The latest news for the construction supply channel, including distributors, suppliers and manufacturer's rep firms.
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Kilgore becomes North East Regional Sales Manager.
Aaron Brading appointed to spearhead growth in the USA and Canada.
Distributor Solutions Stores grow to 11 locations across the U.S.
Wynn Paradise Park would feature white sand beach surrounding a 38-acre lagoon.
NAHB estimates tariff will cost the U.S. nearly $500 million in wages and salaries, $350 million in taxes and more than 8,200 full-time U.S. jobs.
North American subsidiary of German industrial group acquires Rhodius-branded business of former exclusive importer Sundisc Abrasives.
April 28 events renew commitment to making safety a priority.
Average selling price is $388,200.
Public works lifted by two large pipeline projects; multifamily housing, offices and airport terminals also advance.
Adds new distributors in Canada, New Zealand and Spain.
Environmental protection, material handling and workplace safety manufacturer expands Justrite.
John Ducharme takes role after joining from Warn Industries.
Veteran DENSO executive Norihito “Jack” Tanahashi takes new post.
The biggest real estate development in American history will have a 15-story maze of stairwells.
$275 million bid was lowest for job but still exceeded original state estimate.
Softwood lumber prices climb 7.2% in the first three months of 2017.
But land and labor shortages crunch starts down 6.8 percent for month.
Magalog features case studies, techniques and products.
Free guidebook offers strategies for establishing your e-commerce capability.
Fastenal reported sales increased 6.2 percent to $1.0 billion in Q1.
Chad McDonald brings more than 18 years of experience in sales and marketing.
Web analysis helps users select T&B and ABB products that comply with this year’s changes.
AgoNow offers AFFLINK’s 300 independent distributor members a full suite of industrial MRO products and channel services.
Products are first from a new venture with European manufacturer BB+Tec.
Donates $12,000 to linemen charities ahead of National Lineman Appreciation Day April 18.
Continued upward trend signals increased construction activity for the rest of the year.
June 23 enforcement date is rolled back to Sept. 23, 2017.
Company is also hosting a silica dust compliance webinar on April 26.
Keeping up with the driver in front of you has never been easier.
Richard Fox-Marrs is named president and CEO.
Deal expands material handling distributor's Southeast U.S. presence.
Residential activity buoys private sector as education and highway work both rise.
Massive earth boring project nears completion in Seattle.
Bill Dwyre has been with company since 2013.
Book will highlight key customer service challenges facing STAFDA Distributor members.
John Ratzenberger will star at STAFDA in Austin, Texas on November 13.
Objects and vehicles striking workers are the leading cause of roadside-related construction deaths.
Silica Dust: Understanding the Requirements & Provisions for Construction Industry Compliance.
Report compiles insights from 700 U.S. manufacturers and distributors.
Award recognizes PPG's client-focused creativity, feasibility, collaboration and bottom-line impact.
New report sees a booming DIY home improvement market turning online for products.
New distribution and training center in Dallas, Texas occupies 22,000 square feet.
Rockler HFF donation matching program will run through April 30.
Bosch continues to fight for customers’ ability to buy its REAXX Jobsite Table Saw.
Rental eSign provides a huge savings on E-signature services.
Average selling price is $390,400 as sales rate hits seven-month high.
Versatile and flexible features can really add some serious value to a lighting system.
Training and access to resources are key.
Joe Smith of Metabo will deliver address to STAFDA convention audience in Austin, Texas.
Despite calls to action, investment will be slow to ramp up due to funding, regulatory and workforce hurdles.
Public works and electric utilities strengthen after a subdued January.
Milwaukee Public School System partners with Atlas Roofing Corporation and local contractors to design innovative drainage system, extending roof lives to 30+ years.
App offers end-to-end project management for Bosch BLAZE GLM 50 C and Bosch GLM 100 C laser measures.
Mark Yoder is new director of sales, North America and Ken Burchill is new account manager.
New report shows equipment manufacturers generated more than $416 billion in sales activity in 2016.
Bruce Panveno brings MAX 30 years of distribution sales expertise.
Route 66 bridge is predicted to save money and go up faster.
New releases advance more collaborative construction workflows.
Construction and industrial sales grow 6.8 percent for year.
Company opens headquarters in Perth, Australia.
Platform removes need for intermediary procurement support, delivers cost-savings.
You could win a ticket to tool heaven — plus fishing and a facility tour!
New 50,000-square-foot campus to serve as international hub for APF production, distribution, training and R&D.
Design tool optimizes epoxy connection solutions for threaded rod and rebar anchors with CIA-GEL 7000-C.
Leeper has been with Lackmond since 2007.
Peterson manufactures vehicle safety lighting and related products.
Pressure-sensitive tape manufacturer will deliver enhanced programs, education, and field training to Sphere 1 members.
Purchase from Sears Holdings brings Craftsman brand into Stanley family.
Thomas joins Lackmond from the Boy Scouts of America.
Deal follows up on recent acquisitions of Pullman Ermator and Diamond Tool Supply.
