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May 17, 2018

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Proposition 65 — Clear And Reasonable Warning Requirements — Are You Ready?
American Supply Association
The new Clear and Reasonable Warning requirements in Proposition 65 go into effect on August 30, 2018. ASA has worked to keep our members informed of the new regulations and the impact on the distribution/wholesaler community. We are providing one more opportunity for our members to be aware of and prepared for the implementation date. READ MORE AND REGISTER
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The Biggest Killer of AnyB2B eCommerce Project…

In this new video on the DigitalBranch Incubator, we reveal one of the biggest single killers to a B2B business moving online. And, it’s probably not what you think. Watch the video here.

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A Grade above the Rest
Energy Metals, Inc.
Energy Metals knows each project is unique, that is why we offer solutions to fit all your requirements. Some of our value-added services include: 

• Cutting ( – 0”, + 1/8”) 
• Flange Modification 
• Fitting Modification 
• Threading 

Learn more about our other services here.

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Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 3.9% in April
SESCO Mangement Consultants
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent in April, following 6 months at 4.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons, at 6.3 million, also edged down over the month. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, health care, and mining.
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Our new CLOSE-QUARTERS TUBING CUTTER is the flagship of the line. It cuts pipe diameters ranging from 1/4” to 2.3/8” makes cuts in tight areas easy, with no swing space required – making plumbing, air conditioning, and commercial boiler work easier than ever. Learn more


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Push Fit Fittings and Valves

Boshart Push Fit Fittings and Valves are available in sizes from 3/8” to 1” designed for connecting fittings and valves to Copper, CPVC and PEX Pipe; no soldering, crimping, or solvent welding necessary. Ideal uses are in plumbing, water heaters and hydronic heating systems and come with a 25-year warranty. Learn More

US Factory Production Rose a Healthy 0.5 Percent in April Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Associated Press via Industrial Distribution
U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory output rose 0.5 percent in April after a flat reading in March. In the past year, production has increased a modest 1.8 percent.  READ MORE

Right to Repair and After-Sales Service: What Manufacturers Need to Know Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Industrial Distribution
With the Internet of Things and predictive analytics becoming more mainstream – the market is expected to reach $267 billion by 2020 — companies across industries and verticals are starting to prepare for the impact this game-changing technology will have on their business. For manufacturers specifically, IoT has led to "smarter" equipment.  READ MORE


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