December 2013 News

MCP Supply Seeks Dealers for Paver Edging Spikes
Company has openings for east coast distributors.

PIP Moves to New Headquarters
New 30,000 s.f. Latham, NY facility allows ongoing company growth and service improvements.

Alan Blake Retires from JCB
Graeme Macdonald will take over as CEO on January 1.

Southwire to Acquire Coleman Cable
Deal to close in Q1.

New Residential Sales Dip 2.1 Percent in November
Monthly trend is off pace but exceeds 2012 by 16.6 percent.

Custom Equipment Announces First HB-1230 Scissor Lift Order
American Scissor Lift, Stockton, Calif. places first order.

Job Growth to Drive 2014 Housing Market
Economic growth and improving employment will drive housing recovery in 2014.

Larson Electronics Unifies Branding
Reorganization impacts Magnalight brands and others.

Accurate Components & Fasteners Acquires All Tool Sales
Minnesota firm adds company in Franksville, Wisconsin.

Q.E.P. Appoints New Senior Product Marketing Manager
Tracy Muller will lead Adhesives division.

Rockler Announces 2nd Annual Nordys Woodworking Video Contest
Grand Prize is an ultimate router table package valued at over $1,200.00.

Simpson Strong-Tie Named Sphere 1's First Primary/Core Preferred Supplier
New category recognizes Simpson's expertise in concrete repair, protection and strengthening products.

Tim Ruppert Named Managing Director of Wilo USA
Rejoins Wilo from Sulzer Pumps.

Wells Fargo Predicts Modest Industry Growth for 2014
Q4 Construction Quarterly report recaps a solid year in construction and predicts more gradual improvement in 2014.

U.S. Housing Starts Blast Off in November
Privately-owned starts run 1,091,000; 22.7 percent above October.

Steven Cortazzo Named Vice President of Sales for KEIM Mineral Coatings of America
Cortazzo will lead KEIM sales in New York and New Jersey.

Sioux Chief Debuts Drain Line Video
FinishLine Drain video showcases product features and installation techniques.

New Seminar: Inventory Management for Distributor
Event is set for April 24-25, 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Infor Launches Implementation Accelerator for Distribution
Helps distributors get M3 suite up and running sooner and easier. 

The Home Depot Updates Growth Goals
Predicts 5% sales growth in 2014; increases 2015 targets.

Viega Honored with Supplier of the Year Award
AD honors Viega for efforts promoting zero lead products.

Parex Opens New DC in San Diego
Facility will house Parex, Teifs, LaHabra, El Rey and Merkrete products.

Revised Plank & Platform Guidelines Issued
Scaffold & Access Industry Association publishes revised inspection guidelines.

Topcon’s O’Connor joins AEM Hall of Fame
Ray O’Connor is inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame.

Construction Employment Hits Four-Year High as Jobs Surge in November
Industry adds 17,000 jobs during month.

Flexzilla Hose Wins Innovation Award
Takes product award at Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo show.

ABC Supply Adds Executive Positions and Names Four to New Posts
New customer connectivity, operations and accounting leadership positions announced.

NetPlus Alliance ADDS YRC Freight and Tractel
Shipping firm and material handling leader become preferred providers.

Emerson to Purchase Remaining Stake in EGS Electrical
Will buy remaining interest from SPX.

New Home Sales Surge 25.4 Percent in October
Biggest one-month surge since 1980.

Paslode Introduces 2 Year Service Promise
No cost, no questions asked service and repairs for eligible cordless systems.