August 2014 News

FallTech Issues Fall Protection Inspection Videos
Three new videos cover full body harnesses, lanyards and SRLs.

Arrow Fastener Wins Product Awards
Hammer Tacker and pneumatic staple gun take innovation awards.

CSDA Nets NBA All-Star for 2015 Convention
Mark Eaton will deliver keynote at 2015 convention.

AGC Poll: From Too Many Workers to Too Few
Addressing construction’s skilled labor shortage.

Crescent Electric Appoints Kansas City District Manager
Patrick Faley to assume new role on Sept. 2.

MAX USA Hires New Northwest Regional Sales Exec
Jerry Gibson joins MAX as Northwest Regional Sales Executive.

Nationally, New Home Sales Slide 2.4 Percent in July
But rise 8.1 percent in the South.

Video: NYC's Transit Hub is Over Budget and Behind Schedule
Calatrava designed terminal is at $4 billion and counting.

Cardinal Fastener Hosts Fastener Training Institute
Fastener Training Week attendees toured Cardinal plant July 29.

The Home Depot Names Craig Menear CEO
Menear will add CEO to president's title on November 1.

One World Trade Center in Two Minutes Flat
Time lapse video compresses 30,000 images into 2 minutes as landmark rises.

TTI Earnings Jump 15.9%
Milwaukee and Ryobi parent company sales rose 10.6 percent year-over year for first half of 2014.

Sphere 1 Announces Members and Suppliers of the Year
CSI of Denver, Colorado is named member of the year: Stanley Black & Decker, Freud and Hitachi are top suppliers.

Housing Roars Back in July
Single family starts soar 8.3 percent; multifamily starts outpace 2013 rate by 21.7 percent.

Infor Unveils SX.e 10.1 Software Solution
Enhancements optimize distributor efficiency and increase ROI.

Home Depot Sales Rise 5.7 Percent in Q2 to $23.8 Billion
Upgrades 2014 estimate to 4.8 percent year-over-year growth.

PFERD Names Lindley Applications Specialist
Sean Lindley will serve Texas and Louisiana customers.

TigerStop to Show New Products  at IWF
Booths will feature new products, giveaways and a SawGear contest.

Hitachi Wins Sphere 1 Sales Award
Produces highest sales by brand for second consecutive year.

Rockler Issues Saw Blades 101 Guide
Guide helps woodworkers and DIYers with blade selection.

Lackmond Canada Names David Soric Western RM
Joins Lackmond from Cyclone Diamond Products.

Weather Shield Names Chris Schield Brand Director
Schield rejoins company to lead branding initiative.

Concrete Association Weighs In On Funding Fix
ACPA lauds stopgap measure but urges long-term solution.

NetPlus Alliance Adds Four New Distributor Members
B&B Warehouse, Gas and Supply, SC Fastening Systems and The New Company join buying group.

Knauf Insulation Acquires Guardian Insulation
Deal includes Guardian Fiberglass and Guardian Laminated Building Products.

Feds call off highway funding cuts
$11 billion Band-Aid will tide over Highway Trust Fund to May 2015.

Parex USA is Acquired by CVC Capital Partners
ParexGroup will no longer be affiliated with Materis or its subsidiaries.

Rockler Issues Desert Storm Pen Kit
A portion of proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Joist Hanger Web App
Enables users to select the best hangers for projects.

Klein Tools Announces Leadership Changes
Mathias Klein III to retire as chairman in 2015; Thomas Klein Sr. takes helm.

Apex Tool Group Acquires Niagara Tools
Canadian tooling maker joins Apex Power and Professional Tools.

Western Equipment Reports Strongest Mid-year Sales in Five Years
Prowler truck-mounted hydraulic forklift sales soar 250% year-over-year.

IDEA Announces Leadership Transition
Board initiates president search to replace Gaylord.

Calpipe Appoints Timothy Frick Midwestern RSM
Joins Calpipe from Tele-Fonika Cable USA.

Honda Celebrates 30 Years in North Carolina
Announces $8.5 million capital investment in facility.

NetPlus Alliance Adds Three New Suppliers
Rust-Oleum, Sunex Tools and Enviroguard join buying group.

Simpson Strong-Tie Receives David Weekley Homes' Award for 10th Straight Year
Partners of Choice award recognizes excellence in supply chain management.

IronPlanet Wins Contract for U.S. DOD Rolling Stock
Will manage and sell Department of Defense rolling stock surplus assets starting in Q3, 2014.

Construction Sector adds 22,000 Jobs in July
But industry's recovery is still choppy.

Intercorp Earns ICC-ES Evaluation Report for Strong-Point Fasteners
Products earn IBC and IRC certification.

Senate Approves Highway Bill
Sends Bill to White House.