January 2023 News

ODL, Inc. Promotes Andy Arnsman to Director of Sales - Pro Channel
ODL is a leading supplier of decorative and clear doorglass and entry treatments.

Simpson Strong-Tie Names Mike Olosky CEO
Olosky succeeds Karen Colonias as CEO as part of a planned leadership succession.

World of Concrete 2023 Hits 48,000 
Wisconsin team of Michael Schlund and Arron Kowalski lay 759 bricks in one hour to win title of World’s Best Bricklayer.

AD Owner/Member Sales Up 28% to a Record $74.9 Billion in 2022
AD membership grew to 866 companies across 14 divisions and 3 countries.

FastenMaster Teams with Industry Leader to Educate High School Students About Deck Building with Hands-On Program
Program was offered to high school juniors and seniors interested in the deckbuilding and construction trades. 

Mule-Hide Products Promotes Kyle Stavish to National Business Development Manager
Stavish joined Mule-Hide in 2017. 

The Home Depot to Quadruple its Support for Historically Black Colleges
New programs include externships, scholarships, career workshops and innovation lounges.

Simpson Strong-Tie to Preview Deck Planner App at IBS
Advances and innovations in builder technology come on the heels of a $1.3M investment in the Higharc homebuilding automation platform.

National Ladder Safety Month: The Perfect Time to “Step Up” Employee Training
150+ workplace fatalities and 22,000 injuries can be prevented.

Viega Continues Its Investment in Workforce Development
Workforce sponsorships and training center updates are part of commitment to supporting and growing the industry.

Global Forklift Shipments Growth Remains Robust Despite Near-term Headwinds
Consistent growth of 4 to 5 percent is forecast over the next 10 years.

Yanmar Wins 2022 Governor’s International Trade Award
Minnesota Trade Office recognizes Yanmar Compact Equipment North America for investments in the state.

Equip Exposition Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 2023 Show
Event will focus on new experiences and new advanced programming.

Yanmar Compact Equipment North America Announces Expansion Plans
Company plans to create hundreds of U.S. jobs in coming years.

Simpson Strong-Tie Acquires EstiFrame Technologies
EasyFrame automated marking system drives accuracy and efficiency for framers and pro lumberyards providing wall panels and other building components.

Dean Frank Named Executive Director at NEU
NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete provides knowledge and technologies for placing carbon neutral concrete.

STAFDA Unveils New Logo 
Modernized logo will be followed by new website in Q1.

Simpson Strong-Tie and Habitat for Humanity Expand Construction Trades Program
East Bay/Silicon Valley event will now take place twice each year.

ALL Crane Becomes Authorized Dealer for Maeda
Also adds 13 Maeda spider cranes to its own fleet.

Subcontractors Trade Association Selects Felice Farber as New Executive Director 
STA is New York’s leading association of union subcontractors.

Makita Heads to WOC with New Cordless Solutions
Dynamic outdoor booth will be hands-on, allowing contractors to experience the difference for themselves.

RIDGID Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Year-Long Celebration Honoring Trades
Events will also recognize the company’s commitment to the future of tool innovation.

ToolWatch Announces Heavy Equipment Asset Management Solution
Saulsbury Industries uses ToolWatch to manage construction assets and improve operations.

Simpson Strong-Tie Opens Applications for Student Scholarships
Online scholarship application for the 2023–2024 academic year is now available.

Trex Commercial Products Rebrands as Sightline Commercial Solutions
Leading railing and platform solutions provider now owned and operated out of Minnesota.

PlanHub Construction Industry Report Shines a Spotlight on Industry Challenges
Amid headwinds, construction professionals see opportunity in 2023.

Exclusive: Prevent Lengthy Warehouse Building Permit Delays
Working with a rack supplier with integrated building permit services can fast-track the project.

White Cap Announces Partnership with Arbor Day Foundation
White Cap teams across the country will participate in tree planting events.

2023 Economic Outlook Forecasts 4.2% Expansion in Equipment and Software Investment 
Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation also forecasts sluggish U.S. GDP growth of 0.9 Percent.

Whole Home Feature Now Available from SPAX Engineered Fasteners
Interactive feature showcases 11 clickable areas within a home where fasteners may be used.

New App Brings the Power of Construction Master 5 to Spanish-speaking Construction Pros
Calculated Industries' app is now available for iPhone users.

Systainer Systems to Exhibit at the 2023 International Builders Show
Company will exhibit for the first time at IBS, Jan 31 - Feb 2.

Harvey Gerstman Associates Expands in the Southeast
Agency now covers entire Eastern United States.

JLG Issues New Whitepaper on Industry Megatrends
Whitepaper outlines five phenomena influencing the construction market in the next five years.

Vegas Expects a Big Year for Construction in 2023
Major projects include the Fontainebleau Las Vegas and the MSG Sphere.

Fastener Industry Veteran Vincent Lasita Dies at 92
Long-time National Sales Manager for Wej-it Fasteners retired in 2004.