Grainger Launches First Public Safety Catalog, Offers Free Grant Writing Webinars for Public Safety Professionals

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Company announces the release of its first catalog for public safety professionals including approximately 6,000 products in expanded categories such as gear and equipment, fleet maintenance, and emergency preparedness supplies.

“Grainger is a one-stop shop for public safety professionals, helping customers spend more time on training and responding and less time looking through dozens of supplier catalogs."

Grainger (NYSE: GWW), North America’s leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, today announced the release of its first catalog for public safety professionals that includes approximately 6,000 products in expanded categories such as gear and equipment, fleet maintenance, and emergency preparedness supplies. The catalog is categorized into areas like Law, Fire, EMS, and Emergency Preparedness to provide easy navigation. Customer feedback drove the addition of turnout gear, body armor, tactical gear, hazmat response, power tools, fleet and station supplies and more from trusted industry brands including 5.11 Tactical, Blackhawk, Fire Dex, Pelican, Bullard, Damascus, 3M, DuPont and MSA.

“For more than 80 years, Grainger has been serving our customers by helping them get the products they need, when they need them.” said Lee Cox, Vice President, Grainger Brand Segment Government & Healthcare. “Grainger is a one-stop shop for public safety professionals and our expanded selection of equipment, apparel and supplies helps customers spend more time on training and responding and less time looking through dozens of supplier catalogs for the products they need.”

Grainger has been awarded many competitively bid state, local and cooperative contracts to help public safety officials streamline their procurement process for critical products needed to respond to emergencies, including:

  •     Educational and Institutional Cooperative Purchasing Group (E&I)
  •     Fire Rescue Group Purchasing
  •     Public Safety Group Purchasing
  •     National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA)
  •     National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (NIPA)
  •     The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN)
  •     Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA)

The company also is currently offering complimentary grant writing workshops through its “On the Job” webinar series to help customers be more effective at pursuing and securing grant dollars. The one-hour live webinars offer tips on strategic positioning, the components of grant writing and how to make your application stand out in the selection process. For a list of upcoming webinars and past recordings and to request a free copy of the new catalog, visit http://www.grainger.com/publicsafetyinfo.

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About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2010 sales of $7.2 billion is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America.

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