June 2023 News

Sellars Promotes Yusuf Abu-Hatoum to Chief Information and Customer Experience Officer
Abu-Hatoum joined Sellars in 2020.

U.S. New Home Sales Climb 12.2% in May
Average selling price runs $487,300.

Mitsubishi HC Capital America Sees Surge in Rental, Leasing Structures as Construction Businesses Look to Minimize Risk
Company’s Construction Division grows to provide streamlined financing throughout North America.

New GAF QuickSite Reports Bring Crucial Property Information Together In One Spot
New mobile app allows access to unique offerings at the push of a button.

Mule-Hide Products Promotes Derek Govan to West Region Director
Govan steps up from territory manager.

Back by Popular Demand — Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt Cordless Jig Saw 
Best-in-class cutting saw is reborn thanks to customer demand. 

KNIPEX Releases Pliers Finder for Professionals App
New app helps users find just the right tool for their application.

ASV Celebrates 40 Years
Company was born in 1983 with the creation of a tracked snow trail groomer. 

Sonnhalter Partners with Habitat for Humanity for 14th Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive
To date, agency has donated more than $415,000 worth in donations for the organization.

Protective Industrial Products Acquires Ultimate Industrial
Ultimate Industrial is a UK-based provider of hand protection and PPE.

IAPMO Water Demand Calculator Version 2.2 Available for Download
Upgraded algorithm is faster and more accurately predicts peak indoor water demand.

Coxreels Celebrates 100 Years in Business
Coxreels offers custom products for any application.

International Hardware Fair Cologne 2024 Sees Strong Early Registrations
Leading companies from Germany and abroad confirm their participation at the leading global trade fair for the hardware industry.

ORBIS Hosts Third Annual Golf Outing for Children's Wisconsin
Event raised $330,000 to support practitioners and patients in the Pediatric Simulation and Resuscitation Program.

Exclusive: When You Need Big Air
ROLAIR's model 13GR30HK30 is its flagship truck-mounted stationary air compressor. 

Malco Products Introduces Counterperson of the Year Contest
Contest recognizes outstanding customer service; Winner receives $500 cash!

FastenMaster Celebrates 25 Years 
Company remains PRO driven and committed to creating products that make worknfaster, easier, and more efficient for contractors.

We Supply America Seeks Distributors for Season 3
Host Dirk Beveridge is travelling the USA helping distributors tell their stories. 

EMCO Industries Names Marcus Hester Vice President
Hiring signals company’s expansion into HD trailer springs and beyond.

The Home Depot Updates Fiscal 2023 Guidance and Objectives
Company predicts sales and comp store sales for 2023 to decline between 2% and 5% YOY, but grow 3% and 4% per year going forward. 

Epicor Survey Polls ERP User Needs and Expectations
New report reveals trends and factors that distributors evaluate in ERP puchase decisions, adoption and implementation. 

Fecon to Hold Charity Auction for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Company will auction off a Bull Hog mulcher attachment to raise funds for charity. 

Equip Exposition Encourages Landscapers and Dealers to Try Latest Equipment 
Equip Exposition runs October 17-20, 2023 in Louisville.

B&F Fastener Supply Acquires Northern States Supply
Expands product offering, boosts regional reach.

STAFDA Announces Excellence in Distribution Program
First run of this new program will take place March 12-14, 2024 in Nashville.

Makita OPE Earns AFTC Certification from the American Green Zone Alliance
Certification is the result of rigorous field testing, and is important news for an industry seeking best options to replace gas equipment.

SCA and NEU Announce Partnership 
The Slag Cement Association agreement with the ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete wil combine resources and build on strengths.

Manitowoc Tool & Machining completes acquisition of G&V Machine Company
G&V provides machining needs for the construction, agriculture, off-road, highway trucking, forestry, mining and other OEM industries.

Marine Toys for Tots Provides Smiles for Today and Hope for Tomorrow Through Spring and Summer Distributions
It's not just for Christmas anymore!

Exclusive: Mastering Video Content Marketing
The Three P's — Preparation, positioning and punch.

STAFDA’s San Antonio Educational Workshops: The Smart Choice
Sessions cover leadership, instilling accountablility, relationship building and more.

RIDGID Partners with Unplugged Brewing on 100th Anniversary Brew
Limited-edition craft beer celebrates trade professionals and the RIDGID legacy.

Exclusive: Proton – Why Distributors Can Beat Amazon
Distributors have shown they can beat Amazon. So, what’s the real threat?

Harbor Freight Tools to Open New Store in Watertown, Wisconsin
Hiring to begin for 25-30 new jobs in the community.

MAX Launches Free Battery Promotion!
Promo runs now through June 30.

FrogTape Releases Training Handbook For New Painting Pros
Informative how-to guide provides tips and insight as foundations for skills development.

Lithonia Lighting Wins 2023 LEDs BrightStar Award
Breakthrough optics reduce lumens behind the pole to just 0.5% while providing outstanding forward and lateral projection.