July 2019 News

Strong Man Safety opens Chicago DC
New 40,000-SF DC is in Elk Grove Village, near O'Hare Airport and intermodal rail ramps.

Coxreels announces new shipping program
Coxreels Ship Ready offers next-day shipping on more than 80 products.

Point of Rental releases Expert and Elite v2019
Users will now receive enhanced features as often as every two weeks.

AgoNow announces Mike Denning as interim CEO
Denning co-founded AgoNow master MRO distribution group. 

Air curtains now meet ASHRAE standards for vestibule substitutes 
Good news for building owners, engineers/architects and HVAC contractors.

Sunvapor receives award for robotic assembly of concentrating solar collectors
U.S. DOE award will drive development of robotic solar collector manufacturre and assembly.  

Epiroc donates rock drill to Colorado School of Mines
Drill will augment testing equipment used at the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI).

Fairmont Supply Announces Larry Davis as President
Davis has worked with AgoNow, Stellar Industrial Supply and ORS Nasco.

Huttig Building Products Announces Q2 Results
Q2 sales hit $218.5 million and operating income increases 57% to $3.3 million.

Exclusive: Modular construction needs to take your business with it
Your ERP system needs to encompass off-site manufacturing and supply chain activities as well as site-based construction activities.

Single-Family New Home Sales Climb 7 Percent in June
Average sales price was $368,600.

Dodge: June Construction Starts Climb 9 Percent
Nonresidential building strengthens for the second straight month.

Distribution One’s Integrated Business AI Delivers Enhanced Data Analysis Within ERP-ONE+ Distribution Software
ERP-ONE+ distribution software features integrated Business AI to streamline Big Data analysis so customers can make the best decisions for their company.

Case Studies: Diamond Vogel Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dialight brightens Diamond Vogel’s paint operation and lightens the load on maintenance.

Roberts Celebrates Winners of 80th Anniversary Sweepstakes
Grand prize winner drives home a "brand new" 1938 Dodge pickup.

Simpson Strong-Tie VP Sam Hensen Appointed to Local Habitat Board of Directors
Hensen has been with Simpson since 2000. 

Victaulic Acquires Globe Fire Sprinkler
Two leading, century-old companies bring added support to fire protection customers, industry.

Scott McGill Named Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products New Director of Sales
McGill has been with Cornerstone since 2002.

No Alterations to Lead-Based Paint Rule with Final EPA Dust-Lead Standards
The EPA states that this final rule will not trigger new requirements under the existing RRP rule.

Linda M. Phillips Named CMAA's Person of the Year
Construction Management Association of America honors Phillips with achievement award.

MRA Announces Metal Roofing Course
Two-day extension class is set for December 5-6, 2019 at UW Madison. 

Hy-Brid Lifts Appoints National Account Manager
Nik Fleischfresser will also cover Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Single-family Housing Starts Rise 3.5 Percent in June
Permits and completions both slide overall for month.

Atlas Roofing Adds to Sales and Marketing Team
Hires Tracy Cook as Director of Marketing and promotes Stanley Bastek to National Sales Director. 

Exclusive: 3 Employment Tests to Help you Hire the Best
First in a series of articles by Dr. Michael Mercer, Ph.D.

Exclusive: Avoid Hiring Slackers
The best thing you can do with slackers is never hire them in the first place. 

Exclusive: Millennials — Hiring, Management and Work Ethic
Despite what you have heard, Millennials are really no different than every generation before them. 

Reilly Offers Seminar on Value-Added Selling
STAFDA sales consultant's seminar is set for September 10-11 in St. Louis. 

Exclusive: GPS Tracking of Light/Medium Duty Fleets
Increasing profitability through driver accountability.

Shurtape Technologies joins IBC
Manufacturer and marketer of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape products joins industrial buying group as preferred supplier.

RSA Solutions Introduces EagleEye ERP
Cloud-based solution links with commonly used cabinet software.

Next Wave Automation Introduces Virtual Zero Unlimited
Software allows CNC Shark users unlimited material mapping reference points - just named Visionary Award finalist.

Scott Marshall Joins EVERWIN USA as West Coast Regional Sales Manager
Marshall has worked with Duo-Fast, Spotnails and ISM.

Aerosmith Fastening names new VP of sales for Forced Entry products
Dave Cannon brings Aerosmith 30 years of industry experience.

WernerCo gives distributors a lift with ladder learning
WernerCo partners with Bluevolt on e-learning ladder safety course.

PFERD names new VP of sales
Rafael Astacio joins Pferd from Construction Robotics.

PIP acquires Dynamic Safety
Dynamic Safety is a global supplier of personal protective equipment.

Jeff Durgin Becomes Flooring Director for Makinex
Durgin will lead the company's mission in the rapidly growing flooring industry.

Metabo HPT launches Multi-Volt Bare Tool Pricing Model
Online rebate runs through the month of July.

GSSI Appoints Amber Onufer as New Technical Sales Support Team Member
Onufer brings more than seven years of GPR experience to GSSI.

Industry Veterans Form New Rep Group
The Arrowhead Group serves the industrial and construction markets across the Southeast.

Amazon is Now Its Own Biggest Shipper
Amazon now carries 48 percent (and counting) of its own shipments. 

Southwire Lands Consecutive Appearance on Forbes List of America’s Best Employers
Company’s strong focus on diversity & inclusion and employees’ pride in products and services key contributors to high score for 2019.

Report: Almost 60 Percent of the U.S. Construction Project Pipeline Value is Concentrated in 10 States
California leads the country with1,302 projects worth $524.6 billion.

U.S. Construction Spending Dips 0.8 Percent in May
Greatest drop for month was a 3.2 precent decline in highway construction. 

Ideal Tridon Acquires ZSi Foster
ZSi-Foster manufactures pipe, hose and conduit support and fastening solutions.