July 2022 News

MAX Grows its Sales and HR Team
Kris Morek is named East Midwest Regional Sales Associate; Stacey Mecca becomes Human Resources Generalist.

WernerCo Announces Leadership Changes
Don Freeman is named president of North America Professional Business; Kevin Blossom becomes president of North America Retail Business. 

OSHA to Focus Jobsite Inspections on Trenches After Rise in Deaths
In the first half of 2022, 22 workers have died in trenching accidents compared to just 15 in all of 2021.

Exclusive: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Using anything other than OEM batteries is a dangerous proposition for contractors who use power tools.

DENIOS US Unveils New Online Store
Leading hazardous material, facility maintenance and workplace safety manufacturer launches web store with easy navigation.

New Home Sales Slide 8.1 Percent in June
Average sales price dips to $456,800 from $511,400 in May.

AD Safety Network Members Celebrate Growth at Divisional Conference
Through the first half of 2022, the division is on pace to deliver another record year.

OMER Celebrates 50 Years in Grand Style
Company fetes employees and supporters at San Salvatore castle in Italy.

Point of Rental, Launch Partnership
AI-powered ID scanning solution saves time, reduces data errors.

Dodge: Total Construction Starts Slide 5 Percent in June
Broad-based weakness in the building sectors dragged down construction starts.

Exclusive: Obliterate ‘Just’ from the Dictionary
Three ways to empower employees to see themselves beyond ‘just’ their jobs.

OMER Promotes Salamon and Hotze
Matteo Salamon becomes Vice President & Director of Sales for OMER USA; Chuck Hotze is named senior vice president.

APB Survey Indicates Positive Outlook for Homebuilder Market Despite Possible Recession
Survey of more than 700 Builders indicates optimism amid setback on construction materials, labor shortages and pandemic implications.

BLS Releases Results of Long-Range Study on Workplace Violence
On average, 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes in the workplace occurred annually.

The Lawless Group Acquires Interest in Building Connections in Addison, IL.
Building Connections will rebrand as Lawless Group Midwest.

Preston Harris Named Point of Rental’s VP of Global Sales
Harris has been with the company since 2015.

TESAB Engineering Names Lee Johns Sales Director
Lee Johns brings deep experience in distribution channels to global market growth for brand.

Kano Laboratories Adds ISK Industries as Rep Group
I.S.K. will represent Kano products throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

NetPlus Alliance Selected to University at Buffalo Fast 46
The UB Fast 46 program recognizes the success of 46 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UB alumni or former students around the world.

Festool’s New Premium Products Are Now Available
New mobile charging station, ratchet set and abrasives systainer set are now in stock.

U.S. Residential Construction Stumbles in June
Single-family starts slide 8.1 percent for month. 

MBW, Inc. Announces New Building
New facility will allow MBW to increase manufacturing capacity. 

PrimeSource Adds Two New Executive Team Members
Drew Meng is named PrimeSource Building Products CEO and Robert Roche to serve as Chief Financial Officer of PrimeSource Brands.  

Milwaukee Pipeline New Product Event 2022, Part 2
This week: New mechanic's tools. 

Streamlight Announces Sales Division Promotions
Aaron Freund is named Director of Sales-Industrial/Fire; Donato Sasso is appointed Director-International Business Development.

Fecon Announces New COO
Brandon Flexsenhar joins Fecon from KION.

Report Shows Lack of Basic Water, Sanitation Services Costs U.S. Economy More Than $8.5 Billion Per Year
IAPMO study shows that more than 1.5 million Americans live without running water.

INFORM to Present Webinar on AI-Powered Load and Route Planning
Webinar will be held on September 27, 2022.

Chris Kuykendall Joins Mule-Hide Products Co. as Fluid-Applied Segment Manager
Kuykendall joins Mule-Hide from EcoTrue Services Inc. in Dallas-Fort Worth.

NETA Announces Newest Board Members and Officers
NETA welcomes Leif Hoegberg to its Board of Directors and congratulates Bob Sheppard, Dan Hook and Chasen Tedder on their new officer positions.

Valley Grinding & Manufacturing Acquires Quality Edge Inc.
Acquisition sets course for growth with added expertise and expansion.

2022 California Plumbing Code, California Mechanical Code Now Available
Hardcopy and eBook versions are available at the IAPMO web store.

RPI Announces New Sales and Marketing Director
Jim Palmer steps up into role with 20 years of experience with RPI.

Simpson Strong-Tie McKinney Supports Uvalde, School Shooting Victims with Relief Fund Donation
Company donates $10,000 to relief efforts.

HVAC/R Tools Leader NAVAC Appoints Repairs Partner for Canada
Toronto-based DRM Repair Centre to provide repairs for out-of-warranty NAVAC vacuum pumps, recovery units and other tools.

U.S. Construction Spending Treads Water in May
Major categories trend flat for month; only residential building climbs slightly.

Zurn Water Solutions and Elkay Manufacturing Complete Merger
Merger creates a new leader in sustainable water solutions.

Atlantic Hardware Supply Acquires Trippe Supply
Trippe Supply serves the Washington, DC market.