with fiscal 2014 sales of $2.5 billion, applied industrial technologies (nyse: ait) is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than five million parts to serve the needs of mro and oem customers in virtually every industry. in addition, applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. applied also offers maintenance training and inventory management solutions that provide added value to its customers. the applied network encompasses more than 560 operating facilities and nine distribution centers. to learn more, visit www.applied.com.