January 2011 News

Mayhew Tools Embarks on New Brand Launch
Company unveils separate brand identities for professional and consumer lines.

Stanley Sells Delta Woodworking Tool Brand
Some Delta Woodworking Machinery products will continue to be built at new plant in Anderson, South Carolina.

Grainger posts record sales
2010 sales were $7.2 billion, up 15% from $6.2 billion in 2009.

New Single Family Home Sales Climb in December
But total new home sales for 2010 trail 2009 by 14 percent.

Scott Karlis Joins M.K. Morse Sales Team
Named national sales manager in commercial division.

Hyde Tools Promotes Bob Clemence and Lou Oleksy to VP of Sales
Hyde Tools has promoted Sales Directors Robert B. Clemence and Louis A. Oleksy, Jr. to Vice President of Sales in their respective channels, effective January 1, 2011.

MovinCool Announces 'Stay Cool in Winter' Rebate Offer
Rebate program runs through February 28, 2011.

Residential construction permits climb in December 2010
Private and single-family permits climb but housing starts lag.

DeWalt, Empire Level to end private label deal
Companies will end their partnership on the private label line of professional box levels.

Graybar appoints new senior VP
Graybar has appointed Bob Lyons to the position of senior vice president, U.S. business, effective April 1, 2011.

Fastenal sales grow by 20 percent
Company also settles dispute with GSA for $6.25 million.

Capital Safety Acquires Technical Institute of Training in Height
Strengthens training offerings in Europe.

Housing Starts Expected to Accelerate
NAHB economist predicts housing starts will climb 21 percent in 2011.

Multiquip Introduces Industry's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Light Tower
Innovative Design Brings Environmentally-friendly, Quiet, Safer and Brighter Product to Market.

Bolle Enters U.S. Safety Market
Partners with Protective Industrial Products (PIP) to distribute safety eyewear to the PPE market.

Dubai Wire begins finish brad and staple production
Products include industrial fastening nails, staples, pins, brads for use in packaging, furniture / woodworking, construction, factory built housing and many other industries.

PFERD and Advance Brush Announce 2011 Tool Manual
Manual features over 7,500 metalworking solutions.

Weather Guard Launches Zip It Up Promotion
Offers free Carhartt jacket with qualifying purchase.

Rayovac Announces Industrial Distributor Award Winner
Central Wholesalers, Inc. named top distributor for Q4 2010.

The most hallowed job site you've never seen
Restoration work at Pointe du Hoc preserves a key World War II battleground for future generations.

Watch the SkatePlate in action
Woodman Tools’ SkatePlate rolling base system now features product-in-action videos online.

Airmaster Fan announces new ownership
Company is purchased by current president, Richard Stone.

U.S. Construction inches up in November 2010
$810.2 Billion annual rate exceeds October by 0.4 percent; but lags 2009 by 6 percent.

Dubai Wire Expands Facilities
Adds 160,000 square-foot logistics center in Dubai-Jabel Ali free zone.