January 2021 News

Simpson Strong-Tie adds dealer locator to Deck Planner Software
New features is also included in Pergola Planner Software.

AD opens business unit in Canada
New AD Canada business unit signals further commitment in Canadian market.

Viega launches new press tool line
Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco offer an affordable entry to pressing technology.

Air Pros USA hiring 250 HVAC technicians and installers
National company offers free training depending on skill level.

NAVAC Inc. names Ice-Kold as official repair center partner
Wisconsin-based company with four decades of HVAC/R experience to handle repairs for NAVAC’s full portfolio of tools.

Industry prepares for National National Construction Safety Week May 3-7
Holistic safety is this year's theme.

Styrofoam XPS insulation introduces reduced GWP formulation
Reduced Global Warming Potential (GWP) product contributes to DuPont's sustainability goals.

US LBM expands to Delaware with new roofing and siding location
Leading building materials distributor grows product offering and reach with first in-state location in Delaware.

Cerrowire donates $50,000 to Cook Museum
The Cook Museum of Natural Science in Decatur, Alabama enables people to interact with and learn about nature.

Minnich Manufacturing signs rep agency Vanguard Marketing Group
Vanguard will represent Minnich lines in Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii.

ORS Nasco names Andy Boyle Senior VP of Sales and Marketing
Boyle joins ORS from the Inteplast Group.

NetPlus Alliance transitions ownership to President Jennifer Murphy
Murphy marks fifth generation of family ownership.

Exclusive: 5 Reasons to Fire Someone & How to Do It Right
Firing employees is often more fraught with potential hazards than hiring.

ACPA pledges support, expresses optimism to Biden Administration
American Concrete Pavement Association urgfes admonistration to pursue surface infrastructure programs.

Cool News: Look out! There's a lobster on the loose!
Or, how lobsters can help make stronger 3D printed concrete.

BuildFax: U.S. housing ends 2020 on a high note
BuildFax Housing Health Report closes out 2020 with construction activity increases nearly across the board. 

Great Business Schools releases national rankings of Construction Management Master's Programs
2021 list also includes best schools across several categories.

NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index slows slip in builder confidence
Soaring lumber prices and COVID resurgence are blamed.

Dodge: Civil contractors are optimistic about 2021
Latest findings from The Civil Quarterly show expected increases in profit margins, opportunities for work.

Hunter Industrial Fans launches lifetime warranty
Policy covers all of Hunter's HVLS industrial fan lines.

EDCO Products celebrates 75th anniversary
Customer focus and innovation have enabled this family-owned company to flourish for over seven decades.

Exclusive: Resilience gives way to dominance
Three predictions for how service emerges stronger than ever in 2021.

ePropertyCare and Wollaston Development partnership to implement smart-building irrigation systems
Technology allows for better lawn care maintenance and prevents costly incidents.

Garney Construction tests new heat stress device for workers
Continuous monitoring of worker physiology prevented heat injuries.

Simpson Strong-Tie scholarship applications now open
Simpson gives up to 100 scholarships of $2,000 per student every academic year.

MBT and Polyguard Group announce exclusive Nano Silver license agreement
Partnership will enable MBT to create products with antimicrobial properties.

ACI virtual concrete convention to be held March 28-April 1, 2021
The American Concrete Institute convention will pack hundreds of events into five days.

Makita renews sponsorship with Warnert Snocross
Makita / Ski-Doo Racing Team will compete in 2020-2021 International Series of Champions snocross racing season.

Exclusive: Honeywell addresses cold weather footwear trends
The newest designs take aim at weather's fickle nature. 

Dodge Momentum Index ends 2020 on a high note
The Commercial component of the Index rose 14 percent for the month.

Simpson Strong-Tie donates $78,000 to community organizations during the 2020 holiday season
Donations were made to communities in California, Ohio and Vietnam. 

Mule-Hide Products promotes Dan Conley to National Business Development Manager
Conley joined Mule-Hide in 2014.

US LBM acquires Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Company
Building materials leader expands its presence in Iowa.

Fecon names Middendorf Senior VP of Sales
Mark Middendorf has been with Fecon since 2012.

IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index shows 21.3 percent increase
Three participating firms reported revenue increases greater than 50%.

MAX USA Corp. kicks off 2021 with new social media and outreach programs
New #GetSocialWithMAX, Friday@Five and more programs will inhance MAX customer interaction.

Simpson Strong-Tie announces Mike Olosky as new COO
Olosky was most recently President of Henkel North America.

Manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders advance 1 percent in November
New orders for manufactured goods in November increased $5.0 billion or 1.0 percent to $487.2 billion.

Regal introduces Real World Solution video series
Episodes show how customers successfully resolved costly power transmission problems with Regal products.

Exclusive: Gemtex Abrasives reviews the abrasives market 
Gemtex VP Frank Prenda discusses the latest trends and products in the abrasives market.

Greg Bennett joins HBS Systems
Bennett will lead equipment dealership and rental software sales efforts.

Walter Surface Technologies acquires Drillco and Triumph Twist Drill
Drillco and Triumph will continue to operate under their own respective brands.

Marshalltown acquires Gatorback
Gatorback produces mortar boards and mortar pans.

U.S. construction spending grows nearly 1 percent in November
Even with the pandemic, total construction spending grew 4.4 percent YOY in the first 11 months of 2020.