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Sales Finally Light Up For NCWA Distributors

July 13, 2010
A mid-year business conditions survey by the North Central Wholesalers Association (NCWA) reveal the first sales increases in a long time for distributors in that beleaguered region of the country.
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Recovery Continues For Most HARDI Distributors

July 2, 2010
HARDI announced North American HVACR distributor sales in May were up nearly 8% from last year in its Monthly Targeted and Regional Economic News for Distribution Strategies (TRENDS) Report.
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Economist Says U.S. Manufacturers Need An Export Boost

June 15, 2010
"There finally are signs of a plan to push export-centric business that will result in a clear global trade policy,” says Dr. Chris Kuehl, economic analyst for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.
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HD Supply Reports 1Q Loss

June 14, 2010
HD Supply reported a total of $1.8 billion in net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, a 5.7 percent decline compared to the same time last year.
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Activant Summit Attracts 1,300 Distributors

June 1, 2010
In March, Activant hosted its annual Summit conference in Washington, DC, focusing on transforming operational excellence into growth.
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Interline Sales Down 5% in 1Q, Though Profits Surge

May 5, 2010
Industrial distributor Interline Brands reported sales for the first quarter of 2010 decreased 4.5% compared to the first quarter of 2009.
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Industry News…Activant Solutions

May 1, 2010
Activant Solutions and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announced a marketing partnership.
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Activant Blogs About Distribution Technology

April 13, 2010
Activant has launched its own blog:
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North Central Wholesalers Report Sales Finally Heading Up

April 13, 2010
A quarterly survey of business conditions by the North Central Wholesalers Association showed member sales rising a median 3.3% in March.
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Few Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs Between February 2009 And 2010

April 9, 2010
Only 10 out of 337 metropolitan areas added construction jobs between February 2009 and 2010, the Associated General Contractors of America reported, citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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