Commercial project planning is trending up 28 percent over 2016 levels.
Mike Herrick will serve customers in Western Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Listing now covers more than 21,000 vocational education programs across the country.
Weekly classes and projects in April cover wood turning, cutting and finishing.
Rolfes joins Mechanix Wear from Pelican Products.
Company will unveil new safety videos daily.
Forecast reveals third highest optimism rating in 20 years.
Chart covers eight reasons why it is smart to lease.
Site combines complete product listings and a distributor locator.
First ever Spanish language coverage debuts April 1.
Agency supports Cuyahoga Community College program for third year running.
Learn more, get involved and help save lives one step at a time.
AGC urges Congress to enact President Trumps' trillion dollar infrastructure measure.
Gregorio Aspeitia will manage new location and business development.
New name better reflects company identity and goals.
McCann and Pullman Ermator will help contractors meet new OSHA silica standards.
Average new home price rises to $360,900.
Rate dips from 3.5 percent in Q3, due in part to lower exports, higher imports and less government spending.
CSH includes former Brock White, Border Construction Specialties and Stetson Building Products companies.
Amtrak's $24 billlion project will expand its northeast transportation corridor.
Inaugural show is set for October 24-26, 2017.
Matt Mosely joins as a national account manager; Carlos Melo is new regional sales manager.
Ramey joins MRA with 20 years of industry experience.
ISO standards assure consistent, world-class product specifications.
Brown joins AgoNow from Weiler Corp., and will work with CEO Larry Davis.
President has pledged $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over next 10 years.
New technologies, products and distributor model are driving growth.
SolarOne Solutions provides solar lighting solutions for street, roadway, parking and advertising applications.
Bill would protect dealers from unfair and unfounded lawsuits.
Larson Electronics presents an overview of IP ratings, waterproof protection and submersibles.
Dan Schneider returns to company with more than 25 years of manufacturing industry experience.
Agency adds nearly 1,000 programs and other new features to list of more than 20,000 technical programs across the country.
Philippe Marzin brings more than 20 years of experience managing international sales programs.
What is your whale curve telling you?
National Association of Women in Construction promotes role of women in the industry.
Syntac will be renamed Shurtape Specialty Coating, LLC.
McCann provides heavy equipment and contractor supplies in Illinois and Indiana.
Construction industry added 36,000 jobs in January 2017.
Tight home inventories prevail everywhere except in the Northeast U.S.
Agenda promotes interests of nation's home builders and national pro-business policy goals.
Building materials division distributor members grew 16 percent.
Build Your Future program allows veterans to receive NCCER credit for skills and training received in the service.
New two-year apprenticeship program is a partnership with local technical education institutions.
Program will help rental house customers comply with new OSHA regs.
Index climbs 3.9% on strong institutional project planning.
New app features floor and tile products, colors, a material calculator, links to distributors and more.
Brado becomes Business Development Director for buying group.
Starts rose in most top U.S. metro areas, but New York pulled back from its 2015 surge.
Power purchased from farm will power 100 HD stores for a year.
Article offers tips for high-energy, effective marketing programs.
Commitment to business excellence earns award from MHEDA.
Kenneth Ackerman replaces Bob Footlik, who is retiring.
Interview explored frequently overlooked and unexplored profit opportunities in distribution businesses.
Fisher died in an accident in Phoenix on January 22, 2017.
Overall 2016 new home sales increased 12.2 percent YOY.
DecoTech solar system provides an attractive, low-profile alternative to typical rack-mounted solar panels.
David Reimann will manage OX Group USA’s tiling, drywall and masonry categories.
Keith Ripley has been with DP since 1990.
John Quinn becomes VP of marketing; Bill Verzole is named sales manager.
Acme Tools is the first certified online partner to receive new award.
Rakesh Sridharan joins TigerStop as CEO of worldwide operations.
Full-year calendar covers training programs and association meetings.
Rea replaces Matt Bohmer, who now leads Viega’s new Great Plains region.
Inventor of cold liquid applied reinforced membranes continues to innovate.
Loyalty programs help gain and retain customers.
Kukuk becomes Reusable Packaging Association chairman of the board for 2017.
New products include Floor Patch patching and finishing material and Presto accelerating admixture for portland cement products.
Investment firm KKR announced a tender offer to acquire a majority of shares of power tool and life science equipment manufacturer Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd.
Offering safety debris tarps, netting and fall protection safety nets in stock and logo imprinted versions.
Manufacturer adds new positions for inside sales and product development.
Design software provider serves the residential construction industry.
Fairbanks Scales' Terry Clark discusses ways to improve accuracy and reduce overhead.
Residential BIM consulting firm will strengthen Simpson's partnerships with major home builders.
Mark Thom named new Chief Executive Officer.
Technical training programs cover asphalt paving and milling.
Event with Paul Reilly is set for April 5-6, 2017.
Acquisition expands Epicor's cloud-based solutions portfolio.
Event will include a guest visit from HGTV star Mike Holmes.
Year to date trend is 4.4 percent over 2015 levels.
