June 2010 News

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

U.S Construction dips in May
YTD construction spending is off 12 percent from 2009.  

Greenlee realigns, enhances sales team
Chera Ellis promoted to Director, North American Utility Sales; Joel Smith named Regional Sales Manager, Western Region.

Paslode introduces breast cancer cure nailer skins
Percentage of proceeds go to cancer research.

U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation on formaldehyde emissions
Could open door to new product liability lawsuits.

Evergreen elects new Board of Directors
Also picks 2010-2011 Supplier Advisory Council.

WOC 2011 selected for International Buyer Program
Sixth year for international event status.

DeWalt launches all-new 12-volt compact cordless line
Bright ideas from DeWalt (thanks for the tagline, guys!)

Wacker Neuson and Caterpillar sign alliance for mini excavators
Wacker will build CAT-brand mini excavators up to 3 tons.


New home sales tank in MayNot surprisingly, just as buyer credits expire, so does the new home market.

KNAACK kicks off Nifty Fifty Sweepstakes
Giveaway includes an anniversary jobsite chest every 50 days for a year.

Feds release Q1 U.S. GDP numbers
Adjusted GDP estimate shows annual growth rate of 2.7%.

Continued strong pace for existing-home sales
May 2010 closings run 19.2 percent above May 2009.

Commercial market may have hit bottom
Commercial real estate sales and values increased in April.

MovinCool Announces Dare to Dream $25,000 Sweepstakes
Contest ends Sept. 30, 2010.

Megatrend: Sustainability
Global CEOS believe overwhelmingly that sustainability is critical to success.

Dumond Chemicals' President & CEO Hy Dubin retires
John J. Petroci III named new President & CEO.

Where are the commercial real estate deals?
Survey finds banks aren't putting distressed properties on the market.

Stanley launches a workshop's worth of new tools
And a workshop, too: Annual press event introduces dozens of new tools and line extensions.

Case Study: Multiquip welders prove themselves for Traylor Bros.
Civil contractor relies on MQ welders for consistent performance.

Retailers give award to HYDE Pivot Nozzle Wand
New wand features a patented pivoting nozzle design.

LENOX Institute of Technology now open
New hands-on training center opens in East Longmeadow, Mass.

The next shortage: Housing?
Some experts believe the next big real estate problem could be a shortage of homes.

Intercorp moves into new Chicago Branch
New location is larger; 800 # is unchanged.

Pres-On appoints Kurt Weidler General Manager
Will lead management team, customer care and QC programs.

DDI System to host free webinar
Distribution systems Webinar set for Wednesday, July 14th.

Delmar, PHCC, RSES and ACCA publish 3rd HVACR training textbook
covers advanced systems and components.

United Rentals expands safety training for customers
2010 initiatives include new Web portal, curriculum development.

U.S. residential construction climbs in May
Housing starts dip from April but trend 7.8% over 2009.

World of Concrete announces staff promotions
Tom Cindric named Group Director; Jackie James named Director.

Trend watch: Rooftop parks
Latest example: Dallas office buildings offer rooftop gardens. 

MSA releases white paper on ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 update
Covers FAQs on face and eye protection standard.

Relton's Patrick Kearl named top trainer
Wins Evergreen Marketing award for fifth time.

Construction Marketing Association (CMA) Launches
Group will serve marketing managers and executives in construction-related industries.

Neff Rental secures $175 Million from GE Capital
Loan will be used for Chapter 11 restructuring.

Mooney joins Utility Composites
Fastening industry veteran named Sr. Vice President of Business Development.

MDM names top distributors
First annual MDM Market Leaders and Distribution Landscape Report now available.

Knaack launches online dealer locator
Search for jobsite, truck and van equipment dealers by zip code and radius.

The new RRP (HEPA) rules and you
Visit these sites to learn about the new lead paint removal rules.

Online Exclusive: Online Lead RRP Training Program Gives Contractors the Ability to Comply with Convenience 

STAFDA does Podcast on distributor challenges
Listen to this free podcast on the biggest challenges facing distributors in 2010. picks NCFI for expertise
Top Web portal selects NCFI to provide product and best practices knowledge.

Bosch unveils 70 new tools
2010 Bosch press event wows the crowd.

Aronson-Campbell joins IBC
Distributor joins IBC's IndustrialSupplyPlus division.

Ergodyne signs with DuPont to produce Kevlar gloves
New cut-resistant products coming in 2011.

New concrete line resists cracking
BASF ZERO-C concrete promises virtually crack-free performance.

U.S. GDP rises 3% in Q1 2010
Corporate profits grow $81 billion; inventories increase $34 billion.