LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Grainger, a leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, has announced the release of its 2010 catalog including more than 300,000 maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, the company’s largest offering yet.

“As businesses and institutions are challenged to find ways to do more with fewer resources, now more than ever, customers are looking to Grainger to help them reduce the cost of maintaining their facilities,” said Mike Pulick, president, Grainger U.S. “We continue to invest in the products, programs, and services that businesses and institutions of all sizes need to keep their facilities safe, efficient, and functioning smoothly.”

Grainger said customer feedback drove the addition of nearly 85,000 new items across product categories such as cutting tools, shelving and storage, and fleet maintenance products.

“Our customers have told us they want access to the broadest product offering with high inventory availability,” said D.G. Macpherson, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain. “We’re continually adding to our product line and investing in our supply chain network so that when our customers have a need, we are poised and ready to address it quickly and accurately with a product solution.”

Beyond the product expansion to the catalog, the company said it continuously adds products to its Website, with almost 500,000 products available online.

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Publication date:02/22/2010