New facility enables same-day shipping across Canada.
Danny Mack Hale brings MAX 25 years of consumer products sales expertise.
Real gross domestic income (GDI) increased 4.8 percent in the quarter.
Acquisition strengthens Atlas Copco's Midwest presence and distribution.
Rate trends 16.5 percent above November 2015.
Company raises funds through employee and company contributions for natural disaster relief efforts.
How to determine the right spill kit contents for any location.
New 45,600 square-foot facility enables rapid distribution of MiTek building products to customers within a 500-mile radius.
Training sessions to be held in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Acquisition strengthens and expands Southwire’s product offering.
First woman to lead Concrete Pavement Association.
Videos provide short, informative tips for using Mortar Net products.
After hitting nine-year high in October, permits and starts fall as completions rise.
Becomes second president in organization's 16-year history.
Store openings and more changes are on the way.
Overstreet will lead drywall and masonry products within for Hyde's construction division.
Site matches tools to project needs, delivers how-to advice and new ideas.
Coatings products and technologies are highlighted for nearly two dozen industries.
Midwest Sales Executive worked with MAX since 2012.
New branch will offer same-day pickup for the New Jersey/New York area and one-day shipping throughout the Northeast.
Bohmer brings 12 years of Viega expertise to new position.
Acquisition reinforces Yamaha's expansion into the multi-purpose engine market.
Acquisition brings PIP president full circle: Joe Milot worked for Century until he launched PIP in 1984.
White Cap net sales increased 5.7 percent to $499 million, compared to Q3 2015.
Administration, sales, engineering and marketing functions will remain in Waukesha.
Brock has been with Lackmond since 2005.
Help your company and your customers take maximum advantage of Section 179D tax write offs for energy efficient commercial interior lighting systems.
Business economists say slow economic growth is the new normal.
How to train employees to avoid cyber threats.
Corporate profits increase $133.8 billion in the quarter.
Recurring revenue rises 15 percent, dividend increases by 50 percent.
Unveils new umbrella corporate logos and taglines.
Positive consensus leads promoters to select four-day schedule again.
New, easy-to-use website redesign provides tailored web services for designers, contractors and distributors.
Company donates $25,000 to Utah Food Bank to help feed families in Utah.
Software company pledges $5 donation per social media share.
Purchases of select tool kits and jaw kits are eligible to receive more than $750 in Viega MegaPressG fittings.
Architect overcomes design challenges in $2B airport project.
Celle, Germany-based Motortech manufacturers gaseous-engine control systems and accessories.
Robert lampietro brings MAX 25 years of building products and distribution experience.
Pace rises 2 percent to 5.6 million annual rate.
Nonresidential building pulls back after a strong September.
Sales increase 6.1 percent from Q3 2015.
Debnath has worked for Kaydon Corporation, Rexnord and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Kit helps organizations advance employee recycling and waste reduction efforts.
Award honors the recipient for its positive impact and support of the Wisconsin economy.
Award recognizes a decade of successful partnership and innovation.
Product catalog covers more than 500 items.
Ron Stas joins Southwest team as Business Development Manager.
Video series offers quick, easy-to-understand marketing advice on a variety of industry topics.
Torque wrench manufacturer joins Snap-on family of companies.
Update features expanded commissioning, product support and UI capabilities.
Major homebuilders use prefab components to ease worker shortfall.
Rebranding combines major industry brands under one roof.
Fixed and negotiated price format compliments online and onsite auctions.
Understanding and explaining the UL 1640 standard to contractors.
Surface Shields and Anvil Builders partner to benefit Sentinels of Freedom veterans' charity.
George Robert Garvin Jr. dies at 80 years of age.
Five courses are set for Jan. 16 to 19 in Las Vegas.
Attila Madarasz takes helm at Fein US.
Event offers free MegaPressG fittings.
Commercial index rises 6.1 percent for month; institutional advances 1.4 percent.
Accredited classes focus on complying with NFPA 70E standards.
Auction is set for November 15, 2016.
Paper details benefits of blue LED warning lights in reducing forklift accidents.
Davis will serve customers in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
Group names Distributor of the Year, Supplier of the Year and the Dan Judge Founder’s Award winner.
Acquisition strengthens PrimeSource network in New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Quarterly year over year sales tally $248.9 million, compared to $228.7 million in Q3 2015.
"Safety Now & Next" provides relevant, easy-to-understand information on worker safety, training & technical resources, and regulatory news.
Connected data environments will span survey and construction processes for comprehensive project delivery benefits.
eBook, "Top 6 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity," looks at specific risks to that small- and medium-sized businesses.
Award recognizes 84 Lumber’s commitment to the nation’s largest homebuilder.
Popular promotion last ran in 2014.
Bill Spencer brings 25 years of experience to the position.
Equity partners The Sterling Group announces acquisitions to form new company.
Elon Musk unveils his grand unification of Tesla: Fast cars, big batteries and solar roofs.
Residential and highways are only bright spots.
The pros and cons run deeper than just "to slurry or not to slurry."
