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Applied Industrial Technologies Earns Five-Year Renewal of Its GSA Contract

CLEVELAND, April 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) announced that it has earned a five-year renewal of its Government Services Administration (GSA) Contract, effective April 6, 2015 through April 5, 2020. This will be Applied's third consecutive five-year renewal of Schedule Contract # GS 06F-0042R.

This contract from the GSA Center for Facilities Maintenance and Hardware includes more than 350,000 products that Applied® offers on the GSA Advantage website. MaintenancePRO® training programs to help government facility managers improve operating efficiencies and reduce costly downtime are also included.

"Applied is excited about the opportunities available to us through our GSA Contract renewal," says Tom Armold, Vice President – Sales. "We are fully committed to delivering quality products, value-added services and productivity improvements that support our growing base of government customers." Applied has won several GSA awards for its product and service excellence.

About Applied

With more than 560 facilities and 5,800 employee associates, Applied Industrial Technologies 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. Applied can be visited on the Internet at www.applied.com.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Julie Kho Applied Industrial Technologies 1 Applied Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44115-5020 ph. 216-426-4483 e-mail jkho@applied.com

Source:Applied Industrial Technologies