March 2024 News

Viega LLC Announces Andreas Reger as New CEO
Reger will replace Markus Brettschneider, who is now Global CEO.

Mayhew Tools to Sponsor NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour Pole Award for the 2024 Season
This marks the sixth year the hand-tool manufacturer will be supporting the NASCAR award that acknowledges the driver and crew with the fastest time in the qualifying rounds.

Deadline Nears for Festool Ultimate Sanding Sweepstakes
Festool will award five lucky winners with premier sanding and cleanup solutions worth nearly $5,000.

Inaugural Werk-Brau Women In Construction Summit A Huge Success
Two-day event included a keynote address by Barbara J. Jackson, networking opportunities, panel discussions, plant tours and breakout sessions.

ANGI Energy Systems Breaks Ground on Midwest's First Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility
New facility will be located in Janesville, Wisconsin. 

Tsurumi Pump Welcomes John Hartz as New Sales Engineer
Hartz brings Tsurumi over 35 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry.

First Companies Announces New Wisconsin DC
308,000-square-foot distribution center will go up in West Salem, Wisconsin.

BRK Introduces Precision Detection Alarms to Meet Changing Smoke Alarm Standards
New standards will go into effect June 30, 2024. 

Group Sees Encouraging Signs for Global Off-Highway Market
Internal combustion engine sales (including hybrids) are forecast to continue growing out to 2035.

ELFA Survey Shows February New Business Volume Up 4% Year-Over-Year
Volume is trending up 4.9% year-to-date.

US New Home Sales Slip 0.3% in February
Average selling price runs $485,000.

Gregg Futey Joins Wright as Assistant Vice President
Futey joins Wright from Howmet Aerospace.

White Cap Names Chief Supply Chain Officer
Tracy Rosser joins White Cap from Transplace/Uber Freight.

Simpson Strong-Tie Promotes Annie Kao to VP of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement
Kao became the company’s second female Vice President of Engineering in 2019.

Spring Into Action With MAX USA Corp.'s Exciting Tool Promo
Popular fastening tools are on sale through April 30, 2024.

ORBIS to Build New Plant in Texas
Greenville facility will produce plastic reusable totes and pallets.

Simpson Strong-Tie To Showcase Brace Connection, Resilient Building Systems at 2024 NASCC Steel Conference
NASCC: The Steel Conference is set for March 20–22 in San Antonio, Texas.

Cooper Equipment Rentals Acquires Action Equipment Rentals
Leading Canadian-owned and -operated construction equipment rental company now has over 75 branches.

Kyocera Smart Mobile Computing and Scanning Solution Combines Rugged 5G Smartphones, AsReader Scanners and Seiko Printers 
Modular solution brings together three best-in-class companies for customizable options to support warehouse/logistics, construction, healthcare, first responders, retail and more. 

Exclusive: Earth Anchors Keep Structures Grounded
Anchors ensure the safety and stability of portable temporary structures.

Outstanding Response to STAFDA’s Inaugural Excellence in Distribution Program
The 2.5-day program featured sessions with 15 industry experts on Inventory Management, HR, Sales, Profitability, Supply Chain Management, AI and more.

U.S. Single-family Home Starts Rise 11.6% in February
Privately-owned housing starts climb 10.7% for month. 

Bobcat Named a Fast Company 2024 Most Innovative Company
Brand is recognized as stand-out industry leader in manufacturing, equipment design and automation. 

NIBCO Promotes Joe Choflet to VP, Sales and Marketing
Choflet joined NIBCO in 2017 as director, wholesale sales west.

Live Oak Construction Supply Expands with Third Georgia Location
New branch to open in Savannah.

Evolution and Revolution: Dynamic, Live Experiences Highlight the 2024 International Mass Timber Conference
Event is set for March 26-28 in Portland Oregon.

The Home Depot Partners with NCAA
Partnership combines fandom of March Madness with the satisfaction of DIY.

Landscapers, Contractors & Dealers Prepare for Bright Futures with Equip Expo Education
Event is set for October 15-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).

INDEVCO North America Launches User Friendly New Website
New website showcases building products and packaging solutions.

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Down in February, Contractors Remain Confident
Backlog Indicator declines to 8.1 months in February.

Johnstone Supply Selects Quadient as Preferred Smart Locker Partner to Offer Customers Fast, Convenient Order Pickup
Automated parcel lockers allow customers to quickly retrieve products at their convenience.

Techniweld USA Acquires Welding Material Sales
Shared vision, creative synergies, larger footprint, and significant resources will redefine what it means to be a welding alloy manufacturer.

Hy-Brid Lifts Welcomes Eric Liner as New President and CEO
Liner succeeds Jay Sugar, who is retiring.

Suncor Stainless Names Michelle Newton Northeast Region Account Manager
Newton joins Suncor from Stanley Black & Decker.

#1 in Press Tools: RIDGID Celebrates 25 Years as Industry Leader in North America 
The most recognizable and trusted brand for press tools, RIDGID offers a full line of press solutions. 

Festool Experience Returns for 2024
Events are set for over 150 Festool-licensed dealers across the country.