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Monday, July 11, 2011

100 Years And Counting For Industrial Distribution Magazine

Iconic media property celebrates 100 years of bringing news, exclusive features, new products, sales strategies and more to the industrial distribution marketplace.

In 2011 Industrial Distribution ( magazine is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The milestone will be marked with exclusive web features and in a commemorative September/October print edition.

First off the presses in 1911, Mill Supplies was known as more of a catalog and directory, as opposed to the vital information source Industrial Distribution has become for large and small distributors alike. Over the years the property changed hands and titles, morphing over time to its current form. Annual highlights include: The Survey of Distributor Operations, The Big 50, and The Industrial Distribution Salary Report.

“I know I speak for our entire staff when I say how honored we are to be associated with Industrial Distribution,” stated Anna Wells, Industrial Distribution’s executive editor. “A legacy this long-standing can’t be replicated. We’re proud to have the most storied and resilient brand in the marketplace, and we’re committed to continuing into the next hundred years with the same focus on timely and relevant information for distribution professionals.”

Special editorial content will stem from the property’s unique relationship with its readership. Some of the industry’s most successful distributors will be joining forces to create a signature piece created via in-depth interviews with key industry players representing Grainger, Fastenal, MSC, and more.

“In addition to the feedback we get from our readership, we’ll also look to incorporate the unique insight of key suppliers,” adds Wells. “This group offers invaluable perspective on how their products or solutions can help address our readers’ critical issues. Obviously without these relationships and the support of our advertisers, the property wouldn’t be embarking on a centennial celebration.”

Industrial Distribution is part of Advantage Business Media’s Manufacturing Group, with sister properties that include: Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Food Manufacturing,, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Pharmaceutical Processing.

About Advantage Business Media:
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services. Advantage Business Media is headquartered in Rockaway, NJ, with offices in Chicago, IL, Madison, WI and Denver, CO. For more information go to

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