February 2022 News

U.S. Single-Family Housing Starts Slip 5.6 Percent in January
But single-family permits climb 6.8 percent for month. 

The Whittemore Co. Expands Lyndex-Nikken Coverage to Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Whittemore now represents Lyndex-Nikken in 8 midwestern states.

Western Global Enhances Customer Support with New Website 
Western Global is a leading provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the storage and handling of fuels, lubricants and other fluids.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Issues Series 27000-2022 Standard for Hybrid Fire Extinguishing Systems Personnel
Series 27000 includes three standards: Design; Installation; and Inspection, Testing and Maintenance. 

HD Announces Fiscal 2021 Results and 2022 Guidance
2021 sales grew 14.4 percent over 2020; predicts 2022 will be comparable to 2021 results.

Bob Begley Joins JLG Product Management Team
Named Director for Scissor Lifts, Vertical Lifts and Low-Level Access Lifts.

Fecon Adds Vermeer MidSouth as Forestry Mulcher Dealer
Vermeer MidSouth serves customers in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana.

AD Member-owners Elect 2022 Board of Directors
Karla Neupert Hockley and Tim Horsman join board.

Slag Cement Association Celebrates 20 Years
SCA is celebrating 20 years of providing resources for using slag cement in concrete construction.

Point of Rental Expands Into Canada
Ben Sinclair and Irfan Ahmed will spearhead company's new Toronto office.

MAX USA Releases Webinar Schedule for 2022
TwinTier webinars take place every Tuesday.

Exclusive: 6 Key Inventory Metrics for Electrical Contractor Service Truck Fleets
Improve inventory tracking and stock levels, increase technician efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction.

Mecalac Adds Seven Dealers to Growing North American Network
New dealers are in Virginia, New York, Tennessee, Idaho, Kentucky, Colorado and British Columbia.

Verisk Report Shows Mixed Signals for Housing Market
New construction growth edged higher in January, but homebuilder confidence fell for the first time in four months.

Ino USA Opens Buffalo Facility
Belt manufacturer expands into U.S. to better serve North American distributors. 

Mule-Hide Names Chris Schmidt National Business Development Manager
Schmidt joins Mule Hide from United States Gypsum (USG).

IAPMO Hires John Watson as VP, Industry Relations and Business Development
Watson brings IAPMO more than 30 years of plumbing industry experience.

NAHB: Soaring Construction Costs Drop Housing Affordability to Lowest Level in a Decade
The national median home price increased to a record $360,000 in Q4, up $40,000 from Q1 2021.

Bob Evans Named Executive Vice President of Industrial Supply Compan
Evans expands on his role as Customer Supply Chain Services leader.

Home Depot names new CEO
Edward "Ted" Decker becomes CEO and president.

CANOW Inc. to operate as Lawless West
Eric Stone has been named president of the new division.

Hy-Brid Lifts Reports Record Sales in 2021 
Sales grow 99 percent for year.

MAX USA Announces Second Half 2021 Awards
Company fetes top sales and customer service associates.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Fence Planner Software
Simpson expands suite of free outdoor living solutions applications. 

Craig named president of Fein US
Fein Power Tools has named William Craig president of its U.S. division.

Cortec Releases Quick Start Guide on Direct to Metal Coatings for Construction Applications
Guide provides a quick intro to Cortec Micro-Corrosion Inhibiting Coatings Technology. 

AD Member Sales Up 30% to a Record $58.5 Billion in 2021
83 independents joined AD in 2021, bringing the total to 845 member companies.

Rental Leaders Unite to Provide Relief in Kentucky
Point of Rental joins Lowe’s, others In providing needed services after tornadoes.

HD Announces Plans to Hire 100,000 Associates
Company is hiring for flexible, full-time and part-time positions.

Optrel Expands Business Development Team
Jeff Morris and Alicia Kamm bring Optrel extensive business development and digital marketing experience. 

Beacon unveils New Look for Tri-Built Products
New TRI-BUILT tagline is "Built to Work."