June 2018 News

U.S. construction hits all-time high in May
Month's adjusted annual rate hits $1.3 trillion.

Acuity Brands launches Contractor Select program
Simplifies product selection and provides fast delivery of most popular products.

Simpson Strong-Tie showcases two-story special moment frame at PCBC
Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) takes place June 27–28 in San Francisco.

Deb Group wins DPA Supplier of the Year Award
Buying group has over 850 distributors and 230 preferred suppliers in the janitorial, safety, industrial, packaging and restoration industries.

OSHA issues deadline reminder on injury reporting
Specific employers are required to submit 2017 injury and illness data by July 1.

LBM News: Hammond Lumber acquires EBS Building Supplies
Maine family-owned company now has 800 employees and 21 locations.

NAHB to offer July 11 webinar on Blockchain technology
Learn how blockchain technology can streamline your accounting processes.

Jescraft introduces QR Codes
Smart product labels enable product, usage and safety information access right on the job site.

Single-source emergency lighting solutions
From lights to exit signs, a single-source emergency lighting system product supplier can streamline the design process for electrical engineers.

Respirable silica dust protection: Are you in compliance yet?
Bosch's Jim Bohn answers common questions about working with concrete tools and dust extraction systems. 

Summer Safety: Seven tips for working in extreme heat
Western Specialty Contractors provides proven methods to help keep workers safe in the summer heat.

The Home Depot reports Q1 sales growth of 4.4 percent
Company predicts 2018 sales growth at 6.7 percent over 2017.

Makita hits the road with Driving Innovation Tour
New fleet of custom vehicles to travel across America, engaging tool users and dealers with an interactive tool demonstration on wheels. 

New home sales climb 6.7 percent in May
Average selling price is $368,500.

Custom hosts Fusion Pro Grout Facebook Live event
Event will share best practices for single-component grout use.

#RocklerPlywoodChallenge winners announced
Stunning designs using one sheet of plywood are top three winners.

NAVAC enters the North American market
Multinational manufacturer specializes in HVAC vacuum pumps and related products.

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation predicts solid construction market
Study predicts 5 percent growth for U.S. construction market though 2019.

Walter Surface Technologies acquires Blackstone supply agreement
Walter will now manufacture Blackstone abrasive products for Fastenal.

Dodge to roll out new Construction Central platform
Integrates research, analytics and collaboration capabilities into a single platform.

Housing permits slide as starts climb in May
Privately-owned housing permits slip 4.6 percent for month as starts climb 5.0 percent.

U.S. home prices hit record high in May
Current inventory is no match for demand. 

Festool announces partnership with "This Old House"
Co-branded, multi-platform partnership begins July 1, 2018.

Mayhew Tools announces new Western RSM
Wayne Smith joins Mayhew from Tractel Inc.

TASK TOOLS celebrates 50 years of growth
Canadian tool company was launched in 1968.

Malco Products earns Governor’s Safety Award for workplace safety
Malco receives Meritorious Achievement Award from Minnesota Safety Council.

MAX USA launches new website 
Updated site offers easy and thorough access to Max's four product categories. 

Viega and Avitru partner to promote MasterSpec resources
MasterSpec delivers streamlined process for specifying Viega solutions in building design projects.

Honda names new Southeast Regional Communications Manager
Davis Adams assumes communications role for Honda, Acura and Honda power and marine equipment lines. 

Topcon releases MAGNET 5 software suite
New software suite contains improvements for optimized workflow.

Dorner appoints two new RSMs for Mexico
Ricardo Sanchez and Daniel Hernandez V will represent Dorner in Mexico.

CSDA heads back to Asia
Joins over 100 concrete sawing and drilling industry delegates in Tokyo.

Construction materials prices surge again in May
Building materials see largest monthly increase in a decade.

Festool Roadshow tours the Northeast and Midwest in June and July
Roadshow showcases professional, precision-engineered solutions for the construction, woodworking and painting trades.

Robroy names new Market Development Manager
Scott Thompson joins Robroy from Van Meter. 

HYTORC grows in the Benelux Union
Company opens larger, more modern building in the Netherlands.

Lauren Harris named Point of Rental’s director of marketing
2018 ARA region one Person of the Year takes next step.

JVCKENWOOD announces nationwide NEXEDGE system interactive map
New wireless network map is an interactive, searchable web site for local and regional NEXEDGE digital SMR systems across the U.S. 

Intercorp unveils new packaging for Strong-Point and Strongcon fasteners
Bold new design is uniform across all bulk, 5- and 1-pound packaging. 

HD Supply sales increase 14.4 percent in Q1
Construction & Industrial net sales grow 24.3 percent.

Sphere 1 Cooperative announces 2017 award winners
ERB, Norton, JPW and Milwaukee earn Preferred Supplier of the Year honors. 

AD hosts first combined finance and HR summit
May 22 to 24 event brought 195 attendees to Denver.  

Calculated Industries offers new feature on calculator apps
New advanced tape function displays, reviews, saves and emails inputs, descriptions and calculated values.

DEWALT announces Procore single sign-on integration
Integration allows access to the DEWALT Jobsite WiFi system via Procore login credentials.

Mutual Industries signs Hobart Associates as new rep group
Hobart represents products across the midwest.

Exclusive: Tips for Increasing Warehouse Productivity
Mobile weighing key to improving efficiencies to meet new consumer buying trends.

Arsenal Capital acquires Adhesives Technology Corporation
New name will be Meridian Adhesives Group.

Weiler Abrasives partners with Workshops for Warriors
Launches campaign with $25,000 donation to help train veterans for manufacturing careers.

U.S. construction spending climbs 1.8 percent in April
Private sector activity drives trend.

iQ Power Tools appoints national product training manager
Vince Hollis steps up from Southeast regional sales manager.