MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (MSC), incorporated in 1995, is a direct marketers and distributors of a range of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products to customers throughout the United States. During fiscal year ended August 28, 2010 (fiscal 2010), the Company operated in the United States, with customers in all 50 states, through a network of five customer fulfillment centers (four customer fulfillment centers are located within the United States and one is located in the United Kingdom) and 96 branch offices (95 branches are located within the United States and one is located in the United Kingdom). MSC’s customer fulfillment centers are located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Elkhart, Indiana; Reno, Nevada and Wednesbury, United Kingdom. The Company offers approximately 600,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) through its master catalogs, weekly, monthly and quarterly specialty and promotional catalogs, brochures and the Internet, including its Websites, mscdirect.com, mscmetalworking.com and use-enco.com. Its products are carried in stock, and orders for these in-stock products are fulfilled the day, on which the order is received. In December 2010, the completed the acquisition of Rutland Tool & Supply Co.

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The Company’s customers include a range of purchasers of industrial supply products, from individual machine shops to government agencies, such as the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense. During fiscal 2010, it had approximately 320,000 active customers. Its customers select desired products from MSC’s various publications and the MSC Websites and place their orders by telephone, the MSC Websites, eProcurement platforms or facsimile. The Company offers approximately 600,000 SKUs, representing a range of MRO products that include cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission, and electrical supplies. A number of its products are carried in stock. During fiscal 2010, approximately 80% of sales are fulfilled from its customer fulfillment centers or branch offices. Certain products, such as specialty or custom items and some very large orders, are shipped directly from the manufacturer.

The Company’s customer fulfillment centers are managed through computer-based SKU tracking systems and radio frequency devices. As of August 28, 2010, it utilized five customer fulfillment centers for product shipment. They are located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Elkhart, Indiana; Reno, Nevada, and Wednesbury, United Kingdom. It markets to small, medium and large companies in a range of sectors, including, but not limited to, durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, education, government and health care. It also has government and national account programs designed to address the needs of these customers.
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., with headquarters in Melville, United States, markets a broad range of industrial products to industrial customers throughout the United States. The company supplies tools and industrial products such as fasteners, measuring instruments, cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety, janitorial, plumbing, material handling, power transmission, electrical supplies and other related products. It also distributes a full line of industrial products intended to satisfy its customers’ maintenance, repair and operations supplies requirements. The company offers approximately 500,000 stock-keeping units through 4,475 page master catalog, weekly, monthly and quarterly specialty and promotional catalogs, newspapers and brochures. The company serves customers from approximately 90 branch offices and four distribution centers. Its customers include a range of purchasers of industrial supply products, from one-man machine shops to Fortune 500 companies. MSC Industrial Direct was established in 1941 as Sid Tool in New York by Sid Jacobson.
MSC Industrial Direct is one of the largest direct marketers of industrial supplies and equipment in the United States. The company’s mission is to be the best industrial distributor in the world, as measured by its associates, customers, owners and suppliers. MSC Industrial Direct also operates a customer fulfillment center in the United Kingdom. In June 2006, the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, MSC Acquisition Corp. VI, acquired J&L America, Inc., a leading supplier of industrial metalworking products and services in the United States.

Group or Branch:
BROOKS PRECISION SUPPLY INC

Address:
75, Maxess Road 11747, MELVILLE, NY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Phone/Fax:
+1 516 812 2000
+1 516 349 7096

www.mscdirect.com

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