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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.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc.(NYSE:GWW) added to S&P 500 Value Index

W.W. Grainger, Inc.(NYSE:GWW) added to S&P 500 Value Index

Grainger Reports Sales Results for the Month of November 2014

Grainger reported sales results for the month of November 2014. Daily sales increased 8% versus November 2013. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 9% driven by 7 percentage points of volume growth, a 1 percentage point contribution from sales of Ebola-related safety products and 1 percentage point from increased sales of seasonal products. The month of November 2014 had 19 selling days, one fewer than in November 2013.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Plans To Voluntarily Withdraw Listing Of Common Stock From Chicago Stock Exchange

W.W. Grainger, Inc. announced plans to voluntarily withdraw the listing of its common stock from the Chicago Stock Exchange. Grainger's common stock will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Grainger has decided to withdraw its listing from the Chicago Stock Exchange to eliminate duplicative administrative requirements and costs inherent with dual listings. The withdrawal is expected to be effective next month. Grainger does not believe that withdrawing its listing from the Chicago Stock Exchange will have any effect on the liquidity of its common stock. The Chicago Stock Exchange will continue to trade Grainger common stock on an unlisted trading privilege basis.


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