June 2017 News

DDI System acquires General Data Systems
Expands leadership in market-specific ERP for wholesale distribution.

Viega breaks ground on new Colorado headquarters
Facility will include a 55,000-square-foot headquarters and a 24,000-square-foot training center.

Sales-i joins NLBMDA Manufacturers and Services Council
Sales intelligence and CRM software provider partners with LBM trade group. 

Top California home builders aim for net zero energy goal by 2020
SunPower installs solar at 1,000th new home community.

Hoffmann Group acquires Contorion GmbH
Deal will strengthen Hoffmann's digitalization competencies. 

Dynapac names Bishop marcom manager
Jennifer Bishop moves up from Atlas Copco customer service manager.

OSHA proposes to delay compliance date for electronic injury reports
New compliance date would be Dec. 1, 2017.

SawStop to be acquired by Tooltechnic Systems
Festool's parent company buys Oregon-based tablesaw maker. 

Exclusive: Top brake manufacturers design for NVH control
Elimination of noise, vibration and harshness is critical to a comfortable, safe ride.

Virginia sticks with June 23 to begin silica enforcement
Enforcement for 48 states still set to begin September 23, 2017.

Dynabrade moves Steven Briggs up to VP of Sales
Briggs has been with Dynabrade for 20 years. 

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces free Deck Planner Software
Web-based program helps contractors, builders, homeowners and DIYers design safe, strong and stylish decks with just a few mouse clicks.

SKF divests Reelcraft
Madison Industries to acquire company; no service disruption is expected.

Bob Costa becomes Rex-Cut President
Costa is a 37-year Rex-Cut veteran who started on the manufacturing floor. 

Karl Bauer joins Stellar Industries
Bauer takes on role of Manufacturing Manager.

New home completions rise 5.6 percent in May
But permits and starts lag behind April's rate. 

CSDA releases new specifier resources
The CSDA 2017 Resource Guide and CSDA 2017 Membership Directory are now available.

Evergreen Marketing Group announces 2017 manufacturer sales rep workshops
Popular workshops will be held in Dallas, Orlando and San Francisco.

New Commercial Construction Index shows high revenue and employment expectations
USG Corporation (USG) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce release survey results gauging confidence among industry leaders.

Distribution One releases cloud enhanced ERP-ONE
ERP-ONE Cloud and On-Premise suite fulfills the demand for Cloud deployment flexibility and reliability.

Viega promotes Jaime Gomez to RSM
Former district manager will serve customers in central U.S.

NetPlus Alliance announces promotion, new team members 
Shirley Weiland moves up; Melissa Obenshain and Sky Stage join staff.

Exclusive: Rigging supplies distributor emulates Amazon model
New model speeds delivery and expands selection. 

Arrow Fastener launches new retail displays
Displays offer consistent experience across categories for staplers, riveters, hammer tackers, staples and more.

International Hardware Fair 2018 booth space nears sell out
Show is set for March 4 to 7, 2018 in Cologne, Germany.

TECSYS Partners with Avalon CSC
Alliance addresses growing demand for supply chain management in the digital economy.

Reilly announces value-added selling seminar
STAFDA's sales consultant to host seminar June 20 - 21, 2017.

KNIPEX names key accounts sales manager
KNIPEX Tools announced Daryl Warren as key accounts sales manager.

Dynapac names Salinas VP of Sales, North America
Fabian Salinas has been with Dynapac since 2004. 

STAFDA books top Austin musicians for Opening Party
The Bob Schneider Band, Tameca Jones and the Minor Mishap Marching Band will welcome STAFDA attendees — Austin-style!

Klein Tools acquires General Machine Products Co.
Trevose, Pennsylvania company produces cable installation tools and equipment.

Metabo introduces 2017/2018 North America catalog
New Power Tools and Accessories catalog covers metalworking, cordless, concrete and masonry dustless solutions, plus woodworking tools and accessories.

HD Supply to sell Waterworks business
Private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to pay $2.5 billion in cash for business.

STAFDA announces enhancements for Austin convention and trade show
New events include a young professionals luncheon, speed interviewing with distribution students, and a 50-by-50-foot booth option. 

Canada announces $643 million support for lumber industry
Loans and provincial programs will work to support forest industry workers and communities affected by U.S. measures targeting softwood lumber.

Target Building Materials celebrates 50 years in business
Target sets a year-long schedule of customer and contractor ‘thank you' events and special promotions.

Viega names Eric Peterson Product and Sales Development Manager
Peterson will oversee Viega’s new Flushing Systems Technology division.