2014

Grainger Marks National Safety Month With Sweepstakes And "Ask The Expert" Session

CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, and a leader in safety services and solutions, today 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 decades of experience in helping our customers, regardless of the safety challenge," said Nino Granatiero, vice president, Safety Business Line with Grainger.  "Grainger works with customers to help them save time and money, and most importantly, help their employees go home in the same condition they came to work.  We understand the challenges this presents and we take our role very seriously in partnering with customers on their safety initiatives."

Throughout the month of June, Grainger is conducting a social media sweepstakes, called My Safety Story, asking: "What does it mean to you to come home safely every day?"  Those who share their stories and photos using #MySafetyStory, through Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus or Instagram, are automatically entered for a chance to win a Helly Hansen Roan Anorak rain jacket.  No purchase necessary.  Sweepstakes ends June 30.  Visit grainger.com/sweepstakes for the official rules and to learn more.

Grainger also will host its first-ever live Q&A through Facebook on June 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time.  During this session, Kent Shea, one of Grainger's Certified Safety experts, will be available to answer questions related to safety.  In addition to serving in this role for Grainger, Shea is a lieutenant with a local fire department and paramedic with more than 25 years of experience.  To learn more and register, visit http://www.planetReg.com/E5191529451271.

Further, customers who visit Grainger.com throughout June will have the chance to learn about a different area of safety each week, including personal protective equipment, lock out/tag out, heat stress and safety communications. 

"Grainger is answering the call from our customers who are demanding greater breadth and depth of safety products and solutions," said Granatiero.  "National Safety Month enables us to highlight how we can partner with customers every day to help keep their people safe and operate safer facilities."

Grainger is a leader in safety services and solutions, offering technical support and training to help customers comply with workplace safety regulations and safeguard facilities.  In 2013, safety and security products represented nearly 20 percent of Grainger sales. To learn more, visit http://www.grainger.com/content/safety-services.

About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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