August 2022 News

Dodge: Total Construction Starts Surge in July
Mega projects led gains, but details show broad-based construction expansion. 

New Research on the State of Leadership in Distribution
Distributors must rethink how they lead in a post-pandemic world.

Alchemco Earns UL Solutions Certification
Concrete waterproofing systems leader earns NSF 61, Water Potability Certificate.

Industrial Supply Company Names New Regional Vice Presidents of Sales
Tyler Whipple and Damon Bohn step into new roles. 

New South Construction Supply Named One of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina
Annual award is given out by SC Biz News and the SC Chamber of Commerce.

MAX USA Corp. Announces Super Deals on Super Nailers
SuperSider, SuperFramer and SuperDecking tools are on sale from September 1 to October 31.

Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President of Engineering Annie Kao Named to Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply
Kao also serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley and is a former director for the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California. 

IronCraft, LLC Announces New CEO
Pat Kozlowski joins IronCraft from Caterpillar. 

Brighton-Best International Helps Safeguard Children with Safety Gear for Community Crossing Guards
Safe to Cross campaign is outfitting crossing guards with Ironclad Hi-viz gloves.

Metabo HPT & Metabo to Merge in North America 
As of December 2022, both brands will be based in Braselton, GA.

Icon Protection Unites Four Surface Protection Industry Pioneers
Ram Board, Surface Shields, Trimaco and Antinox are now under one roof.

Enerpac Names New EVP of Operations
Markus Limberger will joins Enerpac from Danaher. 

Sandvik to Acquire Sphinx Tools
Sphinx Tools manufactures precision micro tools and surgical cutting tools.

DispatchTrack Launches Intelligent Visibility Platform
Delivers next-level control, clarity and actionable insights for the last mile.

ABC Supply Renews Contract with EROAD
With EROAD solutions, ABC has seen improvements in unidentified drive time and hours of service violations.

Exclusive: Focus on the Customer & Employee Experience to Transform Your Business
What are you promising? What are you delivering? 

Alchemco Aligns with USGBC as Member Supporting Green Building 
Non-toxic waterproofing systems helping buildings achieve LEED certification.

New Edition of Residential Construction Performance Guidelines Now Available
Sixth edition is offered in Contractor Reference, Consumer Reference and Digital versions.

NEFCO Completes Acquisition of Newman Associates
Newman Associates is a value-added distributor of pipe hangers and supports.

Exclusive: Bust Out of Service Fatigue
The what, where, why and how behind a decline in customer service excellence.

Makinex USA to Relocate U.S. HQ to Dallas-Fort Worth
New HQ in Mansfield, Texas allows greater office and warehouse space expansion.

McCloskey Appoints New Group Sales Director for the Americas
Michael Millies brings a wealth of global heavy equipment key account experience.

Home Depot Reports Record Q2 Sales
HD hits $43.8 billion in sales for Q2 of fiscal 2022.

Point of Rental Listed Among Inc. 5000 for Fourth Consecutive Year
Award marks company's seventh time making the list since 2014.

July U.S. Housing Starts Slide 9.6 Percent
However, completions rise 1.1 percent for month. 

Curry Supply Welcomes New Director of Marketing
Rob Gray is named Director of Marketing for Curry Supply.

Shurtape Technologies Announces Partnership with Nastro Technologies
Industrial adhesive and asset tracking technology experts to launch innovative scannable tape products.

Arrow Fastener Promotes Justin Sumner to Vice President, Sales
Sumner has been with Arrow since 2014. 

FastenMaster Launches New Online Experience for Contractors
New site provides quick access to product information, technical documentation, product support content and distributor locator.

Guardian Introduces New 360-Degree Height Safety Website
New site is designed to be a comprehensive height safety resource for all.

AD announces new VP of AD Network Community
Kristen Abbas will manage and expand AD’s meeting and network ecosystem for members. 

Simpson Strong-Tie Donates $15,000 to Kentucky Flooding Recovery Efforts
Donation to the American Red Cross will help victims recover from disastrous floods. 

ARA Adds to Leadership Team Focused on Rental Workforce Development
Erika Singleton is named association’s new Workforce Development Manager.

AFFLINK Grows Leadership Team
Company adds Dana Duckworth as VP of Supply Chain Solutions.

CS Unitec Hires Michael Sullivan as EVP
Industry veteran Sullivan joins company from CGW Abrasives. 

MBW Inc. Announces New COO
Jim Van Beek returns to step into new role. 

U.S. Cuts Softwood Tariffs by Half for Canadian Lumber
Tariff drops from current 17.91 percent to 8.59 percent.

JLG Names Andy Daw VP, Global Procurement & Supply Chain
Daw joins JLG from Caterpillar.

Yanmar Promotes Maintenance Kits for Convenient Servicing
Kits contain filters and fluids for Yanmar mini excavators, wheel loaders and tracked carriers.

Warehouse Storage Expansion: Creating Supply Shock Resilience with Cost Effective Options
When leasing or building more space is not an option, innovative alternatives can significantly increase capacity within existing facilities.

KIOTI Tractor Receives Equipment Dealers Association 2022 Gold Level Award
Recognition underscores company’s commitment to service, dealer network.

Stanley Black & Decker Announces Leadership Transition in Tools Business
Jaime Ramirez steps down as EVP and President, Tools & Storage.

Marcum Releases Third Annual National Construction Survey
Findings reveal continued cautious optimism with nearly 60 perent or respondents expecting more business in the future.

Motion Names New Senior VP of Corporate Accounts
Lisa Solomon has been with the company since 2015.

U..S Construction Spending Dips 1.1 Percent in June
Residential sector slides 1.6 percent for month.

AD Earns Record Results in First Half of 2022
Sales hit $36.1 billion.