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W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada. The company provides material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, and vehicle and fleet components. It also offers inventory management and energy efficiency solutions; various industrial and safety supplies; tools, fasteners, instruments, welding, and shop equipment; and safety footwear, supplies, and services, as well as distributes metalworking products, production supplies, and MRO materials. The company sells private label brands under its registered trademarks, such as DAYTON, SPEEDAIRE, AIR HANDLER, TOUGH GUY, WESTWARD, CONDOR, and LUMAPRO; and offers its products through various branches, sales and service representatives, catalogs, and distribution centers, as well as through online Websites. It serves small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. The company also operates in the Europe, Asia, Latin America, and internationally. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

22,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1927

ww grainger inc (GWW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $623.8K
Senior Vice President and Group President of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $595.6K
Senior Vice President and Group President of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $582.4K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $622.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ww grainger inc (GWW) Key Developments

W.W. Grainger Reports Sales Results for the Month of July 2014

Grainger reported sales results for the month of July 2014. For the month, the company reported sales increased 6% versus July 2013. Results for the month included 2% points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1% point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.

Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable on September 1, 2014

The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on September 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on August 11, 2014.

Grainger Appoints Rodney C. Adkins to the Board

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.


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