MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. markets and distributes a range of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products to customers throughout North America. The company operates primarily in the United States, with customers in all 50 states, through a network of 14 customer fulfillment centers, and 105 branch offices. Products The company’s products represent a range of MRO products that include cutting tools; measuring instruments; tooling components; metalworking products; fasteners; flat stock; raw materials; abrasives; machinery hand and power tools; safety and janitorial supplies; plumbing supplies; materials handling products; power transmission components; and electrical supplies. In April 2013, the company acquired the North American distribution business (BDNA) of Barnes Group Inc. (Barnes), a distributor of fasteners and other consumables with a distribution footprint throughout the U.S. and Canada. BDNA has a presence with customers across manufacturing, government, transportation, and natural resources end-markets. The BDNA business specializes in lowering the total cost of its customers' inventory management through storeroom organization and vendor managed inventory. The business services approximately 31,000 customers and offers approximately 55,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) of products. Excluding BDNA, the company offers approximately 685,000 SKUs through its master catalogs, weekly, monthly and quarterly specialty and promotional catalogs, brochures and the Internet, including its Websites, mscdirect.com, mscmetalworking.com and use-enco.com (the MSC Websites). The company’s primary customer fulfillment centers are located in or near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Elkhart, Indiana and Reno, Nevada. In addition, the company operates 10 smaller customer fulfillment centers in or near Reno, Nevada (2nd location); Hanover Park, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Edison, New Jersey; Shelbyville, Kentucky; Wednesbury, United Kingdom; Edmonton, Canada; Beamsville, Canada; and Moncton, Canada. Business Strategy The company’s business strategy is to provide an integrated, lower cost solution to the purchasing, management and administration of its customers’ MRO needs. The strategy includes the following key elements: providing a suite of inventory management solutions, services and skills to reduce the total cost of procuring, using and disposing of inventory; providing a selection of in-stock products including national industry brands and brands exclusive to MSC; providing prompt response, same-day shipping, and next-day delivery; delivering ‘one call does it all’ customer service and technical support; providing a specialized technical process to optimize its customers’ tooling usage; using advanced technologies to reduce procurement costs; and offering competitive pricing that reflects its value offering. Markets The company markets to small, medium and large companies in a range of sectors, including durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, education, government and health care. Customers The company’s customers include a range of purchasers of industrial supply products, from individual machine shops to Fortune 1000 companies, to government agencies, such as the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense. Seasonality The company may be impacted by its industrial customers’ plant shutdowns (particularly during the summer months or its fourth quarter). In the year 2013, the company experienced a seasonality impact on its sales due to customers’ plant shutdowns. History MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. was founded in 1941.
msc industrial direct co-a
75 Maxess Road
Melville, NY 11747
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