April 2023 News

Viega Announces New Experience Center in New York
The indoor 3,500 square-foot space will be equipped with 200+ Viega fittings and piping systems to show various applications. 

Florida Coast Equipment Opens World-Class Homestead Dealership and Service Center
New center will serve Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

U.S. New Home Sales Rise 9.6 Percent in March
Average selling price runs $562,400.

Coming Soon: Tenth Annual Stand-Down for Fall Safety
May 1-5 event will focus on fall prevention through safety demonstrations, talks, trainings and other activities.

Resources: This Old House Looks at Solar Power for your Home
Learn about the benefits of solar panels and decide if they are worth it for your home.

Kohler Co. Rebrands its Power Businesses to Kohler Energy
KOHLER, Clarke Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Heila Technologies and Curtis Instruments brands will now fall under the Kohler Energy brand.

Construction Education Leader NCCER Unveils New Brand Identity and Website
New brand identity and website launch a new era for the organization.

Malco Debuts New Product Idea Contest
Top prize includes VIP trip to industry event, chance to work with product design team.

New for STAFDA Convention: Women in Distribution Luncheon
New event is open to to all women attending the Convention. 

Exclusive: Small Tool, Big Effects
Tape can have unexpected consequences in MRO work. Here are the most important things to consider when reaching for a roll.

McCann Industries Announces Sales Leadership Changes
Peter Altenberger is named Corporate VP of Sales; Damian Allen and Jay Courtney are promoted to divisional VPs of Sales.

Weiler Abrasives Introduces Key User Program
Initiative will provide expanded technical expertise and support to end users in key segments.

Case Studies: Capital Equipment Metal Fabrication
Manufacturer gains efficiencies with CGW vitrified wheels.

ITR Economics Unveils New Website
New site features modern design, more online resources and forecasts. 

Brickworks North America Opens New Masonry Supply Center in Manassas
New 30K sf masonry supply center is designed to meet the needs of builders, architects and homeowners under one roof.

Privately-Owned Housing Permits Take 8.8 Percent Hit in March
However, single-family permits, starts and completions all rise for the month. 

DEUTZ Corporation to Open New Power Center in Howell, Michigan
New Center will serve Michigan, Ohio and Northeast Kentucky.

Festool On-The-Go
Premium power tool manufacturer launches “Festool Experience” tour In U.S.

Exclusive: How Distributors Can Benefit from Through Channel Marketing
Partner programs are among the best ways to offer channel partners easy access to marketing materials.

Product knowledge: Fit and Function — Brass Knuckle Application Expertise Precisely Matches Job to PPE
Automakers embrace thin, strong, dexterous Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR2403 for assembly work.

Premier Building Solutions Announces Packaging Redesign
Design overhaul gives Premier a fresh look that better reflects its robust product line.

ICP Adds New Tampa Facility to its MasterWorks Contractor Training Program
APOC expands educational program that helps pros build in-demand skills with leading roof construction and restoration products, deck/concrete waterproofing solutions.

Simpson Strong-Tie To Introduce New Yield-Link Brace Connection and Resilient Building Systems at the 2023 NASCC Steel Conference
Industry event takes place April 12-14 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents
Accident awareness event will run April 17-21.

Fecon Expands Dealer Network
Fecon’s current network includes more than 500 dealer locations globally.

Ambassador Supply Acquires Hitek Truss Company
Partnership will expand the companies’ capabilities in the building and construction industry to serve customers across Florida and beyond.

IronCraft Adds Territory Manager to Western Region
Andrew Watkins will serve IronCraft customers in southern California, southern Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and west Texas.

Petty’s Garage and Best Working Wipes Expand Partnership
Pettys becomes latest retailer to carry Best Working Wipes.

Monarch Brands Joins Hospeco Brands Group
Move creates multi-market juggernaut; adds whole product lines, expands microfiber and wiping product offering.

Malco Announces First Building Exterior Trade-Pro of the Year Winners
Five building exterior professionals from across the U.S. honored with national recognition, $1,000 tool kits.

MAX USA Corp. Launches 2023 Spring Promotion
Four popular nailers are on sale through May 31.  

Weiler Abrasives Group Names New CEO
Arjang “AJ” Roshan-Rouz brings significant experience in leading a global organization.

ClarkDietrich Names Brian Panuccio Chief Commercial Officer
Panuccio has been with ClarkDietrich since 2002. 

ChatGPT Enters the Construction Industry
Construction workers can now talk with plans using Togal.GPT

Jon-Don Acquires Coatings Hub
Leading distributor of commercial supplies, equipment and chemicals announces continued growth with acquisition of California-based concrete floor coatings distributor.

ExxonMobil, NEG-US and GatorBar Form Alliance to Grow Composite Rebar Market Share
GatorBar composite rebar is 2 to 4 times stronger than steel.

NTEA Appoints Dave Zelis to Board of Director
Zelis is executive vice president of strategy at Buyers Products Company.

2023 AD U.S. Spring Network Meeting Encourages Collaboration
Spring Network Meeting welcomes AD’s Safety Network division for the first time.

VisionTrack appointed to board of global NGO Together for Safer Roads
Company's leaders join international council that aims to reduce vehicular accidents and fatalities.