May 2021 News

Distribution One celebrates 25 years of distribution ERP software success

Founded in 1996, Distribution One celebrates 25 years of ERP distribution software.

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. expands Michigan manufacturing facility

36,000 sq. ft. addition will more than double the company's existing manufacturing space.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association survey show's heating market

April new business volume up 19 percent year-over-year, 5 percent month-to-month, and 4 percent year-to-date.

Garvin Construction names new CEO, CFO

Outside expertise positions the family-controlled company for growth.

STAFDA offers in-person workshops during Orlando Convention

Sessions will cover communication, leadership and sales skills.

Wright Tool promotes Blake Wenter to Regional Sales Manager

Blake joined Wright in 2020 as District Manager for the Gulf Coast Region.

U.S. new home sales dip 5.9 percent in April

The average sales price was $435,400.  

SENCO to create new worldwide headquarters facility in Cincinnati

Facility expansion and reorganization will bring Senco to nearly 550,000 square feet.

Dodge: Construction starts slip in April as housing cools

Gains in nonresidential unable to overcome a pullback in single family segment.

MAX grows its sales team with new regional hires

Brendan Shutts, Jeff Brian and Zak Bornhoft will serve MAX customers in the southeast, midwest and west. 

The Crosby Group acquires

Innovative load binders for safer and more efficient load securement.

Minnich Manufacturing appoints new West Coast sales manager

Shawn McLaren has been with Minnich for three years.

Makita U.S.A. wins Sphere 1 annual supplier award

Makita earns best overall score from distributor members for outstanding sales and partnership in 2020.

ARA: The equipment rental market is moving from relief to recovery

Equipment rental revenue is expected to exceed peak totals in 2022.

Job Sites: Crestron lights up Lambeau

Crestron creates advanced lighting control system for iconic Lambeau Field.

TTS North America names Matt Howard CEO; promotes Clint Chapman to CEO of Festool USA

Leadership changes reflect TTS Tooltechnic Systems’ commitment to North American customers.

SPAX Engineered Fasteners issues new interactive catalog

New online catalog directs users to the correct fastener for their application, plus building codes, tech specs and more.

Dodge April report shows a slip in construction starts

Gains in nonresidential unable to overcome a pullback in single family activity.

U.S. housing starts slide 9.5 percent in April

High materials costs are pricing buyers out of the market.

Strong Man Safety Products names new RSM

Rodney Normand brings Strong Man more than 16 years of industry experience.

Guardian expands into 360-degree height safety

Pure Safety Group's height safety brands now combine under the Guardian banner.

Surging material costs emphasize need for material estimating

Calculated Industries' Material Estimator is the tool of the hour.

Dodge Momentum Index hits 12-year high in April

Institutional planning drives an 8.6 percent increase MOM.

Blount rebrands as Oregon Tool

New name will pay homage to the global organization’s legacy as an innovator of professional precision cutting tools and equipment.

Uponor appoints Michael Rauterkus as President and CEO

Rauterkus joins Uponor from German sanitary technology manufacturer Grohe AG. 

Kenzen to rent PPE wearable devices

Rapid deployment of life-saving smart PPE will be critical for hottest summer on record ahead.

Wooster Products adds Midwest rep

Arcspec agency will promote Wooster Products in Illinois, Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

Atlas Copco acquires MidState Air Compressor

Compressor distributor and service provider covers Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Gicon Engineered Pumps rebrands, joins Headwater Companies as Headwater Engineered Systems

Division's products include high-voltage, high-horsepower water transfer designs for municipal, commercial and industrial settings.

MiTek realigns Benson, SidePlate and Ultra-Span structural framing brands

The three brands will now be offered as MiTek portfolio products. 

US LBM acquires Texas-based Higginbotham Brothers

Building materials leader expands network to more than 320 locations nationwide.

75th National Hardware Show is set for October 21-23, 2021 in Las Vegas

Show launches new NHS Connects as digital home of NHS.

Werner to offer on-site and virtual safety training for annual Safety Stand-Down

Werner will continue free virtual training programs when OSHA’s annual safety events return in May; Fall Protection and Ladder Safety trainings offered nationwide.

Milwaukee Tool announces plans to expand into downtown Milwaukee

New downtown facility will house 1,200 employees.

Dirteeze partners with Moffitt for Mid-Ohio 150 race

Dirteeze trade wipes join Thad Moffitt’s No. 46 Ford Fusion race team.

U.S. construction spending inches up in March

Residential construction leads the industry again, with a 1.7 percent increase month-over-month.

Drillco Cutting Tools adds new Director of Sales

Tracy Miller will lead sales efforts in Drillco's western USA territories.