August 2019 News

Logistics adds full line of Trust Commercial Products
Logistics now offers the full line of Trust facility maintenance and jan/san products.

Weiler Abrasives launches new website is now a mobile-friendly site with modern ecommerce features.

Exclusive: Avoid hiring liars
How to spot falsified candidate resumes and lying during interviews. 

OLFA introduces trade initiative for industry educators and students
The #OLFAintheTrades initiative will provide free OLFA knives, product discounts and OLFA gear.

Survey: Contractors expect to increase rental activity
ARA Rental Customer Needs Study shows contractors plan to rent more equipment next year. 

Training: Pettibone X-Series Service School offers hands-on training for dealers
Next events are set for New Iberia, Louisiana and Portland, Oregon.

McCann Industries moves from Dorr to Marne, Michigan
New facility has a larger inventory of CASE equipment and more service capabilities.

MAX USA hires new Southeast Regional Sales Manager
Robbie Worrell brings MAX over 25 years of construction industry experience.

1Shot Steel Stud Anchors partners with Pyramid Technical Group
Based in Jackson, TN, Pyramid has stores in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Tom Dorsey to Lead Grabber Southeast Regional Sales Division
Dorsey will be based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

ABC issues mid-year economic outlook for nonresidential construction
Expansion continues, but vulnerabilities pile up.

U.S. housing permits climb 8.4 percent in July
Completions climb 7.2 percent for month. 

The Home Depot Q2 sales grow 1.2 percent to $30.8 billion
Company updates fiscal 2019 sales projections to grow by 2.3 percent and comp sales to be up 4.0 percent.

McCloskey names Daragh Cullen as new dealer manager
Cullen joins the green team to serve the eastern United States.

HBC-radiomatic expands Hebron, Kentucky facility
Equipment remote control maker adds 13,000 square feet of manufacturing and testing space. 

Federal Process aligns Gasoila chemicals portfolio under new FedPro division
New division encompasses expanded B2B and B2C product offering for retail and industrial markets.

Survey: Where Do Generations Want to Live?
NAHB survey shows suburbs win across all age groups. 

Dodge: First half 2019 commercial and multifamily construction starts varied by metro
While New York settles back, 6 of the top 10 markets gain.

Case Studies: Field Service Used To Be Easy
How Spencer Technologies uses data to adapt.

Milwaukee Electric Tool buys former Kohl's building
$4.7 million deal gives Milwaukee 52,000 more square feet for ongoing expansion.

Toro Announces New Underground Construction Business Strategy
New strategy combines aspects of Toro's Ditch Witch, American Augers and Trencor businesses.

Exclusive: Personalize Heat to Match the Space
Radiant ceiling panels are an optimal choice for providing consistent warmth without disrupting activities.

Pure Safety Group names Joseph Piccione CEO
Piccione joins PSG from Jindal Films Americas.

Simpson Strong-Tie Completes Seismic Testing for Enhanced Code Listing of Concrete and Masonry Reinforcement Systems
Earns seismic code listing for high-performance FRCM fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix and FRP fiber-reinforced polymer solutions.

The digital edition of the August/September issue of Contractor Supply magazine is here!
This online edition features the complete contents of our August/September 2019 print edition.

OSHA Safe + Sound Week Begins Today
Safe + Sound Week recognizes the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs.

MBW, Inc. is now part of CAT’s Allied Vendor Program
The CAT Allied Vendor Program ensures uniformity of offering across CAT Rental Store fleets.

Exclusive: Soundproofing is Essential When Big Construction Projects Escalate Neighborhood Noise
To combat the noise from construction and increased traffic, soundproofing is required to preserve a quiet home/work environment and maintain property values.

Exclusive: Leaning Stepladders: A New Trend
What has changed to make leaning ladders ok again?

Weiler Abrasives to Continue 75th Anniversary Celebration at FABTECH 2019
Weiler's latest abrasive offerings will be on hand at Booth B33031.

MAX USA Promotes Danny Hale to National Accounts Sales Executive
Hale has been with MAX since 2017.

Third annual RIDGID Experience winners earn a trip of a lifetime
Planning for next year’s contest underway; details to be announced in early 2020.

Exclusive: New Vertical Construction Technology
A scanning robotic total station combines two functions.

RIDGID names Mitch Barton marketing director of Global Press Connection
Barton brings RIDGID 30-plus years of marketing experience.

Oldcastle APG acquires Abbotsford Concrete Products
Acquisition enhances Oldcastle's hardscapes footprint in British Columbia.

Mill Steel Framing makes key hires
Kip Craddick, Steve McDaniel and Brett Patton take sales leadership roles. 

MAX USA hires new Northern Mid-West RSE 
Mike Laudenbach brings MAX extensive construction industry training and experience.

Exclusive: Construction and large vehicle safety
Backsense Network Radar eliminates vehicle blind spots to minimize fatalities and protect site workers.

McCann Industries opens Merrillville, Indiana branch.
New store offers construction supplies, tools and Takeuchi machines.

Sonnhalter kicks off 10th annual tool drive 
Sonnhalter agency again partners with Habitat for Humanity on tool drive for charity.

1Shot Steel Stud Anchor signs four regional rep groups
Company seeks more rep groups and will exhibit at the STAFDA Show in Nashville. 

Grabber welcomes Joe Schaeper as Product Category Manager
Schaeper brings Grabber 10 years of product management experience with leading manufacturers.

Simpson Strong-Tie BTH is now Code listed
Becomes first Code-listed, cost-Effective Solution for Connecting Brick Veneers Across 2 to 3 inch airspaces.

Hoffmann Group USA issues 2019/2020 catalog
Massive catalog now includes the complete GARANT GridLine equipment line.