Acklands-Grainger Hosts Canada's Largest MRO And Safety Trade Show
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - This week, Acklands-Grainger
(www.acklandsgrainger.com), 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.
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 www.grainger.com/investor.
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 email@example.com.
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