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Grainger Earns Top Spot in Category of Wholesalers

CHICAGO, IL — Grainger (NYSE: GWW) announced it earned the number one ranking on FORTUNE magazine’s 2015 List of World’s Most Admired Companies in the category of Wholesalers: Diversified.  This ranking is consistent with 2014, when the company also earned the top spot in this category.

“At Grainger, we are committed to building a workplace where dedicated, talented people can thrive and serve customers, colleagues and business partners with excellence,” said Grainger’s Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Joseph High.  “This requires a culture where different points of views are respected, new experiences are embraced and creativity is encouraged.  Earning the top spot on the World’s Most Admired Companies List in our category is a wonderful distinction and an endorsement that we are taking the right approach to doing business.”

FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies List is the definitive report card on corporate reputations.  Hay Group has collaborated with FORTUNE annually since 1997 to identify, select and rank the World’s Most Admired Companies and uncover the business practices that make these companies highly regarded among their peers.  To compile the rankings, corporate reputation and performance are measured against nine key attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

The World’s Most Admired Companies List and methodology can be found on the FORTUNE website.

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