August 2013 News

Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors Final Phase of Cold-Formed Steel Seismic Tests
CFS-NEES project conducts earthquake tests for cold-formed steel-framed buildings.

Werner Launches Multicultural Initiatives for Global Customers
Multilingual websites, product training and media support professional contractors and end-users.

OSHA Announces Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule
Ruling hopes to save nearly 700 lives per year and prevent 1,600 new cases of silicosis annually.

Coxreels Unveils New Website
Website features new design, streamlined interface and new product search and selection tools.

PIP Adds Regional Channel Manager
Reid Dunlap will cover Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Construction Jobs Post Gains in 201 of 339 Metro Areas in July Year Over Year
But only 19 areas exceed previous highs for the month.

Matrix Management Announces Partnership with Groz Tools
Matrix is now the North American distributor for Groz Tools.

The Home Depot Announces $22.5 billion in Q2 Sales
Total company sales grew 9.5 percent for quarter year over year.

IBC Announces New Director of Director of National Accounts and Supplier Diversity
Ted Buck joins IBC from ORR Safety.

48WS Launches New Division: KEEP ON BUILDING AMERICA
Firm also becomes reps for Reliable Concrete Accessories line.

Buyers Products Adds National Sales Manager, Lighting Division
Ryan Eichhorn joins the Buyers team to develop lighting categories.

LGH Adds New Rental Representative
Lifting Gear Hire adds Bryen Birkholz for ND market.

Snap-on Adds Horticulture Certification
Course covers safety, pruner and lopper design, applications and tool maintenance.

AMVAL Names Cedrone President
Aime Cedrone to take helm at leading NE manufacturer's rep firm.

Housing Starts Climb 5.9 Percent in July
Permits edge up 2.7 percent for month; trend 12.4 percent above July 2012.

Subaru Recalls SGX Generators
Certain SGX3500, SGX5000 and SGX7500 models are affected.

Dryvit Systems Welcomes New Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Former Naval officer Dean Balcirak joins Dryvit team.

Hercules Names New Supply Chain Manager
Mary Lee Moore joins from Boyd Industries.

Southwire SIMpull WireBARREL Named Product of the Year
Takes top award from leading electrical contractor's publication.

Porteous Fastener Announces Online Ordering Upgrades
Adds online ordering functions and drops Flash player for better iPad performance.

Intercorp Adds New Associates
Company expands account managers for Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

PIP Adds PPE Specialists and Regional Channel Manager
PPE pros Amanda Lucarino and Blair Cannon and channel manager Don Doyle join PIP.

Southwest Fastener Opens New Store in Tucson, Arizona
New store features will call department and pick up bay.

MCR Safety Acquires U.S. Safety.
U.S. Safety manufactures prescription safety eyewear and other PPE.

Insite Software Names David Ricketts Senior Vice President of Sales
Joins insite from hybris.

Cragin Industrial Supply Joins IBC
Joins IBC's IndustrialSupplyPlus division as an Independent Distributor.

Gateway Safety Wins 2013 Readers’ Choice Award
Flight Safety Eyewear takes award and earns UL Listing.

Topcon Hires Moisan to Lead GNSS Product Marketing
Line Moisan joins as marketing manager for Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

MAX Hires New West Coast Regional Sales Manager
MAX names Bruce Kennedy its West Coast Regional Sales Manager.

ABC Supply Promotes Rozolis to President
Keith Rozolis has been with ABC for 14 years.

U.S. Construction Spending Dips 0.6 Percent in June
Residential spending holds level; commercial drops 0.9 percent for month.