Slightly off topic.
I am amazed with Misumi and their product offering/speed/prices/customization, etc. If I were to design some of the parts they offer in the form of pins and bushings and had a machinist make them it would cost much more for small quantities. Most of Misumi is metric. In many cases you can tweak the metric measurements to get a standard (1/4" -> 6.35mm). Also Misumi has some standard measurement products.
1) Who would you say are Misumi's competitors?
2) Are people aware of someone out there that has the breadth of product offering but is catering to inch market rather than metric?