October 2013 News

Grip-Rite and Rebuilding Together Help Homeowner Rebuild after Sandy
American Red Cross lends a hand.

Capital Safety Introduces i-Safe 3.1
Mobile app streamlines paperless inspection and inventory process.

This Old House Features Simpson Strong-Tie
Jersey Shore Series to showcase Simpson products in three upcoming episodes.

ITW Issues Truspec Anchor Calculation Software
Free software simplifies concrete connection design for A&Es.

DEWALT Partners With Wounded Warrior Project
Company pledges a minimum of $250,000 in 2013 to WWP, and promises to hire 100 veterans.

Hans Kircher Promoted to Managing Director of Wilo Canada
Moves up from Director of Sales.

Rakks Launches New Website
Site showcases company's commercial shelving systems.

Single-Family to Lead 2014 Construction Market
Single-family housing construction predicted to grow 26 percent next year.

Chicago Roads Hit the Gas in 2014
$1.4 billion slated for toll road improvements as speed limits go up.

MSC Expands Safety Offering
Adds more than 3,000 new products to 2014 catalog.

Sunex Tools Names Tom Northcott Director of Commercial Sales & National Accounts
Northcott joins Sunex from Rockwell Tools.

Ideal Appoints Dorothy Heckle Channel Marketing Manager
Joins Ideal from Newell Rubbermaid.

CSDA Issues Concrete Surfacing and Polishing Standards and Practices
Concrete Surface Texture Standard and Polishing/Grinding Best Practice guidelines set standards for growing industry.

University of Houston Expands Construction Training Program
Creates new department for construction management program.

A Grave Discovery for Halloween
Construction crew unearths colonial gravestone.

Wacker Neuson Offers Industry-First 5-Year Transferable Trench Roller Warranty
Warranty covers the entire machine and stays in force no matter how many times it is resold within five years.

Sioux Chief Launches New Website
Site includes a dealer locator, stock check and OEM capabilities and a new online store.

U.S. Construction Spending in August is Highest in 4.5 Years
Private construction grows 0.7 percent for month; commercial edges up 0.4 percent.

Gedore Tools Names Steve Clark Sales Director for North America
Clark will lead sales in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Rockler to Open Superstore in Seattle
New store will have almost 9,000 square feet.

Crescent Electric Supply Launches New E-commerce Website
Features over 200,000 products, search, local inventory and delivery, shopping lists and more.

IMARK Names Klein Tools 2013 Supplier of the Year
Electrical distributors group recognizes Klein for partnership with members.

Stanley Black & Decker Sales Up 10 Percent
3Q sales hit $2.7 billion, profit climbed to $166 million.

Champion Cutting Tool Launches New Website
Site features detailed product information, videos and 360-degree photography.

Crescent Electric Supply Names Annual Sales Award Winner
Greg Hofacker becomes first back-to-back winner.

DeWalt Launches Lunch Truck Tour
Tour stops include Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix and San Francisco.

Wacker Neuson Launches New Skid Steer Line
New line headlines second annual dealer summit.

Fastenal Sales Climb 7 Percent in Q3
3Q sales were $858.4 million compared to $802.6 million in the same period last year.

Brent Fox Named CEO of Hendricks Holding Co.
Elected to ABC Supply Board of Directors.

NAHB: Housing Will Strengthen in 2014
Single-family housing starts will rise 31 percent next year; production will surpass 1 million in 2015.

Wells Fargo Q3 Construction Report Shows Upbeat Industry
Business activity, purchasing and hiring all trend up.

DDI System to Acquire Data Services, A Subsidiary of Johnstone Supply
Johnstone Supply subsidiary includes DSPro distribution software.

Logistics Promotes Sabey to Sales & Market Development Manager
Chris Sabey will work with rep agencies.

Logistics Announces Akro-Mils Partnership
Akro-Mils provides storage, organization and transport solutions.

Atkore Acquires Ridgeline Pipe
Expands PVC conduit and fitting, irrigation pressure and sewer/drain pipe product offering.

CSDA Announces Fall 2013-Winter 2014 Training Dates
Season will include seven training classes in three locations across the United States.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Names 34 New Managing Partners
High achievers rewarded with expanded leadership roles.

HD Supply Waterworks Launches New Website
Mobile enabled site offers a comprehensive overview of the company’s product offerings.

Snap-on Industrial Offers Free Hand Tool Safety Seminars
Series covers seven common types of tools.

STAFDA Announces Leadership Change for 2014
Eric Grabowski steps up to president, Rod Gowett steps back until 2015.

DBM launches
Pro Contractor Rentals serves independent rental centers and dealer/distributors.

Southwest Fastener Promotes Ramirez to Outside Sales
Bobby Ramirez has been with company for 10 years.

NetPlus Alliance Adds Three New Suppliers
Klein Tools, Convergence Training and Extreme Tools join buying group.

Simpson Sponsors Buildings At Risk Summits
Summits set for October 8 and October 15, 2013 in Los Angeles and San Francisco.