December 2022 News

Logistics Supply Announces Team Promotions 
Three key sales managers step up into new roles.

Weiler Abrasives Expands SPOT Safety Training Program
Trainees learn safe, effective use of abrasives and brushes and ways to identify hazards.

Genesis Products Inc. Acquires BHK of America
Deal combines BHK's drawer components and Genesis Products’ laminated panels, wood components and custom molded solutions.

Exclusive: Five Must Haves In Digital Consumer Experiences
Add what your consumers want.

World’s Largest Concrete Show Returns to Las Vegas With New Pavilions and Projected Growth
49th edition of World of Concrete introduces innovations in new concrete materials, areas of opportunity and recognizes female business leaders in concrete.

Simpson Strong-Tie Releases 2022 Year-in-Review of Best New Products, Innovations and Building Solutions
Top new products include fence planner software, mass timber connectors and fasteners, products for asphalt and cold-formed steel contsruction and more. 

Kohler Partners with Polar Explorer Robert Swan on Antarctic Expedition
Kohler joins as renewable energy provider for Undaunted Expedition.

Albion Announces New President 
Dean Hammel has been with Albion since 2016.

The Lawless Group Hires New North Central RVP
John Holman will serve Lawless Group customers in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Wooster Products Adds as Distributor
Wooster is an industry leader in anti-slip nosings, stair treads, and walkway products.

Report: U.S. Workplace Fatalities Rose 8.9 Percent in 2021
However, construction fatalities declined by 2.6 percent YOY.

NCCER Celebrates Major Curriculum Updates in 2022
Updates cover plumbing, HVACR, carpentry, roofing, concrete and more. 

U.S. Residential Market Slides in November
Single?family permits slide 7.1 percent for month; completions rise 9.5 percent.

NAHB: Single-Family Production Continues to Sag, Multifamily Permits Weakening
Single-family segment falls 32 percent from February.

Ace Harrington, MTA Distributors Founder, Passes Away
Harrington co-founded MTA Distributors in 1980.

IronCraft Adds Industry Veteran Ryan Rochel as Product Manager
Rochel joins IronCraft from Continental Disc.

InCord Awarded Women-Owned Small Business Certification
Incord manufactures safety netting systems for a variety of markets. 

Hidden Risks: The Importance of Understanding and Embracing Web Accessibility
Tips for ensuring your website is ADA-compliant.

Mule-Hide Products Unveils First of Five New Training Centers
Regional facilities will expand and enhance Mule-Hide's hands-on training program.

Applications: Anticorrosion Coatings for Metal: One Size Does Not Fit All
Cortec offers tips on choosing the right anticorrosion coating for your specific needs.

IAPMO R&T Lab Acquires QFT Laboratory, Hires Jaime Young as Lab Director
Acquisition of New Jersey-based Quality Filter Testing Laboratory triples the size of IAPMO R&T Lab’s water system testing capacity.

Snavely Forest Products Acquires Mid-States Wholesale Lumber
Mid-States is based in Oklahoma City.

Weil-McLain Enhances ProTools App 
App now features real-time video tech support for contractors on the job site.

Exclusive: Bye-bye Boss — Why Good Employees Leave and What to Do About It
Five reasons why good employees walk.

1sourcevend Launches New API 
Offers seamless data integration between ERP systems and vending software.

Marcum Index Shows A Construction Industry Still Facing Constraints
Marcum Q3 Index shows the industry faces labor shortages, high materials prices and a deteriorating economic outlook.

Woodgrain Selects Rocky Mount for $7.5 Million Expansion
Woodgrain manufactures moulding, millwork, windows, doors, door jambs and frames.

Jim Hahn Announces Retirement
US Anchor's Hahn caps off a half century in the industry. 

Kano Laboratories Announces Mark Klein as President
Klein joins Kano from Klein Tools.

Applications: Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Increase Construction Efficiency
On-site equipment can keep workflow going smoothly.

Propane Council Presents a New Webinar Featuring Rental Service Market
Registration is free to attend.

Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias to Retire 
Colonias is to be succeeded by current Chief Operating Officer Michael Olosky.

Wyoming Innovation Center Wins ‘Overcoming Adversity’ Award from Mid-America Economic Development Council
The 5,500-square-foot coal commercialization facility was recognized in the small division category for its innovation in economic development.

Malco Products Opens Nominations for 2023 Building Exterior Pro of the Year Recognition
Five U.S. building exterior professionals will be honored with national recognition and $1,000 in tools.