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Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry

NAICS: 4237

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.Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Market Share: Largest Companies in the Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry

Company HeadquartersRevenue ($ MM)
FERGUSON ENTERPRISESNewport News, VA100 
ACE HARDWAREOak Brook, IL28 
HILTITulsa, OK26 
WINSUPPLYDayton, OH19 
WURTH GROUP OF NORTH AMERICARamsey, NJ18 
THOS. SOMERVILLEUpper Marlboro, MD14 
HILLMAN GROUPCincinnati, OH13 
MORSCO SUPPLYDallas, TX11 
F. W. WEBBBedford, MA11 
TRUE VALUEChicago, IL11 
CARRIER ENTERPRISE LEASINGMiami, FL9 
COOK & BOARDMAN GROUPWinston Salem, NC9 


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This is a list of the largest companies active in the Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers industry. This differs from market share in the following example: One business with revenues of $100 million generates 10% of its business from the Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers industry. A second firm, with revenues of $20 million, generates all of its business from this industry. In our list, we show the businesses having revenues of $100 million and $20 million, respectively. However, the market share would compare the $10 million in industry-specific revenue to the $20 million: the second company has twice the market share even though it is "smaller" in size.


.Additional Companies Operating in the Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry

Company HeadquartersRevenue ($ MM)
W. W. GRAINGER (NYSE: GWW)Lake Forest, IL100 
REXEL USADallas, TX49 
WESCO DISTRIBUTION (NYSE: WCC)Pittsburgh, PA45 
CORE & MAINSt. Louis, MO23 
NCHIrving, TX17 
HAJOCALafayette Hill, PA13 
WATSCO (NYSE: WSO)Miami, FL10 
EWING IRRIGATION PRODUCTSPhoenix, AZ8 




.Growth: Fastest Growing Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Companies

A list of competitors in the Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers industry that are rapidly expanding. Businesses may grow organically or through acquisition. Typically, small or midsized companies are in "growth" mode and can expand more rapidly. However, large businesses may have the strategy and financial capabilities to scale rapidly. Businesses that employ a "roll-up" strategy make multiple acquisitions of smaller businesses to form a single large corporation that controls a greater market share than its competitors and benefits from economies of scale.

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.Small Business Financing

Small businesses that have received financing may expand soon. Financing may be required for capital-intensive investments, such as real estate or equipment purchases. Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers businesses may use the financing to cover startup expenses or the costs of hiring new employees. Loans differ from equity investments in the level of risk that is expected: loans frequently have collateral either directly or implicitly through the business or the owners that ensure repayment. Equity investment has the possibility for much greater returns, but offers no guarantee the principle will be repaid. Convertible securities combine the two concepts, but is used by private-equity firms rather than main street startups.

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. Venture Funding

These Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers companies are actively raising capital from venture capital firms, private equity, or other investors. Businesses with venture funding generally have higher growth prospects, either through bringing new concepts to market, using innovative business practices, or savvy management.

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