecutive years of increased dividends. In addition, the board authorized the purchase of up to 10 million shares of the company's outstanding common stock.  Since 1984, Grainger has reduced the number of shares outstanding by more than 40 percent and returned approximately $4.9 billion to shareholders.  As of March 31, 2014, the company had approximately 69 million shares of common stock outstanding. "... 
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04/16/14Grainger Reports Record Results For The 2014 First Quarter
Reiterates 2014 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Highlights -- Sales of $2.4 billion, up 5 percent -- March sales up 8 percent, including 1 pp benefit from holiday timing -- Operating earnings of $354 million, up 3 percent -- EPS of $3.07, up 4 percent -- Repurchased 615,000 shares CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2014 first quarter ended March 31, 2014.  Sales of $2.4 billion increased 5 percent versus $2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013.  There were 63 selling days in the 2014 first quarter, the same number as the 2013 first quarter.  Net earnings for the quarter increased 2 percent to $217 million versus... 
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04/08/14Public Safety Curriculums Become Part of Grainger's Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program
Company also Invites 25 Community Colleges to Join its Roster CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the expansion of its Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program to offer financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in public safety programs. Public safety is one of the fastest growing fields of study at community colleges. According to a 2013 report by the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students choosing homeland security, law enforcement or fire safety programs increased 174 percent betw... 
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03/13/14Grainger Reports February 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of February 2014.  Sales increased 3 percent versus February 2013.  Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 3 percent driven by 4 percentage points from volume, 1 percentage point from increased sales of seasonal products, partially offset by a 2 percentage points decline from business disruptions due to the extreme weather that closed customer and Grainger facilities across the United States at times d... 
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02/19/14Ten Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 30, 2014
CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2014 – 2015 period.  The ten candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the annual meeting are: Brian P. Anderson V. Ann Hailey William K. Hall Stuart L. Levenick Neil S. Novich Michael J. Roberts Gary L. Rogers James T. Ryan E. Scott Santi James D. Slavik John W. McCarter, Jr. will not stand for re-election.  Mr. McCarter has been a board member of Grainger since 1990 and served as a member of the Board Affairs and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee.   Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Execu... 
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02/17/14Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 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 months of February and March 2014. February 20, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami, FL. March 4, 2014 at 8:40 a.m. EST, Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas, will present at the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, FL. March 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Paul Mille... 
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02/13/14Grainger Reports January 2014 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of January 2014.  Sales increased 3 percent versus January 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 sales increased 4 percent driven by 2 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price and 2 percentage points from strong sales of seasonal products, partially offset by a 2 percentage points decline from business disruptions due to the extreme weather that closed customer and Grainger facilities across ... 
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01/29/14Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of 93 cents per share payable on March 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on February 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: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328 or Grainger Media Relations Hotline, 847-535-5678 or Investors: Laura Brown, SVP, Communications & Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0409, M: 847-804-1383, William Chapman, Sr. ... 
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01/24/14Grainger Reports Record Results For Year Ended December 31, 2013
Company Adjusts 2014 Guidance for Foreign Exchange Headwinds; Now Expects $12.10 to $12.85 Earnings per Share 2013 Highlights -- Sales of $9.4 billion, up 5 percent -- Reported EPS of $11.13, up 17 percent -- Adjusted EPS of $11.52, up 10 percent -- Operating cash flow of $986 million, up 21 percent CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported record results for the year ended December 31, 2013.  Sales of $9.4 billion increased 5 percent versus $9.0 billion in 2012.  Reported net earnings of $797 million increased 16 percent versus $690 million in 2012.  Reported earnings per share of $11.13 increased 17 percent versus $9.52 in 2012.  The years... 
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