Recent Articles

November 19, 2014 4:58 pm
Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago
When is an employer crossing the line into an actionable violation of employee rights? Similarly, what are the limits on protected employee behavior?                             
November 21, 2014 10:51 am
Paul Reilly, Director of Sales, Tom Reilly Training
Be careful when marketing your product as new. It doesn’t have the pizazz that it once had.                                             
November 20, 2014 10:17 am
Mike Cameron, Technical Specialist with 3M
When it comes to preventing falls, breaking bad habits and dispelling misconceptions can help reduce accidents and save lives.                                   
November 18, 2014 1:25 pm
Mike Hockett, Associate Editor
Hear from several independent industrial distributors, as well as IBC, to learn about the evolving state of customer service for independents and how they are adapting.                       
November 18, 2014 9:12 am
Steve Yoder, VP of National Accounts, Minerallac
Why is a personal tablet such a valuable tool for a salesperson in the office or on the road? To help answer this question, here’s a look at how exactly tablets are transforming the sales industry today.             
November 13, 2014 4:30 pm
Mike Hockett, Associate Editor
BDI E-Business Manager Steve Grzymkowski shares his thoughts on how distributors are handling a transition from business-to-business to one of business-to-customer, including how BDI is trying to stay ahead of the curve.       
November 13, 2014 10:30 am
Dave Francis, National Safety Director, Little Giant Ladders
Basically every industry uses ladders to some extent. If everyone is using ladders, why do so many industrial supply houses dislike carrying them?                             
November 7, 2014 5:12 pm
Jack Keough, Contributing Editor
Jack Keough discusses the trends of what made companies rise or fall on our annual list of the top 50 industrial distributors by revenue.                                 
November 7, 2014 5:01 pm
Darrell Sterling, Regional Sales Manager, Johnstone Supply
The key to accomplishing the task of “adding fries with that burger” is training and, once again, the restaurant industry leads the way.                                 
November 7, 2014 12:59 pm
Helgi Thor Leja, Industrial Distribution Leader, and Kim Zminkowski, Marketing Manager at Fortna Inc.
To speed up fulfillment, you may actually have to add “good touches” to your processes to reduce processing time in your distribution center.                               
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