April 2013 News

Rigid Lifelines Launches New Website
New site includes XSPlatforms rooftop fall protection systems, Griffin and Anchor Trolley product information.

Pres-On Issues New Adhesive Coated Products Brochure
Six-page brochure contains 65 product samples, including natural cork, sponge and rubber tapes and films.

TerraLUX Launches LED Rebate Program
Industrial LED products now qualify for dual rebates.

Wright Tool Hires New Business Development Specialist
Adam Sloat joins Wright in key sales position.

Predator Power Makes First U.S. Sales
U.K. stump grinder company sells $70,000 worth of P38RX grinders.

TruckPlanet To Host One-Owner Ryder Truck Auction
More than 300 trucks will be sold May 7.

U.S. Construction Spending Dips Month over Month in March
Annual rate exceeds same period in 2012 by 4.7 percent.

Disston Grows in Chicopee
New 130,000-square-foot building adds 110,000 square feet of manufacturing capability.

STAFDA Offers Free Showroom Design Webinar
May 14 webinar features Greg Gorman, author of STAFDA's Showroom Manual.

Carolina Wholesale Group Upgrades to Infor Distribution SX.e
Will also add Infor ION to to integrate with third-party CRM solutions.

Rigid Lifelines Launches Comprehensive Product Catalog
New catalog features Griffin and Rolling A-Frame lines plus XSPlatforms rooftop fall protection systems.

Wacker Neuson Promotes Infrared on the Job Site
Versatility and operator safety are key features of infrared.

AEMP Announces Industry Certifications, Designations
Names heavy equipment fleet management, specialist and support certifications for 2012.

OSHA Issues Final Rule for Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
Final rule becomes effective May 23, 2013; includes corrections to August 2010 standard.

ADMAR Supply Announces New Hires
Jay Cumby joins as branch manager; Paul Allen named sales representative.

Safway Names Paul Amedee VP of Safety
Amedee will lead sales, oversee regional and branch safety personnel and safety training programs.

March New Single Family Home Sales Climb 18.5 percent Year Over Year
Average new home sells for $279,900.

White Cap Opens New HQ and DC
New 128,000-square-foot facility features offices, store and DC.

IronPlanet to Host Used Truck Auction
April 24 sale will offer hundreds of commercial trucks across the U.S.

Bartell Morrison Partners with Tower Light Italy
BMI becomes exclusive North American distributor for Tower Light construction lighting equipment.

NetPlus Alliance Launches Regional Meetings
First regional meetings were held in Texas; coming meetings will be in Erie, PA, Columbus, OH and New England.

Southwest Fastener Hires New Marketing Director
Vanessa McMurry-Cox will lead e-commerce and social media programs.

Milwaukee Receives 2012 Leader in Sustainability Award
Helped national program recycle 10 million pounds of batteries in 2012.

Residential Construction Leaps Ahead in March
Private housing starts trend 46.7 pecent ahead of last year.

Ideal Industries Promotes Troit Freeland to Vice President of Sales
Freeland will oversee sales organization for network and electrical testing equipment in the United States.

Fannie Mae: Housing Recovery More Robust Than Anticipated
Low inventories of homes for sale contribute to rapid price increases across the country.

Delmar Issues 2012 ICC Code Books in eBook Format
Latest editions are now available for popular eReaders.

Home Builders Step Up Construction to Meet Rising Demand
Building rate in March fastest since June 2008; apartments lead the way.

Columbus McKinnon Continues Free Chain & Rigging Safety Webinar Series
Webinars cover chain inspection, rigging with lever tools and proper shackle useage.

Wind-lock Adds Convenience Foam Line
Wind-lock launches Convenience line with discounts on machines and foam kits.

Rockler to Plant 16,500 Trees for Earth Day
Partnership with Hardwood Forestry Fund supports planting projects on public land.

Acme Tools Opens eBay Store
Online store offers 8,000 products.

Bon Tool Issues 2013 Catalog
Updated catalog contains nearly 6,000 products.

Capital Safety First Manufacturer with ISO 17025 Accreditation
On-site lab speeds ANSI testing recertification.

McElroy Launches Polypropylene-Random Website
Site serves growing construction and industrial applications for PP-R products.

IronPlanet Celebrates 13 Years of Online Auctions
IronPlanet hosts 13th anniversary auction today.

Robert Rugg Joins Grabber Products' Board of Directors
Rugg is VP of Strategic Accounts at James Hardie Building Products.

Viega MegaPress System for Black Iron Pipe Receives Certification for Fire Protection Applications
Certification enables contractors to install black iron sprinkler systems up to 60 percent faster.

Case Studies: Las Vegas Convention Center Cuts Energy Consumption by 40%
Acuity high bay luminaires make trade shows brighter in Vegas.

Ohio Power Tool Marks 30 Years of Business with Expansion, New Jobs
New facility will have five times the space of current location.

Milwaukee Launches 14 New Hand Tools and Sets
New tools include demolition and insulated screwdrivers, nut drivers and multi-bit drivers.

Drillco Cutting Tools names Scott Wilson VP of Sales for Canada
Joins Drillco from Precision Dormer Canada.

Werner Creates One-of-A-Kind 75th Celebration Ladder For NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship
Commemorative ladder will to be used exclusively during the NCAA net-cutting ceremony.

J.P. Simons & Company Receives Rayovac Industrial Distributor Award
Rayovac award recognizes distributor performance and accomplishments.

Home Depot Announces Spring Black Friday Sale
Fourth annual sales event begins April 4.

GE Generator Systems Builder Program Offers Business-Growing Tools
Program pairs builder with authorized dealer for installation and maintenance needs.

Klein Tools Acquires Brazilian Hand Tool Maker
Purchase of Civitella & Cia expands Klein's global footprint.

ITW Launches New Dymon Aerosol Packaging
New aerosol cans reduce stress on the worker and feature eye-catching graphics.

February Construction Runs 7.9 Percent Ahead of Last Year
Private construction climbs 1.2 percent for month; public runs 0.9 percent up.