January 2013 News
Top 25 Metro Markets All Saw Concrete Construction Grow in 2012
Portland-Vancouver market tops list with 44.5 percent growth.
Maze Nails Celebrates 165 Years
Illinois-based manufacturer of Made in USA nails was launched in 1848.
Pelican Acquires Minnesota Thermal Science
Deal enables Pelican expand its range of temperature controlled packaging.
Newell Rubbermaid Launches Hilmor Tool Brand
Joins Irwin and Lenox as lead brand focusing on HVAC/R professionals.
Makita Renews Sponsorship of Major League Soccer
Continues support for Mexican National Soccer Team.
Q.E.P. Named Exclusive Distributor of Homelux Products
British tile tools and accessories expand QEP's portfolio.
White Cap Offers Fully-stocked Store at World of Concrete
Re-launched website allows customers to order more than 15,000 products online.
New Residential Sales Step Back in December
Sales slide 7.3 percent from November.
Builders Show to Merge with KBIS
IBS will co-locate with Kitchen & Bath Industry Show beginning in 2014.
Milwaukee Launches Website
Site features easier navigation and search functions and more trade-focused content.
Radians Acquires Crossfire Safety
Deal includes Crossfire Safety Eyewear and Pelican Bay Trading Company, Inc.
PCA: All 50 States Expected to Experience Housing Recovery in 2013
2013 housing starts approach the one million mark.
BHMA Issues Revisions for Five Standards
Updates issued for materials and finishes, hinges, locking systems and alarms.
New Housing Starts Climb 12.1 Percent in December
Privately owned starts surge 36.9 percent for month over December 2011, making 2012 the market's best year since 2008.
Safway Group Purchases Swing Staging, Inc.
Deal includes Twin & Swing Scaffolding, Inc., Specialty Access Systems, LLC, Long Island City Trucking Corporation, and Scaffold King, Inc.
Holcim Updates weatherAPP with Global Availability
App helps contractors determine quality of conditions for placing concrete.
ITW Dymon and Atlantic Mills form ITW Professional Brands
New entity offers greater product availability and enhanced customer support.
Industrial Distribution Group (IDG) Joins Affiliated Distributors
IDG sells indirect materials across North America and China.
Wind-lock Releases 2013 Product Catalog
Features sections for EIFS/Stucco/CI, ICF/SIP, Weatherization, Stealth Access Panels, Drywall Tools & Accessories and Safety.
Calif. High-Speed Rail on Track to Start Construction in July
$8 billion, 800-mile high-speed line could cut travel time between San Francisco and Los Angeles to under three hours.
Ergodyne Announces 2012 Lead Dog Program Winners
American Ultimate award for 2012 goes to R.L. Ebbert & Co, Fountain Valley, California.
Group Advocates More Road Tolls
Int’l Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association campaigns to elevate tolling’s role in transportation funding.
Joshua W. Elvove Named President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers
SFPE Fellow has served on SFPE Board of Directors since 2004.
NetPlus Alliance Adds Four New Suppliers
CEP, PMI, Richlu Manufacturing and U.S. Safety become preferred suppliers.