July 2013 News

Johnson Level Launches Jobsite Contractor App
New mobile app contains 15 contractor tools in one.

Maxwell Systems and ABC Announce Free Webinar Series
Webinars will focus on growing profitability, increasing cashflow, mobility tools and process standardization.

U.S. GDP Grows 1.7 Percent in Q2 2013
Commercial construction investment grows 6.8 percent; residential grows 13.4 percent.

Benchmade Names Derrick Lau PR and Communications Manager
Joins U.S. sports blade and edged tool manufacturer.

IBC Announces New Director of Marketing
Shannon Filippelli takes top marketing slot at IBC - Industrial Supply Plus.

Radians Earns NVLAP Accreditation
Radians can now test and certify hearing protective devices.

Nilfisk-ALTO Hires Molly McDowell as Western Region Account Manager
Joins Nilfisk from Hilti.

Bosch Launches Mobile App and Website
Integrated Toolbox application and mobile website offer one-stop-shop for jobsite organization, product resources.

DMT Unveils New Packaging
New packaging is smaller, lighter and uses 93 percent less plastic.

ABC Supply Acquires American Wholesale Building Supply Co.
Company adds siding and window store in Nashville, Tenn.

Empire Level Fights Counterfeiters and Wins
Company encourages retailers and manufacturers to be diligent in protecting intellectual property rights.

Epicor Appoints Donna Troy Executive Vice President and General Manager for ERP Americas
Troy joins Epicor from Dell Computers.

Bartell Morrison Acquires SPE Surface Preparation Group
Leading British manufacturer joins Bartell family of companies.

OSHA Schedules Construction Safety and Health Committee Meeting
Meeting on Aug. 22-23 will be open to the public; email comments will be accepted.

Devoe Paint Launches New Website
Site serves distributors and paint contractors.

June New Home Sales Run 38.1 Percent Over Last Year
Month over month, sales climb 8.3 percent from May.

Ludell Issues New Striking Tools Catalog
Ludell is "Bringing on the Thunder!" with new striking and prying tools catalog.

Southwire Launches New Electricians Tools Line
New line joins Maxis contractor equipment line-up for professional users. 

Rigid Lifelines Supplies Fall Protection to One World Trade Center
Products provide fall protection for to workers from the top floor up to the flashing beacon 1,776 feet above the streets of New York City.

DBM to launch new magazine
New publication and website will focus on distributors and dealers that rent construction equipment and tools.

MAX USA Hires New Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Greg Gondek joins MAX; will be based in Philadelphia.

SC Fastening Systems Hosts Grand Opening
Open house customers tour new 23,000-square-foot facility.

C.H. Hanson Reorganizes Management
New positions for brothers, former consultant strengthen company.

Unistrut Adds International Marketing Staff
Darin Gleason and Tim Oliver assume key sales roles.

IronPlanet Expands into New Corporate Headquarters
New location adds 6,000 square feet of space for future growth.

Housing Starts Slide 9.9 Percent in June
Multifamily starts drop 7.5 percent; single family dips 0.8 percent for month.

Roberts Named to Evergreen Supplier Advisory Council
PIP senior vice president Robin Roberts named council chairman.

FallTech Launches New Web Site
New site provides quicker access to solution-specific fall protection information.

CSDA Offers Training Discounts
Courses include Operator Certification classes for concrete cutters and concrete polishing.

Southwest Fastener Launches New Website
Site features easy navigation, over 14,000 products and numerous resources for contractors.

Crosby Group Promotes, Hires New Key Players
Company bolsters sales management, supply chain and quality control roster. 

Evergreen Elects 2013-2014 Board of Directors and Supplier Advisory Council
Jim Beckett elected Chairman; Tina Erpenbach becomes President.

Rayovac Names Haggard & Stocking Outstanding Industrial Distributor
H&S earns top honor for Q3 sales performance.

International Hardware Fair 2014 Registrations Pour In
World's largest tool and hardware show, set for March 9 to 12, 2014 in Cologne, Germany, is already 80 percent sold out.

L.B. White Names Lou Dalrymple Construction & Event Regional Sales Manager
Will oversee manufacturer's reps and national account partners in the United States.

Mall of America Announces $2.5B Expansion
Additions will include stores, hotels, eateries, a hockey rink and a water park.

Parex USA Names New VPs
Buck Buchanan is new Sr. VP of Marketing and Supply Chain Management; Steve Heaton is new VP, Façade Sales.

Lackmond Expands Reach In Canada
Mark Russell joins as Managing Partner, Lackmond Canada.

Sonnhalter Launches Fourth Annual Tool Drive
Partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes.