September 2013 News

Southern Fastening Systems Named ITW Factory Distributor
Will manage Paslode and Duo-Fast products in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida.

IPG Launches Improved B2B Platform
New portal features easier navigation, more product information and recent order review functions. 

Unistrut and Cope Add Sales Leadership
Rodney Long becomes VP Sales for North America; Paul Hughes is named Northeastern RSM.

Klein Tools Speaks at NECA Conference
Klein also announces $125,000 donation to Master Electricians Australia (MEA).

Wilo Launches Delivery Guarantee Program
Promises 10-day delivery on selected pumps or buyers get 10 percent off.

Atkore Acquires Heritage Plastics
Acquisition expands Atkore's PVC conduit, fittings and plumbing pipe products lines.

Kennedy Names Craig Martin VP Sales & Marketing
Martin joins Kennedy from AFFLINK.

Q.E.P. Launches New YouTube Videos
Videos showcase QEP Workshop Floors and More line.

New Residential Sales Rise 7.9 Percent in August
Rate is 12.6 percent above one year ago.

Mercer Abrasives Moves into New HQ
New facility doubles company's East Coast capacity.

Grime Boss Enters Second "Heat" of NHRA Sponsorship
Celebrates second year of drag racing sponsorship.

Rayovac Industrial Launches B2B Online Store
Site enables B2B customers to buy and manage accounts online.

Trend Introduces 2014 Routing and Woodworking Catalog
Catalog integrates with instructional videos on web site.

Ohio Power Tool to Host Grand Opening
Event set for Sept. 26 also celebrates 30 years in business.

Why Is Construction Activity Still So Low?
Forbes article examines factors holding back the housing recovery.

Single Family Housing Starts Rise 7 Percent in August
Permit activity dips in multifamily and rises in single family.

NetPlus Alliance Opens Registration for First Group Meeting
Meeting is set for March 16-18, 2014.

Fourth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Donations Exceed $31,000
Annual tool drive benefits Habitat for Humanity.

Empire Level Launches Contractor Connect
Program trades tools for user reviews.

HD Supply sales up 10%
HD Supply made progress on paying down its debt as second quarter net sales increased 10 percent to $2.3 billion.

AKRO-Mils Joins NetPlus Alliance
Material handling manufacturer joins leading buying group.

Disston Celebrates New Facility
Ribbon cutting opens new 130,000-square-foot facility.

Starborn Launches New Small Pack Program
Small pack Tapcon and E-Z Ancor fasteners are now available to distributors.

Gateway Venom Face Shield Tops Survey
Pharmaceutical workers name Venom a favorite for comfort and fit.

HD Supply Divisions Take Top Slots as Technology Innovators
Facilities Maintenance and Creative Touch Interior businesses earn Top 250 Spots on InformationWeek 500.

Southwest Fastener Acquires The Bolt Company of New Mexico
Deal strengthen's Southwest's presence in Albuquerque market.

Simpson Strong-Tie Adds New and Updated Web and Mobile Apps and Online Calculators
New and updated apps provide greater functionality and mobile access.

Black & Veatch Names John Murphy to Lead Construction & Procurement
Growth in demand for combined engineering, construction and procurement services is key focus.

Registration Opens for 2014 International Builders' Show
IBS will be co-located with Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

Wright Tool Partners with Florida International Marketing
FIM will rep the “Wright” tools in the Sunshine State.

Construction Spending Hits Four-Year High
Private residential and nonresidential activity grew; public spending dipped.