The latest news for the construction supply channel, including distributors, suppliers and manufacturer's rep firms.
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New customer connectivity, operations and accounting leadership positions announced.
Shipping firm and material handling leader become preferred providers.
Will buy remaining interest from SPX.
Biggest one-month surge since 1980.
No cost, no questions asked service and repairs for eligible cordless systems.
Site modifications create sales tax savings.
Private construction dips for month; public construction climbs 3.9 percent.
Tool Halls alone will occupy 1.5 million square feet.
Will lead North American electrical division.
Paul Dreher will lead fusible pipe sales and national accounts.
83rd annual catalog includes newest fracking tools and the WrightGrip SB tool.
Privately-owned permits rise 13.9 percent over last year.
Deal adds leading surface removal equipment to BMI portfolio.
Private equity firm Tenex acquires JET, Wilton and Powermatic brands.
ECS lines will expand Hahn's Fuzion Fasteners offering.
First online edition features easy navigation and search tools for industry resource.
Freddie Mac predicts a strong year ahead for the industry.
Matt Glenn to lead Porta Nails, Homelux and Ludell lines.
CSDA Operator Certification graduates Up 100%.
Commercial construction backlog figures indicate the downturn has stopped.
Strong Frame Special Moment Frame for earthquake protection takes honor.
Northcott joins Sunex from Rockwell Tools.
Deal expands Grabber's northeast U.S. presence.
Creates mobile apps for Apple and Android products.
Palmgren line includes drill press and general purpose vises, drill presses, bench grinders and more.
Models cover electrical systems, mechanical systems, seismic bracing and cable management.
Leading Toolmaker Ramps up Production in Carolinas for Power Tools to Be Built in America.
Third annual Top 100 honors the best new home products of the year.
Transaction expands OMG’s product offerings in residential construction.
True Blue Evolution e2G levels will debut at show.
Experts predict rough winter ahead.
Heather Bean will develop and manage Guardair marketing programs.
New site offers state-of-the-art navigation and functions.
$1.6 billion deal will significantly expand Toll's California footprint.
Falotico will lead military and aerospace wire solutions division.
Company reports 5.8-plus percent monthly sales increases over 2012.
Site covers stucco, EIFS, drywall, acoustical and roofing trims and accessories.
German lifting equipment and tie-down company enters U.S. market.
Free freight offer is good on orders through Dec. 2, 2013.
S.E. Intermat and Hanley Wood create new show.
Keith Rozolis, ABC Supply’s current president, will become CEO.
Simpson takes top honors in Building Materials Products category.
Catalog features 84 pages and over 65 new products.
Unemployment hits six-year low.
American Red Cross lends a hand.
Mobile app streamlines paperless inspection and inventory process.
Jersey Shore Series to showcase Simpson products in three upcoming episodes.
Free software simplifies concrete connection design for A&Es.
Company pledges a minimum of $250,000 in 2013 to WWP, and promises to hire 100 veterans.
Moves up from Director of Sales.
Site showcases company's commercial shelving systems.
Single-family housing construction predicted to grow 26 percent next year.
$1.4 billion slated for toll road improvements as speed limits go up.
Adds more than 3,000 new products to 2014 catalog.
Northcott joins Sunex from Rockwell Tools.
Joins Ideal from Newell Rubbermaid.
Concrete Surface Texture Standard and Polishing/Grinding Best Practice guidelines set standards for growing industry.
Creates new department for construction management program.
Construction crew unearths colonial gravestone.
Warranty covers the entire machine and stays in force no matter how many times it is resold within five years.
Site includes a dealer locator, stock check and OEM capabilities and a new online store.
Private construction grows 0.7 percent for month; commercial edges up 0.4 percent.
Clark will lead sales in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
New store will have almost 9,000 square feet.
Features over 200,000 products, search, local inventory and delivery, shopping lists and more.
Electrical distributors group recognizes Klein for partnership with members.
3Q sales hit $2.7 billion, profit climbed to $166 million.
Site features detailed product information, videos and 360-degree photography.
Greg Hofacker becomes first back-to-back winner.
Tour stops include Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix and San Francisco.
New line headlines second annual dealer summit.
3Q sales were $858.4 million compared to $802.6 million in the same period last year.
Elected to ABC Supply Board of Directors.
Single-family housing starts will rise 31 percent next year; production will surpass 1 million in 2015.
Business activity, purchasing and hiring all trend up.
Johnstone Supply subsidiary includes DSPro distribution software.
Chris Sabey will work with rep agencies.
Akro-Mils provides storage, organization and transport solutions.
Expands PVC conduit and fitting, irrigation pressure and sewer/drain pipe product offering.
Season will include seven training classes in three locations across the United States.
High achievers rewarded with expanded leadership roles.
Mobile enabled site offers a comprehensive overview of the company’s product offerings.
Series covers seven common types of tools.
Eric Grabowski steps up to president, Rod Gowett steps back until 2015.
Pro Contractor Rentals serves independent rental centers and dealer/distributors.
Bobby Ramirez has been with company for 10 years.
Klein Tools, Convergence Training and Extreme Tools join buying group.
Summits set for October 8 and October 15, 2013 in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Will manage Paslode and Duo-Fast products in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida.
New portal features easier navigation, more product information and recent order review functions.
Rodney Long becomes VP Sales for North America; Paul Hughes is named Northeastern RSM.
Klein also announces $125,000 donation to Master Electricians Australia (MEA).
Promises 10-day delivery on selected pumps or buyers get 10 percent off.
Acquisition expands Atkore's PVC conduit, fittings and plumbing pipe products lines.
Martin joins Kennedy from AFFLINK.
Videos showcase QEP Workshop Floors and More line.
Rate is 12.6 percent above one year ago.
New facility doubles company's East Coast capacity.
Celebrates second year of drag racing sponsorship.
Site enables B2B customers to buy and manage accounts online.
Catalog integrates with instructional videos on web site.
Event set for Sept. 26 also celebrates 30 years in business.
Forbes article examines factors holding back the housing recovery.
Permit activity dips in multifamily and rises in single family.
Meeting is set for March 16-18, 2014.
Annual tool drive benefits Habitat for Humanity.
Program trades tools for user reviews.
HD Supply made progress on paying down its debt as second quarter net sales increased 10 percent to $2.3 billion.
Material handling manufacturer joins leading buying group.
Ribbon cutting opens new 130,000-square-foot facility.
Small pack Tapcon and E-Z Ancor fasteners are now available to distributors.
Pharmaceutical workers name Venom a favorite for comfort and fit.
Facilities Maintenance and Creative Touch Interior businesses earn Top 250 Spots on InformationWeek 500.
Deal strengthen's Southwest's presence in Albuquerque market.
New and updated apps provide greater functionality and mobile access.
Growth in demand for combined engineering, construction and procurement services is key focus.
IBS will be co-located with Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
FIM will rep the “Wright” tools in the Sunshine State.
Private residential and nonresidential activity grew; public spending dipped.