18 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION / January/February 2014 www.inddist.com
BY ANNA WELLS
2014 Watch List
In January 2012, Industrial Distribution premiered its Watch List in an effort to shine light on the kind
of distributor that might not make The Big 50 List. Some of these companies are too small; some don’t
fit into the traditional MRO niche that The Big 50 has carved. Yet this series of short profiles takes a
look at the “ones-to-watch” outside of the 50 biggest MRO distributors — notably those who are taking steps to improve operations and grow their businesses through acquisitions, training and development, product line expansion, or other best practices.