May 2017 News

Atlas Copco opens new South Carolina facility
$25 million facility serves as the production and assembly facility for Atlas Copco’s North American Construction Technique division.

STI Firestop launches new mobile app
New System Search and Submittal Builder app simplifies finding third-party-tested firestop systems. 

Hercules adds two new RSMs
Jason Looker will serve Gulf Coast and Erick Harris will work with Great Lakes customers.

DEWALT announces a new age of jobsite connectivity
New wifi- and IOT-connected tool system is coming.

Dynapac appoints Roush VP of Aftermarket for North America
Jamie Roush joins Dynapac from Atlas Copco.

ARCOM creates spec guide for G-P DensElement Barrier System
Specification, 061656 Air and Water Resistive Sheathing Board, covers Georgia-Pacific DensElement Barrier System.

MiTek installs award-winning retail displays
Roadside Lumber and Hardware, Inc. gets hot new retail product displays.

Epicor announces latest version of Epicor ERP
Launches powerful cloud-based analytics and global electronic compliance.

Briggs & Stratton opens noise and vibration lab
Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Lab incorporates automotive-grade technology to accelerate testing and create high performing, long-lasting engines. 

Makita opens new training center and DC in Dallas
New center is built to meet increased demand, with room for future growth.

Hitachi wins Sphere 1 award for Highest Sales by Brand
Wins cooperative's sales award for fifth consecutive year.

Sphere 1 announces 2016 award winners
Nu Way is Member of the Year; Stanley and Freud take supplier honors.

Walter Surface announces Test Drive Flexsteel contest
Grand prize is a 2018 Ford Mustang GT.

U.S. housing pace dips in April
Single-family permits drop 4.5 percent and starts slide 2.6 percent month over month.

Rockler stores to host free classes on June 10
Users will learn how to make unique and fun wooden bow ties.

New home sales dip 11.4 percent in April
Meanwhile, luxury home builder Toll Brothers reports best spring selling season in 10 years.

NetPlus Alliance records 7.5 percent growth in 2016 
Buying group approaches 400 distributor members. 

IKEA picks contractors for Oak Creek, Wisconsin store
Pepper Construction is named construction manager.

Construction job openings grow 81 percent but where are the workers?
Industry faces severe lack of skilled professionals. 

Safety Works adds three new brands
PIP division acquires Mud, West County Gardner and Brahma work gloves.

Fairway names new sales managers
Company names new VP of sales and director of marketing.

Top cities for construction wages
How much do construction workers earn in your market? 

Bon Tool moves Spray Sok manufacturing to Pennsylvania
Move follows Bon's acquisition of California company last year. 

Werner to train tens of thousands during OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down
Fall protection & ladder safety trainings planned to keep construction workers safe.

Atlantic Forest Products partners with James Hardie Building Products
East Coast distributor picks up James Hardie lines.

Calbond Form 8 fittings earn NEMA 4x certification
Form 8 conduit bodies earn cerification for protection against the elements. 

Blogs: Steve McClatchy — Be Fearless!
Don't let fear make you settle for less than excellence.

Festool announces 2017 Roadshow tour dates
Precision power tool manufacturer is going on a tour of the U.S. and Canada.

FastenMaster launches new PAMFast AutoFeed line
FastenMaster acquired PAM Fastening Technology in Q4 2013.

U.S. adds 211,000 jobs in April
Construction adds 5,000 jobs as unemployment rate falls to 4.4 percent. 

4th National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down begins May 8
OSHA and partners announce week-long initiative.

Husqvarna revs up to serve global floor grinding industry
Recent acquisitions of HTC Floor Grinding Solutions and Pullman Ermator strengthen company's solutions and expertise.

Stetson Building Products announces acquisition
Stetson and Brock White will absorb five Gerdau Construction Products branches.

Consumer watchdog group urges builders to stop using Chinese plumbing pipe or fittings
Construction Defect Center urges U.S. homebuilders to use only U.S.-made copper or Pex pipe in new homes.

Dan Judge wins ISA Lifetime Achievement Award
NetPlus Chairman receives association's John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award.

U.S. construction ticks upward in March
Residential and highway work are month's leaders.

ELFA promotes leasing during National Small Business Week
For small businesses acquiring equipment, ELFA offers reasons most firms choose financing.