March 2022 News

Road Widener LLC Expands Sales Coverage with Three New Managers

Company introduces new business development and RSMs.

JLG Expands Manufacturing Footprint into Tennessee

Adds capacity at three plants and ramps up telehandler, boom lift and scissor lift production.

NETA Introduces ANSI/NETA ETT-2022 Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians

Standard establishes minimum requirements for qualification and certification of electrical testing technicians, including training and experience.

LeadSmart Technologies expands software solutions

Key products become LeadSmart Channel Cloud for Manufacturers, Distributors and Sales Agents and LeadSmart Connect for users.

Festool’s Next-Generation Tool Suite Is Now Shipping

Newest tools inlcude updated track saw, router, hammer drill, Bluetooth speaker, hose and clamp sets.

Southwire Acquires Novinium, Inc.  

Novinium is a cable rejuvenation solutions provider focused on electric utilities. 

2022 State Of Residential Construction Industry Report Reveals Solutions For U.S. Residential Builders During An Inflation Period

Report indicates key trends in US residential home building marked by inflation, supply chain disruption and surge in demand.

Brass Knuckle Releases New Catalog

Info-packed publication makes product specifying easier.

AD associates support 3,200 children in need during event at Cradles to Crayons

During the event, AD’s Giving Back Committee also presented Cradles to Crayons with a check for $23,302. 

Structurlam Names New VP of Manufacturing & Operations for Production Facility in Arkansas

Jason Trenn joins Structurlam, a leading manufacturer of mass timber in North America.

Woodgrain to Acquire Huttig Building Products

All-cash transaction is valued at $10.70 per share, or approximately $350 million.

NAHB Urges Swift Action on Canadian Lumber Pact Following UK Deal on Steel Tariffs

Lumber tariffs and pricing currently adds nearly $19,000 to the price of a new home. 

U.S. New Home Sales Slip 2 Percent in February

Average price hits $511,000.

FleetWatcher Anti-Theft Features Thwart Thieves and Locate Stolen Equipment

GPS technology allows users to see where any piece of equipment is at any time.

Johnson Controls Prepares Channel Partners for DOE 2023 Efficiency Regulations

New standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment go into effect January 1, 2023.

JLG Offers Low-Level Access Lifts for Purchase Online

Four models, EcoLift 50 and 70, plus 830P and 1030P, are available. 

Education: Shropshire 3D Installs 3D Printing and STEM Products into 275th School

Equipment helps students learn engineering, CAD (computer aided design) and measurement for manufacturing careers.

MAX USA To Attend JLC Live 2022

MAX will showcase its latest products at JLC Live 2022, March 24-26.

Rhino Carbon Fiber Earns ICC-ES Certification

Certification verifies that Rhino Carbon Fiber products are engineered with consistent results and perform reliably in real-world applications.

Daliborka Riberio Joins JLG Product Management Team

Becomes director of the company’s telehandler product line. 

Guardian Releases New Brand and Category Videos

New content supports Guardian's updated brand positioning campaign.

Tranzonic Expands Private Label and Contract Converting for Dry and Presaturated Wipes

New service increases their domestic manufacturing capabilities of this critical hygiene product category.

Arrow Fastener Expands Leadership Team

Taiwo Akinyemi becomes VP of finance and Tom Overacker is named director of distribution and warehousing. 

Minnich Manufacturing Announces Top-Performing Dealers of 2021

Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. of Des Moines takes top honor. 

B2W Software Launches New App for Tracking Employee Time and Performance

B2W Employee App complements B2W Track and provides reporting solution for individuals working independent of crews, job sites or supervisors.

The Lawless Group Promotes David King To Vice President of Operations Integration

King has been The Lawless Group's Warehouse and Operations Manager since 2017.

Simpson Strong Tie Yield-Link Moment Connection Leads Innovations at NASCC Steel Conference

Simpson is bringing a full suite of structural steel solutions to the 2022 NASCC Steel Conference March 23–25 in Denver, Colorado.

Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Adds The Lawless Group East as Rep Agency 

Partnership expands the Company’s distribution footprint in the Southeast U.S.

LeadSmart Technologies partners with NetPlus Alliance

LeadSmart Technologies, a provider of cloud-based CRM, channel collaboration and business intelligence software, announced a technology partnership with NetPlus Alliance.

ORS NASCO Names Shane McCarthy COO

McCarthy joins ORS NASCO from Lawson Products.

DXP Enterprises Makes Two Acquisitions

DXP Enterprises has completed the acquisitions of Drydon Equipment Inc. and Burlingame Engineers.

AllState Fastener Corporation Recognized with General Motors Supplier of the Year Overdrive Award

The Overdrive Award is given to suppliers who excel in GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain priorities.

Ward Lumber presents the 2021 Vendor of the Year Award to Coastal Business Supplies

Ward Lumber has been serving northern New York customers since 1890. 

Wooster Products adds R & D/QC Manager

Matt Gray will initially focus on Wooster's photoluminescent non-slip product lines. 

Women in Construction Use TikTok to Highlight Skills and Battle Discrimination

The drive to attract more women to the trades is hitting some old walls.

NEFCO Announces CEO Succession Plan & Leadership Promotions

David Gelles to become Executive Chairman; Matthew Gelles to become President & CEO; Ron Cipriano to become EVP & COO.

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VoIP systems help distributors capture and retain callers for greater sales efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Makita Launches Rule the Outdoors Campaign for 2022

Growing cordless OPE system is featured in new national 360-degree media campaign.

Togal.AI Celebrates COO and Trailblazer Karlie LaCroix

LaCroix personifies leadership during Women in Construction Week.

Dorner Appoints Lindsey Muchka as New Director of Marketing

Muchka joins Dorner from Tailored Label Products. 

RectorSeal Acquires Shoemaker Manufacturing

Deal expands Rectorseal's domestic grill, register and diffuser product lineup.