July 2023 News

Southwire to Open Customer Service Center in DFW Area
1.2 million-square-foot facility will expand the company’s presence in Southwest and Midwest U.S.

U.S. New Home Sales Dip 2.5% in June
But June 2023's rate was 23.8% higher than that of June 2022.

New Posters Details How to Safely Handle and Store Lithium-Ion Batteries
Full-color poster helps users to recognize and safely handle defective lithium-ion batteries. 

The Home Depot Launches "Mission Transition" Online Courses for Veterans
Program will provide U.S. service men and women with resources to help them successfully transition into the civilian workforce.

Weil-McLain Wins Prestigious ACHR News 2023 Dealer Design Award
Company's ProTools app is recognized as a top boiler app of the year.

NAVAC Hires Director of Sales for Industrial Vacuum Business
Mike DeLisi brings company more than 15 years of vacuum technology experience. 

Bobcat Donates $250,000 to Parks to Promote Sustainability and Cultivate Community
Five parks each receive $50,000 for park restoration, beautification or enhancement needs and a new Bobcat zero-turn mower.

MPS Blades Opens Distribution in the U.S.

DPA Buying Group Hires New Vice President of Supplier Development
Scott Rouse brings DPA 15 years of accounting, finance and operations experience.

STIHL Inc. Announces Executive Transition
Chris Keffer is promoted to President; Terry Horan is appointed to STIHL Inc. Board of Directors.

Q3 Update to 2023 Economic Outlook Forecasts 0.9% Expansion in Equipment and Software Investment
ELA report also sees 1.6% GDP growth as recession looms.

HP SitePrint Launches in North America and UKI
HP’s robotic solution accelerates complex construction site layouts, delivering up to 10x the productivity of manual techniques.

U.S. Housing Starts Slide 8% in June
Permits show mixed bag for month with multifamily units dipping 3.7% for month while single-family permits rise 2.2%. 

IAPMO’s 2023 Conference Returns to San Antonio
Event will be co-located with ASSE annual meeting and ARCSA Annual Conference.

Sellars Adds Vice President of Marketing
Michelle Gross brings Sellars 25-plus years of experience with B2B and B2C national brands.

White Cap acquires Form Tech
Form Tech Concrete Forms provides concrete forming and shoring rental equipment and related consumable products.

Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited Announces Acquisitions
Cooper acquires Warner Rentals Ltd. and Scotty’s Rentals and Landscaping Ltd. in western Canada.

Viega Announces North American Expansion
Viega plans to invest over $70 million in the next two years to expand U.S. manufacturing and support North American customers. 

Topcon Introduces Aptix Integration Platform for Heavy Civil Construction
Aptix integrates data from multiple sources into one platform for optimal efficiency.

Modine Coatings Offers Training to Become A Certified Applicator
Add value to customers and add to the bottom line.

Enter to Win the Bobcat Backyard Makeover Contest Worth $25K
One winner will receive a $25K backyard makeover, plus the opportunity to meet country music superstar Justin Moore.

Careers in Welding Mobile Exhibit To Attend the National Scout Jamboree
By 2027, over 360,000 welders will be necessary to satisfy our nation’s workforce demands.

Malco Products Welcomes Rebecca Talbot as Vice President of Marketing
Marketing director Nancy Gunnerson retires after 34 years at Malco.

HCSS Partners with Gearflow to Enhance Heavy Equipment Parts Procurement
Partnership creates efficiencies that reduce costs and downtime.

Industrial Supply Company Announces Executive Changes
CEO Chris Bateman retires after more than 40 years of service.

U.S. Construction Spending Trends Up 0.9% in May
Residential construction drives growth for month, increasing 2.2%. 

WALTER Expands Sales Team 
Company adds two new RSMs and a Business Development Manager.

KEEN Utility Announces Strategic Updates Planned for Second-Half of 2023
Stabilizing supply chain allows company to reduce prices.

AED Hires Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager
Group also promotes Jonathan Porter to manager of government affairs.

American Welding Society Expands its Commitment to Welding Education
Society offers a full slate of training opportunities this summer.