August 2023 News

Matt Hoefer Promoted to Mi-T-M Senior Sales Manager
Hoefer has been with Mi-T-M since 1996.

Malco Appoints Bill Spohn and Nataline Lomedico to its Board of Directors
Final additions complete Malco’s transition to a strategic board.

American Welding Society Mourns the Loss of Dennis K. Eck
Eck was 2023 AWS president.

Exclusives: Precise Instruments and Calculations a Key Factor in Construction Safety
Partnering with an expert in moisture measurement and composition analysis can be essential to ensure the safety and performance of construction projects.

Job sites: Design Completed for California’s Chino Basin Water Program
Facility to produce 15,000 acre-feet per year of purified water for injection into Southern California groundwater storage basin.

NCCER Publishes New Edition of Introductory Solar PV Module
New second edition covers the first module of NCCER’s Solar Photovoltaic Installer curriculum.

NSK Wins Motion's Supplier of the Year Award
NSK is a global leader in bearings, ball screws, linear guides, auto parts and precision/industrial machinery solutions.

Simpson Strong-Tie Renews Partnership with Building Talent Foundation
Foundation promotes careers in the trades. 

Greenkote and Duroc Enter Joint Venture to Bring Advanced Anticorrosion Coating Capabilities to Europe
Affiliation will make Greenkote coating capabilities directly available to the European Union and surrounding region.

U.S. New Home Sales rise 4.4% in July
Average sales price was $513,000.

PaintLine Adds Lancaster to its Retail Distribution Network
Lancaster, the nation’s leading distributor of paint sundries, is now offering a wide array of PaintLine products.

Leaders from Skilled Trades Industries Unite to Combat Labor Crisis in U.S. and Canada
The Skilled Trades Advisory Council joins forces with NEST, which provides Integrated Facilities Management to industry.

Werk-Brau’s Neil Recker Elected to Construction Angels National Board of Directors
Construction Angels provides immediate financial support and grief counseling to the children and spouse when a construction worker suffers a fatality on the jobsite.

ARA Quarterly Economic Forecast Updates CIE Rental Revenues
New considerations increase CIE rental revenue projections through 2024.

The Lawless Group Acquires Hobart Associates & Expands North Central Region With New Leadership 
Tom Northcott is named President of the Lawless Group's North Central Region.

McCann Industries Acquires Channahon Tractor
New location offers all-makes construction equipment repair along with Kobelco and Takeuchi equipment.

Techniweld USA Acquires Metal Man Work Gear
Shared vision, creative synergies and significant resources will redefine what it means to be a welding wholesaler.

Mark Okland Joins Business Development Team at Mule-Hide
Okland brings Mule-Hide more than 25 years of roofing industry experience. 

The Home Depot Reports Q2 Sales Results
Sales of $42.9 billion were down 2% from Q2 2022. 

HBS Systems Announces Integration with Record360
Provider of web-based equipment dealership management solutions partners with digital inspection software firm. 

Wright Announces Membership in the Evergreen Supply Network
Wright joins the Evergreen Supply Network of more than 100 leading suppliers of industrial tools and equipment.

JLG Issues Whitepaper on Scissor and Boom Lift Accessories
JLG offers a variety of optional accessories for scissor lifts and boom lifts to increase operator safety and productivity.

Single-family Housing Starts Climb 6.7% in July 
Multi-family starts inch up 3.9% in for month. 

Evergreen Supply Network Announces CEO Bill Ward’s Resignation
Wade McCone, Director of Training and Education, becomes interim General Manager.

DuPont Works with Military Makeover to Renovate Home of U.S. Veteran
DuPont donates Great Stuff  foam sealant for veteran’s home in Lynn, Massachusetts; TV series to premiere on Lifetime in August.

RIDGID Marks 100 Year Anniversary with Celebration at Elyria Headquarters
Employees, retirees and their families enjoyed an open house event. 

Kenzen Achieves GDPR Certification for Revolutionary Heat Safety Product
Continuous safety monitoring solutions predict and prevent heat injury, illness and death from heat on worksites.

Simpson Strong-Tie's Tina Haro Wins 2023 Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply Rising Stars Award
Award honors women in the industry who are making outstanding contributions to their companies and their communities.

NCCER Publishes Revised Electrical Curriculum
New 11th edition covers 2023 electrical codes and regulations.

American Welding Society Offers Complimentary Student Membership
Now, welding students can obtain a complimentary membership for four years.

Weil-McLain Presents School of Better Heating
Personalized training programs enhance boiler technology and hydronic skills and knowledge.

Version 6.2 of Building Efficiency System Tool (BEST) Now Available for Download
Interactive commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison app helps builders choose the most efficient systems for their projects. 

Acme Tools Commemorates 75 Years in Business
North Dakota-based family-owned and -operated company was founded in 1948.

CNH Rewman Signs Agreement with IHLE Fabrications for Wear Parts
CNH Reman will now offer IHLE combine wear parts to Case IH and New Holland dealers.

Fecon Hires Ray Dalton as Vice President of Aftermarket Sales
Dalton will manage the Fecon Connect online parts-ordering site and lead procurement and inventory management.

STAFDA Launches Excellence in Distribution Website
2.5-day program will be held at the Nashville Hilton, March 12-14, 2024.

14th Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Kicks Off
To date, agency's tool drive has generated more than $415,000 in donations. 

RIDGID Employees Donate Food and Personal Care Items to Elyria’s Pioneer Freedge
Donation drive is sponsored by Mosaic, an Emerson employee resource group focused on giving back.

Doran Tire Monitoring Provides Early Warning for Heat
Doran tire monitoring systems are available for all size and type fleets – from owner-operators to international fleets.

U.S. Construction Spending Ticks Up in June
Public construction inches up 0.3% for month; private construction improves 0.5%.

Marine Toys for Tots Announces Literacy Initiative
Operation Turn the Page will equip countless children with tools they need to break the cycle of poverty.

Doka Mountain Region Announces Office Relocation to Facilitate Growth and Enhance Customer Experience
Doka is a leader in providing innovative scaffolding, formwork and safety solutions.

Exclusive: Leveraging Security Systems to Prevent Tool Theft in Construction Supply Chains
Tips for safeguarding your assets and fortifying your operations against this persistent threat.

JLG Publishes New Accessories Resource Guide on #DirectAccess
New guide covers add-on accessories that can increase operators’ job site productivity and safety.