May 2013 News

Field work to Begin for Multibillion-Dollar Alaska LNG Pipeline
Project could cost between $45 billion and $65 billion.

Carlson Systems Acquires Western Tool Supply
Western Tool's 14 stores expand Carlson's presence in the Pacific Northwest.

U.S. Construction Spending Climbs 4.5 Percent in April
Private construction drives year over year improvement.

Topcon Appoints Hilbig Regional Manager, Construction Sales
David Hilbig will cover western United States.

IDEAL Names Giblin CFO
Carmelle Giblin joins IDEAL from ITW Kester.

April Existing-Home Sales Up but Constrained
Limited inventory and tight credit keep lid on market.

Home Depot Foundation Creates $1 Million Fund for Spring Storm Relief and Recovery
Supports efforts in Moore, OK and other areas throughout the Southwest recently struck by tornadoes.

MovinCool Issues Guide to Using Portable Spot Air Conditioners in Industrial Applications
Guide covers portable cooling options for people, products and equipment.

NetPlus Alliance Hires Marketing Coordinator
Zach Brado is a 2013 graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Management.

Q.E.P. Introduces Master Tool and Harris Wood Catalogs
Includes all Q.E.P. brands: Q.E.P., Roberts, Vitrex, Porta-Nails and Suspend-It Tools.

Wagner Meters Rapid RH Kit Survives Devastating Fire in Michigan
Structure is a complete loss, but owner's RapidRH Concrete Inspection Meter Starter Kit survives unscathed.

Evergreen Names Sheatz Award Winners
Relton and Stabila earn Excellence in Education Awards.

Acme Launches Equipment Division
New business and facility opens in Grand Forks, N.D.

New Residential Construction Permits Rise 14.3 percent in April
Privately owned housing permits run 35.8 percent ahead of April 2012: single family permits rise 3 percent.

Quest Specialty Chemicals Names Shymske President, Construction Products
Joins Quest from Victor Oolitic Stone Company.

Home Depot Releases Q1 Earnings
Sales come in at $19.1 billion, up 7.4 percent from Q1 2012.

Arrow Fastener Names Roberto Izaguirre VP of Sales

Izaguirre moves up from VP of international sales.

MCP Supply Seeks East Coast Dealers
Distributors sought for Edgetite Paver Edging Spike line.

AHM Offers Hoists with USA-Made Chain
MA and LA series hoists now feature Made in USA chain option.

CLC Sponsors Bassmaster Edwin Evers
Wild River Tackle Tek tackle bags sponsors Bassmaster Pro sportsman.

Epicor Introduces Mobile Credit Card Payment Solution
Solution works with any smart phone or Apple iOS device.

Nilfisk Names Peterson Product Manager
Dan Peterson joins Industrial Vacuum Division.

Simpson Strong-Tie Named Sphere 1 Partner of the Year
Company takes award for second consecutive year.

Homax Takes Gold at Hardware Show
Pro Grade Wall Textures win 2013 NHRA GOLD packaging award.

Ericson Names Mike Lucie National Business Development Manager
Air Force veteran brings 30 years of experience to Ericson.

Disston Adds Gil Blanchette
Named Director of Sales - Home Centers.

Jobsite Efficiency Heralded as 2013 Building Industry Trend
Bosch debuts new tools and technology at National Hardware Show to save tradesmen time, money.

Evergreen Names Distributors and Suppliers of the Year
Acme Tools, Northern States Supply and Jim & Slim's Tool Supply are named distributors of the year.

DMT Takes Hardware Show Gold
Wins top honor in NRHA Packaging & Merchandising Awards program.

Gary Maulin Named Western Territory Manager at Starborn Industries
Will manage sales and training in Western United States.

Reed Exhibitions Acquires Mexican Hardware Show
Expo Nacional Ferretera is the largest hardware, construction and electrical show in Latin America.

Pelican Appoints Steve Skrubis Director of Product Management
Skrubis will lead tool and storage case division.

Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors Building Safety Month in May
Campaign focuses fire safety and awareness; disaster safety and mitigation; backyard and pool safety; and energy and green building.

HD Supply Power Solutions Opens Three New Locations
Adds branches in Texas, North Carolina and expands in Utah.

JCB Hits 1,000,000
Celebrations mark millionth machine milestone.

CGW Acquires PASCO/Pacific Abrasive Supply Company
Acquisition adds abrasive belts and pressure-sensitive adhesives to CGW line.

ZipWall Runs Online Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes to introduce ZipWall products to contractors ends May 28, 2013.

Global Glove's Wagner Inducted into International Glove Association (IGA) Hall of Fame
Craig Wagner has served the glove industry 28 years.