updated 11/12/2010 10:45:46 AM ET 2010-11-12T15:45:46

W.W. Grainger Inc., a supplier of industrial maintenance and safety products, said Friday that daily sales in October rose 11 percent compared with a year ago.

Results were helped by acquisitions and a contribution from foreign exchange rates.

U.S. sales rose 8 percent and Canada sales rose 16 percent, the company said.

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