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  • Grainger, WESCO, HD Supply Make Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies' List

    Grainger, WESCO, HD Supply Make Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies' List

    BlogFortune's annual 'World's Most Admired Companies' List was unveiled Friday, which included six diversified wholesalers. Three of them were well-known industrial distributors, along with the parent company of two others.Staff Author: Mike Hockett…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 10:44am -
  • Video: How Jeff Bezos Became The King Of E-Commerce

    Video: How Jeff Bezos Became The King Of E-Commerce

    VideosAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos was one of the first entrepreneurs to realize the potential of selling products on the internet. This Bloomberg Profile looks into how Bezos built Amazon inside his garage and now has his sights set well beyond online comm…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:59am -
  • ID's Top 5 Of The Week

    ID's Top 5 Of The Week

    Round UpsThe latest quarterly financial reporting period is underway, with Fastenal's leading content on ID this past week. Staff Author: Mike Hockett
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:58am -
  • Swift Industrial Power Announces New Website Launch

    Swift Industrial Power Announces New Website Launch

    Industry BriefStationary and motive power industries products provider Swift Industrial Power announced Friday the launch of its newly redesigned website, which provides improved ease of navigation and increased responsiveness on all smart devices,…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:48am -
  • OSHA Adjusts Penalty Amounts For 2018

    OSHA Adjusts Penalty Amounts For 2018

    NewsThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration adjusted civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards on Jan. 2.Contributed Author: OSHA
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:42am -
  • Amazon Narrows HQ2 Finalists From 238 Cities To 20

    Amazon Narrows HQ2 Finalists From 238 Cities To 20

    NewsAmazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America. On Thursday, the e-commerce giant unveiled the 20 cities it has narrowed its list of candidates to. See t…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:27am -
  • PFERD Announces New Regional Sales Manager

    PFERD Announces New Regional Sales Manager

    Industry BriefGlobal abrasives, brushes and power tools manufacturer PFERD has announced the appointment of John Hibbard as the new West U.S. Regional Sales Manager. He was previously VP of sales at Stellar Industrial Supply.Contributed Author: PFE…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:19am -
  • Closing The Sale Isn’t The End, It’s The Beginning

    Closing The Sale Isn’t The End, It’s The Beginning

    ArticleThings like poor sales follow-up, poor communication, incomplete paperwork or ordering and other details can result in customer frustration after the sale is made. Here, Paul Reilly provides tips to create a smooth, seamless and pain-free tran…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • Midwest Wholesale Hardware Acquires Strauss Lock Distributors

    Midwest Wholesale Hardware Acquires Strauss Lock Distributors

    NewsHigh Road Capital Partners recently announced that its portfolio company, Midwest Wholesale Hardware (Kansas City, MO) has completed the acquisition of the assets of Strauss Lock Distributors for an undisclosed amount.Contributed Author: High…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:48am -
  • Video: Learn About Kennametal's FIRST CHOICE Program

    Video: Learn About Kennametal's FIRST CHOICE Program

    VideosIn this new video posted on its YouTube channel Jan. 12, Kennametal promotes its FIRST CHOICE Program, which guarantees immediate availability of the most popular products from its chosen platforms.Contributed Author: Kennametal
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:32am -

