Industry News

The latest news for the construction supply channel, including distributors, suppliers and manufacturer's rep firms.

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U.S. new home construction drags in September

Slight upticks in single-family permits and starts are the bright spot. 

DPA adds new industrial and contractor supply distributors

13 new member companies are announced. 

Warming up to electrical heating cables

Today’s heating cables are safe, energy-efficient solutions to taking off winter’s chill.

Job Sites: Vegas to LA high-speed train looking more realistic

Virgin Trains USA plan moves ahead. 

Dodge: September construction starts decrease 5 percent

Slight gain in nonresidential building overwhelmed by pullback in residential and nonbuilding starts.

Hultafors acquires Custom LeatherCraft

CLC will continue to operate as usual under current CEO Ron Pickens. 

Plews & Edelmann hires Brandi Johnson as Director of Category Management - Retail 

Johnson brings Plews extensive experience in new product development, project management and sourcing.

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Intercorp launches wholesale web store

New web store streamlines order process and speeds shipments.

Franck Bagouet appointed Senior Vice President of Lubricants for Total Specialties USA

Bagouet has been with Total for 30 years, most recently as President of Total Canada.

WernerCo relocates headquarters to Itasca, Illinois

International manufacturer brings its U.S. headquarters to Hamilton Lakes in DuPage County.

Ken Rakusin and Gordon Brush are honored at made in America Convention

Awards recognize companies for their commitment to U.S. manufacturing.

Dodge Momentum Index posts gain in September

Index moves 4.1 percent higher for month, driven by strong commercial activity.

Residential construction spending advances 0.9 percent in August

Total construction spending for month runs even with July.

Simpson Strong-Tie supports Habitat’s annual Carter Work Project

36th annual project will take place in Nashville, TN, October 6 to 11.

PaintLine to sponsor “Belles and Beau Tour”

One-day, hands-on furniture painting conferences are set for Edison, NJ and Atlanta, GA.

US LBM acquires Cincinnati area Forge Lumber

Leading building materials distributor expands its network into Ohio.

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Sullair announces major expansion in Michigan City

$30 million project will add a new 80,000-square-foot plant, a storage building and new employee parking. 

Plews & Edelmann promotes Andrew Moe to Director of Marketing Services

Moe steps up from Digital Communications Manager.

Starrett will feature newest recip blades and hole saws at STAFDA 2019

Company will display full range of hand tools and saw blades in booth 1016-1018.

Huttig Building Products and AZEK Building Products expand partnership

Extends service in key markets in Washington and Oregon.