May 2023 News

MOSO North America and Simpson Strong-Tie Partner on Deck Products and Software for Custom Outdoor Spaces
Users can now use Simpson's planning software to design decks with MOSO Bamboo X-treme decking products.

Metabo HPT Awarded Supplier of the Decade by SouthernCarlson
Special award was presented at SouthernCarlson's National Sales Meeting, April 14 -16, 2023, in Nashville.

ASV Announces 2022 Dealer Award Winners
Winners operate dealerships in Connecticut, Georgia and Wisconsin. 

NCCER Delivers an Enhanced Core Construction Course
Sixth edition of Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills is now available.

The Roofing Alliance Celebrates National Roofing Week
Celebrate daily as the Roofing Alliance shares National Roofing Week activities.

Kevin Herron to Retire as President, U.S. Automotive Group
Randy Breaux promoted to Group President, GPC North America.

Uptime Matters: JLG Issues New Whitepaper
Whitepaper answers six frequently asked questions about equipment maintenance, parts and service.

HellermannTyton Partners with Mag Daddy
Will add magnetic mounts and fasteners to line-up.

Two Industry Veterans Join Sellars Leadership Team
Larry Cook is named VP of Commercial Sales and Paul Ihde becomes Director of Commercial Sales.

PIP Promotes Sean Weil to Chief Financial Officer
Weil steps up from Global Vice President of Finance.

Paul Reilly Announces August Seminar 
Join him August 17, 2023 for the Coaching for Sales Success public seminar.

New Wooster Products Website Is A Convenient Resource for Architects and Specifiers
New site provides a fast and easy way to find information on code-compliant non-slip stair treads and nosings, emergency egress systems and more. 

STIHL Offers Battery Power Cost Calculators
New tools reveal the costs of switching to battery-powered tools and charging them over time.

New Trustee Joins APA Board
John Beers III joins Engineered Wood Association Board of Trustees.

PlanHub Report Reveals Business Drivers Construction Professionals & Perceptions of 2023 Market
PlanHub’s Q2 Thriving in the Dynamic Construction Market report uses key insights from over 340,000 companies and 700 general contractors.

JLG to Expand Telehandler Production Capacity in Tennessee
Company will invest $120 million in Tennessee facility over the next two-years to increase SkyTrak manufacturing.

Simpson Strong-Tie Participates in 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Test of 10-Story Mass Timber Building
Tests aim to establish the seismic resiliency of mass timber construction with simulations of both the 1994 Northridge and 1999 Jiji earthquakes.

Doran Manufacturing Celebrates 70 Years with New Facility, New Ownership
Doran manufactures tire pressure monitoring systems for truck fleets and off-road equipment.

Sphere 1 Celebrates 24 Years and Announces 2022 Award Winners 
Annual conference fetes members and suppliers and recognizes top contributors to the group. 

The Home Depot Sees Sales Soften for First Time in Three Years
Q1 2023 sales decrease 4.2% from Q1 2022.

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. Acquires ISM
ISM is the exclusive global licensee for PUMA® Safety Shoes.

FNA Group Targets Unfair Competition in Gas-Powered Pressure Washer Market 
FNA Group seeks retroactive imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese and Vietnamese competitors to curb attempts to evade U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties. 

Guardian Launches Multi-Year Growth Plan
Ambitious plan sees new product programs and global expansion into more countries.

ARA Quarterly Forecast Reveals Economic Optimism
Outlook calls for greater growth than previous quarter's projection.

ORBIS Welcomes Thomas Estock as Director of Sustainability
New position will spearhead sustainability journey across the company.

Fasteners Inc. Hires New VP of People and Culture
Dr. Christina Nishiyama brings the company more than 15 years of human resources leadership experience.

NetPlus Alliance Lays Groundwork for Successful 2023, Announces New Partnerships
In 2022, member purchases from NetPlus preferred suppliers hit $418 million, 27% more than 2021.

Southwire Recognized as a Best Managed Company for the Fourth Year in a Row 
Company named as a Gold Standard winner for maintaining achievement for four years.

Harvey Gerstman Associates Promotes Charlie Gerstman to President
Charlie Gerstman steps up from Vice President of Sales for the family rep agency. 

ACME Manufacturing Appoints John Barrett President and COO
Barrett will succeed Tim Broderick as he retires in June 2023.

Kohl to be STAFDA Associate Speaker in San Antonio
Russell Kohl is President and CEO of Diablo/Freud Tools, Atlanta, Georgia.

OTR Receives Supplier Excellence Award
Kubota recognizes OTR as a top supplier for outstanding quality, delivery, and cost commitment.

Applications: Keep Emergency Communication Out of the Dead Zone
Advanced Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) eliminate potential dead zones in commercial buildings to help first responders stay connected.

Werner to Train 50K People Nationwide and Host 300 Safety Training Events For OSHA Safety Stand-Down
Company sets goal of 50k people trained nationwide through Ladder Safety and Fall Protection events.

New Online Tools from Mule-Hide Products Co. Make Project Planning Easier
Silicone Coating System calculator and Pre-Packaged submittals available on

Point of Rental Wins Back-to-Back Supplier of the Year Honors
Point of Rental enjoyed their first HAE Supplier of the Year award so much in 2022, they earned a second one on Saturday at Grosvenor House in London.

PCS Hires New California Director of Sales
Shawn Ledbetter joins PCS from Milwaukee Tool.

National BIM Standard-US Version 4 Opens for Public Comment
NBIMS-US V4 has been three years in the making.

UK Ladder Association Urges Government to Clamp Down on Online Marketplaces
Britain's Ladder Association found that over 80% of commercially-available telescopic ladders sold online failed to meet minimum safety requirements in tests.

Zircon Corporation to Merge with Harmony Energy Technologies
Merger represents a key step in Zircon's path to entering the public markets.

IAPMO Hires Cambria McLeod as VP, Industry Relations and Business Development
McLeod joins IAPMO from Kohler Co.

Applications: Cintec Fire Resistant Anchors
Cintec has advocated building restoration with fire-resistant anchors since 1993. 

Motion Industries Names New SVP and CFO
Patrick Cummings has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.