W.W. Grainger, Inc.
- Employees in region:
- Distribution, Logistics, & Freight
- HQ location:
- Lake Forest, IL
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Grainger is a global distributor of products that businesses and institutions need to keep their facilities running and their employees safe. A leader in the Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) industry, Grainger's 2011 sales totaled $8.1 billion. By partnering with 3,000 suppliers, we offer 2 million customers in 157 countries access to a million products and related services like sustainability/green retrofit, safety, and inventory management solutions. Our customers range from start-ups to large businesses and include public and private enterprises.
We serve multiple customer segments including manufacturing, healthcare, government, and hospitality. In the U.S., Grainger serves 1.7 million customers through about 400 branches, 14 distribution centers, and various websites. We provide 98% of U.S. customers with same or next day order delivery. Throughout our 85 year history, Grainger has focused on providing excellent service to customers even as it has continued its commitment to create a winning workplace that unlocks the full potential of every team member.
“Every day I have a different agenda and I'm consistently moving with the change in markets, and I feel every day I deal with a different customer demographic.”
“Grainger gives me the opportunities to share my ideas with my team in order to better the department. ”
“Grainger truly cares about its employees. I have seen Grainger do things for individual employees time after time that would be unheard of in other large corporations.”
“Extremely knowledgeable, very passionate about motivating individuals. They promote continuous improvement, which only helps us to stay on top as a leader.”
“Is a very progressive company that likes to be on the cutting edge of technology.”
“We truly benefit our customers and forever operate with high standards of ethics.”
“Grainger things through before making changes. It is one of the only companies that has zero debt and has an outstanding profit sharing plan.”