Grainger signs on as NMW sponsor

By Plant Engineering Staff November 17, 2005

W.W. Grainger Inc., North America’s leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, will be a sponsor and participate in the 2006 National Manufacturing Week, to be held March 20 through March 23 in Rosemont, IL.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Grainger as a participant, corporate sponsor and educational session leader at this upcoming National Manufacturing Week,” said Kel Marsden-Kish, industry vice president, National Manufacturing Week.“Grainger’s extensive network of branches, industry leadership and dedication to U.S. manufacturing make them a key participant to the event.”

Grainger will exhibit in the 58th National Plant Engineering and Maintenance Show as well as present in the Conference program, including a session on “The Power of Planning the Unplanned: Studies Show Over 40% of MRO Dollars are Spent on Unplanned Purchases.”

Gilles Bouchard, executive vice president of global operations for HP, will deliver remarks on “Customer Choice: Managing Multiple Routes-to-Market on a Global Scale,” at the 2006 National Manufacturing Week Conference, March 20 %%MDASSML%% 23, in Rosemont, IL.

To register, go to www.manufacturingweek.org .