Industry News

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

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BLS Report: Workplace injuries and illnesses hold steady 2018

2018 marks the first year since 2012 that the overall injury rate saw no decline. 

Dodge: Construction starts to soften in 2020

Dodge 2020 Outlook Report predicts construction starts will drop 4% overall from 2019 estimates.

FastenMaster to feature TrapEase Fascia System at Remodeling & Deck Expo

Color-matched fastening system for composite deck board will be at booth 345.

Exclusive: Addressing the need for sharp workers

Technology training on workflow can help.

Wildeck earns MHEDA’s MVS Award for 2020

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association gives company its Most Valuable Supplier Award.

RIDGID brings latest innovations to STAFDA

See RIDGID"s newest products at booths 1628-1630, Nov. 10-12, in Nashville.

Mayhew Acquires BestWay Tools

BestWay manufactures screwdriver and bit product lines.

Report: Modern apprenticeship model proves effective solution to combatting U.S. skills gap

Modern apprenticeships sync workforce development with economic demands.

Swedish Hultafors Group launches in the U.S.

Company will kick off its new U.S. division at STAFDA in Nashville.

First Look! Milwaukee's Amazing New MX Fuel Tool Line

Six new ultra-heavy-duty machines blast the boundaries of cordless tool performance.

55+ housing market returns to record high

Multifamily 55+ activity slows but remains strong.

Huttig Building Products Announces Q3 2019 Results

Company has net sales of $215.7 million and gross margin increases to 20.7% for quarter.

Connecticut Construction Industries Association kicks off campaign to raise opioid addiction awareness

Opioid deaths in construction workers outpace those in all other worker categories.

US LBM Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Leading building materials distributor operates 256 locations in 32 states.

Cool Stories: Iowa City HBA Trains Students, Gives Back to Local Community

Iowa City Student-Built House Program took place during Careers in Construction month in October.

STAFDA's online marketing consultant offers free consultations in Nashville

Book your time now with Bob DeStefano.

PIP expands Salesforce

Reorganization brings advancements for Matt Moseley, Kerry Dyer and Jim Wilson.