KNOW INSPIRATION

From Everyday Heroes to our How It’s Done series, check out these inspiring stories about people making a difference to help motivate your crew and create a positive culture.

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How It's Done: Stormy Kromer Wool Caps

For more than a century, Stormy Kromer wool caps have been manufactured in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Learn how a father-daughter team are helping keep the brand alive, and see how the hats are manufactured from start to finish.

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These Classic Tools Have Stories to Tell

Read the backstories of some favorite old tools and why their users refuse to give them up.

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How It's Done: Whiskey

Find out what goes into making a craft whiskey at the Walter family farm in DeKalb, Illinois.

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Reinventing a Trusted Partner: The 1951 Ridgid 400

He started using this pipe threader at age 11 and still uses it today, some 70 years later.

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Overcoming a Critical Inventory Shortage with Grainger's Support

When an inventory shortage nearly brought a small industrial manufacturer's production to a halt, learn how Grainger provided a creative parts-sourcing solution to help keep its business running.

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How It's Done: Making a Bead Roller

Learn how bead rollers are made and used to create a variety of custom metalwork with Paul Mittler, president of Mittler Brothers Machine and Tool in Wright City, Missouri.

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White Paper: Achieving Fire-Rated Life Safety Code Compliance in Healthcare

10/05/23

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Grainger Supports Cubs' 1060 Project

10/03/23

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3 Vintage Tools that Help Keep 110-Year-Old Farm Running

10/02/23

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How It's Done: From Summer Ballpark to Winter Wonderland

09/13/23

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How It's Done: Electrical Insulators

06/27/23

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Classic Saw Supports 50 Years of Homebuilding on Martha's Vineyard

06/06/23

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How It's Done: Fabric Testing

04/06/23

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The Vintage Planer That Shaped Custom Surfboards

02/28/23

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Yerkes Observatory: Restoring the World’s Largest Refracting Telescope

02/07/23

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Everyday Heroes: Water Park Manager

01/17/23

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How It's Done: Neon Signs

09/16/22

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1800s-Era Hand Plow Keeps Family Farm Thriving

08/17/22

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Everyday Heroes: Dolphin Trainer

08/02/22

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How It's Done: Zoo Nutrition

07/25/22

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This is the Stuff They Use to Brew the Beer

06/13/22

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How It's Done: Running a Brewery

06/05/22

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Glassblowers: The Story of Glass Academy

03/18/22

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How It's Done: Glassblowing

03/16/22

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How It's Done: Converting a Baseball Field to Football

03/06/22

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Grainger Everyday Heroes - Ice Castle Builder

02/18/22

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How It's Done: Cider Doughnuts

02/17/22

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How It's Done: Apple Cider

02/16/22

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Cost-Effective Sustainability Tips from a Leader in Green Distribution

10/16/21

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How One Man Used Upskilling to Own His Career

09/26/21

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Winter Comes to Wrigley Field

01/27/21

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How Good Inventory Management Helps the Cubs Cover Their Bases

01/15/21

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Ron Thompson, U.S. Navy

08/31/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Medal of Honor Museum

08/31/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: The Kitchen Community

08/18/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Exterminator

08/18/20

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The Craft of Creating a Wooden Baseball Bat

08/12/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Bird and Mammal Curator

08/11/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: PFC Ralph H. Johnson

08/11/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Coffee Roaster

08/10/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Printer

08/07/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Reptile Keeper

08/06/20

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The Surprising History of Baseball Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Workplace

08/05/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: USS Yorktown

08/03/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Innkeepers

08/03/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Rescue Ranch

07/31/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Tall Ship Crew

07/27/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Maintenance Coordinator

07/27/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Alligator Handler

07/20/20

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Extraordinary Times: Grainger Customer Stories – CCR Solutions

07/01/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Sports Flooring Director

06/30/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Sound Engineer

06/29/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Musher

06/29/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Hoot Gibson, U.S. Navy

06/29/20

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Extraordinary Times: Grainger Customer Stories – R. Riveter

06/29/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Restaurant Manager

06/22/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Natural Resources Coordinator

06/15/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Apple Orchard Farmers

06/08/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: R. Riveter - American Handmade

05/20/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Maintenance Supervisor

05/20/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Dick Whitaker, U.S. Marines

05/18/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Banquet Chef

05/15/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Aquarist

05/15/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Water Taxi Crew

05/06/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Citrus Farmer

05/06/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Welder

04/27/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Compost Expert

04/27/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Farmer

04/17/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Zookeeper

03/30/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Beekeeper

03/30/20

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How Grainger Helps the Cubs Deliver

03/10/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Sawmiller

03/05/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Groundskeeper

02/18/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Field Museum Engineer

01/29/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Warehouse Manager

01/24/20

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Hot Rod Fabricator

01/10/20

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The Right Tool Keeps Netflix DVD Running

11/18/19

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Growing a Healthcare Partnership Medxcel and Grainger

11/18/19

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Chicago's Field Museum: A Grainger Customer Success Story

11/17/19

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Christmas Tree Farm

10/30/19

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Furniture Craftsman

10/23/19

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Hotel Engineer

10/23/19

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Scream Park Manager

10/07/19

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Blacksmith

07/21/19

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: SWAT Coordinator

05/15/19

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Firefighter

05/15/19

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Brewmaster

11/19/18

Case Studies

Case Study: How One Customer Saved Big by Optimizing Inventory

08/02/17

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Case Study: How Vending Can Help Reduce Material Consumption

08/02/17

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Hospital Management Company Inventory Case Study

07/26/17

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Case Study: Improving Spending Control Measures

06/27/17

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Grainger Everyday Heroes: Golf Course Managers

04/10/17

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Click2Direct Procurement Solution Simplifies Process

01/17/17

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Working Better: PAWS

01/01/17

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Working Better: Highland Brewery

01/01/17

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Working Better: RECON Native Plants

01/01/17

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The USS Yorktown: Battling the Elements

01/01/17