Richard Howard brings Hyde Group companies over 30 years of industry expertise.
Best-in-class products receive recognition for innovation, power and value.
Monthly sales rate outpaces September 2015 by 29.8 percent.
New, bilingual volume covers the planning, process and strategies of building with tilt-up concrete.
Are QuickBooks and manual processes holding back your growth?
Petition alleges that proposed regs will decrease safety and reduce productivity.
Donates $10,000 to American Red Cross fund for Hurricane Matthew relief.
Month sees 23 auctions and nearly 10,000 items sold.
Top U.S.-owned diamond tool manufacturers have united.
Single-family starts rise 8.1 percent while privately-owned starts slide 9 percent for month.
New logo is part of KITO Group brand unification program.
Jim Umpleby elected as next CEO; Dave Calhoun to become non-executive Chairman of the Board.
Engineers of new soundproof windows use recording studio expertise to reduce sound pollution.
Ontario hospital additions avoid water issues with W. R. MEADOWS waterproofing products.
David Carlson brings 18 years of experience in regional sales development.
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance workers suffer more injury and illness related missed work days than other groups.
Chris Hinojosa will drive sales for Aqua-Hot hydronic vehicle heating systems.
Becomes master distributor for western hemisphere.
Program has helped grow propane mowers as long-term solution for landscape contractors.
Michelle Lakin joined Industrial Supply in 2015.
Fastenal closed 65 stores in Q3 and plans to shutter 32 more in Q4.
$1.95 billion cash deal includes Irwin and Lenox brands.
Eight steps to help you transition.
Tool brands include Irwin, Lenox, hilmor and DYMO.
Calendar will feature original art from popular tattoo artists and illustrators.
MagDrill Disruptor 30 takes innovation award in online rankings.
Acquisition adds in-house weaving and dye range capabilities.
After 25 years with the company and 18 at the helm, Tevens announces next step.
Now offers TYTAN foams, sealants and adhesives to customers.
App includes all online solutions from Sandvik Coromant.
Guide is designed to help architects, designers and owners reach certification goals.
Bryon Church replaces Marv Manley, who will now focus on new business development and special projects.
PC19 and PC24 Power Cord Series reels earn UL approval.
Private and public work categories both decline for month.
Saws win Editors’ Choice and Best Corded Saw awards.
Changes focus on expanding company's sales reach in the pallet sector.
Elizabeth Courtwright brings 20 years of experience to Guardair.
With quick return to service, ability to withstand years of foot, cart or forklift traffic, polyurea meets the requirements of many industries.
Brett Miller brings over 16 years of construction distribution channel experience to MAX.
By 2060, U.S. population will grow by nearly 100 million, including over 64 million immigrants.
In 2014, the Hispanic labor force had risen to 25.4 million workers, 16.3 percent of the total U.S. labor force.
Cliff Tucker has over 25 years of experience in the wood flooring distribution business.
Mondi will focus on serving military customers.
Rob DeVries joins Shurtape from Apex Tool Group.
Bartell Morrison presents tips for identifying and cultivating prospective customers.
Production of popular protective head covers will continue uninterrupted.
National Masonry Instructors Association selects Fechino for Hall of Fame induction.
Connie M. Leipard, CIT leads National Association of Women in Construction.
NECA show is set for Oct. 8-10 in Boston.
But single-family permits climb 3.7 percent, signalling ongoing demand.
Ten-year deal allows CNH Industrial to market mini excavators for Hyundai.
Airmaster, a manufacturer of air circulation and ventilation fan solutions, named Greg W. Helbling as its director of sales and marketing.
United Copper is the third largest manufacturer of building wire in the United States.
Vlad Kotel will serve traffic safety customers across the midwest.
Klein partners with IBEW-NECA and the Electrical Training Alliance for training and educational programs.
Jackson returns to the region he once served.
Robert Zellhoefer becomes director of HVAC sales.
Bartell's Josh Locke discusses their real-world meaning.
Webinar is set for Thursday, Sept. 22 at noon CST.
Ericson steps up from operations manager in fourth generation family company.
The China International Hardware Show runs Oct. 21-23 in Shanghai.
Former CEO James Hale assumes titles of Founder and Chairman of the Board.
How to return dangerous goods safely.
Mccoy joins Lackmond from Tajima.
Sales rise 4.1 percent in quarter; projects 3 to 6 percent growth for year.
Caplan emigrated to Canada from England and worked on the country's Distant Early Warning radar system before launching Task Tools.
"Make and Take" project classes will be offered at Rockler stores and online.
Currently, one quarter of dealers surveyed offer commercial propane mowers.
Investment group plans to expand Epicor's international scope.
New 4,000 square-foot center will be a regional hub for Flowcrete polymer flooring materials and specialty coatings.
Coulter moves up to head 10-store group's supply chain.
Pioneer will carry Barko forestry line in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Meyer joins Wanco from Subaru Industrial Power Products.
Sullivan brings 25 years of industry experience to Lackmond Canada.
Dean McKenzie has been with OSHA for seven years.
