March 2014 News

Motion Industries Promotes Two Regional Leaders
Richard Burmester is named senior VP for Southwest region; Austin Amos becomes senior VP in Midwest.

Construction Added Jobs in 37 States Over the Past 12 Months
Florida tops the market in percentage and total 12-month gains.

Kalamazoo Offers Abrasive Saw Optimization Service
Service matches customers with correct saw for their needs.

Guest Speaker for STAFDA’s 2nd Congressional Fly-In
Chad Moutray, NAM chief economist, will speak to fly-in participants on June 12.

Skyscrapers of the Future
These 14 futuristic skyscrapers are more than buildings.

Veto Pro Pac Names 2013 Sales Award Winners
K&B Sales, M. Brady Group named top sales agencies in 2013.

IronPlanet Celebrates 14 Years of Online Auctions
Used heavy equipment auctioneers now represent trucks, mining and crane industry equipment worldwide. 

BLS Issues Report on Worker Injuries
Report covers injuries to government and private industry workers by sector and occupation.

Winter Chills New Home Sales in February
New single-family house sales shrink 3.3 percent for month.

HD Supply Announces Fiscal 2013 Full-Year and Q4 Results
Reports net sales of $8.5 billion, a 9.4 percent increase year-over year.

AGC Webinar: Legalized Marijuana: Implications for the Construction Workplace
Webinar is set for March 20, 2014, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., EDT.

Mayhew Acquires Basque Plastics
Hand tool company will reshore handle manufacturing.

SkyJack Creates Lift Selection App
Mobile app covers product selection, specifications and rental locator.

New App Helps Customers Find You
Independent We Stand mobile app helps find local businesses in a sea of chain stores.

Cologne Show Announces 2014 EISEN Award Winners
Global tool show names best tools of the year.

Using Instagram to Build Sales
Mobile photo sharing app gains fans among retailers.

OSHA Announces National Stand-down for Fall Prevention
National safety awareness event runs June 2-6.

Cool Story of the Week: Buy the Ultimate Mancave
For the Stone Age man who has everything, a bronto-sized house.

TTI Sales Grew 11.6 Percent in 2013
Hong Kong-based parent company of Milwaukee Electric Tool and Ryobi reported 2013 sales increased by 11.6% to $4.3 billion.

Marcellus Shale Investment To Reach $70B by 2035
Oil and gas midstream investments in the U.S. and Canada are predicted to reach $30 billion per year until 2035.

Hertz Will Spin Off Equipment Rental
New company will be called Hertz Equipment Rental Corp./HERC.

Grabber DRIVALL and SUPERDRIVE Screws Earn ICC-ES Evaluation Report
Self-drilling tapping screws meet 2012 code requirements.

Simpson Strong-Tie Announces New President and COO
Roger Dankel moves to president; Ricardo Arevalo becomes COO.

Residential Permits Warm Up in February
Cold weather hinders housing starts but planning moves forward.

OMER USA Names Hotze VP
Chuck Hotze becomes vice president of U.S. market development.

ECi Software Solutions Acquired by The Carlyle Group
Global asset manager to support ECi's growth.

WernerCo Introduces New Weather Guard OEM Van Solutions
Range includes Ford Transit Connect, Ram ProMaster, Mercedes Sprinter and others.

Q.E.P. Appoints Senior VP of Sales
Jamann Stepp steps into new leadership role.

Harrington Hoists Promotes Lussow to VP
Bret Lussow moves from business development sales manager to vice president business development.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Draws Nearly 130,000
Show fields 2,000 exhibitors in more than 2.35 million net square feet of exhibit space.

Reed Manufacturing Launches Enhanced Website
Upgraded pipe tool site features easier access to new products, training videos, accessories and parts.

A Perfect Storm for Health Care Construction
Skanska USA SVP predicts coming boom in health care projects.

House Clears Bill to Accelerate Construction Permits
Bill seeks to limit the time that environmental reviews can delay projects.

Viega Names New Product Director for Metal Press Systems
Derek Bower steps up from associate product manager.

AGC Launches Private Insurance Exchange
Partners with Willis North America to launch exchange beginning this summer.

New Hiring Rules to Hit Government Contractors
Rules to cover both disabled workers hired and job applicants.

Task Tools Announces New Vice President of Sales
Stephen Jones will be based in Toronto.

Husqvarna Promotes Sales Managers
Jared Wesson, Jake Harp and Clint Ralston assume larger roles.

Ken Hutton named ISA Interim Executive Vice President
Hutton steps in from managing director of ISA.

Topcon Rolls Out Roadshow
Technology roadshow will cover 23 stops and 23,000 miles in six months.