February 2024 News

Texas A&M Offerings to STAFDA Members
Offerings include scholarships and e-learning opportunities.

Single Family Home Permits Rise 1.6% in January
But starts drop 4.7% for month.

Viega Announces New Manufacturing Facility in Ohio
180,000 sq. ft. plant in Mantua, Ohio, is expected to be operational in early 2025.

New Superior Aluminum Products Website Simplifies Search for Railing, Column and Fence Products
Detailed Technical Information section includes material on how to measure product, CAD drawings of all components, product specs and literature and more.

Topcon Solutions Store Now Offers Layout Solution of LN-150 Combined with HP SitePrint
HP SitePrint is an easy-to-use autonomous robotic unit that prints digital site layout plans directly onto the floor of a building project.

CAMO Structural Screws Earn 2023 Golden Hammer Award from HBSDealer Magazine
CAMO Structural Screws offers a full line of high-performing, code-compliant structural screws for all deck and framing needs.

AED Announces John Shearer As 2024 Chairman
Shearer is CEO of 4 Rivers Equipment LLC in Greeley, Colorado.

RectorSeal Acquires Dust Free Brand
Leading indoor air quality manufacturer joins Rectorseal family. 

Prioritizing Safety Over Norms, Boldt Takes the Lead in Helmet Adoption
Boldt helps inspire industry-wide shift from hard hats to helmets.

Housing Blocks Open for Equip Exposition 2024 in Louisville
Trade show is set for October 15-18, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Forbes Names Buildxact 2024 Best Overall Construction Estimating Software
Prices, features and customer reviews contribute to top ranking for third consecutive year.

Record360, Point of Rental Teams Partner Up
Acquisition to expand rental inspection software’s reach worldwide.

Exclusive: Tariffs and the Supply Chain
The supply chain is no longer a chain, but a complex web.

RENCO USA's LEGO-Like Buildings Win Global Innovation Award
RENCO USA launches new era of sustainable building.

ABC Unveils AI Resource Guide for Contractors
Guide describes uses of AI during the construction project lifecycle, including preconstruction, construction and building maintenance.

NWFA Completes 75th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation
The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) provides flooring for its 75th home in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Exclusive: How Distributors Can Budget for an Incentive Program
A well-structured incentive program can consistently contribute to company goals.

Grainger to open new distribution center near Houston
1.2 million-square-foot DC is set to open in 2026.

Power Tool Institute Launches Miter Saw Safety Video
Easy-to-share safe miter saw operations with customers.

FLIR Debuts New Calibration, Service and Warranty Packages
New service and warranty packages cover select handheld and fixed-mount thermal cameras: FLIR CARE and FLIR PROTECT.

U.S. Construction Spending Inches Up Nearly 1% in December  
Residential construction climbs 1.4% for month.