April 2019 News

Simpson Strong-Tie renews Habitat for Humanity sponsorship
Company has supported charitable effort for 13 years.

MBW names Cavalier Industries as new rep for Canada
Cavalier is based in Alberta and has warehouses in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Weiler wins ISA Innovation Award
Weiler Abrasives received the People's Choice Innovation Impact Award at the 2019 Industrial Supply Association convention.

Midland Metal Mfg. named 2018 Supplier of the Year at IDCO Expo
IDCO is a premier co-op for independent hose distributors.

More than 1,200 specialty contractor companies now rely on Procore to manage their business
Industry leaders such as ABLe Communications and Green Mechanical utilize Procore.

Southwire welcomes John Wirtz and Dan Stuart to leadership team
John Wirtz to serve as company’s SVP Utility and Dan Stuart to join as SVP of Information Technology Services.

Exclusive: Carbide 101: A Primer on Tungsten Carbide
Bosch Power Tools accessories group manager Tom Grego answers questions about carbide use in the concrete industry.

Builder confidence edges up in April
NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index creeps up one point to 63 in April. 

CHANNELLOCK announces second annual Trade School Trade-Up competition 
Video contest features a top prize of $5,000 cash, tools and a classroom makeover. 

2019 Economic Outlook forecasts 4.5% expansion
Equipment Leasing & Finance also predicts 2.2% GDP growth.

Mastip Technology appoints new General Manager
Plastics and injection molding veteran Jeff Ribley hired to manage North American operations.

Shurtape launches year five of Mission: HVAC, Educating for Success program
Program showcases journey of three students; adds instructor for new point of view.

Huttig Building Products expands Florida warehouse
Expansion adds more than 200,000 square feet to existing facility. 

Dodge Momentum Index inches higher in March
A 2.8 percent increase in commercial building drives March uptick. 

PIP acquires QRP Gloves
QRP is a leader in gloves and finger cots for clean and controlled environments.

Hoffmann Group USA optimizes web-based eForm Configurator for rigid foam Inlays
Customers can design customized rigid foam inlays for tool cases, drawers and cabinets.

Exclusive: Prioritizing opportunities using four levels of focus
Try this exercise in prioritizing goals by "strategic proximity."

Grabber Construction Products announces new President and CEO
Robert Waterhouse joins Grabber from L&W Supply.

NetPlus Alliance 2018 group purchases grow 27 percent over 2017
Group predicts that member purchases will grow 12 percent in 2019.

KINSHOFER acquires Hammer SRL
Gains hydraulic breaker line with acquisition.

U.S. construction spending ticks up 1 percent in February
Only nonresidential work dips 0.5 percent for month. 

US LBM acquires BM Windows
Building products leader expands specialty product offering in the Las Vegas market.

Topcon announces enhancements to 3D dozer system
3D-MCMAX system now supports 4-way pusher class dozers.

Rockler introduces folding Adirondack chair plan and templates
Kit includes step-by-step instructions and full-size cardboard templates.