July 2017 News

CINTEC North America announces 25th anniversary
Celebrating 25 years of the world’s best reinforcement and anchoring systems.

ORS Nasco announces new president
Chris Kempa steps up from svp of merchandising.

Huttig announces five-year $250 million credit facility
Amendment increases Huttig's borrowing capacity to $250 million and extends to 2022.

Stanley Black & Decker sales up 10 percent in Q2
A healthy U.S. tool market and new products drive gains.

Apple supplier Foxconn says it will build big Wisconsin factory
Taiwanese manufacturer makes electronics for Apple and other tech companies.

Virtual Vision 3D wins industry award
3D laser scanner for CNC modeling wins AWFS award.

Safety Works adds three new key account managers
Mike Rosen, Rich Allaire and Dave Salomon take on new roles.

Hoffmann Group receives Bosch Global Supplier Award
Award marks 15th win for Hoffmann Group. 

Viega hires Mays as National Account Manager
Jordan Mays is based in Frisco, Texas. 

JLG opens Atlanta-based East Coast parts DC
The 316,000-square-foot DC will stock more than 65,000 SKUs.

Weego adds Tire Rack as retail account
Automotive jump starter and charger company adds a major retail outlet. 

Exclusive: Overcoming product registration pitfalls
Using customer data management and analytics to increase revenue.

Projects: Stone deck market opens up for contractors
Proven installation system opens up market for elevated stone decks and patios, balconies and stairs.

Hangzhou GreatStar acquires Arrow Fastener
Deal is expected to accelerate Arrow's new product development.

Southwire becomes signatory to UN Global Compact
Company joins 12,000 global organizations, who partner with the United Nations to support sustainability.

JPW Industries to be acquired by Gamut Capital Management
Parent company of JET, Wilton, Powermatic and Edwards to go to investment group.

Jenny Products celebrates 90 years
Company that created the first steam cleaner now produces more than 180 models of products.

Channellock visits the White House
Company participates in Made in America Week product roundtable with the President. 

U.S. housing construction surges in June
Permits climb 7.4 percent; starts climb 8.3 percent for month.

Walter announces key promotions
Company names new VPs of operations, finance and sales.

Home Depot to purchase Compact Power Equipment 
CPE has been providing tool rental services for Home Depot stores since 2009.

Rental eSign: Any document, any signature, any time
Electronic signature product now available to non-Point of Rental customers.

Huttig appoints new West Region vice president
Kevin Brennan was previously senior vp of sales for Feeney, Inc.

Equipment Leasing Foundation predicts 3.6 percent growth in Q3 
Report predicts that construction investment will edge up in Q3 and Q4.

Eric Mills rejoins Mayhew Tools
Becomes VP of Sales & Marketing.

Vasquez named AED Southeast Regional Director
Atlas Copco distributor is appointed to AED Board of Directors.

Metabo introduces mobile training event trailer
New vehicle brings safety and productivity training to job sites.

Viega adds new PEX sizes and App for Viega Rewards Program
New, larger ViegaPEX Barrier tubing sizes for radiant applications now included in the Viega Rewards program to better serve commercial contractors.

Sonnhalter launches eighth annual tool drive
Agency partners with Habitat for Humanity for charity drive.

Festool announces U.S. manufacturing operations
FS Guide Rails are the first products made in Indiana.

Cool Stories: The (ancient) world's best concrete
Ancient Romans made world’s ‘most durable’ concrete. We might use it to stop rising seas.

Evergreen elects new Board of Directors
Also names new Supplier Advisory Council members. 

OSHA announces policy change on monorail hoists in construction
Change excludes monorail hoists from Subpart CC requirements as long as other requirements are met.

Brady acquires 16th location in Denver, Colorado
Acquires the Denver operations of Walter Industrial & Sanitary Supply.

MAKITA launches Spanish website viewing
Content-rich website extends Makita’s engagement with Hispanic contractors.

U.S. construction spending holds even in May
Public construction advances 2.1 percent as residential slips 0.6 percent for month. 

Construction Supply Group acquires Carter Waters
Brock White, Border and Stetson parent company adds 19 stores to portfolio.