Acklands-Grainger Hosts Canada's Largest MRO And Safety Trade Show

Acklands-Grainger Hosts Canada's Largest MRO And Safety Trade Show 
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - This week, Acklands-Grainger 
(, Canada's leading distributor of industrial, safety 
and fastener products, hosted a record number of attendees at "The Works," 
Canada's largest maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and safety show held 
at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park in Calgary, AB. The annual event, scheduled 
through January 17 and held in Calgary for the first time, brings together 
more than 2200 invited customers, 250 supplier partners and 850 
Acklands-Grainger team members from across the country to provide a forum to 
discuss pressing industry trends and showcase thousands of new products and 
solutions that help businesses improve productivity and keep employees safe 
and on the job. 
"Companies are looking to trim costs in new ways to improve their bottom 
line," said Eric Nowlin, President, Acklands-Grainger. "This show is one of 
the ways we invest in our customers' businesses by providing resources and 
expertise to help them be more efficient as they keep their workplaces safe, 
efficient, and functioning." 
The event includes an expanded trade show and two full days of activities 
ranging from safety seminars to product and service demos addressing topics 
such as leverage eCommerce and inventory management solutions to save time and 
"Our team is passionate about serving customers and we look forward to 
partnering with Canadian business in 2013 and beyond," added Nowlin. 
About Acklands–Grainger 
Founded in 1889, Acklands-Grainger is Canada's largest distributor of 
industrial, safety and fastener products, with over 120,000 in-stock products 
available from 175 branches and six distribution centres coast to coast. For 
more information about Acklands-Grainger, please visit 
Its parent company, W.W. Grainger, Inc., (NYSE: GWW),  with 2011 sales of $8.1 
billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair 
and operating products, with expanding global operations. For more information 
about the company, visit 
For additional details about the show, event photos, or to learn more about 
Acklands-Grainger, contact Kelly France, Communications Manager at 
847-204-1354 or 
Kelly France, +1-847-204-1354, 
PRN Photo Desk, 
SOURCE: W.W. Grainger, Inc. 
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