January 2016 News

U.S. construction tops $1 trillion in 2015

Private construction grows 12.3 percent over 2014; public construction grows 5.6 percent for year.

Jenny electric air compressors are now UL and CSA certified

Every electric compressor is now UL 1450 and C22.2 No. 68-09 certified.

Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

Slovenian abrasives manufacturer has been in business since 1879.

Mill Steel Co. consolidates Steel Structural Products' Louisville operations to Jeffersonville, Indiana

Move will bring up to 40 Jobs to Jeffersonville, Indiana plant.

3M teams up with Capital Safety at WOC

Will exhibit latest products and services in personal protective equipment and fall protection products.

Calpipe expands in Hobart, Indiana

New 85,000-square-foot facility will hold offices, warehousing space, a training center and product testing labs. 

ABB appoints Sullivan to lead U.S. electrification products business

Franklin Sullivan will lead sales efforts in U.S., Canada and Mexico. 

ET&F Panelfast pins earn new ICC-ES evaluation report

Pins comply with 2015, 2012 and 2009 IBC and IRC.

IDEAL ramps up sales efforts in Illinois

Electrical division promotes two sales managers, hires new rep in Chicago.

Alex Lyon & Son brings Seven Days of Kissimmee auction to Proxibid

Live auction begins January 30, 2016.

Jobs and housing boost consumer confidence in January

Consumer confidence rises despite stock market downturn.

STIHL names Mark Scavillo VP of Finance and Information

Former director of strategic planning and controlling is promoted.

Evergreen Marketing Group announces 2016 workshop schedule

Sets events for Chicago, Baltimore and Dallas.

Atlantis plans $2B aquarium resort for Hawaii

Project stalled since 2005 is back on track.

IronPlanet adds fifth day to Florida Cat auction

Ring Power hosts largest Cat auction services event ever, February 8-12.

Wilton celebrates 75 years

Company will honor the brand throughout the year with promotions and giveaways.

Sphere 1 announces newest Preferred Suppliers

Wyco Tool, Albion, Mi-T-M, Karcher/Shark, Spotnails and EMI Construction Products join Sphere 1.

U.S. residential permits and starts top 1 million units in 2015

965,700 housing units were completed in 2015, up 9.3 percent from 2014.

Los Angeles to build world's most expensive stadium

$2.6 billion complex shows off flowing lines.

NCCER credentials lead Job Corps grads to construction careers

Job Corps reclassifies NCCER Core Curriculum as a prerequisite to higher level career training.

Simpson Strong-Tie wins Vendor of the Year five years running

Do it Best Corp. gives Simpson honor for Building Materials Products.

Tiger Stop launches weekly blog

“Tiger Shop” aims to empower manufacturers to be globally competitive.

AGC: Highways, housing will lead U.S. construction in 2016

AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson predicts a solid year for housing and highways but a weak oil and gas market.

NetPlus Alliance enhances Growth Plus sales planning program

Relaunched program now offers online functionality.

JCB names Tim Witter VP of manufacturing

Witter will direct manufacturing operations in JCB's Savannah, Ga. facility.

AZ Lifting Hardware teams with Beron Associates

Agency will rep the AZLH line in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, metro New York and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Calpipe appoints Mark DeSantis Northeast RSM

DeSantis joins Calpipe from TPC Wire and Cable.

Simpson to feature new products and Mike Holmes at IBS

HGTV star Mike Holmes, Sr. will appear Tuesday, January 19.

Morgan Stanley predicts strong economy through 2020

But other experts paint a less rosy picture.

Rockler announces Robert Sorby Tools pro tour

Woodturning expert to visit many retail locations.

Pinnacle Products International is now Pinnacle Climate Technologies

New name reflects company's growing leadership in heating and cooling solutions.

Cologne Show to host distributor reception

Event will take place in the North American Pavilion during the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany.

U.S. construction dips to $1.12 trillion in November

Year-over-year activity trends 10.5 percent higher than 2014.

nexAir adds 25 new branches

Gas and welding distributor increases footprint across Florida and Georgia.

Simpson Strong-Tie acquires EB-TY and Lumber Loc

Blue Heron Enterprises and Fox Chase Enterprises join Simpson family.

Exclusive: Install-A-Door Door Holder 

New tool shaves time and effort from door installations.

Outgoing STIHL president Fred Whyte to remain Chairman of the Board

Whyte will continue to serve in advisory capacity.

DEWALT announces Together We Build sweepstakes

Asks contractors and construction professionals to show their American pride.