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Applied Industrial Technologies Named NorthCoast 99 Award Winner for the 10th Time


CLEVELAND, OH (October 6, 2010) – Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) has been named a NorthCoast 99 Award winner again for 2010. This is the tenth time Applied has received the annual award that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. Applied was designated a Legacy Award winner for having received this award 10 times since its inception in 1999.

“Applied acknowledges the hard work, commitment and loyalty of its employees and provides a great place to work with strong values in clear communications, dedication to teamwork, professional training and career development,” said Barb Emery, Vice President – Human Resources, for Applied. “We are honored to be recognized by the Employees Resource Council (ERC) for this prestigious award, and we believe these programs are aligned with the attraction and retention of top performing employees.”

NorthCoast 99 winners are evaluated based on the degree to which their workplace practices are aligned with the attraction, retention and engagement of top performers. Research shows the best workplaces are better able to recruit top performers and that correlates with optimum financial performance. ERC is Northeast Ohio’s largest organization dedicated to Human Resources and workplace programs, practices, training and consulting.

With approximately 460 facilities and 4,500 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 4 million parts critical to the operations 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, plus solutions to meet inventory and storeroom management needs that help provide enhanced value to its customers. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Applied posted sales of $1.89 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at

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


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