WW Grainger, Inc
Stock Symbol: GWW
100 Grainger Parkway
WW Grainger, Inc Industry:
Misc. Capital Goods
WW Grainger, Inc Description:
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) is a North American distributor of products used by businesses and institutions to keep their facilities and equipment running. The Company operates three segments: branch-based distribution businesses, lab safety and integrated supply. The branch-based distribution businesses primarily serve the needs of North American businesses for facility maintenance products. Lab Safety Supply, Inc. serves customers who choose to purchase safety and other industrial products through a direct marketing company.
WW Grainger, Inc Financial Summary:
For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, W.W.Grainger's revenues increased 9% to $4.14B. Net income increased 23% to $242.5M. Revenues reflect increased sales in the Branch-based Distribution and the Lab Safety segments. Net income benefited from a decrease in interest expenses, higher interest income, substantially higher equity in income of consolidated entities. GWW is a distributor of operating supplies to institutional markets.
WW Grainger, Inc Business Summary:
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) is a supplier of facility maintenance products in North America. The Company operates in three segments: Branch-based Distribution, Lab Safety and Integrated Supply. The Branch-based Distribution businesses primarily serve the needs of North American businesses for facility maintenance products. Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety), a direct marketing company, serves customers who purchase safety, industrial and other products. Integrated Supply serves customers seeking to outsource some or all of their indirect materials-management processes.