November 2010 News

 STAFDA Announces 2011 Officers
Kangas named 2011 president; Darragh named vice president; Lindbloom named to Board of Directors.

Market for Commercial Property Increases
The price of U.S. commercial property rose 4.3 percent in September compared to August, the largest increase in 10 years, Moody's Investors Service reported.

Government Auctioning Off Excess Property
President Obama ordered the sale of as many as 55,000 unused and unwanted pieces of government-owned property, enough property to produce $3 billion in savings by 2012.

U.S. GDP rises 2.5 percent in Q3
But residential investment falls 27.5% for the quarter.

Ericson names Byron Carson as mid-South rep
Will serve Arkansas, Western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi.

Ericson names new Reps
Ewing Foley to rep lines in California and Central/Western Nevada; McAuliffe Sales will handle Ohio.

Case Study: MQ helps Contractor Turn Concrete into Cash
MQ EZ Grout Hog Crusher helps Tanner Excavating turn waste concrete into cash.

Multiquip named 2010 Globalstar Enterprise Award Finalist
Awards recognize outstanding efforts in growing business value with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution deployments.

PrimeSource Purchases Assets of All Island Exports, Inc.
Deal increases penetration of Grip-Rite brand into Caribbean, South and Central American markets.

Home Depot, Lowe's report improving sales
The nation's two largest home improvement retailers announced improved sales and earnings for the third quarter.

Sonnhalter posts STAFDA show podcast
Free podcast polls industry pros for their thoughts on the trade show and the prospects for 2011.

Housing starts slide in October
Building permits inch up 0.5 percent in October but housing starts slide 11.7 percent month over month.

Sonnhalter Announces Online Training Best Practices Webinar
Webinar set for Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Dan Steiner joins Concut
Named National Distribution Sales and Account Manager.

Count On Tools to Hold Black Friday Sale on all PB Swiss Tools Products
Sale on all PB Swiss Tools products begins Friday, November 26, 2010.

Dialight Partners with Capital One Bank to Offer Financing for Energy-Efficient LED Lighting Upgrades
Flexible financing plans help organizations achieve more immediate energy and cost savings, plus take advantage of rebate programs for faster ROI.

Powers Fasteners makes strategic management changes
Moves are designed to ensure long term success.

Hertz Equipment Rental Offers Tips on Winterizing Tools and Equipment
Properly treating and storing tools and equipment for winter can add years to their life.

Empire acquires American Level product line
Empire expands its wood level line by acquiring the American Level brand from M-D Building Products.

Topcon to focus on strategic partnerships
Jason Killpack to head up new global initiative.

Home Sales Could Enter 'Virtuous Cycle'
NAR: Consumer confidence and business spending are key to whether the U.S. housing market will move into a virtuous or a vicious cycle in 2011.

Off-road equipment industry publishes Tier 4 Clean Diesel FAQs
Five leading off-road equipment industry associations address frequently asked questions about Tier 4 technology.

Bonstone launches new Web Site
Global concrete adhesives company introduces new online resource.

Palin a big hit at STAFDA
Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the 34th annual STAFDA Convention and Trade Fair in Phoenix on Monday.

Powers Fasteners Expands Global Footprint To Include India
Powers Fasteners has established offices and warehouse facilities in Mumbai, India with additional warehouses in Delhi.

Delmar and ICC Announce Guide to Changes to A117.1 Accessibility Standard
Focuses on most critical and frequently used provisions, and those that have had a significant change in application.

New Republican governors threaten to derail bullet trains
With several states swinging to Republican governors, key elements of President Barack Obama's program — including federal stimulus dollars for high-speed rail and other projects — are under threat.

Rockwell launches new tools at STAFDA
Launching a fistful — and then some — of all new tools.

MSA Acquires General Monitors
Strengthens Its presence in oil, gas and petrochemical markets.

Steelmax Tools and Fab Tool Technologies announce merger
Merger positions Steelmax to become a dominant supplier of tools and equipment to the welding and fabrication industries.

MAX to launch new tools at STAFDA
MAX USA will be introducing several new 100-PSI tools at STAFDA in Phoenix. 

U.S. Construction inches up in September
But remains 10 percent off from Sept. 09.