February 2016 News

Flowcrete introduces seminar on polymer floor failures
AIA CES Lunch & Learn seminar reviews industrial flooring finish failures.

Acme Tools names new GM of E-Commerce

Loretta Buse has been with Acme since 2013.

TugForce launches new commercial shipping service

On-demand trucking services app connects shippers and carriers. 

Minnich announces top dealers for 2015

Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. is named top overall dealer.

AMES companies launch new global and regional websites

New sites unify company image and build on company's heritage to 1774.

Firestone EPDM roofing system turns 35

Since 1980, 6.5 billion square feet of Firestone RubberGard EPDM have been installed globally.

Radians issues high-vis white paper

Paper covers the new ANSI/ISEA 107 2015 Standard for High-Visibility Apparel.

Construction employment highest since 2008

Industry unemployment falls to 17-year low.

The Home Depot announces record Q4 and fiscal 2015 results

Increases quarterly dividend by 17 percent and provides fiscal 2016 guidance.

Kubota Engine America and SmartEquip announce partnership

Partnership will expand Kubota's reach and improve efficiency in the rental market.

PIP acquires Safety Works

Glove and PPE manufacturer will do business as Safety Works, Inc.

STAFDA announces 2016 Associate StateoftheIndustry Speaker 

Southwire's Brandon Moss will deliver address at STAFDA's 40th Anniversary Convention.

CSDA graduates up 83 percent at World of Concrete

115 students graduate from four CSDA training programs at the show.

Point of Rental Software offers Rental Show specials and giveaways

Promotions include software discounts and Samsung Galaxy tablets.

January housing permits advance 13.2 percent year over year

Single-family starts dip 3.9 percent for month.

Dodge Momentum Index rises in January

Nonresidential construction index improves 2.4 percent over December 2015.

Case Studies: Growing a window manufacturing business with automation

Florida company grows from three to 72 employees with help from TigerStop.

CSDA fetes innovative member projects at WOC

Awards ceremony recognizes most challenging projects completed by members in 2015. 

Steve McClatchy to appear on The Today Show

Author, UID faculty member and 2015 STAFDA presenter will appear on Feb. 18.

Green Seal seeks stakeholders for new insulation standard

Industry professionals can participate in developing new standard.

Wacker Neuson announces new North American Regional President

Johannes Schulze Vohren takes helm. 

R.M. Lucas hires Mike Taylor for Florida

Taylor becomes Florida market technical sales manager.

RIDGID to showcase latest tools at WWETT Show 

Booth visitors can enter to win one of six MR-10 Magnetic Locators in a show giveaway.

MAX launches YouTube video channel

New channel showcases MAX pneumatic and rebar tying tools in action.

STAFDA prepares for 40th anniversary convention in Atlanta

Opening party be be at the College Football Hall of Fame.

True Value picks Point of Rental software for all stores

Converts 4,500 stores worldwide to Point of Rental software.

World of Concrete hits seven-year high

Attendees reach 60,000; exhibitors exceed 1,530. 

Hypertherm invites grant applications

Ten schools in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will win plasma systems.

QUIKRETE observes industry trends at WOC

Advanced technology drives change in the concrete industry.

Minnich Manufacturing announces key personnel changes

Company hires and promotes three into key positions.

Stihl sponsors America’s Main Streets contest

Route 66 road trip and $25k cash prize bring attention to America’s Main Streets.

JCB North America hosts annual dealer training event

Hosts 163 dealers in week-long construction equipment training event.

Festool launches Power Select cordless tool program

Program offers interchangeable batteries, chargers and purchase options.

Walter launches abrasives selector app

App for Apple and Android phones helps users select the best abrasive for any application.

Guardian Building Products opens new DC  

Belcamp, Maryland DC encompasses 110,000 square feet.

Channellock celebrates 130 years

Meadville, Pa., hand tool manufacturer was founded in 1886.

PIP realigns outside sales organization

Company refocuses sales in regional offices as each product specialist becomes a Regional Sales Manager.

ACI expands Concrete Craftsman book series

New books cover fundamentals and decorative concrete.

The Home Depot to hire 80,000 for Spring season

Company is also adding staff in distribution centers.

MiTek announces two new key hires

Patrick O’Malley is new Director of National Builder Accounts and Supply Chain; Brent Kreutzer is named PM for Fasteners, Anchoring Solutions and Tools.

Dorner appoints Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Lincoln Frazier will replace Bob Southard, who is retiring.

Atlas Copco breaks ground on new South Carolina facility

180,000-square-foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina will be LEED-certified.