August 2011 News

Liftex Releases 2011 Catalog and Updates Web Site
Includes sling product, safety, inspection and operating information.

Carhartt Appoints Juszak to Director of Retail Marketing
Carhartt strengthens retail marketing team and prepares for continued growth.

Irwin Tools Honors America's Tradesmen
Rolls out the red carpet for National Tradesmen Day, Sept. 16.

U.S. Construction Fatalities Decline 10 percent from 2009 to 2010
Industry safety awareness and compliance efforts credited.

New Orders for U.S. Manufactured Goods Rise 2.4 Percent in July
Inventories reach highest levels since 1992; transportation equipment rises 1.5 percent.

Bonsal American Hires New Senior Marketing Manager
Meredith Murchison joins ProSpec team from Huber Engineered Woods.

U.S. GDP rises 1 percent in Q2
Nonresidential structures increase 15.7 percent; residential fixed investment grows 3.4 percent during quarter.

ClarkDietrich Introduces Interior Wall, Steel Framing BIM System
BIM Wall Creator offers robust database to enhance collaboration and create information-rich wall types.

Exclusive: Midwest Geospatial Equipment Dealer Volunteers to Help Ugandan Development
Springfield-based distributor has donated time and Topcon equipment to Uganda since 2000.

Enerpac Acquires PocketSHEAR
Products are for shearing and sealing tendons in post-tensioned concrete.

Epicor Announces Cloud Computing for Distributors
Next-generation ERP now available in Software as a Service model for small and growing distributors.

Intercorp Relocates Portland Branch
Company moves to larger and more strategic location.

Join SnowCare for Troops
Boss Snowplow sponsors second year of Project EverGreen SnowCare for Troops program.

Multiquip Announces Tier 4i Engines in Power Generators
WhisperWatt portable power generators meet 2011 environmental standards.

Harrington Hoists Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Certification drives business process improvement to maximize customer service and value.

New Residential Sales Coast in July
New home sales slip slightly from June but remain 6.8 percent above 2010.

Ergodyne Announces New Marketing Director
Consumer industry pro Mike Dinndorf to head marketing efforts.

New process makes for quick construction
Cross-laminated timber speeds construction, gains fans in U.S.

SureSet to Launch New Paving Line in USA
Company seeks partners in U.S.

Blount International Acquires Woods Equipment Company
Deal worth $185 million includes Woods and TISCO brands.

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics is now Saint-Gobain ADFORS
Global name change designed to reinforce position in markets.

Fomo Upgrades Online University
Online courses expand knowledge of low pressure spray polyurethane foam application  and training.

Contractor Supply Adds New Videos
Video channel adds 11 new videos this week.

OSI WINTeQ Takes Field Training to the Web
Window and door professionals can now qualify for a 15-year warranty on new construction installations upon completing online course.

Emerson EGS Electrical Group Unveils New Website
Consolidates individual brands into one, easy-to-navigate site.

Grainger Announces Intent to Acquire Fabory Group
Will acquire leading European fastener distributor for $344 million.

The Home Depot Announces Second Quarter Results
Sales for quarter were $1.4 billion; up 4.2 percent over Q2 2010.

New Residential Construction Falters in July
Building permits and housing starts slide from June but still show improvement over 2010. Housing completions rise 6.1 percent over June.

NetPlus Alliance Celebrates First Year of GAIN Program
Program to return with more chances for cash bonus rewards.

MIT Studies Take a Life-Cycle Approach to Evaluating the Real Costs and Environment Impacts of Infrastructure
New studies provide more accurate life cycle costs for concrete and asphalt roadways.

Industry Mourns the Loss of Subaru Engine President Jay Peck
Respected industry veteran spent entire career serving the small engine market.

DELTA Power Equipment Names Regional Sales Managers
Managers named for Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Western U.S.

Wind-lock Adds QR Codes to Sales Staff Business Cards
QR codes will link smartphones to short videos introducing each salesperson.

Contractor Supply Launches New Video Channel
New videos to be uploaded weekly.

Wildeck Acquires Arizona-Based Ladder Industries
Waukesha, Wisconsin manufacturer expands West with acquisition of custom stair and safety ladder products maker.

Fed to Keep Interest Rates Low Until 2013
In an unusual step, the Federal Reserve vowed Tuesday to keep interest rates low for at least the next two years.

Exclusive: Brooklyn Deck Pro Stands on Starborn
Urban Exteriors celebrates a decade of high-quality decking & woodworking in Brownstone Brooklyn, NYC.

Construction Employment inches to 15-month High in July
But workers are leaving the industry, imperiling future growth.

Exclusive: Fomo seals the leaks in a 100-year-old home
Spray foam insulation eliminates drafts and reduces air infiltration by more than 20 percent in a 1912 colonial home.

ISA announces Golden Eagle Employee Recognition Program
New program helps distributors laud employees with 35-plus years of service.

ITW Muller Appoints Rob Payne to Industry Manager
Will provide distributor and OEM support in Western U.S. and Canada.

Sphere 1 Announces Members and Vendors of the Year
Also welcomes new members and elects new board members.

Topcon Announces User Contest
How do you Topcon? video contest runs though October.

DMT Celebrates 35 Years
Issues Anniversary diamond sharpening set.

Fomo Names Bazela Western Regional Sales Manager
Will manage sales for Handi-Foam brand lines.

Got a better measuring tape?
IRWIN Tools and Edison Nation call for innovative measuring devices.

DELTA Ships First 300 Unisaws
New company reaffirms commitment to manufacture products in the USA.

Powers Fasteners hires Stephen Ludwig
Will serve as Director of newly developed Electric Tools & Accessories segment.

U.S. Construction runs flat in June
Highway work slides 1.6 percent for May, but commercial construction edges up 1.8 percent for month.

Subaru Industrial Power Adds Service Center
Billiou's brings 65 years of repair expertise to Subaru network.

Weiler Publishes Solutions Resource Guide
Catalog includes Weiler Industrial Grade and Vortec Pro Professional Grade Products.