July 2010 News

RIDGIDConnect names sweepstakes winner
Receives $25,000 prize package.

U.S. GDP pace slows in Q2
Private businesses increase inventories $75.7 billion in quarter.

Midwest Tool and Cutlery division receives ISO certification
Forge division earns ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Trimble Q2 profit climbs
Engineering and construction sales climb 28 % for quarter. 

Road to Golden Gate Bridge getting billion-dollar makeover
Road rehab to be completed in 2013.

Capital Safety opens Warehouse in Texas
New DC will enhance service to TX, LA and OK customers.

Logility Launches Version 8
Streamlines global supply chains.

SolaHD publishes power quality guidebook
Helps professionals solve key power quality problems.

Milwaukee launches a barrage of new tools
Product unveilings cross major categories.

New residential sales climb in June
330,000 new homes sold in month.

Stanley Black & Decker earnings fall
Earnings fall 34% on charges related to $4.5 billion merger in March.

Green building to balloon to $173.5 billion by 2015
Commercial green building to grow 18 percent a year to $81.8 billion in 2015.

LIQUID NAILS offers products that meet environmental standards
Adhesive products meet LEED and NAHB green building standards.

CGW publishes 2010 Metal Fabrication Products Catalog
Contains more than 1,200 new products.

O'Connor promoted to managing executive officer of Topcon Corporation
Currently is president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems.

Rob Scoble named president of Hyde Tools
Has been driving Hyde brand and product expansion since 2005.

Case Study: Dialight's LED Obstruction Lighting Helps
PPL Save Energy


New residential construction climbs in June
Permits up, starts down; completions climb 26 percent month over month.

Glidden Professional joins HomeSphere
Partnership to expand brand in the residential construction industry.

California Home Sales Rise in June
Sales climb 7 percent over May; prices drop 3 percent.

Thomas & Betts offers free merchandising display racks
Free racks for Homac connectors are available through Dec. 31.

Orion Energy Systems wins product of the year
Apollo solar light pipe can take customers off the grid for up to 10 hours a day.

Magolan Appointed Regional Sales Manager for Subaru Industrial Power Products
Comes to Subaru from Generac.

Count On Tools KeyDisc Holder Wins international design award
PB Swiss Tools product wins world's top design award.



New heavy equipment operator school graduates first class
Local 49 and Summit Academy OIC graduate first joint class.


Myra Lee joins Lenox as Director of Marketing Communications
Replaces Susan Spalding, who moves to RCP marketing.

Global Interest in U.S. homeownership gains
Last year, 7% of U.S. residential real estate was purchased by international buyers. launches first construction app for iPad
“Mobile PlanRoom” provides multi-user information management system for iPad.

IRS criticizes new reporting requirement
Says new health care reporting rules would burden small businesses and the IRS itself.

Power Tool Drag Races return to Columbus, Ohio
Second annual event, Aug. 21, is co-sponsored by Ohio Power Tool.

Appeals court upholds diamond sawblades ruling
In a significant victory for U.S. producers of diamond sawblades, an appeals court has upheld an anti-dumping ruling aimed at low-priced Chinese and Korean imports.

Abengoa gets $1.45 billion loan guarantee for Arizona solar plant
Will be largest solar plant to date in AZ.

2010 ISA Executive Development Retreat nears
Set for August 4-6 in Chicago, IL.

White Paper: Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an ERP Solution
Find out what made the 2010 ERP Checklist for Finance, Manufacturing and Operations professionals.

IDEAL Announces Final 2010 Schedule for Thermal Imaging Training Courses
Infrared thermography courses meet Level I ASNT-SNT-TC-1A recommendations.

Telogis Expands into Construction, Heavy Lifting Sectors
Acquires Remote Dynamics Acquisition fleet management software provider.

Vanguard introduces three-year commercial engine warranty
Air-cooled gasoline engines entering the market worldwide as of July 1, 2010, now carry a three-year commercial limited warranty.

Channellock launches redesigned Web site
Channellock unveils its latest American-made tool – a fully redesigned, improved Web site.

Trend releases 2010/11 catalog
Features new saw blades, diamond sharpening, routing jigs, marking and measuring tools.

Hyde announces reorganization
Succession plans prompt ownership changes.

FMI Construction Outlook: Q2 2010
Industry should prepare for another year of decline in nonresidential construction.