February 2015 News

Fasco adds two new regional team members
North Central Territory Manager Chad Giese becomes New Product Specialist; Gary Ward joins as South West Territory Manager.

Thomas Compressors relaunches with U.S. production
Thomas brand air compressors are once more being produced and stocked in Sheboygan, WI.

Wells Fargo Construction Industry Forecast predicts strong year ahead
Optimism Quotient reaches an all-time high of 130.

Epicor releases new version of Prophet 21
Upgraded wholesale distribution ERP delivers productivity and efficiency gains.

JLG promotes Mike Brown to VP Latin America
Will lead JLG’s business in Mexico, Central & South America and the Caribbean.

NetPlus announces five new distributor members
Cuna Supply, Diamond State Industrial Products, GCS Supply, RW Rentals & Supply, and THB Inc. join buying group.

OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on silica exposure in countertop manufacture and installation
Workers in stone countertop professions are at high risk.

Safety tips for using propane heaters on jobsites
PERC issues Propane Heating Tips to help workers stay safe and warm on the jobsite.

Bon Tool issues 2015 master catalog
Contains nearly 6,000 products and over 200 new items.

Epicor acquires InsiteShip and InsiteManifest software
Shipping and fulfillment software strengthen Epicor supply chain  and cloud ERP capabilities.

Single-family home sales run flat in January
More worrisome, single-family starts slide 6.7 percent from December.

HD reports Q4 and fiscal 2014 sales
Reports 2014 sales of $83.2 billion, 5.5 percent up for the year.

U.S. housing activity dips in January
Permits, starts and completions all slide slightly from December but trend 8 percent or better over January 2014.

Appleton Group names Victor Hoang  Director of Global Project Operations
Hoang joined Emerson in August 2014.

PIP to be honored by American Cancer Society
PIP's owners and employees will be honored at annual Gala of Hope, April 18, 2015 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Cool Stories: Thomas Jefferson's UW Virginia Rotunda building restoration
Historic structure's column capitals are recreated with aid of laser scanners.

Steve Rangoussis named chief sales and marketing officer at Festool
Moves up from vp of sales and marketing for USA and Canada.

Leland Acquires Canadian Threadall Limited
Canadian Threadall produces wire forming products, anchors and threaded rod products for mining, construction and OEM.

IBS and KBIS shows to co-locate through 2020
International Builders’ Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show will run simultaneously for next five years.

Klein Tools launches Buy Now program
Program links customers to online distributor sites for instant sales.

Logistics welcomes Joy Mason as new Field Sales Manager
Mason will work with buying groups and associations.

ABC Supply opens two new branches
Newest locations are in Cumberland, Maryland and Sacramento, California.

UFO Ballistic NailScrews celebrate 10 years of speed
Pneumatic screws go in up to 50% faster than collated screws — and can easily be unscrewed.

A.W. Meyer appoints Jim Kelly COO
Kelly is a 35-year veteran of A.W. Meyer Co.

ACPA launches Wikipedia application
Wikipave collaborative app will allow users to to add, modify or delete technical content.

Construction spending ends 2014 on high note
Construction spending in December hit a six-year high of $982 billion.

PPG Liquid Nails adhesives now listed on ARCAT
Architects, engineers and contractors can now specify Liquid Nails adhesives and Top Gun caulks and sealants via online building product resource hub.

Trimble launches TrimView Direct mobile app
New construction logistics app provides real-time visual data to improve operations.

eBay and Proxibid announce partnership
Partnership brings business and industrial equipment from thousands of auction partners to eBay.