Grainger signs on as NMW sponsor

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 Marsd...

12/01/2005


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 - 23, in Rosemont, IL.

"Gilles Bouchard is a brilliant leader and one of the sharpest minds in the global manufacturing industry -- we are thrilled to offer his discussion as one of the highpoints of this year's National Manufacturing Week Conference," said Marsden-Kish. "Our customers have stressed the need for more opportunities to learn and gain insight into the business solutions they need to succeed. We are committed to expanding and highlighting the education, seminars, training sessions and networking opportunities at National Manufacturing Week."

The 58th National Plant Engineering and Maintenance Show attracts MRO engineering professionals, operations teams and executives from across the country responsible for the planning, specification, installation, maintenance, efficient operation and compliance of industrial and institutional facilities and systems.

To register, go to www.manufacturingweek.org .





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