Industrial Safety

Grainger brings customers and manufacturers together to discuss safety and inventory management


Mar 10, 2011

Grainger ( hosted a record number of attendees at its annual Customer Show in Orlando. Scheduled through March 4, the event brought together more than 4,000 invited customers, 2,000 manufacturers and 3,000 Grainger employees from across the country to discuss trends in industries like manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality as well as strategies that help businesses of any size improve productivity. The event also featured seminars hosted by third party experts and gave customers the opportunity to receive accredited training on topics such as safety and sustainability.

“Companies are looking to trim costs in new ways to improve their bottom lines,” said Mike Pulick, president of Grainger’s U.S. business. “This show is one of the ways Grainger invests in our customers by providing resources and expertise to help them be more efficient as they keep their workplaces safe, efficient, and functioning. “

The 2011 event included an expanded trade show, with more than 450 supplier booths, as well as two days of activity. At the show, Grainger also launched its Online SafetyManager (, a tool designed to help businesses create and self-manage their safety programs to maintain regulatory compliance, reduce the risk of fines, improve facility safety, reduce accident and injury rates, and decrease operating costs such as worker compensation, litigation and lost productivity.

Grainger also announced enhancements to its inventory management offerings, which include a variety of services designed to help businesses identify and improve their processes for procuring maintenance, repair and operating products.  Grainger's KeepStock ( is designed to help businesses streamline processes, optimize inventory and save time and money.