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W W GRAINGER INC (GWW)

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Business Summary
Logo W W Grainger Inc
Operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products and services.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products and services.

The company offers a broad selection of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products and services through local branches, catalogs and the Internet.

It offers a combination of product breadth, local availability, speed of delivery, detailed product information and competitively priced products and services.

The products offered include material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, forestry and agriculture equipment, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components and many other items primarily focused on the facilities maintenance market.

It also provides inventory management and energy efficiency solutions.

The company was founded by William Wallace Grainger in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL.

Number of employees : 23 700 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20122013Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States6,83976.4%7,28577.2% +6.13%
Canada1,10512.4%1,11411.8% +0.77%
Other Businesses1,00611.2%1,03911% +3.15%
Sales per Regions
20122013Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States6,78675.8%7,29177.3% +6.92%
Canada1,12012.5%1,12711.9% +0.54%
Other Foreign Countries1,04311.7%1,02010.8% -2.23%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
James T. Ryan, MBA551980Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Ronald L. Jadin, MBA541998Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Michael Ali, PhD-2013Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
James D. Slavik611987Independent Director
Brian P. Anderson MBA, CPA631999Lead Independent Director
Neil S. Novich591999Independent Director
Gary L. Rogers, MBA692004Independent Director
Michael James Roberts632006Independent Director
V. Ann Hailey, MBA632006Independent Director
William K. Hall PhD, MBA712005Independent Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 4,892,3367.18%
James D. Slavik 3,831,2535.62%
David W. Grainger 3,306,0584.85%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. 3,097,3614.54%
Walter Scott & Partners Ltd. 2,553,9963.75%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,313,4693.39%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co. 1,681,8602.47%
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. 1,576,1192.31%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc. 1,039,5041.52%
Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC 1,019,2741.49%
Holdings
NameShares%Valuation
MonotaRO Co.,Ltd. (3064) 31,264,00050.5%745,215,269 USD
Sector
Industrials
Industrial Goods
 Machinery, Equipment & Components
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Company contact information
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
100 Grainger Parkway
Lake Forest, IL 60045-5201

Phone : +1.847.535.1000
Fax : +1.847.535.0878
Web : www.grainger.com
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