March 2016 News

Jimmy Johnson and Herm Edwards to Keynote at STAFDA
Football coaching legends will speak during STAFDA's general session on Monday, November 7.

2016 National Safety Stand-Down is set for May 2-6
Goal for 2016 event is to have over 5 milion workers participate.

Kleis Equipment named Barko Hydraulics dealer for New York
Kleis will carry the full line of Barko forestry equipment.

Sonnhalter publishes national vocational education program listings
Downloadable file lists more than 20,000 programs nationwide.

BECK Staples — Much more than just "Out of This World"
Products meet exacting standards for fastener usage in outer space. 

Registration opens for STAFDA Congressional Fly-In
STAFDA’s 4th Annual Congressional Fly-In is set for June 8-9, in Washington, D.C. 

First-time attendees up 36% at 2016 CSDA convention
2017 convention will take place in Puerto Rico. 

´┐╝Point of Rental Software adds kiosk functionality ´┐╝
Kiosk feature allows customers to self-serve. 

101 Hacks for Smart Tool Organization
Simple tips to make your shop and tool boxes smarter and more efficient. 

Exclusive: Understanding production rates in reversible plate compactors
One key question to ask when evaluating reversible plate compactors.

DDI System releases Inform ERP v.21.0.15
Update adds improved cycle count analysis, expanded inventory visibility and 20 new dashboards.

NetPlus Alliance grows 12 Percent in 2015
Buying group added 30 new distributor members and 26 new suppliers in 2015.

Sherwin-Williams to acquire Valspar
Deal is worth $11.3 billion. 

Second annual CNC project contest announced
CNC Shark and Piranha Fx users invited to participate.

OSHA silica rule — Make your voice heard
CSDA creates letter that companies can send to their congressional representatives. 

APA updates engineered wood construction guide
Guide is available as a free download.

New single-family home sales rise two percent in February
Tight inventories constrict market activity.

Rockler celebrates National Woodworking Month
Hands-on project kits and classes aim to introduce new people to woodworking and DIY.

Calpipe promotes Jerome Korthase
Moves him up to Manager – Corporate Standards and Specifications.

Mercer Abrasives becomes Mercer Industries
New name reflects company's expanding range of products.

STAFDA to offer new educational programming
WayPoint Analytics video series features industry leaders on supply chain subjects.

Atlas Copco appoints new rental managers
Steve Nelson is named business development manager.

Exclusive: Answering customer power trowel buying questions
How to answer the top contractor questions about power trowel purchases.

STAFDA convention hotel scams reappear
STAFDA convention rooms will not be available until June 27. 

Acme Tools Wins ADDY Award
DO YOUR BEST WORK campaign wins advertising award.

February housing starts surge
Single-family starts gain 7.2 percent for month.

STIHL remembers Southeast President
Bob Noble, Jr. passes away. 

Propane mower incentive program ends soon
Funds of up to $1,000 rebates are available for each propane mower purchase.

Lackmond appoints Brian Newman Territory Manager
Newman will manage sales and business development in the Northeast.

U.S. adds 242,000 jobs in February
Construction industry gains 19,000 jobs for month; sector gains 250,000 jobs in last 12 months. 

TigerStop growth yields promotion and new hire
Mike Anderson is now Saw Systems product manager; Kevin Trowell is new SE RSM.

DDI System Releases Inform ERP 
Refines cycle counting and adds 20 decision-driving dashboards.

Point of Rental Software Introduces ERP Solution
New software provides customized rental platform for enterprise level companies.

NetPlus Alliance adds MP Pumps as Preferred Supplier
MP brands include Flomax, Chemflo and Tempuflo.

IronPlanet announces Spring 2016 Cat auction schedule 
Adding first Cat Auction Services U.K. sale to expand offerings in Europe.

Subaru expands product line with axles
Now offers hydrostatic and mechanical axles to OEM customers. 

Kett Tool names Rozumovich VP
Alex Rozumovich replaces Rick Fowkes, who has retired.

Southwire announces organizational changes
Jack Carlson, Southwire North American president, will retire.

Industrial Supply launches Spanish-language website
New site makes it easy for Spanish speakers to access products and training.

Simpson Strong-Tie teams up with celebrity contractor Mike Holmes
Partnership will promote deck safety awareness.

ARA forecasts stable growth for 2016
Projects 6.6% growth this year, 5.6% next year.

Lackmond appoints Mike Clemente VP of Sales
Clemente joins Lackmond from Simpson Strong-Tie. 

Construction spending ticks up in January
Only education bucks upward trend, dipping 1.7 percent for month.