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2014-09-09 12:31:03

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has named Dean Johnson as president of its Canadian business, Acklands-Grainger. Johnson assumes this role from Eric Nowlin who elected to return to California with his family at the end of his expat assignment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140905/143560 "We thank Eric for...

2014-09-04 08:32:50

Facility is Expected to Consume up to 50 Percent Less Energy for Cooling than Similar Data Centers CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its new data center in Lake Forest, Ill., is certified as the world's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility of this type. This data center features an advanced...

2014-08-13 08:20:58

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of July 2014. Sales increased 6 percent versus July 2013. Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 5 percent driven by 5 percentage points from volume and 1 percentage point from the favorable...

2014-07-30 12:21:35

CHICAGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on September 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on August 11, 2014. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

2014-06-12 08:31:30

CHICAGO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of May 2014. Daily sales increased 6 percent versus May 2013. Results for the month included 2 percentage points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 5 percent driven by 6 percentage points from volume partially offset by a 1 percentage...

2014-06-11 08:35:44

The Educational and Helpful Program is Targeted to Small and Medium-Sized Business Owners LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mavenlink, a company that offers innovative online project management software, has just announced a new Thought Leadership Program that is ideal for both small and medium-sized business owners. The webinar, titled "The Cost of Doing Business," will be hosted by the company's CEO and co-founder Ray Grainger. Photo -...

2014-06-03 08:35:48

CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, and a leader in safety services and solutions, today announced it is conducting a sweepstakes and hosting a safety Q&A session in June for National Safety Month. "Safety is a concern for every organization, regardless of the industry and Grainger has decades of experience in helping our customers, regardless of the safety challenge,"...

2014-05-13 08:35:16

CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of April 2014. Sales increased 5 percent versus April 2013. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 5 percent driven by 7 percentage points from volume, partially offset by 2 percentage points from...

2014-05-02 12:28:11

CHICAGO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its planned participation at the following investor conferences during the 2014 second quarter. -- May 6, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. EDT, DG Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in...

2014-04-30 12:32:47

CHICAGO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan provided an update on the state of the business and a recap of 2013 full year and 2014 first quarter performance. A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders re-elected the following 10 directors: Brian P. Anderson Michael J....


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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