April 2022 News

Lawless Group Names New CEO
Jack Templin joins the Lawless Group from AD.

Truewerk Becomes Workwear Sponsor of The Build Show Network
Work apparel innovator launches co-branded merchandise collection with construction media platform. 

Mule-Hide Products Promotes Jeremy Grunewald to National Product Manager
Grunewald will lead sales for Mule-Hide’s portfolio of commercial roofing products.

HBS Systems Introduces Bobcat Dealership Reporting 
Bobcat dealers will be able to look at service efficiencies, recovery rates, inventory turn, sales mix, gross profits, absorption rates, ROI, time utilization and more.

Techniweld USA Launches TWUSA.Com
Revolutionary new website features industry-first advanced sorting, filtering and search features to speed distributor sourcing and ordering functions. 

Werk-Brau Celebrates 75 Years
Launched in 1947, the company now employs more than 500 professionals.

AD appoints Marisol Fernandez as President of Electrical & Industrial Business Unit
Fernandez returns to AD from a stint as an SVP at Bunzl.

U.S. New Home Sales slide 8.6 percent in March
Average sales price hits $523,900.

Sullair Announces Climate Change Action — Aims for Carbon Neutrality in 2023
Strategy includes CO2 reduction, transitioning to 100% renewable electricity and a carbon offset program.

Book 'em, Dano! E-Books Still No Match for Print
Worldwide and here in the U.S., print books are most popluar by a wide margin.  

New South Construction Supply to Acquire American Contractors Supply
American Contractors Supply is a leading distributor and supplier of tilt-up products based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Quick Fitting Rebrands Push-to-Connect Fittings
High-quality fittings are now named Quick Fitting Brass, Quick Fitting Copper, and Quick Fitting Stainless Steel.

HD Names New EVPs
Matt Carey is new EVP of customer experience; Fahim Siddiqui is now EVP and chief information officer.

National Subcontractor Market Report Spotlights Industry Challenges
Amid soaring material and labor prices, subcontractors remain optimistic in 2022.

KIOTI Tractor Awards Top-Performing Dealers with 5-Paw Status
Eighty-nine dealers recognized for excellence in customer experience.

U.S. Housing Production Softens in March
Multifamily permits and starts are bright spots, up 0.4 and 0.3 percent for month.

Milwaukee Tool Opens Engineering New Technology Office in Chicago
New location will serve as an Engineering Design and Innovation space to accommodate the company’s continued investments into new technology.

JLG Financial Expands Retail Lending Program
Program is now available to equipment purchasers in the U.S. and Canada.

Evergreen Names Members and Suppliers of the Year
Colony Hardware Corp. and Milwaukee Tool take Tier 1 honors. 

Fastenal Q1 Sales Up 20.3 Percent
Q1 sales hit $1.7 billion.

NAHB Launches New Mentorship Program
Leadership Connect pairs advisors and apprentices to develop the next generation of NAHB leaders.

Statista: U.S. Inflation Surges to a 4-Decade High
March reading was the highest since December 1981.

DEUTZ Corporation Names David Evans President and CEO
Evans will replace Bob Mann, who is retiring.

U.S. Construction Spending Advances 0.5 Percent in February
Public construction spending dips 0.4 percent for month.

ARA Certified Training Programs are Now Available
Certified Sales, Service and Mobile Elevating Work Platform programs teach job-specific skills for rental professionals.

Simpson Strong-Tie Brings Concealed Beam Hanger to 2022 Mass Timber Conference with Historic Seismic Testing on Tap
Company to participate in world’s largest mass timber shake table test scheduled for July 2022 at UCSD’s Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure lab.

Karl M. Weiler Receives ISA Lifetime Achievement Award
Industrial Supply Association award honors long standing-industry service and contributions.

ASC Welcomes Brian Peters as Director of Membership and Industry Programs
Peters brings ASC 12 years of association membership experience.

Simpson Strong-Tie Completes the Acquisition of ETANCO Group
ETANCO is a leading European construction fastener manufacturer. 

RectorSeal and TRUaire Celebrate Scholarship Program Continuation
Program supports Vietnamese students in construction-related industries. 

Terry Horan Named President and CEO of STIHL Inc.
Industry veteran brings 35 years of category experience to U.S. subsidiary.

JLG Names Ara Eckel Director of Product Management for Connected Solutions Platform
Eckel will drive the company's jobsite connectivity channel strategy.

Southwire and Braves Development Company Announce New Offices at The Battery Atlanta, Partnership with Atlanta Braves
North American industry leader to open 23,000-square-foot office in October.

Point of Rental Celebrates 40 Years
Company was launched in 1982 by three former NASA engineers. 

White Cup Launches White Cup CRM
Platform is purpose-built to drive revenue for distributors through improved sales and marketing.

RAPTOR XF Drives into Harder Woods
RAPTOR composite staples, nails, and specialty fasteners and RAPTOR XF nails can be cut and sanded without damaging router bits, saw blades and sanding belts.

Acme Tools Acquires Fargo Tractor Assets from Titan Machinery
Acme Equipment becomes Kubota dealer for Fargo/Moorhead region.

Scenic Road Looks to Future with New General Manager and VP of Sales and Marketing
Scenic Road Manufacturing hires Kevin McGill and promotes Tom McDermott; conjoining decades of consumer-first manufacturing experience.

Dodge: Total Construction Starts Increase in February
Large manufacturing projects break ground, offsetting weakness elsewhere.