Facility is expected to consume up to 50% less energy for cooling than similar data centers Chicago — Grainger announced its new data center in Lake Forest, Ill., is certified as the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility of this type. This data center features an advanced cooling system.  The energy Read more

Recently, select media members were invited to tour the LEED Platinum Grainger Distribution Center, located southwest of Chicago. According to information provided by Grainger, the company, with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North America’s leading broad supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products. The 1 million-sq.-ft. facility is indeed impressive. From the building’s layout Read more

Chicago — Grainger, a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, and a leader in safety services and solutions, announced it is conducting a sweepstakes and hosting a safety Q&A session in June for National Safety Month. “Safety is a concern for every organization, regardless of the industry and Grainger has Read more