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Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.

 
Overview

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is one of North America's largest independent distributors representing more than 3 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. We also provide engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services.


The Applied network encompasses more than 5,000 associates at 475 facilities across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Our seven strategically located distribution centers warehouse millions of dollars of inventory to support our local service centers and customers with necessary products.

Applied Industrial Technologies is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, age, disability, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Please check out our video to see the Applied Difference

Culture

A Foundation of Values
Good values help keep an organization strong. At Applied, our business is supported by a solid foundation of seven Core Values. These values guide the way we conduct every aspect of our business. Our Core Values are:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Caring/Fairness
  • Openness
  • Quality Dedication
  • Promise Keeping
  • Personal Mastery
Pride in Corporate Citizenship Applied takes pride in being a good corporate citizen, as reflected through our sponsorship of charities both nationwide and in the local communities in which we reside. Nationally, Applied supports the Red Cross, United Way and March of Dimes, to name a few. Local philanthropic efforts include sponsorship of community hunger banks, tutoring programs at elementary schools, volunteering with the Salvation Army, and participating in Boys and Girls Club of America and Habitat for Humanity, among others. In 2005, Applied received the Toast of MidTown Award from MidTown Cleveland, Inc. for participation in or creation of a community service program, philanthropic giving and other demonstrated community outreach activites. Applied was also was honored by the Employers Resource Council with the NorthCoast 99 Award winner for 2005. The award honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio.
Benefits
Press Releases August 7, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Fiscal 2009 Results

July 21, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend

July 14, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Earns a Platinum Alliance Supplier Award from Vulcan Materials Company

June 09, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with ORS Nasco

May 19th, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Announces National Authorized Distribution Agreement with THK

April 23, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results

April 23, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend

February 24, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Earns a Supplier of the Year Award from AK Steel
January 26, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Results
January 21, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend
January 15, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies Named to Forbes Magazine's Platinum 400 List for Sixth Consecutive Year
January 12, 2009 Applied Industrial Technologies to Report Second Quarter Earnings and Conduct Investor Teleconference

December 10, 2008
Applied Industrial Technologies Named to the Selling Power "50 Best Companies to Sell For" List

December 08, 2008
Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Cincinnati Transmission
October 29, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Receives an Excellence in Partnership Award from the Coalition for Government Procurement
October 27, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Results
October 22, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend
October 02, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Receives NorthCoast 99 Award
October 01, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies to Report First Quarter Earnings and Conduct Investor Teleconference
August 29, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Completes Acquisition of Fluid Power Resource, LLC
August 08, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Record Annual Results for 2008
July 31, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Changes Starting Time of Year-End Investor Conference Call July 14, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies to Acquire Distribution Businesses of Fluid Power Resource July 10, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend June 25, 2008 41,000 Products, Complete Specs, and Handy Reference Guides Featured in New Industrial Supply Catalog from Applied June 17, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Earns a Gold Alliance Supplier Award from Vulcan Materials Company June 11, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Completes Acquisition of Suministros Industriales Enol, S.A. de C.V. May 14, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies to Acquire Suministros Industriales Enol, S.A. de C.V. April 24, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Reports Record Fiscal 2008 Third Quarter Results April 24, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies Declares Quarterly Dividend April 02, 2008 Applied Industrial Technologies To Report Third Quarter Earnings and Conduct Investor Teleconference

History


1923

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio, as The Ohio Ball Bearing Company by Joseph M. Bruening. First year sales totaled $82,000.

1927

Established branches in Youngstown and Cincinnati.

1953

Changed company name to Bearings, Inc.; Began trading on American Stock Exchange.

1957

Acquired Dixie Bearings, Inc.

1960

Formed subsidiary Bruening Bearings, Inc.

1965

Began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

1972

Opened first distribution center in Cleveland, Ohio.

1987

Founder Joseph M. Bruening passed away.

1990

Acquired King Bearing, Inc.

1994

Acquired Mainline Industrial Distributors, Inc.

1995

Recorded more than a billion dollars in sales for the first time.

1996

Acquired Engineered Sales, Inc.

1997

Changed name to Applied Industrial Technologies; Acquired Invetech Company (parent company of Detroit Ball Bearing, American Bearing and Power Transmission, Moore Bearing, Kentucky Bearing Service and Hewitt Transmission).