Year to date construction spending trends 5.6 percent above 2015.
Company posts three-year growth rate of 76 percent.
Chris McCorkle has worked for Jarden Applied Materials and Valspar.
The fuel tank can leak, posing explosion, fire and burn hazards.
Brady also cofounded the Evergreen Marketing Group.
Kunin becomes Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
IronPlanet sold $787 million in vehicles in 2015.
$3.15 billion deal expands Emerson's footprint in global control valve market.
Distributor now offers TYTAN brand foams, sealants and adhesives to its customers.
Warranty covers 140-watt and 170-watt models.
For dealers, contractors, engineers and estimators, USP Specifier automates the connector selection process.
Six regional winners recognized for their dedication to improving the trade and their communities.
Monthly sales rate trends a whopping 31.3 percent over July 2015.
Donates $10,000 to Red Cross relief fund.
Martinson will serve MBW customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Gramoll joins Minnich through a partnership with MBW.
Commits $700,000, supplies and volunteers to gulf flood relief efforts.
Glove maker also reaches an agreement in principle to settle lawsuit with ORR Safety Corporation.
Forty percent of executives surveyed plan to increase hiring and spending over the next four months.
All new CMS back-end gives users more online solution-finding tools.
Cloud-based offering is a full-service digital commerce solution for distributors and wholesalers.
Over 750,000 U.S. homeowners chose metal roofs for their homes in 2015.
New facility will improve manufacturing and shipping efficiencies.
Permits and completions both slip for month but starts improve over June.
Darrin Mann brings sealing products company 28 years of sales experience.
Architect, contractor cite MEADOWS products and support.
Events are set for September 13 in Boston, Mass., and November 29, in Anaheim, Calif.
COO DG Macpherson will become chairman as current chairman, president and CEO, Jim Ryan retires.
October slab, wall and wire sawing courses will by hosted by Diamond Products.
Maria Sandoval brings Dorner severn years of material handling industry experience.
GovPlanet marks two-year anniversary and receives contract extension to sell government vehicles and rolling stock.
Frank Geib becomes manager of East Central region; Jim Wagner becomes West Central manager.
Acquisition expands Bartell's surface preparation product range.
Accelerating product innovation prompts new emphasis on product and customer education.
Focus on your entire pneumatic system.
Edward Gerber, formerly with Hagemeyer-Industrial Distribution Group, takes helm in September.
Golden tools celebrate 50 years of the industry’s first safety slip-clutch.
2016 International Innovative Award includes Dallas Cowboys tickets.
Regional Sales Executive Matt Johnson wins honors.
Norbord produces wood-based panels in the United States, Europe and Canada.
National Association of Women in Construction names this year's leading women in the industry.
Mark Evans has been with Viega since 2007.
New certification covers Jenny's entire lineup of electric air compressors.
Will showcase new model at GIE+EXPO 2016.
TDIndustries experiences the versatility and durability of KNAACK DataVault.
Receives David Weekley Homes’ coveted “Partners of Choice” Award.
The Construction Credit Report is a new single-source report providing critical construction related data.
Huber Engineered Woods approves Fasco SubLoc PRO SCRAIL fasteners for use in AdvanTech flooring panel installation.
Tips to get more profit from your concrete grinder rentals.
James M. Loree will become CEO effective Aug. 1.
Jim Small steps up from Midwest Regional Sales Manager & International Sales Manager.
Donated lighting products help sanctuary staff locate animals for rescue.
New 52,700 Sq. Ft. facility warehouses MiTek truss connector plates and USP structural connectors and epoxy.
Sales trend is 25 percent above June 2015 rate.
Scott Carnell will lead construction tools, portable energy and road construction equipment divisions.
Company hosts 8,000 guests in Germany.
Stuart Reynolds joins Makinex with 30 years of industry experience.
Current chairman and CEO, Michael J. Hoffman, will continue to serve as chairman of the board.
Gary Tharp brings 30 years of industry experience; is based in Corno, Calif.
Downloadable PDF highlights recent changes in OSHA's silica ruling.
Most industry leaders expect a steady or modestly improving market ahead.
Association's 45th annual event is set for March 14-18, 2017.
SkySpire Tower will anchor a $1.2 billion redevelopment of a 70-acre bayfront site.
Maximum penalties will go up 78 percent.
Platform drives productivity and safety for fleets around the world.
Engineered wood product production projected to increase 19–28 percent by end of decade.
Agency partners with Habitat for Humanity once again to help eliminate substandard housing.
Time management and leadership events set for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
Permits, starts and completions all improve over May.
Ayers brings Lackmond extensive logistics experience from UPS.
New ruling goes into effect in August.
Habitat Strong program builds stronger, more resilient homes.
Skip cold calling: focus on developing leads.
International Red Dot Awards highlight industry’s highest-quality designs.
Launches range of anchoring solutions as Powers brand transitions to DEWALT.
Denene Williams brings 10 years of experience to MAX marketing role.
Award-winning CNC manufacturer nearly triples its size.
Brush manufacturers and suppliers from around the world attend.
