More than 3.3 million people are employed in the field of industrial distribution.

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What Is Industrial Distribution?

Industrial distributors supply industry, manufacturers, and government with needed products to operate businesses.

Industrial distribution (ID) companies provide products, parts, related services and solutions to industrial customers primarily in one of two categories:
  • Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) of their production facilities, or
  • Manufacture of equipment, machinery, goods and products (OEM = original equipment manufacturer).
Read this article which ran in USA Today, Sept. 30, 2016.

Watch this video  for a quick explanation of OEM and MRO
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