Acklands-Grainger Hosts Canada's Largest MRO And Safety Trade Show

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - This week, Acklands-Grainger (, Canada's leading distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, hosted a record number of attendees at "The Works," Canada's largest maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and safety show held at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park in Calgary, AB. The annual event, scheduled through January 17 and held in Calgary for the first time, brings together more than 2200 invited customers, 250 supplier partners and 850 Acklands-Grainger team members from across the country to provide a forum to discuss pressing industry trends and showcase thousands of new products and solutions that help businesses improve productivity and keep employees safe and on the job.


"Companies are looking to trim costs in new ways to improve their bottom line," said Eric Nowlin, President, Acklands-Grainger. "This show is one of the ways we invest in our customers' businesses by providing resources and expertise to help them be more efficient as they keep their workplaces safe, efficient, and functioning."

The event includes an expanded trade show and two full days of activities ranging from safety seminars to product and service demos addressing topics such as leverage eCommerce and inventory management solutions to save time and money.

"Our team is passionate about serving customers and we look forward to partnering with Canadian business in 2013 and beyond," added Nowlin.

About Acklands–Grainger

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 175 branches and six distribution centres coast to coast. For more information about Acklands-Grainger, please visit

Its parent company, W.W. Grainger, Inc., (NYSE: GWW), with 2011 sales of $8.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with expanding global operations. For more information about the company, visit

For additional details about the show, event photos, or to learn more about Acklands-Grainger, contact Kelly France, Communications Manager at 847-204-1354 or

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