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Business Summary
Logo W W Grainger Inc
Operates as a supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products

W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products.

The company offers 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.

Its products 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.

The company also provides inventory management and energy efficiency solutions.

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

Number of employees : 25 600 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20152016Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States7,68177%7,52374.2% -2.06%
Other Businesses1,40214.1%1,88118.6% +34.17%
Canada890.438.9%733.727.2% -17.6%
Sales per Regions
20152016Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States7,86678.9%7,83477.3% -0.41%
Other Foreign Countries1,21012.1%1,56315.4% +29.22%
Canada897.439%739.697.3% -17.58%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Donald G. Macpherson, MBA492008Chief Executive Officer & Director
James Ryan581980Chairman & President
Ronald L. Jadin, MBA571998Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
James D. Slavik641987Independent Director
Brian P. Anderson MBA, CPA661999Lead Independent Director
Neil S. Novich621999Independent Director
Michael James Roberts662006Independent Director
V. Ann Hailey, MBA662006Independent Director
Stuart L. Levenick642005Independent Director
Ernest Santi552010Independent Director
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 109,659,219 52,745,217 48.1% 51,968,546 47.4% 48.1%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 5,549,453 9.62%
James D. Slavik 3,830,417 6.64%
Longview Partners LLP 3,755,706 6.51%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. 3,251,383 5.64%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,477,283 4.29%
Mackenzie Financial Corp. 1,860,781 3.23%
ClearBridge Investments LLC 1,406,704 2.44%
Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC 1,373,981 2.38%
Northern Trust Investments, Inc. 1,288,602 2.23%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co. 1,096,779 1.90%
Holdings
NameEquities%Valuation
MonotaRO Co.,Ltd. (3064) 62,528,00050.0%1,911,745,453 USD
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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