March 2013 News

U.S. Exports Set Record in 2012
All time high $2.2. trillion sets new benchmark.

STAFDA Offers Free Credit Webinar
Webinar set for April 23,  2013, 11:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Time.

Shrinkit Turns 30
Introduces new website and logo.

Makita Gears Up for 2013 LOORRS Off-Road Racing Season
Makita continues as sponsor of top drivers Brian Deegan and Rob MacCachren.

CSDA Elects 2013 Officers and Board of Directors

Judith O’Day of Terra Diamond Industrial is named president.

EPA Names Air King 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year
Air King earns award for second year running.

ExakTime GeoTrakker Named a 2013 Most Innovative Product Award Winner
Awards recognize most innovative products at the World of Concrete Show.

Wacker Neuson Names 2012 Technician of the Year
Nick Pearcy of Logan Contractors Supply, Olathe, KS wins award.

CSDA Convention Gives Attendees Key to the Future
Convention draws 200 attendees to Duck Key, Florida.

ABC Supply Acquires Lee Wholesale Supply
Acquisition expands company’s presence in Michigan.

Home Prices Climb 7.3 Percent in January
S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index tracks home value recovery in top 20 markets.

New Homes Sales Dip in February
Sales dip 4.6 percent from January but trend 12.3 percent over 2012.

Rubbermaid Joins HomeSphere
HomeSphere network includes manufacturers, distributors and 9,600 independent home builders.

Tekla Releases Tekla Structures 19 BIM Software
New 3D modeling software adds tools for concrete contractors and rebar fabricators.

Sonnhalter Offers Free Social Media Webinar
April 9 webinar will focus on social media tools for manufacturers.

Advanced Distribution Software Extends Microsoft ERP for Distributors
Advanced revenue, order and inventory management modules are offered individually or bundled.

Construction Jobs Post Gains in 34 States in January
Texas adds the most construction jobs.

California Approves Bond Sale for Initial Work on $68 Billion HSR Project
Massive high-speed rail project is expected to break ground this summer.

Pelican Appoints Dave Becker VP of Sales for Consumer Electronics Division
Joins Pelican from XPAL Power.

Housing Market Continues to Accelerate
Multi-family permits grow 4.6 percent for month; pace 33.8 hits percent over February 2012.

Concrete Basemat Poured at New V.C. Summer Reactor
Work is underway on first U.S. nuclear plant since 1996.

Porteous Moves in California
New facility can hold 40 million pounds of fasteners.

CDCNews Adds Commercial Construction Market Intelligence Online Tool
CCMI provides historical data on projects in local markets, competitor rankings, pricing and bid histories.

Maze Nails Makes ABC News for Second Time
ABC News segment on U.S. economy highlights Maze Nails.

Klein Tools Names Greg Palese Vice President of Marketing
Previously managed Lowe’s Kobalt Tools brand.

Stanley Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the PowerLock Tape Rule
Company's first locking tape rule was launched in 1963.

Tim Siemek Joins Safway Group
Named vice president of Multiservice.

Sequestration Begins: Construction Prepares for Hits
Up to $4 Billion in federal construction jobs could be cut over next seven months.

U.S. Construction Rate in January Tops Last Year by 7.1 Percent
$883.3 billion annual rate dips slights month over month.

Bird-B-Gone Adds Kashani to Marketing Team
Jasmine Kashani will manage corporate and social media, marketing project management and analytics.

MK Diamond Issues New eCatalog
Expanded catalog is now available online.

Methods Machine Tools Appoints Dale Hedberg Product Manager
Will lead sales and marketing for Method's Feeler line.

Veto Pro Pac Names 2012 Sales Award Winners
K&B Sales, Kivlan Group named top sales agencies in 2012.

Q.E.P. Completes Homelux Acquisition
Tile accessories deal also includes TileRite brand products.