December 2021 News

Shurtape Technologies Announces Vuk Trivanovic as CEO
Trivanovic succeeds John Kahl, who is retiring.

White Cap Acquires Diamond Tool and Cook & Boardman Rebar Operations
Diamond Tool is in Philadelphia; rebar operation is located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pearlman Group buys Vector Tools
Vector Tools is a distributor of stone fabrication and installation tools and supplies operating throughout the Southeast.

Flow-Rite Expands in Europe
New office will be led by international business manager Steven Wong, who moves from Hong Kong.

PTI Offers Tips for Longer, Safer Power Tool Battery Life
Follow these practices to keep your tool batteries in good working order.

U.S. New Homes Sales Advance 12.4 Percent in November
The average sales price is $481,700.

In Memoriam: Bob Ebbert
Industry icon passed away on December 10, 2021.

HD Expands Everyday Military Discount Benefit for All Veterans
U.S. veterans, active service members and spouses who pre-register for the benefit via The Home Depot app will receive a 10 percent discount on their purchases in stores and online.

Simpson Strong-Tie Releases 2021 Year in Review List Highlighting Best New Products, Innovations and Building Solutions
Top new products include Strong-Wall WSWH High-Strength Wood Shearwall, the Strong-Drive SD Connector SS Screw and more.

ITR Podcast: The Macroeconomic Outlook for 2022
Signs indicate continued growth in 2022 but perhaps not at the pace we saw in 2021.

A Merry MAX Christmas Tale
MAX USA Corp. helps Santa on his way.

Dodge: Total Construction Falls Sharply In November
Absence of large projects pushes nonresidential starts lower; underlying trend remains positive.

Owens Corning PINK Next Gen Fiberglas Insulation Earns 2021 Product Innovation Award
Architectural Products Magazine names PINK a winner for as one of the most innovative construction products.

Industrial Supply Company Raises $22,000 to Support the Utah Food Bank
ISC has hosted the annual event since the 1990s. 

TouchPoint, Inc. Acquires Morse Watchmans
Morse Watchmans is an industry-leading global supplier of intelligent key management systems.

Radians Responds to December Tornado Outbreak with PPE Donation
Company donates nine pallets of PPE to Matthew 25: Ministries. 

Milwaukee Tool to Exhibit at World of Concrete
Milwaukee will be located in the Silver Lot, booth number 030800.

Coxreels Launches Ship Ready Program
Program includes more than 80 SKU’s that will ship no later than the next business day of order.

Southwire Acquires OBI Partners, Inc.
Addition to enhance digital services, provide utility solutions and accelerate innovation.

NAHB: 25% of New Single-Family Homes are Infills or Teardowns
Dense population regions see highest rates of teardown activity.

Husqvarna Integrates Blastrac and Diamatic into the Husqvarna Construction Brand
The recently acquired Blastrac and Diamatic products will be rebranded and integrated into the global Husqvarna offering.

MRA Offers Tips for Preventing Rooftop Snow Avalanches
Snow guards work to hold back rooftop snow and allow it to melt more gradually and predictably to prevent tragedies.

JCB North America Opens New Dealership in Houston
New $8M Monk JCB sponsored dealership has 13,000 square feet on 5 acres.

Sullair Acquires Compressor-Pump & Service
Salt Lake City's CPS has been a Sullair distributor since 1991. 

ClarkDietrich Offers New CEU Course on Effective Moisture Management in Exterior Finishing Systems
Free webinar is set for December 16. 

White Cap Acquires Ram Tool
Ram adds 45 stores to the White Cap portfolio.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Curriculum Resources for AEC Educators
Resources include online courses, videos, Simpson Strong-Tie software and more.

Structurlam Adds Mass Timber Specialist in the Pacific Northwest
Jon Potter brings extensive civil engineering experience to Structurlam. 

Altorfer Rents and Sullair Continue Partnership Amid Expansion
Altorfer is opening two new rental stores in Oglesby and Quincy, Ill.

Saint-Gobain to Acquire GCP Applied Technologies
GCP products include concrete and cement additives and building materials.

ACI/ASCC Publishes Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition
New manual runs 262 pages and includes color photos and illustrations.

Southwire Acquires Topaz Lighting Corporation
Addition helps position Southwire as an industry leader in electrical components and lighting.

NEFCO Opens New Fulfillment Center in Richmond, VA
New facility will have 77,000 square feet of warehouse and will employ 30 workers initially. 

MAX USA Corp. Celebrates 80 Years with Major Offer
This month only, the MAX SuperRoofer CN445R3 is on sale.

Metabo HPT and Drop Zone TV Partner to bring Cordless Power Tools to the Outdoors
Outdoor Channel TV show will promote MultiVolt tool platform to viewers. 

Evergreen Marketing Group Announces Safewaze As A Preferred Supplier
SafeWaze is a leading provider of fall protection systems. 

Southwire Acquires OBI Partners, Inc.
Addition to enhance digital services, provide utility solutions and accelerate innovation.

WORX Tools Issues Holiday Gift Recommendations
Stocking stuffers include a work light, oscillating tool and compact vacuum.

Public Construction Spending Drives Modest Uptick in October
Public construction advanced 1.8 percent for month while private sectior spending lagged 0.2 percent. 

Columbus McKinnon Expands Conveying Solutions with Acquisition of Garvey Corporation
Columbus McKinnon also acquired Dorner Mfg. Corp. in April 2021.

Inflation, Labor Shortages Weigh Down Construction Industry in Third Quarter, Finds Marcum Index
Nonresidential construction spending remains 10.7 percent below January 2020 levels but is just 1.3 lower than it was one-year ago.