May 2012 News

Sphere 1 Announces Distributors and Vendors of the Year
Pioneer Fasteners & Tools named Distributor of the Year.

STAFDA Economist to Present Economic Update Webinar
Online event Tuesday June 12 is FREE for STAFDA members.

Pelican Products Canada Makes Top 50 Defense Company List Two Years Running
Protective case and portable LED lighting maker gets nod for second year in a row.

Five Tips to Cut Gas Costs by 15 Percent
inthinc Technology releases results of 50,000-vehicle fleet study.

Hercules Sealing Products Releases 10th Edition Cylinder Catalog
New catalog features reduced pricing on repair parts.

Albion Responds to Newborn Suit
Cites more than 85 years of successful customer service.

Newborn Bros. Sues Albion Engineering
Suit alleges Albion made false claims of products being “Made in USA.”

Wells Fargo Releases Q2 Construction Quarterly
Overall construction gains 7% for quarter year over year.

Spider Adds New Competent Person Trainers
Training team now numbers 29 instructors; courses are taught weekly.

William Ward Joins Walter Meier
Named new North American Director of Sales.

Southwire Releases Seven New Mobile Apps
Mobile apps serve customers and end users.

Greenlee Launches Demo Van Program
Vans will travel Midwest, West and Eastern states.

NetPlus Alliance Celebrates 10 Years
Announces distributor and supplier member awards.

Guardair Acquires Allen Gasket Cutting Machine Company
Allen produces rotary-style gasket cutters.

Thermadyne Changes Name to Victor Technologies
Name change leverages company’s strongest brand.

Marco Supply Acquires Superior Concrete Supply
Superior president Mike Lynam comes with acquisition.

Protective Industrial Products Acquires ISSI
Tim Swift Joins PIP.

CSDA Announces Summer Meetings
June 6-8 meetings are open to current and prospective CSDA members.

Thomas & Betts Product Specification Guide Is Now Available Online
Guide is organized by product category and searchable by brand.

New Residential Home Sales Rise 3.3 Percent in April
Rate trends 9.9 percent above April 2011.

Bird-B-Gone Launches New Web Site
New site features expanded resource center and "ask an expert" function.

Irwin Sponsors Second National Tradesmen Day
Second annual celebration of America's tradesmen set for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Lowe's and Home Depot Add CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System
Line is added in 500 stores and online.

Spider Hires James Finn as Area Director - West
Will lead Spider access solutions sales in major western U.S. metro markets.

Case Study: Contractor Helps Recreate 100 Years of History at the Jersey Shore
John Tym Builders uses Manasquan Premium Fasteners for historic church restoration project.

Residential Housing Starts Warm 2.6 Percent in April
Housing completions climb 10 percent from March.

The Home Depot Announces Q1 Results
Sales rise 5.9 percent compared to Q1 2011.

Spider Named Key Distribution Partner for Beta Max
Named exclusive distributor for western U.S.

Fiserv Reports U.S. Home Prices to Rise 4% Per Year
Investors expected to drive market gains as market recovers.

MSC Expands Relationship with Tooling U
Collaboration will develop a customized, extensive online metalworking sales training program.

LiftPod FS60 Named 2011 Product of the Year
Magazine gives FS60 portable lift top safety award.

Atlas Copco Compressors Names John Wozniak Western Region Vice-President
Compressed air industry pro has been with Atlas Copco since 2003.

Ohio Colleges to Pour Millions into Construction
After two years without state funds, Ohio earmarks over $400 million for construction at public colleges and universities.

Epicor Introduces Customer Profit Analyzer Application
Tool allows distributors to quickly track individual customer profitability and spot trends.

Tanner Fasteners Acquires City Sprint Safety
Acquisition expands Brooklyn-based Tanner's reach in New York metro market.

Energy & Green Building Week is May 7-13
Mike Holmes is honorary Ambassador for Building Safety Month 2012.

NetPlus Alliance Adds New Suppliers
Vega Industries, ERB Safety and Plews & Edelmann join preferred supplier roster.

Evergreen Names Distributors and Suppliers of the Year
Acme Tools, Jim & Slims and Jobsite Supply named Distributors of the Year.

All Ticked Off: 10 Awful Facts About Ticks
Experts predict 2012 will be the worst year for lyme disease risk ever. Protect yourself and your employees.

Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors Building Safety Month in May
Four-week campaign focuses on key safety areas each week, including energy and green building, disaster safety and mitigation, fire safety and awareness, and backyard safety.

DEWALT and Delmar Introduce DEWALT Mobile Pro App
New calculation and reference App serves construction professionals.

Moldex Appoints Bill Schubach to VP Sales - North America
Well known industry veteran to lead sales of Moldex hearing and respiratory products.

U.S. Construction Slows in March but Paces 6 Percent Ahead of 2011.
Private construction growth is flat from February, but public construction dips 1 percent.