November 2014 News

Infor announces implementation accelerator for distribution
Preconfigured solution for Infor M3 facilitates rapid implementation to achieve faster ROI.

New building material "vents" heat into outer space
Material could help buildings cut cooling costs.

JCB GT named fastest backhoe on Earth
Timed run hits 72.58 mph.

Economists: Construction industry has turned corner
Prediction: construction spending will grow 6 to 10 percent annually through 2017.

Black & Decker launches Your Big Finish campaign
Campaign encourages homeowners to complete unfinished projects before the end of the year.

U.S. construction advances 1.1 percent in October
Single-family home sales inch up 0.7 percent for month.

HD to buy HD Supply's Hardware Solutions Business
Former Crown Bolt business to become part of The Home Depot.

Mi-T-M Completes Expansion
Completes relocation into 1-million-square-foot campus.

STAFDA names 2015 officers
Rod Gowett is president; Terry Earle becomes vp.

Leica Geosystems launches ROI calculator for construction layout
Easy-to-use online tool calculates the savings of robotic total station layout.

Atlas Copco appoints new area sales manager and district sales manager
Marty Molthen becomes DSM; DeAnna Wells is new ASM.

U.S. GDP grows 3.9 percent in Q3
Personal spending, residential and nonresidential fixed investment, government spending and exports are main drivers.

Tekla announces 2014 Tekla North American BIM award winners
Top projects include San Jose Earthquakes Stadium and Daytona International Speedway.

Rockler announces DIYers' "Most Wished For" items for 2014
Top products from user wish lists include lathes, LEDs and home CNC.

U.S. residential stats a mixed bag in October
Permits rise 4.8 percent but starts and completions both slide for month.

Registration opens for 2015 CSDA convention
Event is set for March 30 - April 2 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

HD announces Q3 results
Sales rise 5.4 percent compared to Q3 2013; projects 4.8 percent growth for year.

SPI takes honors at national decking competition
Wins NADRA People’s Choice and Best Vendor Project awards.

Woodworker's Journal wins MMPA awards
Rockler's woodworking title takes several awards.

Driltec gets new owner
Leslie Berch becomes company president.

Office construction is on the rise
Current pace projects $37 billion this year.

PIP announces key appointments and additions
Kurt Wanner becomes Vice President of National Accounts; Mike Carducci returns as Vice President of Sales – Safety, North and Northeast.

Wacker Neuson begins skid steer production in the U.S.
First units from Wisconsin facility will begin rolling out in Q1 2015.

Schaefer Ventilation launches new website
Site offers more information, functions and easier navigation.

QA1 wins two SEMA Global Media Awards
Wins for carbon fiber driveshafts and Mopar Rear Suspension Conversion System.

BLACK+DECKER AutoSense Drill Wins Popular Science 2014 Grand Award
AutoSense Drill wins award for breakthrough technology.

NAHB: Single-family housing to "rev up" in 2015
Predicts housing starts will grow 26 percent next year.

Strong Man Safety offers custom branded patches
Barrier patches offer branding opportunity for jobsites and yards.

Southern Fastening Systems and Carlson Systems Merge
Merger creates one company with 136 branches.

Dodge Report: Construction will grow 9 percent in 2015
Single-family housing is projected to grow 15 percent; multi-family will grow nine percent. Adds Norton Shopping Guarantee
Program assures customers of an overall safe online shopping experience.

The Home Depot reports findings in payment data breach investigation
Custom built malware was loaded into self-check-out systems in U.S. and Canadian stores.

MAX USA hires new Western Regional Sales Manager
Ron Pedzinski jons MAX as Western Regional Sales Manager.

Fastenal CEO Oberton to resign
He will remain as chairman; current president Leland J. Hein Jr. will become CEO in Jan.

Bullett Tools announces promotions for STAFDA
Will also launch new shear maintenance kit at show.

GRK earns ICC-ES Approvals
Approval covers R4, Fin/Trim, Kameleon, RT Composite and Climatek coated screws.

Bartell launches new global website
New site combines Bartell Morrison, Innovatech and SPE International brands.  

Toro to Acquire BOSS Snow Equipment
Deal expands Toro's seasonal product portfolio.

Bellwethers: The construction industry is about to take off
And 1.6 million new construction jobs could follow.