June 2012 News

Ryan Unick Named Market Development Manager at Manasquan Premium Fasteners
Joins Manasquan from Starborn Industries.

Power-Pipe Systems Now Earn Energy Credits in France
Canadian green technology is now eligible for energy savings certificates.

NetPlus Alliance Adds Three New Suppliers
Nova Coating Technologies, Schrader International and Surface Shields become Preferred Suppliers.

Topcon Promotes O’Connor to Senior Managing Executive Officer
Ray O'Connor joined Topcon in 1993; helped build Topcon Laser Systems business.

Igloo and Coca-Cola Sign Cooler Agreement
Line includes six new Coca-Cola Series Igloo coolers.

Milwaukee Scores a Bulleye
At annual launch event, Milwaukee aims new tools squarely for its target contractors.

Final Beam is Placed at 4 World Trade Center
In emotional ceremony, construction workers in New York hoisted and placed the final beam for the building's steel skeleton on Monday.

EZ Post Passive Guardrail System Wins Gold at INPEX
Reuseable system installs by welding, drilling or with epoxy.

Perry Smiley Named Vice President at HD Supply
Will lead multifamily business for HD Supply's Facility Maintenance division.

Epicor Upgrades Prophet 21
Version 12.9 features new buying trend analysis, demand replenishment planning and rewards program functionality.

Ericson Manufacturing Names Semancik Product Manager
Jon Semancik joins Ericson from VTI Instruments.

Paslode TetraGrip Fastening System Is First to Earn “No Nail Squeak” Certification from NAHB
NAHB Research Center test criteria limit system noise to 3 dBA.

New Home Sales Climb 7.6 Percent in May
Sales trend nearly 20 percent above one year ago.

L.B. White Names Tim Heffron Construction & Tent Regional Sales Manager
Heffron brings 18 years of industry experience to L.B. White.

Descours and Cabaud to Acquire BMG Metals
Deal will bring BMG and Dillon Supply Company under same roof.

ERB Safety Joins NetPlus Alliance as Preferred Supplier
Leading safety products manufacturer joins nation's largest buying group.

Stinger Cap Systems Move Into Lowe’s Stores
Now selling in 200-plus stores.

HD Supply division to buy Peachtree Business Products
HD Supply Facilities Maintenance has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Peachtree Business Products.

Simpson Strong-Tie Named Sphere 1 Partner of the Year
Takes top award in field of 85 preferred suppliers.

ERB Safety Wins Full Line Distribution Agreement with Ashtead Technology Instrument Division
ERB products now available to Ashtead customers in the instrument rental service channel.

New Residential Housing Permits Surge 7.9 Percent in May
Permits hit highest level since September 2008.

Generac CEO Aaron Jagdfeld Named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award Winner
Ernst & Young picks Jagdfeld for manufacturing award for the Upper Midwest.

Empire Level Promotes Buscemi
Longtime sales executive named VP of professional sales.

Deadline Nears For Lenox Speed Slot Hole Saw Sweepstakes
Entries must be received by June 30.

New Podcast: CRM in the Age of Social Media
Sonnhalter podcast covers the evolution of customer relationship management.

Makita and Metal Mulisha's Brian Deegan Extend Partnership
Rallycross and new seasonal promotion are latest actions in growing partnership.

Vermeer Launches Equipment Registration Program with NER
Move will help combat equipment theft.

Spider Hires Parslow
Will be new district sales representative for Vancouver, B.C.

Intercorp Adds Account Executives
New account execs will be based in Portland and Dallas branches.

General Tools Cordless Precision Engraver Takes Award at NHS
Wins 2012 Retailers’ Choice Award.

BMD acquires Master Fasteners International/Fastener Source
California STAFDA distributor expands fastener offerings with acquisition.

Swanson Savage Multi-Tool Takes Top Tool Award at NHS
Savage multi-purpose tool wins at National Hardware Show.

Techspray Adds QR Codes to Products
New safety feature will be available on all chemical product packages by the end of 2012.

Dorner Launches New Web Site
Web site adds functionality in selecting industrial/sanitary belt conveyors.

Sphere 1 Names Powers Fasteners Top Supplier
Named Vendor of the Year in distributor voting.

BDI Acquires Brown Bearing Co.
Deal bolsters BDI's presence in Pacific Northwest.

Construction Jobs Take Biggest Hit in Two Years Even as Spending Inches Up
Construction employment fell in May by 28,000, the largest decline in two years, and is now at the lowest level since last August.

Nuclear Plants: Complex MegaProjects Generate Cost Overruns
Five reactor projects are under way in the U.S., and all are behind schedule and over budget.

Brown Moves to Keep $68 Billion California High Speed Rail Project On Track
One lawsuit has already been filed, asking for an injunction to block construction.

Stanley/Black & Decker Buys Powers Fasteners
Leading anchor and fastener manufacturer joins S/BD family, effective immediately.

U.S. Construction Through April Trends 7.3 Percent Higher Than 2011
Private construction ticks up 1.2 percent over March; Residential adds 2.8 percent.

Bosch Joins NetPlus Alliance as Preferred Supplier
Bosch joins more than 120 suppliers in NetPlus vendor roster.