MSC Industrial Direct Co. to Showcase Hertel Cutting Tools at IMTS 2010


Melville, New York, August 12, 2010 - At IMTS 2010 in booth W-1464, MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. will showcase a variety of products from Hertel, a provider of cutting tools since 1947. Hertel is currently launching a major product expansion that includes the addition of over 5,500 solid holemaking, threading and milling tools, as well as indexable carbide products.

Hertel offers a full line of general turning inserts in common geometries and sizes in five grades. The company's catalog of products includes high-speed steel, cobalt and carbide drills in a variety of lengths, such as jobber, screw machine and taper. Threading products are available in general purpose hand, spiral point and spiral fluted taps with taper, plug or bottoming chamfers. Also on display will be some of Hertel's full line of general purpose end mills, including roughing, ball nose, square end, 2-flute, 3-flute, multi-flute and double-ended products.

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 324,000 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 22 million direct-mail catalogs and CD-ROMs, 96 branch sales offices, 947 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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