Acklands-Grainger’s The Works Conference Was A Big Success

Canada’s leading distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, Acklands-Grainger, hosted its annual blockbuster conference – The Works – in Vancouver February 4 and 5*.

The show, Canada’s largest maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and safety show, was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

*For photos with Trevor Linden taken at BC SafetyCharter booth simply click here.

More than 4,000 businesses, manufacturers of MRO products and Acklands-Grainger team members came together to put on the show.  Attendess heard the latest on product innovation and industry trends, and learned about strategies for reducing operating costs and enhancing productivity.

“Acklands-Grainger partners with customers to provide strategic, operational, product and safety support that helps them save time and money,” said Dean Johnson, President of Acklands-Grainger. “This event brings to life our commitment to customers through sharing, showcasing and learning. It is our opportunity to enhance our partnerships with industry leaders, suppliers, customers and team members.”

A highlight of this year’s show was a 9,000 sq. ft. factory-themed pavilion which showcased nearly 500 different products and illustrated how businesses across the country can leverage eCommerce capabilities and inventory management solutions to save time and money in buying and managing their MRO purchases.

In addition to the pavilion and product expo, the company hosted a variety of seminars to share information and industry best practices in areas related to effectively managing MRO costs, creating a world-class safety culture and driving business performance through sustainability efforts.

About Acklands-Grainger Inc.

Founded in 1889, Acklands-Grainger is Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety, and fastener products, with over 350,000 products available from 173 branches and six distribution centres coast to coast to coast. For more information about Acklands-Grainger, please visit .

About Grainger

Its parent company, W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2014 sales of $10.0 billion, is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.