January 2017 News

STAFDA names new warehousing consultant
Kenneth Ackerman replaces Bob Footlik, who is retiring.

Blogs: Brent Grover discusses profitable growth
Interview explored frequently overlooked and unexplored profit opportunities in distribution businesses.

Tempe distributor Greg Fisher dies at 49
Fisher died in an accident in Phoenix on January 22, 2017.

New home sales drop 10.4 percent in December
Overall 2016 new home sales increased 12.2 percent YOY.

GAF launches roof-integrated solar system at IBS 
DecoTech solar system provides an attractive, low-profile alternative to typical rack-mounted solar panels.

OX Tools names new VP of sales and marketing - USA
David Reimann will manage OX Group USA’s tiling, drywall and masonry categories. 

Diamond Products names new VP sales and marketing
Keith Ripley has been with DP since 1990.

Safety Works strengthens sales and marketing leadership team
John Quinn becomes VP of marketing; Bill Verzole is named sales manager.

Bosch names Acme Tools online partner of the year
Acme Tools is the first certified online partner to receive new award.

TigerStop hires new CEO 
Rakesh Sridharan joins TigerStop as CEO of worldwide operations.

CSDA announces 2017 calendar
Full-year calendar covers training programs and association meetings.

Viega promotes Scott Rea to RSM for Pacific Northwest
Rea replaces Matt Bohmer, who now leads Viega’s new Great Plains region.

Kemper System celebrates 60 years of success
Inventor of cold liquid applied reinforced membranes continues to innovate.

Point of Rental creates industry-first customer rewards app
Loyalty programs help gain and retain customers.

ORBIS’ Norm Kukuk to serve as RPA chairman
Kukuk becomes Reusable Packaging Association chairman of the board for 2017.

Omega to showcase new Siena products at Surface Show
New products include Floor Patch patching and finishing material and Presto accelerating admixture for portland cement products.

KKR to acquire Hitachi Koki
Investment firm KKR announced a tender offer to acquire a majority of shares of power tool and life science equipment manufacturer Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd.

Eagle Industries – Largest Selection of Debris Protection
Offering safety debris tarps, netting and fall protection safety nets in stock and logo imprinted versions.

Airmaster announces personnel promotions and additions
Manufacturer adds new positions for inside sales and product development.

MiTek acquires DIY Technologies
Design software provider serves the residential construction industry.

Exclusive: Improving efficiency in counting applications
Fairbanks Scales' Terry Clark discusses ways to improve accuracy and reduce overhead.

Simpson Strong-Tie acquires CG Visions, Inc.
Residential BIM consulting firm will strengthen Simpson's partnerships with major home builders.

MiTek names new CEO 
Mark Thom named new Chief Executive Officer.

Roadtec announces winter training schedule
Technical training programs cover asphalt paving and milling.

STAFDA announces Phoenix inside sales & service pro workshop
Event with Paul Reilly is set for April 5-6, 2017.

Epicor acquires docSTAR
Acquisition expands Epicor's cloud-based solutions portfolio.

Simpson to unveil new products at 2017 Builders’ Show
Event will include a guest visit from HGTV star Mike Holmes.

November 2016 construction spending rises 4.1 percent year-over-year
Year to date trend is 4.4 percent over 2015 levels. 

Radians opens new distribution center in British Columbia
New facility enables same-day shipping across Canada.

MAX USA hires new northern Mid-West RSM
Danny Mack Hale brings MAX 25 years of consumer products sales expertise.