Online resource is designed to help employers protect workers.
Merger makes Point of Rental one of the largest rental management software companies worldwide.
Declares 20 percent dividend increase.
ACME is taking preorders on the entire FLEXVOLT 60-volt lineup.
How-to videos provide a simple, easy-to-use resource for installing Mortar Net Solutions’ products.
New facility is 33 percent larger and adds a customer training center and an extended show room.
Makes $10,000 donation to emergency response and relief efforts in West Virginia.
Integration provides customers with new cloud-based accounting options.
Public works, power plants, multifamily housing show strong gains.
Three things most distributors are getting wrong about their sorbent buyers.
New 60-volt battery platform promises to revolutionize the cordless jobsite.
Ohio steel-to-steel fastening specialists join BECK portfolio.
New eight-story facility in Atlanta will accommodate 500 more jobs.
Incoming board chairman John Wiborg will lead transition.
Rate slips from eight-year high in April, but still exceed May 2015 by 8.7 percent.
Wilkes will serve PIP customers in Michigan and Northern Ohio.
Leading conveyor systems manufacturer caps off 50 years of business with celebration and major expansion.
Ohio-based distributor becomes newest distributor member.
Mortenson Construction delivers $1.1 billion stadium six weeks ahead of schedule.
Historic Memphis building will be nexair's new home.
Extruded polystyrene underlayment maker joins Q.E.P. family.
Tax places undue burden on employers and employees.
Webinar takes place Thursday, June 16.
Product will be featured at Pacific Coast Builders Convention.
Second annual report details Southwire's sustainability progress.
KneePro brand joins Sellstrom and other SureWerx brands.
Kyle Lednicky steps up at Appleton.
Blog clarifies changes that contractors need to know.
Despite sales gain, debt payment results in loss of $14 million for the quarter.
Rockler surveys the top 10 gifts.
Company recognized for highest sales by brand.
Becomes exclusive manufacturer of USG Shaft Wall and Area Separation Wall framing components.
Companies are welcoming new distributors.
Group adds nine new distributor members and six new preferred suppliers.
Long-awaited saw featuring safety technology is now available.
Latest single shipment eclipses previous record set in February 2015.
Stanley Black and Decker is Supplier of the Year, Makita and Freud take Vendor Partner honors and Tighton Tools is Distributor Member of the Year for 2015.
Stadium renovation is on pace for season opener in September.
AGC calls for better safety measures.
Paul Jaworski brings Minnich 37 years of concrete vibration technology expertise.
Becomes company's new Brand Marketing Communications Manager.
Program describes options that meet IRC provisions for fire protective membranes.
Brookes steps up from vice president and international managing director.
Powered hand truck wins Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design.
Residential sector slides 1.5 percent for month; highways drop 6.6 percent.
Hank Baptiste will serve conveyor system users throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Subaru elects to focus on cars.
New mobile-friendly site features blogs, social media, service center locator and more enhancements.
Product wins Retailers Choice Award at National Hardware Show.
B2B credit management services provider has added more than 100 locations so far this year.
David Kesser promoted to Executive Vice President of Teupen USA.
Company will donate $25,000 to earthquake and flood relief efforts.
Green Building Research Institute (GBRI) prep courses help green building professionals ace USGBC LEED exams with in-person, live online and on-demand education.
Paper covers advanced demand forecasting for distributors.
New system is on 24 hours a day and features enhanced email confirmation.
Dane Dreher now responsible for Canadian sales, marketing & operations.
Show hosted by Ed Begley, Jr. explores the latest advancements in technology.
Coxreels can produce a custom solution for any hose, cord and cable reel need.
Sales rate trends 23.8 percent over April 2015.
Farm implement manufacturer will join Kubota family.
Raises fiscal year 2016 estimate to 6.3 percent over 2015.
Lab is part of Simpson's annual $100,000 pledge to Washington State University.
Sessions will cover press systems, radiant, fire, snow and ice melt systems and more.
Wins Sphere 1 Vendor Partner of the Year for the second year in a row.
Cihlar joins Spee-Dee from Rexnord.
Urge congress to support infrastructure investment.
Bartell product expert Mike Huggings talks about when Shot Blasting is More Desirable than Using a Floor Grinder.
Michigan-based DTS is a leading producer of polishing and grinding diamond tools.
New site offers simplified navigation and extensive information on Barko hydraulic products.
Wytrych will represent Hyde’s Professional Products division.
New facility will highlight innovation and product education.
SureCan is recognized in internationally renowned Edison Awards for product innovation.
Includes articles on training, surface prep, techniques and product catalog.
Jill Falconer becomes Western Regional Sales Manager.
Safety Month campaign aims to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.
Company earns IAPMO ER-335 report for pneumatically driven pins.
For first three months of 2016, spending trends 9.1 percent above the same period last year.
Acme Tools is tier 1 distributor member of the year; Milwaukee Tool is top tier 1 supplier.
BuildView Software automates the layout of interior points and walls.
