January 2015 News

Walter appoints new GM for Mexico
Walter Surface Technologies names Pablo Rivero Torres general manager for Walter Mexico.

ITW Commercial Construction acquires PNA Construction Technologies
Names Bob Connell general manager of new division.

Insite Software launches InsiteAnalytics
New analytics package will help users improve their B2B eCommerce ROI.

Gateway Safety receives IBC President’s Club Award
Industrial Buyers Group lauds Gateway for member support excellence.

Simpson Strong-Tie to host installation competition at World of Concrete
Timed “Drill n’ Fill” product installation contest will award Weber grills to daily winners.

$1T infrastructure bill introduced by Vt. senator
Five-year funding bill could create 13 million jobs.

Forecast: 8.5% growth for construction rental industry this year
ARA predicts construction rental will hit $26 billion and general tool rentals will hit $9.9 billion.

PCA predicts strong U.S. residential construction market ahead
Market could see 20 percent increase during the next year.

CM Latch Kits for Hoist and Rigging Hooks Now Available in Easy-to-Order Bulk Packaging
Hoist Latch Kits and Rigging Latch Kits will be available in bulk packages of 50 and 100 units.

Chip Holton Named NCFI Polyurethanes President
Steps up from director of operations.

Insite Software Names New CEO
Tony Abena joins Insite from Deloitte Investments.

Seminars: Inventory Management for Distributors
Join Jason Bader in Chicago, May 7-8, 2015.

Company builds 6-story apartment and mansion with 3D printer
Six-story apartment building's volume is 11,840 square feet.

Atlas Copco launches new Construction App
App contains product information, technical data, calculators and videos.

Chicago Pneumatic boosts offering with Titan acquisition
Titan produces hydraulic torque wrenches, pumps and accessories for bolting applications.

Video Tour: Samsung's futuristic new North American HQ
Main tower is an open-air park on every third floor.

Fastenal sales up 12% in 2014
Sales hit $3.73 billion for the year; Q4 sales rise 13.8 percent.

The Home Depot names Craig Menear Chairman
Menear will succeed Frank Blake.

HD SupplyWhite Cap opens new locations
Opens stores in downtown LosAngeles, Boston and Killeen, Texas.

Buyers Products fills key sales and marketing roles
Peter Parker becomes marketing manager; Kevin Homuth joins as DSM.

QuikRip issues new demo tool video
See how the QuikRip can pay for itself in one day. 

MAX USA hires new East-Midwest regional sales executive
John Parsons will be based in Illinois.

IHF 2016 becomes a three-day show
The International Hardware Fair Cologne will run from March 6 to 8, 2016.

ROLAIR expands technical sales and marketing team
Corey Nampel becomes marketing project manager; Tom Kuehl joins as compressor specialist.

Actuant Merges Hayes Industries and Precision Sure-Lock into Precision-Hayes International
Consolidates offering of over 400 concrete anchorage products.

Viega Announces 2015 Water Quality Seminars
Free training course focuses on reducing the risk of microbial growth in commercial plumbing systems.

Milwaukee Tool joins NetPlus Alliance
Becomes buying group's newest preferred supplier.

California high speed rail breaks ground
$68 billion high-speed rail project is underway.

ABC Supply Acquires Gilbert Supply Company
Marcy, New York distributor is ABC's first store in the Utica market.

Atlas Roofing names Steve Heaton VP of sales and marketing
Heaton to lead Atlas Roof Insulation and Wall CI Board Polyiso division.

Evergreen Marketing Group adds members
Announces new distributor member and three new preferred suppliers.

Construction employment grew in 38 states last year
26 states and DC added jobs between October and November.

Book Shelf: 25 Great Buildings
Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand.

Lackmond promotes Rob Moe to EVP, Sales
Moe has 30 years of industry experience in construction product manufacturing and distribution.