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    • Pollutionwatch: exhaust emissions double below 20C – by design
      Modern cars can start in the cold, so why are manufacturers failing to make exhaust controls more efficient below 20C?Twenty-five years ago, starting a car in winter required careful balancing of choke and accelerator and sometimes sprays of WD40 or…
      - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:30pm -
    • GKN should be no pushover as Melrose bid turns hostile | Nils Pratley
      Automotive and aerospace firm’s trustees may demand a big pay-off and it might not even need the remedy its suitor offersYou cannot blame Melrose Industries for firing off its £7bn hostile offer for GKN, the UK’s last big automotive and aerospac…
      - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:47pm -
    • Chinese carmaker dumps Trumpchi model name to avoid Trump link
      The company says the name, ‘legend’ in Chinese, will be changed to avoid the ‘wrong connotation’ Chinese automaker GAC is changing the name of models it plans to introduce in the US market next year, because Trumpchi sounds too much like it i…
      - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:02pm -
    • Flat fare? Dodgy meter blocks rollout of London's electric cabs
      Zero-emission TX eCity cab can’t ply for hire until problem is sorted … and don’t get cabbies started on the lack of charging pointsState-of the-art electric taxis that London’s transport authorities hope will replace diesel black cabs have y…
      - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:35am -
    • British cars: black overtakes white as most popular colour
      Record sales of grey cars attributed to uncertain times as popularity of primary colours ebbsBritain’s cars have returned to the dark side, with black now the most popular colour for buyers of new vehicles. More than half a million black cars were…
      - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 9:38am -
    • Diesel car sales slump puts thousands of jobs at risk in UK
      Move to electric vehicles and tax increases have dented appeal of diesel-powered vehicles and may lead to redundancies according to expertsThousands of jobs in the UK car industry are under threat as diesel vehicle sales slump due to tax increases an…
      - 7 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022
      The planned investment is significantly higher than the previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11bn by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicle…
      - 7 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:27am -
    • Detroit's auto giants take fight to big tech as largest US car show kicks into gear
      The North American International Auto show has been overshadowed by CES – but it’s decided to stick to what it does best: cars and trucks, not hi-techDetroit in winter has never been an easy sell, but for generations of car lovers Motor City has…
      - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 6:50am -
    • Ford-backed self-driving car in crash that sent two to hospital
      Modified Ford Fusion test car containing four occupants hit by van jumping red light in Pittsburgh, less than mile from startup Argo AI’s headquartersA self-driving test car from Ford-backed startup Argo was involved in an accident on Wednesday tha…
      - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:43am -
    • Minister to meet Vauxhall owner amid Ellesmere Port closure fears
      Greg Clark expected to express concern to PSA chief executive in Paris talks over announcement of further 250 job losses at Cheshire plantThe business secretary, Greg Clark, has travelled to Paris for crunch talks with Carlos Tavares, the chief execu…
      - 11 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 11:05am -

    The Guardian: Low Emission Cars

    • Flat fare? Dodgy meter blocks rollout of London's electric cabs
      Zero-emission TX eCity cab can’t ply for hire until problem is sorted … and don’t get cabbies started on the lack of charging pointsState-of the-art electric taxis that London’s transport authorities hope will replace diesel black cabs have y…
      - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:35am -
    • Diesel car sales slump puts thousands of jobs at risk in UK
      Move to electric vehicles and tax increases have dented appeal of diesel-powered vehicles and may lead to redundancies according to expertsThousands of jobs in the UK car industry are under threat as diesel vehicle sales slump due to tax increases an…
      - 7 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:00am -
    • Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022
      The planned investment is significantly higher than the previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11bn by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicle…
      - 7 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 12:27am -
    • Sinclair C5 electric trike goes on sale – 11 January archive, 1985
      11 January 1985 The battery–powered tricycle developed by British inventor Clive Sinclair has been given the green light for road use by the Department of TransportSir Clive Sinclair’s electric trike, a battery-powered machine which can be driven…
      - 11 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:00am -
    • UK must be ready for rise of electric vehicles, says ABB chief
      Charging point manufacturer’s CEO warns that UK power grid needs to handle expected 9m electric vehicles by 2030The UK should speed up preparations for the rise of electric vehicles, according to the chief executive of ABB, the world’s largest su…
      - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 1:45pm -
    • Murky defence of diesel does Britain’s troubled motor industry no credit
      The emissions scandal has damaged public trust in carmakers. It is time for them to be transparent and honest about the challenges they now faceThe end-of-year sales figures have confirmed what had been becoming clear through 2017 for the UK’s car…
      - 15 days ago, 7 Jan 18, 1:59am -
    • Are we really ready for self-driving cars? | Letters
      The UK boss of insurer Axa lays too much of the responsibility for providing electric car charging infrastructure at National Grid’s door, writes Mike Brown. Plus Nigel Trow says people should still learn to driveAmanda Blanc, Axa’s UK boss, lays…
      - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 1:05pm -
    • UK lacks infrastructure for self-driving electric cars, says Axa
      Britain could miss out on autonomous vehicle revolution owing to the shortage of charging bays and National Grid limitationsA shortage of charging points and strain on energy supplies are now the main stumbling blocks to the rise of driverless electr…
      - 21 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 10:16am -
    • The EU still represents a bulwark against the corruption of 19th-century trade
      Outside a single market trying to keep faith with ethical trading, Britain faces a dog-eat-dog world of opacity and compromiseThe patterns of global trade are moving into a new era, except that they look like a re-run of a terrible past.It’s not so…
      - 22 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 2:00am -
    • VW is raising its profits forecast. Has it cleared the air over dieselgate already?
      The company’s resilient sales have created a platform for it to overcome the disgrace of manipulated emissions testsAfter a bruising two years, there are signs that Volkswagen is overcoming the damage to its reputation, and finances, wrought by rev…
      - 22 days ago, 30 Dec 17, 11:00am -
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