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4-Traders Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nyse  >  W W Grainger Inc    GWW

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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 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 : 25 800 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20142015Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States7,71577.4%7,68177% -0.44%
Other Businesses1,17511.8%1,40214.1% +19.32%
Canada1,07510.8%890.438.9% -17.2%
Sales per Regions
20142015Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States7,78078.1%7,86678.9% +1.1%
Other Foreign Countries1,11011.1%1,21012.1% +8.99%
Canada1,07510.8%897.439% -16.49%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Donald G. Macpherson, MBA482008Chief Executive Officer & Director
James Ryan571980Chairman & President
Ronald L. Jadin, MBA561998Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Michael S. Ali, PhD-2013Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
James D. Slavik631987Independent Director
Brian P. Anderson MBA, CPA651999Lead Independent Director
Neil S. Novich611999Independent Director
Gary L. Rogers, MBA712004Independent Director
Michael James Roberts652006Independent Director
V. Ann Hailey, MBA642006Independent Director
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 109,659,219 54,288,401 49.5% 50,089,665 45.7% 49.5%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 5,189,258 8.71%
James D. Slavik 3,830,417 6.43%
Longview Partners LLP 3,032,124 5.09%
Walter Scott & Partners Ltd. 2,916,263 4.90%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co. 2,882,881 4.84%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. 2,485,251 4.17%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,378,556 3.99%
First Eagle Investment Management LLC 1,804,716 3.03%
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC 1,233,011 2.07%
Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC 926,556 1.56%
Holdings
NameEquities%Valuation
MonotaRO Co.,Ltd. (3064) 62,528,00050.1%1,524,448,897 USD
Sector
Industrials
Industrial Goods
 Machinery, Equipment & Components
  Industrial Machinery & Equipment
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W W Grainger Inc : Connections
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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