Acklands-Grainger Hosts "The Works" Canada's Largest MRO And Safety Product Expo

Acklands-Grainger Hosts "The Works" Canada's Largest MRO And Safety Product 
Company celebrates its 125-year history of keeping Canadian businesses running 
and their employees safe 
TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Acklands-Grainger, Canada's leading distributor 
of industrial, safety and fastener products, is hosting "The Works," Canada's 
largest maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and safety show, at the 
Toronto Congress Centre.  As part of the event, Acklands-Grainger, founded in 
1889, is celebrating its 125(th) year of operations. 
"The Works" brings together more than 3,000 members of the Canadian business 
community, manufacturers of MRO products and Acklands-Grainger team members to 
discuss industry trends, safety and strategies for reducing operating costs 
and enhancing productivity. 
"We've been committed to helping Canadian businesses keep their operations 
running and their employees safe for 125 years," said Eric Nowlin, President 
of Acklands-Grainger.  "Our goal is to serve as a trusted partner to local 
businesses by providing access to more than 350,000 products, related 
solutions and support through events like this to help them be successful." 
A defining feature of this year's show, now in its eighth year, is a 9,000 sq. 
ft. factory-themed pavilion that showcases nearly 500 different products and 
illustrates how businesses across the country can leverage eCommerce 
capabilities and inventory management solutions to save time and money in 
buying and managing their MRO purchases. 
In addition to the factory-themed pavilion and product expo, the company will 
host a variety of seminars to provide information and industry best practices 
in areas related to effectively managing MRO costs, creating a world-class 
safety culture and how sustainability efforts can help drive business 
"Canadian businesses are the lifeblood of our economy," said Nowlin.  "We're 
excited to work together with our supplier partners to support our customers' 
success both today and well into the future." 
About Acklands-Grainger Inc. 
Founded in 1889, Acklands-Grainger is Canada's largest distributor of 
industrial, safety, and fastener products, with over 350,000 products 
available from 171 branches and six distribution centres coast to coast to 
coast. For more information about Acklands-Grainger, please visit 
Its parent company, W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2012 sales of $9 
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

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