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W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

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W.W. Grainger, Inc.
100 Grainger Parkway
Lake Forest, IL 60045
United States - Map
Phone: 847-535-1000

Index Membership:N/A
Industry:Industrial Equipment Wholesale
Full Time Employees:22,500

Business Summary 

W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada. The company provides material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, and vehicle and fleet components. It also offers inventory management and energy efficiency solutions; various industrial and safety supplies; tools, fasteners, instruments, welding, and shop equipment; and safety footwear, supplies, and services, as well as distributes metalworking products, production supplies, and MRO materials. The company sells private label brands under its registered trademarks, such as DAYTON, SPEEDAIRE, AIR HANDLER, TOUGH GUY, WESTWARD, CONDOR, and LUMAPRO; and offers its products through various branches, sales and service representatives, catalogs, and distribution centers, as well as through online Websites. It serves small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. The company also operates in the Europe, Asia, Latin America, and internationally. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Corporate Governance 
W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Aug 1, 2014 is 4. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 7; Shareholder Rights: 5; Compensation: 4.
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Key Executives 
Mr. James T. Ryan , 56
Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres
Mr. Ronald L. Jadin , 54
Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP
Mr. John L. Howard , 56
Sr. VP and Gen. Counsel
Mr. Court D. Carruthers , 42
Sr. VP and Group Pres of Americas
Mr. Donald G. Macpherson , 46
Sr. VP and Group Pres of Global Supply Chain & International
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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