1998

Acquired Rafael Benitez Carrillo (Puerto Rico).

2000

Acquired Bearing & Transmission, B & T Rubber and HyPOWER Systems (Canada).

2001

Launched iSource; Opened Applied México, S.A. de C.V.

2002

Acquired Baleros Industriales, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico); Acquired Industrial Equipment Co. Ltd. (Canada).

2003

Acquired Rodamientos y Bandas de la Laguna, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico).

2005

Acquired Groupe GLM (Canada); Acquired Spencer Industries, Inc., a regional fluid power distributor headquartered in Kent, WA. The company operates nine locations throughout the Western United States.

2006

Acquired Minnesota Bearing Company. Divisions include Iowa Bearing Company, Western Bearing & Supply Company, and Nebraska Bearing Company, as well as Air-Hydraulic Systems, Inc.

2007

Recorded more than $2 billion in sales for the first time; Acquired VYCMEX S.A. de C.V. of Mexico. VYCMEX is Mexico's largest independent fluid power distributor.

2008

Acquired Suministros Industriales Enol, S.A. de C.V. and its group of companies; Acquired Fluid Power Resource, LLC and the following seven fluid power distribution businesses: Bay Advanced Technologies, Carolina Fluid Components, DTS Fluid Power, FluidTech, Hughes HiTech, Hydro Air, and Power Systems; Acquired Cincinnati Transmission, a single location, regional distributor of power transmission and motion control products as well as gearbox repair solutions.

Comet (College Recruitment)


You welcome challenge. You want to be the best at whatever you do…

COMET (Career Opportunity and Management Employment Training) is Applied's award-winning sales and leadership program for qualified recent college graduates who desire a challenging role in the sales and distribution of industrial components. Through COMET, you receive:

  • A 10-month product training, team building, goal setting and career development program, which takes place at both our corporate headquarters and in our field locations.
  • Corporate and field mentors who can offer valuable insight into the company's work style and be key resources for questions and guidance.
  • Classroom, lab and field studies as well as a marketing research project to give you a complete understanding of Applied's products and services.
  • A complete curriculum of personal training courses covering selling techniques, leadership, presentation skills, business etiquette and ethics.


COMET Requirements

A prosperous career at Applied Industrial Technologies starts with a solid knowledge base. Your college background, mechanical skills, work experiences and your driving personal motivators will serve as your initial foothold as you learn and grow in the COMET program. Qualities our COMET participants demonstrate are:

  • Bachelors degree in industrial distribution, engineering, business or related field.
  • Recent college graduate or soon-to-be college graduate.
  • Related internship or co-op experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership qualities.
  • Solutions-oriented problem solver.
  • Team player.
  • Resourceful, ambitious and enjoy challenges.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to our Core Values.
  • Your hard work in COMET pays off through a competitive salary and a well-rounded benefits package.


Apply for COMET

Throughout the year, our Applied Industrial Technologies representatives visit colleges, universities and career fairs to discuss the COMET program with interested students. Contact your university's career placement center to find out when Applied is coming to your campus.

If Applied does not have a scheduled visit to a location near you and you are interested in the COMET program, email a resumé and a cover letter describing why you should be considered for the COMET program to collegerecruiting@applied.com. A member of the COMET Recruiting Team will then contact you.
Careers


Career Opportunities with Applied
From our corporate office to our service centers and distribution centers, our company is a mix of big city and small town, urban and rural. This diverse network encourages teamwork, the sharing of information and knowledge transfer.

Careers with Corporate

As Applied continues to expand its breadth of products and services, the need for associates to fill demanding corporate positions is more critical than ever. Corporate departments where job opportunities may exist include:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Information Services
  • Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Quality Standards
  • Communications


Careers with the Field Organization

Hundreds of service centers, along with our distribution centers and service shops, are often the front-line connect with our customers. Careers in Applied's field organization offer a world of opportunity for those seeking stimulating, satisfying careers and personal growth.

Possible field areas of employment include:

  • Inside and Outside Sales Representatives
  • Product Specialists
  • Local and Regional Managers
  • Warehouse Personnel
  • Drivers
  • Shop Technicians


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