July 2016 News

Bartell releases new EBook on small concrete grinders
Tips to get more profit from your concrete grinder rentals.

Stanley Black & Decker names new CEO
James M. Loree will become CEO effective Aug. 1.

Harrington Hoists names new VP of Sales 
Jim Small steps up from Midwest Regional Sales Manager & International Sales Manager.

Larson Electronics donates to Asian elephant refuge 
Donated lighting products help sanctuary staff locate animals for rescue.

MiTek opens new Indianapolis DC 
New 52,700 Sq. Ft. facility warehouses MiTek truss connector plates and USP structural connectors and epoxy.

June new home sales rise 3.5 percent month over month
Sales trend is 25 percent above June 2015 rate.

Atlas Copco Construction names new U.S. division president
Scott Carnell will lead construction tools, portable energy and road construction equipment divisions.

STIHL celebrates 90th anniversary
Company hosts 8,000 guests in Germany.

Makinex names new Australian NSM
Stuart Reynolds joins Makinex with 30 years of industry experience.

Toro names Richard Olson CEO 
Current chairman and CEO, Michael J. Hoffman, will continue to serve as chairman of the board.

MAX USA hires new Southwest Regional Sales Executive
Gary Tharp brings 30 years of industry experience; is based in Corno, Calif. 

Bosch issues silica ruling Infographic
Downloadable PDF highlights recent changes in OSHA's silica ruling.

Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence holds steady in July
Most industry leaders expect a steady or modestly improving market ahead.

CSDA picks Puerto Rico for 2017 convention
Association's 45th annual event is set for March 14-18, 2017.

Cool Stories: San Diego to get a new icon
SkySpire Tower will anchor a $1.2 billion redevelopment of a 70-acre bayfront site.

Higher OSHA fines kick in August 1
Maximum penalties will go up 78 percent. 

Teletrac Navman launches DIRECTOR fleet management platform
Platform drives productivity and safety for fleets around the world.

APA releases 2016 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook
Engineered wood product production projected to increase 19–28 percent by end of decade.

Sonnhalter launches seventh annual tool drive
Agency partners with Habitat for Humanity once again to help eliminate substandard housing.

KNIPEX Tools announces leadership changes
Alan Sipe retires; Todd Shumate is appointed president.

Alleer updates workshop schedule
Time management and leadership events set for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

Residential construction trends up in June
Permits, starts and completions all improve over May.

Lackmond names Russell Ayers Director of Customer Service
Ayers brings Lackmond extensive logistics experience from UPS. 

FAA to lift manned aircraft pilot license requirement for drones
New ruling goes into effect in August. 

Simpson Strong-Tie renews Habitat for Humanity Sponsorship
Habitat Strong program builds stronger, more resilient homes.

Gemtex Abrasives issues 2016 catalog
New catalog is available in hard copy or online. 

Prospecting call tips from a rock star sales trainer
Skip cold calling: focus on developing leads.

DEWALT wins design award for metal folding sawhorse
International Red Dot Awards highlight industry’s highest-quality designs.

DEWALT Transitions Powers Brand 
Launches range of anchoring solutions as Powers brand transitions to DEWALT.

MAX USA hires new national marketing coordinator
Denene Williams brings 10 years of experience to MAX marketing role.

Next Wave Automation moves to new facility
Award-winning CNC manufacturer nearly triples its size.

Mill-Rose hosts 56th annual golf outing
Brush manufacturers and suppliers from around the world attend.

3M launches 3M Center for Respiratory Protection
Online resource is designed to help employers protect workers.

Point of Rental acquires Syrinx Higher Concept Software
Merger makes Point of Rental one of the largest rental management software companies worldwide.

TECSYS reports record revenue and earnings for fiscal 2016
Declares 20 percent dividend increase.

Acme Tools Launches DEWALT FLEXVOLT system online
ACME is taking preorders on the entire FLEXVOLT 60-volt lineup. 

Mortar Net introduces new installation videos
How-to videos provide a simple, easy-to-use resource for installing Mortar Net Solutions’ products.

PREBENA builds new manufacturing plant
New facility is 33 percent larger and adds a customer training center and an extended show room.