Industry adds jobs in 44 states over the last 12 months; 28 states add jobs between February and March 2016.
Acme takes top honor at Evergreen annual meeting.
Company is building a new headquarters and training facility in Denver area.
Veteran manufacturing executive makes move to STIHL.
Structural and engineering solutions comply with California ordinances.
Samantha Robbins has been with PIP since 2007.
Event will take place at ProCon facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
23.6% slide in the West offsets gains in the Midwestern and Southern markets.
Join Hudson in defeating Malaria, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.
OneSite Mobile app allows users to access hail reporting data from the field.
Makita joins eight industry-leading companies as an Official Partner of soccer tournament's 100th year of world class competition.
Appoints Tracy Foran to manage all eight Leica Geosystems retail stores.
New partnership offers first-in-class customer support.
Donates $11,000 to forest restoration project in Texas.
Alfonso Ramirez is promoted to General Manager of Sales.
Group lowers estimate from 4.4 percent, published in December.
National campaign includes new website, social media outreach and video series.
Honda HSS1332ATD dual-stage snow blower wins in lawn and garden equipment category for 2015.
Epicor cloud-first platforms help distributor productivity and customer service with mobile, e-commerce and business intelligence tools.
Housing starts drop 8.8 percent for month; permits slide 7.7 percent.
Site offers designer acrylic sheets with no minimum purchase.
Paper deals with metalworking in the age of connectivity.
Three-story indoor training complex allows MSA to simulate worker safety scenarios.
Purchase will enable Webber to develop a new commercial construction division and expand its existing water services.
New learning center will prepare students for careers in construction management.
Topics include joist spacing, wall bracing, advanced framing and using I-joists.
Randy Beck will lead Drillco sales teams in Upper Midwest.
Dealers can earn and redeem points for Subaru products, apparel or marketing materials.
11-day event starts today.
Long-awaited saw takes safety to the next level and also saves the blade.
Six new board members begin two-year terms.
Core4 will represent Calbrite, Calbond and Calconduit in ND, SD, MN, and western WI.
Pledges $800,000 over next eight years to program.
Carlo Lonardi is new president, Ned Hunter becomes EVP; four more company veterans move up.
Phoenix-based distributor opens fourth branch, in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Frank Humphreys joins Continental from Granquartz.
Contractors & Industrial Supply, Inc. names Michael Fleming sales manager across all branches.
New catalog features over 400 new products for masonry, landscape/hardscape, paving and general contracting.
Football coaching legends will speak during STAFDA's general session on Monday, November 7.
Goal for 2016 event is to have over 5 milion workers participate.
Kleis will carry the full line of Barko forestry equipment.
Downloadable file lists more than 20,000 programs nationwide.
Products meet exacting standards for fastener usage in outer space.
STAFDA’s 4th Annual Congressional Fly-In is set for June 8-9, in Washington, D.C.
2017 convention will take place in Puerto Rico.
Kiosk feature allows customers to self-serve.
Simple tips to make your shop and tool boxes smarter and more efficient.
One key question to ask when evaluating reversible plate compactors.
Update adds improved cycle count analysis, expanded inventory visibility and 20 new dashboards.
Buying group added 30 new distributor members and 26 new suppliers in 2015.
Deal is worth $11.3 billion.
CNC Shark and Piranha Fx users invited to participate.
CSDA creates letter that companies can send to their congressional representatives.
Guide is available as a free download.
Tight inventories constrict market activity.
Hands-on project kits and classes aim to introduce new people to woodworking and DIY.
Moves him up to Manager – Corporate Standards and Specifications.
New name reflects company's expanding range of products.
WayPoint Analytics video series features industry leaders on supply chain subjects.
How to answer the top contractor questions about power trowel purchases.
STAFDA convention rooms will not be available until June 27.
DO YOUR BEST WORK campaign wins advertising award.
Single-family starts gain 7.2 percent for month.
Bob Noble, Jr. passes away.
Funds of up to $1,000 rebates are available for each propane mower purchase.
Newman will manage sales and business development in the Northeast.
Construction industry gains 19,000 jobs for month; sector gains 250,000 jobs in last 12 months.
Mike Anderson is now Saw Systems product manager; Kevin Trowell is new SE RSM.
Refines cycle counting and adds 20 decision-driving dashboards.
New software provides customized rental platform for enterprise level companies.
MP brands include Flomax, Chemflo and Tempuflo.
Adding first Cat Auction Services U.K. sale to expand offerings in Europe.
Now offers hydrostatic and mechanical axles to OEM customers.
Alex Rozumovich replaces Rick Fowkes, who has retired.
Jack Carlson, Southwire North American president, will retire.
New site makes it easy for Spanish speakers to access products and training.
Partnership will promote deck safety awareness.
Projects 6.6% growth this year, 5.6% next year.
Clemente joins Lackmond from Simpson Strong-Tie.
Only education bucks upward trend, dipping 1.7 percent for month.
AIA CES Lunch & Learn seminar reviews industrial flooring finish failures.
Loretta Buse has been with Acme since 2013.
On-demand trucking services app connects shippers and carriers.
Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. is named top overall dealer.
New sites unify company image and build on company's heritage to 1774.
Since 1980, 6.5 billion square feet of Firestone RubberGard EPDM have been installed globally.
Paper covers the new ANSI/ISEA 107 2015 Standard for High-Visibility Apparel.
Increases quarterly dividend by 17 percent and provides fiscal 2016 guidance.
Partnership will expand Kubota's reach and improve efficiency in the rental market.
Glove and PPE manufacturer will do business as Safety Works, Inc.
Southwire's Brandon Moss will deliver address at STAFDA's 40th Anniversary Convention.
115 students graduate from four CSDA training programs at the show.
Promotions include software discounts and Samsung Galaxy tablets.
Single-family starts dip 3.9 percent for month.
Nonresidential construction index improves 2.4 percent over December 2015.
Florida company grows from three to 72 employees with help from TigerStop.
Awards ceremony recognizes most challenging projects completed by members in 2015.
Author, UID faculty member and 2015 STAFDA presenter will appear on Feb. 18.
Industry professionals can participate in developing new standard.
Johannes Schulze Vohren takes helm.
Taylor becomes Florida market technical sales manager.
Booth visitors can enter to win one of six MR-10 Magnetic Locators in a show giveaway.
New channel showcases MAX pneumatic and rebar tying tools in action.
Opening party be be at the College Football Hall of Fame.
Converts 4,500 stores worldwide to Point of Rental software.
Attendees reach 60,000; exhibitors exceed 1,530.
Ten schools in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will win plasma systems.
Advanced technology drives change in the concrete industry.
Company hires and promotes three into key positions.
Route 66 road trip and $25k cash prize bring attention to America’s Main Streets.
Hosts 163 dealers in week-long construction equipment training event.
Program offers interchangeable batteries, chargers and purchase options.
App for Apple and Android phones helps users select the best abrasive for any application.
Belcamp, Maryland DC encompasses 110,000 square feet.
Meadville, Pa., hand tool manufacturer was founded in 1886.
Company refocuses sales in regional offices as each product specialist becomes a Regional Sales Manager.
New books cover fundamentals and decorative concrete.
Company is also adding staff in distribution centers.
Patrick O’Malley is new Director of National Builder Accounts and Supply Chain; Brent Kreutzer is named PM for Fasteners, Anchoring Solutions and Tools.
Lincoln Frazier will replace Bob Southard, who is retiring.
180,000-square-foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina will be LEED-certified.
Private construction grows 12.3 percent over 2014; public construction grows 5.6 percent for year.
Every electric compressor is now UL 1450 and C22.2 No. 68-09 certified.
Slovenian abrasives manufacturer has been in business since 1879.
Mill Steel Co. consolidates Steel Structural Products' Louisville operations to Jeffersonville, Indiana
Move will bring up to 40 Jobs to Jeffersonville, Indiana plant.
Will exhibit latest products and services in personal protective equipment and fall protection products.
New 85,000-square-foot facility will hold offices, warehousing space, a training center and product testing labs.
Franklin Sullivan will lead sales efforts in U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Pins comply with 2015, 2012 and 2009 IBC and IRC.
Electrical division promotes two sales managers, hires new rep in Chicago.
Live auction begins January 30, 2016.
Consumer confidence rises despite stock market downturn.
Former director of strategic planning and controlling is promoted.
Sets events for Chicago, Baltimore and Dallas.
Project stalled since 2005 is back on track.
Ring Power hosts largest Cat auction services event ever, February 8-12.
Company will honor the brand throughout the year with promotions and giveaways.
Wyco Tool, Albion, Mi-T-M, Karcher/Shark, Spotnails and EMI Construction Products join Sphere 1.
965,700 housing units were completed in 2015, up 9.3 percent from 2014.
$2.6 billion complex shows off flowing lines.
Job Corps reclassifies NCCER Core Curriculum as a prerequisite to higher level career training.
Do it Best Corp. gives Simpson honor for Building Materials Products.
“Tiger Shop” aims to empower manufacturers to be globally competitive.
AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson predicts a solid year for housing and highways but a weak oil and gas market.
Relaunched program now offers online functionality.
Witter will direct manufacturing operations in JCB's Savannah, Ga. facility.
Agency will rep the AZLH line in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, metro New York and Eastern Pennsylvania.
DeSantis joins Calpipe from TPC Wire and Cable.
HGTV star Mike Holmes, Sr. will appear Tuesday, January 19.
But other experts paint a less rosy picture.
Woodturning expert to visit many retail locations.
New name reflects company's growing leadership in heating and cooling solutions.
Event will take place in the North American Pavilion during the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany.
Year-over-year activity trends 10.5 percent higher than 2014.
Gas and welding distributor increases footprint across Florida and Georgia.
Blue Heron Enterprises and Fox Chase Enterprises join Simpson family.
New tool shaves time and effort from door installations.
Whyte will continue to serve in advisory capacity.
Asks contractors and construction professionals to show their American pride.