May 2016 News

Francesca Vaughn joins New Holland
Becomes company's new Brand Marketing Communications Manager.

APA offers free webinar on residential I-joist fire protective assemblies  
Program describes options that meet IRC provisions for fire protective membranes.

Flowcrete appoints Craig Brookes president
Brookes steps up from vice president and international managing director.

Makinex wins product design award
Powered hand truck wins Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design.

U.S. construction dips 1.8 percent in April
Residential sector slides 1.5 percent for month; highways drop 6.6 percent.

Dorner appoints Northwest Regional Sales Manager
Hank Baptiste will serve conveyor system users throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Subaru to close Industrial Power Products division
Subaru elects to focus on cars.

ROLAIR Compressors introduces redesigned website
New mobile-friendly site features blogs, social media, service center locator and more enhancements.

Pending home sales soar to highest level in decade
West and South lead the nation in April pending home sales.

Erickson Wheel Chock Tie-Down Kit Takes NHS Award
Product wins Retailers Choice Award at National Hardware Show.

BlueTarp adds suppliers at strong pace
B2B credit management services provider has added more than 100 locations so far this year.

Teupen Group names new North American EVP
David Kesser promoted to Executive Vice President of Teupen USA.

Simpson Strong-Tie aids disaster relief in Ecuador and Texas
Company will donate $25,000 to earthquake and flood relief efforts. 

Achieve USGBC LEED credentials in four weeks
Green Building Research Institute (GBRI) prep courses help green building professionals ace USGBC LEED exams with in-person, live online and on-demand education.

DDI System issues new white paper
Paper covers advanced demand forecasting for distributors.

MMD launches improved online parts system
New system is on 24 hours a day and features enhanced email confirmation.

Emerson names new vice president of Appleton Canada
Dane Dreher now responsible for Canadian sales, marketing & operations.

Intercorp to be featured on Innovations TV show
Show hosted by Ed Begley, Jr. explores the latest advancements in technology.

Coxreels offers custom products
Coxreels can produce a custom solution for any hose, cord and cable reel need.

New single-family home sales leap 16.6 percent in April
Sales rate trends 23.8 percent over April 2015.

Kubota to purchase Great Plains Manufacturing
Farm implement manufacturer will join Kubota family.

HD Q1 sales grow nine percent
Raises fiscal year 2016 estimate to 6.3 percent over 2015.

Simpson Strong-Tie research and testing lab opens at WSU
Lab is part of Simpson's annual $100,000 pledge to Washington State University. 

Viega announces 2016 second half training schedule
Sessions will cover press systems, radiant, fire, snow and ice melt systems and more. 

Makita named Vendor of the Year 
Wins Sphere 1 Vendor Partner of the Year for the second year in a row.

Spee-Dee appoints Steven Cihlar product manager 
Cihlar joins Spee-Dee from Rexnord. 

Speak up during Infrastructure Week
Urge congress to support infrastructure investment.

New Bartell video: Shotblasting vs. Grinding
Bartell product expert Mike Huggings talks about when Shot Blasting is More Desirable than Using a Floor Grinder. 

Husqvarna Group acquires Diamond Tool Supply
Michigan-based DTS is a leading producer of polishing and grinding diamond tools.

Barko launches new website
New site offers simplified navigation and extensive information on Barko hydraulic products.

Hyde Tools names Susan Wytrych Channel Manager
Wytrych will represent Hyde’s Professional Products division.

Southwire breaks ground on Thorn Customer Solutions Center
New facility will highlight innovation and product education.

SureCan named Edison Awards winner
SureCan is recognized in internationally renowned Edison Awards for product innovation.

Festool USA releases “Finish Line” magalog for professional painters
Includes articles on training, surface prep, techniques and product catalog.

MBW names new Western RSM
Jill Falconer becomes Western Regional Sales Manager.

Simpson Strong-Tie sponsors ICC Building Safety Month
Safety Month campaign aims to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. 

ET&F Fastening earns second evaluation report this year
Company earns IAPMO ER-335 report for pneumatically driven pins.

U.S. construction spending ticks up in March
For first three months of 2016, spending trends 9.1 percent above the same period last year.