W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Date Founded



100 Grainger Pkwy, Lake Forest, Illinois, 600455202, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Consumer Services
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Hotels, Resorts, and Cruiselines
Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running. Grainger's customers are 2.0 million businesses and institutions in 157 countries. While each customer has a unique facility to operate and a different problem to solve, our customers all share the same requirement: when they need one of Grainger's products, they often need it right away. With more than 21,446 team members, the Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's team members serve customers around 96,000 times every day through multiple channels. With 2011 sales at $8.1 billion, Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list

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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President & Controller

Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Senior Director, External Affairs

Senior Vice President

Vice President-Specialty Brand Companies & Mergers

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Chief Public Affairs & Communications Officer, Senior Vice President at The Coca-Cola Company

Former General Manager, Commonwealth of Independent States at Caterpillar, Inc.

Associate Program Director at The Demand Institute

Former President & Chief Operating Officer at McDonald's Corp.

Member-Dean Counsel at The University of Chicago

Former Chief Financial Officer at Gilt Groupe, Inc.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Mark IV Capital, Inc.

Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager at GM Cruise LLC

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Longview Partners is a specialist asset management company focused entirely on the management of Global Equity portfolios. They are an active manager which utilizes a bottom-up, evidence-based process to seek investment opportunities based on fundamental research. The primary focus of the firm's investment process is to invest in high quality companies with strong business fundamentals and attractive cash-based valuations. Longview Partners uses its own in-house models to conduct this analysis. Longview Partners focus on three criteria for security selection: Quality, Business Fundamentals and Valuation. They also have a strict sell-discipline which is consistently adhered to. It is these bottom-up buy and sell decisions that drive portfolio construction.

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ClearBridge Investments offers strong leadership, seasoned Portfolio Managers, and a well-resourced, centralized investment infrastructure operating from offices in New York and San Francisco. We benefit from the formidable strength of the Legg Mason organization, while continuing to operate with investment independence — maintaining our own investment strategies, philosophies and investment decision-making authority. ClearBridge currently has over 158 employees, including more than 54 investment professionals.

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MFC uses different methods of analysis depending on the account's mandate including fundamental analysis, technical analysis, cyclical investing and charting. They offer a wide range of investment strategies including Canadian and global growth and value strategies across all market-caps, a Canadian Bond strategy, a North American large-cap growth strategy, Canadian balanced large-cap, large-cap growth and all-cap value strategies, and Canadian and global resources strategies. The majority of their US and non-North American equity investments are run by outside money managers.

Recent Transactions
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TestEquity LLC, LKCM Capital Group LLC purchase Techni-Tool, Inc. from W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. purchases Cromwell Group (Holdings) Ltd. from Gregory Family Office Ltd.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc., Acklands - Grainger, Inc. purchase WFS Ltd.

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Advised onW.W. Grainger, Inc., GHC Specialty Brands LLC purchase AW Direct, Inc.

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Advised onW.W. Grainger, Inc. purchases FABORY International BV

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Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP was founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm that provides legal services. The firm's broad areas of practice include real estate, land use, construction, real estate finance, business litigation, corporate and securities, intellectual property, environmental, taxation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights and employment and labor law.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #285
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #285
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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