MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. to Focus on Cost and Time Savings at IMTS 2010


Melville, New York - MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., the country's leading supplier of cost down metalworking solutions, will use its booth at IMTS 2010 to demonstrate a variety of products designed to provide manufacturers with cost and time savings. The company will occupy booth W-1464 at the show, which takes place on September 13 - 18 at McCormick Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Making their official debut at the show, the CAP 5000T and Access 180N are the latest additions to MSC's renowned Competitive Advantage Program. The CAP 5000T is a carousel-type dispensing system that can accommodate and manage up to 468 unique items. On the more specialized end of the spectrum, the Access 180N manages vital production tooling in a decentralized manufacturing cell environment.

MSC will also showcase the Accupro® brand of high performance metalworking products. Created to provide customers with high quality metal cutting and tool holding solutions at a competitive price, the product line offers a combination of productivity and product cost savings when compared with many nationally branded products. The Accupro line is fully represented in MSC's 2010 Accupro High Performance Metalworking Catalog. The 154-page, full color catalog features more than 10,000 Accupro products, and introduces more than 2,000 new products to the market, including a variety of drilling and end milling categories.

Also featured in the booth with be measuring products from SPI (Swiss Precision Instruments). A provider of high-quality precision measuring products for over 50 years, SPI is one of the first companies to include a "Certified, right out of the box" program. This program features nearly 1,000 precision tools and gages that come with a free certificate of calibration furnished directly from its stock. The MSC booth will display SPI pre-certified calipers, indicators and micrometers, along with other precision measuring equipment.

MSC will also showcase a variety of products from Hertel, a provider of production grade tooling since 1947. Hertel offers a full line of general purpose turning inserts and toolholders, a variety of high-speed steel, cobalt and carbide drills, a broad offering of general purpose taps and a comprehensive selection of general purpose end mills.

Metalworking specialists from MSC will also be present in the booth. These experts will be available to provide customers with product and process recommendations designed to maximize productivity and minimize cost.

About MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. is one of the premier distributors of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations ("MRO") supplies to industrial customers throughout the United States. MSC distributes approximately 600,000 industrial products from approximately 3,000 suppliers to approximately 330,000 customers. In-stock availability is approximately 99%, with next day standard delivery to the contiguous United States on qualifying orders up until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. MSC reaches its customers through a combination of approximately 29 million direct-mail catalogs and CD-ROMs, 95 branch sales offices, 949 sales people, the Internet and associations with some of the world's most prominent B2B e-commerce portals. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.mscdirect.com.

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