August 2015 News

Weiler releases Welding & Fabrication Catalog
Also available in searchable, shareable digital format.

Industrial Supply Company launches Directools website
Site expands quality and accessibility of services to customers online.

National Hardware Show announces changes
Show becomes a Wednesday to Friday event.

PFERD names new customer service manager
Janet Schweitzer brings extensive distribution industry service experience to PFERD.

RM Lucas moves into new headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facility
Adhesives and sealants manufacturer opens new 92,000 s.f. plant.

Sales of new single-family houses grow 5.4 percent in July
Monthly rate trends 25.8 percent over July 2014 levels.

Mill-Rose issues new Blue Monster literature
Covers high-performance brushes, thread sealants, abrasives and specialty tools.

Protective Industrial Products expands domestic manufacturing facility
New addition will double PIP's Minnesota manufacturing capacity.

IronPlanet holds late-summer heavy equipment and military surplus auctions
Sales are set for Aug. 26 to 28; 2,200 lots on offer.

Honda expands supply partnership with The Home Depot
Select Honda generators will be sold at HD PRO desk locations and website.

Duracell campaign supports new runtime claim
ANSI performance tests show Duracell Quantum batteries last longer in 99% of devices.

Pentair to acquire ERICO
Manufacturer of Caddy, Erico and Lenton brands joins Pentair family.

Snap-on teams with Starrett to offer Precision Measurement Instruments courses
NC3-certified PMI course includes 32 hours of study in the use of precision measurement instruments.

Meadow Burke names Dawley Director of Manufacturing
Jeff Dawley brings 25 years of construction industry experience to Meadow Burke.

Enerpac releases new Bolting Tools catalog
Catalog is available in print and online.

The Home Depot sales grow 4.3 percent in Q2
Q2 sales hit $24.8 billion.

Omega Products hosts third boxing event of the year
Event is set for Friday, Aug. 21 at Omega's Corona, Calif. headquarters.

Home builder confidence hits 10-year high in August
NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index measures builder confidence in the single-family market.

CMD: Nonresidential construction starts slide 27.7 percent from June to July
Government offices (+67.7%), warehouses (+59.9%) and law enforcement (+111%) are bright spots in July over June.

Single-family housing starts rise 12.8 percent in July
But starts are bright spot; privately-owned permits slide 16.3 percent for month.

MAX USA hires new Southeast regional sales executive
Miami-based Juan Casanova brings 20 years of industry experience to MAX.

Continental Abrasives names Merit Sales new southeastern U.S. rep agency
Merit serves 12 states from warehouses in Houston and Atlanta.

Generac adds Exec VP of Global Engineering
Patrick Forsythe joins Generac from Hayward Industries.

Walter Surface Technologies named to ABINOX Board
ABINOX, the Brazilian Stainless Steel Association, promotes steel use in industry and consruction.

Stihl moves into new Pacific DC in Visalia, Calif.
Eight acre, 140,000 sq. ft. facility has 18 loading bays.

InterSpec previews new InfoWare program
Provides listings of current and on-going projects during the design phase.

IBEW and NECA recognize IDEAL Industries with Platinum Partner status
Recognition comes as IDEAL marks 70 years of partnership with the Electrical Training Alliance.

Epicor releases BisTrack Cloud for lumber and building materials dealers
Mobile sales solution provides customer and product information, customer communications and remote ordering capabilities.

Distribution Team announces new seminar
Two-day event is set for Nov. 5-6, 2015 in Chicago.

KWIPPED online B2B equipment rental marketplace gains momentum
Launches RentNOW e-commerce solution for real-time scheduling.

The Home Depot names Gerard Arpey to Board of Directors
Arpey is the former CEO and chairman of AMR Corporation and American Airlines.

Pan American Screw acquires Western Builders Supply
WBS distributes construction fasteners to retailers in the North Central and Rocky Mountain states.

Bartell launches Screed Education Month
Bartell Morrison selects screed products for its second Education Month program.

Gemtex offers flap disc private label program
Program includes Gemtex FLAPTEC discs from 4 to 7 inches in a variety of materials.

AD member sales up 4 percent to $16.7 billion in Q2
Building materials sales rise 11 percent for quarter.

Snap-on offers Tools@Height tool drop prevention certification
Training program teaches safety habits and competency with tethered tools.

MiTek releases iPhone & iPad app for USP Structural Connectors 2015-2016 catalog
App enables mobile USP catalog viewing and searching.

SAIA Announces 2015 ASC A92 Annual Meeting
Aerial Platforms Annual Meeting is set for October 25 -28, 2015 in Las Vegas.

OSHA releases updated Training Guide
New guide covers construction, general industry, maritime, agriculture and federal employee programs.

Private construction dips in June while public rises
Private construction dips 0.5 percent; public rises 1.6 percent for month.

Greenlee introduces BendWorks software for conduit optimization
BendWorks' exclusive programming splits conduit runs to produce the fewest cuts and segments, thereby reducing scrap.