CHICAGO - Grainger announced it is adding over 39,000 products to its new 2006 catalog launched April 3.

The expansion brings the number of products offered through its catalog from 82,000 to more than 115,000. The expanded offering consists of some 30,000 different fasteners such as screws, bolts, nuts, and an additional 10,000 products spread across diverse product categories including electrical, cleaning, material handling, plumbing, and ventilation.

To celebrate the announcement the company commissioned a large fastener sculpture (pictured at right) by Chicago sculptor Erik Blome.

Publication date: 04/10/2006