May 2014 News

More than 1 Million Workers to “Stand-Down” for Fall Safety
National Safety Stand-Down week runs June 2 to 6.

DMT Receives Presidential Award for Exports
In addition to U.S. sales, DMT has grown exports 18 percent per year.

TECSYS Acquires Logi-D
Logi-D provides supply chain automation for the health care industry.

Viega LLC Announces 2013 Top Gun Award Winners
Viega “Ambassador of the Year” also honored.

Simpson Adds Cold-Formed Steel Structural Building Products to Software Database
On-Center Software-powered database helps drywall contractors bid on jobs.

Makita Launches Mobile App
Mobile App delivers interactive tools for dealers and end-users.

General Tools Is Acquired by High Road Capital Partners
General's leadership team will remain in place.

Capital Safety Donates Fall Protection Equipment to Minnesota Habitat for Humanity
Donation includes fall protection training.

Lowe's Q1 Sales Rise 2.4 Percent Year Over Year
Earnings rise 15.6 percent over same period last year. 

STAFDA to Present Economic Update Webinar
June 17 webinar with Alan Beaulieu is free for STAFDA members.

Construction Rental Houses Expect Strong Growth
GE Capital Equipment Finance survey predicts 12% growth this year.

Toro Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Pro sales climb 6.5 % in Q2; residential rises 4.5 %.

MAX USA Hires New Midwest Regional Sales Executive
Laurel Hutchinson is based in Illinois.

New Residential Sales Climb 6.4 Percent in April
Median sales price of a new house was $275,800.

Grace Joins HomeSphere
Grace joins preferred suppliers for construction B2B digital lead generation service.

Parex USA Hires New Sales Managers
Eric Hindson and Jimmy Trotter take key sales roles.

Fastenal Sales Up 10 Percent in April
Daily sales for the month averaged $14.3 million, compared to $13.0 million last year.

Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces Deck-Drive Fasteners
New line and nomenclature simplify fastener selection.

Mike Winter Named Chairman of NAED Manufacturers Council
Winter is NSM for Appleton's EasyHeat line. 

BlueLinx Announces $7.2 Million Property Sale
Sells vacated DC in Portland, Ore.

FMI Nonresidential Construction Index Advances 0.9 percent in Q2
Index continues recovery trend, inching from 64.9 to 65.8.

Q.E.P. Reports Record Sales for Fiscal 2014
Company reports $302.7 million in revenues for year ending Feb.28, 2014.

Paslode Celebrates 50 Years
Introduces commemorative nailer, end-user sweepstakes and dealer events.

Housing Starts Soar 13.2 percent in April
Building permits climb 8 percent over March.

BlueLinx Appoints Susan C. O'Farrell CFO
O'Farrell joins BlueLinx from The Home Depot.

Construction Jobs in April Hit Highest Mark Since June 2009
Unemployment falls to seven-year low of 9.4 percent.

Department of Defense Honors SC Fastening Systems
DOD lauds company's support for employees serving in the Ohio Guard and Reserve.

Ideal Appoints Jim Nelson Director of Industrial Sales
Nelson joins Ideal from Newell Rubbermaid.

TigerStop Sets 30,000-machine Landmark
Company will host open house July 31 and August 1.

Empire Level Takes Legal Action Against Counterfeiters
Eight Chinese companies served during National Hardware Show.

U.S. Construction Industry Safety Week, May 4-10
Industry leaders partner to raise construction safety awareness.

Pittsburgh Corning Appoints James R. Kane Chairman and CEO
Kane steps up as Phillip Martineau retires.

SPI Unveils New Retail Planograms
Screw Products, Inc. display units run from 4 to 12 feet wide.

AMSOIL Launches Upgraded Online Locator
Tool helps consumers find Amsoil dealers more easily.

Jack Jahntz, Former President of L.W. Meyer & Son, Dies
Was founding member of STAFDA and association's first president.

Malco's Don Schmidt Announces Retirement
Has been with Malco Products for 42 years.

Makita Catches Soccer Fever
Campaign offers National Team gear, tickets to Brazil and more.