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MRO and safety show in Toronto attracts 2,000 delegates

Toronto, ON -- Acklands-Grainger Inc., a distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, recently hosted 'The Works', Canada's largest maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and safety show at the Toronto Congress Centre.


Toronto, ON — Acklands-Grainger Inc., a distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, recently hosted ‘The Works’, Canada’s largest maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and safety show at the Toronto Congress Centre.

The annual event — held in Toronto for the first time — brought together more than 2,000 invited customers, 250 manufacturers and 800 Acklands-Grainger team members from across the country to provide a forum for attendees to discuss pressing industry trends, as well as display thousands of new products and solutions that help business run more efficiently and keep employees safe and on the job.

“Faced with a challenging economic climate, companies are looking to trim costs in new ways to improve their bottom line,” said Sean O’Brien, president of Acklands-Grainger. “Companies can realize significant savings by partnering with a supplier like Acklands-Grainger, who can serve as a single source for MRO supplies, reducing product acquisition and storage costs.”

In addition to the trade show, the distributor hosted a variety of seminars, offering expertise in topics ranging from ways to improve environmental performance and helping businesses better manage process costs associated with purchasing, to ensuring compliance with appropriate government regulations, and how to save time and money through e-commerce solutions.

“Our goal was for everyone to leave with stronger relationships and increased knowledge of how Acklands-Grainger and our partners can help them improve their business results and I’m confident that this was achieved,” said O’Brien. “Our team is passionate about serving customers and we look forward to partnering with Canadian business in 2011 and beyond.”

Founded in 1889, Acklands-Grainger is Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety, and fastener products, with over 120,000 in-stock products available from 170 branches and six distribution centres coast to coast. Its parent company, W.W. Grainger Inc., Lake Forest, IL, with 2009 sales of $6.2 billion, is North America’s leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America.

For more information, visit www.acklandsgrainger.com/info.