Grainger Buys Diverse Distributor of Test Equipment and Related Workplace Products

W.W. Grainger Inc., Lake Forest, Ill., announced plans to purchase Techni-Tool Inc., Worcester, Pa., a 200-plus employee distributor supplying customers in the cable television, voice-data-video (VDV), government, smart grid and security niches.

According to information on Techni-Tool’s website, the company, which did $88 million in 2011 sales, “has been the leading provider of test equipment, tool kits, soldering supplies, ESD products, chemicals, hand tools, and more to the electron

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