June 2016 News

Simpson Strong-Tie aids disaster relief for West Virginia floods
Makes $10,000 donation to emergency response and relief efforts in West Virginia.

Point of Rental Software integrates with Xero online accounting software
Integration provides customers with new cloud-based accounting options.

May construction starts rise 5 percent
Public works, power plants, multifamily housing show strong gains.

Blog Posts: Three things distributors get wrong
Three things most distributors are getting wrong about their sorbent buyers.

Dewalt Changes the Game
New 60-volt battery platform promises to revolutionize the cordless jobsite.

BECK Fastener Group acquires ET&F Fastening Systems
Ohio steel-to-steel fastening specialists join BECK portfolio.

HD Supply breaks ground on new headquarters
New eight-story facility in Atlanta will accommodate 500 more jobs.

Hughes resigns as ISA president/CEO
Incoming board chairman John Wiborg will lead transition.

New home sales dip 6.0 percent in May
Rate slips from eight-year high in April, but still exceed May 2015 by 8.7 percent.

PIP names David Wilkes Regional Sales Manager
Wilkes will serve PIP customers in Michigan and Northern Ohio.

Dorner commemorates 50th anniversary
Leading conveyor systems manufacturer caps off 50 years of business with celebration and major expansion.

Evergreen Marketing Group welcomes Power Tool & Supply
Ohio-based distributor becomes newest distributor member.

Game Time: U.S. Bank Stadium construction completes
Mortenson Construction delivers $1.1 billion stadium six weeks ahead of schedule.

nexAir to move HQ to Crosstown Concourse
Historic Memphis building will be nexair's new home. 

Q.E.P. acquires XPS Foam Limited
Extruded polystyrene underlayment maker joins Q.E.P. family.

Housing completions lead residential in May
Permits and starts run level month over month.

NLBMDA pushes for full repeal of Health Insurance Tax
Tax places undue burden on employers and employees. 

Dodge Momentum Index moves higher in May
Commercial sector shows 6.5 percent gain.

Industrial Supply Company celebrates 100 year anniversary
Company has been contributing to the Utah economy since 1916.

Kapersky offers cybersecurity webinar
Webinar takes place Thursday, June 16.

Simpson Strong-Wall Wood Shearwall wins innovation award 
Product will be featured at Pacific Coast Builders Convention.

Southwire launches 2015 Sustainability Report
Second annual report details Southwire's sustainability progress.

SureWerx acquires KP Industries
KneePro brand joins Sellstrom and other SureWerx brands.

Emerson promotes Lednicky to Director of Strategic EPC accounts 
Kyle Lednicky steps up at Appleton.

Bartell posts new blog on OSHA silica regulation changes 
Blog clarifies changes that contractors need to know.

HD Supply sales up 7 percent
Despite sales gain, debt payment results in loss of $14 million for the quarter.

What do dads want for Father's Day?
Rockler surveys the top 10 gifts.

Hitachi wins Sphere 1 award for fourth consecutive year
Company recognized for highest sales by brand. 

SSP named exclusive SE U.S. supplier 
Becomes exclusive manufacturer of USG Shaft Wall and Area Separation Wall framing components.

MeltBlown Technologies and HalenHardy team up to offer new spill cleanup product
Companies are welcoming new distributors.

DPA Buying Group welcomes new distributors and suppliers
Group adds nine new distributor members and six new preferred suppliers.

Bosch unleashes REAXX table saw
Long-awaited saw featuring safety technology is now available.

JCB delivers largest shipment yet to Savannah
Latest single shipment eclipses previous record set in February 2015.

Sphere 1 announces 2015 award winners
Stanley Black and Decker is Supplier of the Year, Makita and Freud take Vendor Partner honors and Tighton Tools is Distributor Member of the Year for 2015.

Video: $500M renovation continues at Dolphins stadium
Stadium renovation is on pace for season opener in September.

New data shows 39 percent of road contractors suffered car crashes in work zones.
AGC calls for better safety measures.

Minnich Manufacturing adds Jaworski to R&D team
Paul Jaworski brings Minnich 37 years of concrete vibration technology expertise.

Francesca Vaughn joins New Holland
Becomes company's new Brand Marketing Communications Manager.

APA offers free webinar on residential I-joist fire protective assemblies  
Program describes options that meet IRC provisions for fire protective membranes.

Flowcrete appoints Craig Brookes president
Brookes steps up from vice president and international managing director.

Makinex wins product design award
Powered hand truck wins Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design.

U.S. construction dips 1.8 percent in April
Residential sector slides 1.5 percent for month; highways drop 6.6 percent.

Dorner appoints Northwest Regional Sales Manager
Hank Baptiste will serve conveyor system users throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Subaru to close Industrial Power Products division
Subaru elects to focus on cars.