February 2020 News

Breaking News: Cologne International Hardware Fair rolls back to 2021

Tool show is rescheduled due to coronavirus concerns. 

Silicon Valley icon Guy Kawasaki to keynote STAFDA’s Anaheim convention

Kawasaki has been a visionary and leader for Apple, Google, Mercedes Benz and is a world-renowned educator. 

Exclusive: How to get your hands on the right safety gloves

Safety gloves, correctly sized and engineered with the correct materials, will defend workers from virtually any type of hazard.

New home sales rise 7.9 percent in January

Average sales price is $402,300. 

ConstructReach launches "I Built This" initiative to transform construction industry

Innovative industry workforce development company proactively addresses looming employee shortage in construction industry.

DriSteem offers humidification and water type guide

Guide explains how potable, softened, high-purity and boiler water affect the humidification process.

CSDA 2020 Convention rooms are going fast 

Join CSDA professionals from around the world at the Association’s 48th Annual Convention.

Carhartt and Guinness team up for St. Patrick's Day promotion

Brands combine to celebrate working heroes and have some fun.

NAHB offers webinars on contracts

Webinars will provide a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive contractor and supplier relations, provide for dispute resolution and minimize litigation risks.

Stellar Industries adds Curry Supply as Arizona and New Mexico distributor

Curry will offers the full line of Stellar TMAX Service Bodies and both heavy and light-duty telescopic service cranes.

Exclusive: Eight ways to secure top talent without offering more salary

A little creativity when recruiting can land you star performers for less than stellar money.

B2W Software releases survey results on heavy construction scheduling and dispatching

Contractors give insight on challenges, goals and technologies used to manage workflow.

MRA kicks off trade competition for best residential roofing projects

Competition is open to residential metal roofing projects in the U.S. and Canada.

Mortar Net Solutions expands masonry scholarship program

Mortar Net Solutions will award 20 financial need-based scholarships and more than $1,000 in tools to masonry students in 2020.

World of Concrete 2020 closes out with 54,000 attendees

Onsite bookings for 2021 space presage a doorbuster show next year. 

U.S. housing permits leap 9.2 percent in January

Single family permits surge 6.4 percent for month.

Beacon names Knisely chairman

Beacon announced that Philip W. Knisely has been appointed chairman of the board, succeeding Robert R. Buck, who retired as chairman but continues as a director.

Dodge Momentum Index starts 2020 on the downside

Index decline of 2.7 percent is due to an 11 percent drop in institutional building.

Infor acquired by Koch Industries

Subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc. to acquire the remaining equity stake in Infor held by Golden Gate Capital.

Case Studies: Americold and Steel King partner on extreme makeover of refrigerated warehouse racking

Rolling install increases storage space and load capacity and enables facility to maintain ongoing operations.

JCB to showcase new loaders, excavators and generators at ARA show

Company will launch new trailer-mounted RS generators and several new loaders. 

Tulsa Winch Group appoints Arjun Mirdha president

Mirdha joins TWG from Terex Corporation.

T. J. Bland promoted to President of Adhesives Technology Corporation

Hart McIntyre transitions to consulting role with parent Meridian Adhesives Group.

Build Your Future Shipbuilding established to address workforce shortages

Program connects students and professionals in the industry to help bridge the skills gap and provide career paths.

Grabber partners with ClarkDietrich to offer Strait-Flex corner bead products

The Strait-Flex product line includes Paper-Faced Composite and Full-Composite Corner Beads and Trims.

Coxreels issues new Electrical Product Catalog

New catalog features Coxreels' entire lineup of reels and accessories.

Briggs & Stratton to launch Vanguard Commercial Lithium Ion battery pack at ARA show

Company will also feature its entire lineup of new single-cylinder horizontal shaft engines.

QA1 enters new era with state-of-the-art facility

New building has over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and distribution space.

Dodge: Influence of Supervisors on Construction Safety Rises

Jobsite workers continue to be a critical part of safety programs, and new data show that construction firms rely on the leadership of their supervisors to improve safety.

Now see this: Smart traffic cones are here

SmartCone technology an adaptable job site safety tool.

PCA launches Shaped by Concrete educational campaign

Campaign aims to increase awareness of the sustainability, resiliency and durability of concrete made with cement. 

Ritchie Bros. to hold  massive auction February 17-22 in Orlando

More than 11,000 pieces of equipment will sell with no reserve.

Hypertherm to donate equipment 12 North American schools

Company will award 12 Powermax systems as part of its Spark Something Great grant program.

Exclusive: Safety software can attract younger workers to construction jobs

Top-line digital solutions can create safer construction workplaces by simplifying work and task management and enabling collaboration and communication.

New Technologies: The Faith Group discovers revolutionary solution for affordable workforce housing

Company brings Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT) to the U.S.

McNeilus celebrates 50 years

For half a century, McNeilus has set the standard for reliability and durability in concrete mixers and refuse trucks