November 2012 News

Duo-Fast Posts Cordless Nailer Video
Commercial roofers tell Duo-Fast how and why they are using the cordless roofing nailer system.

MAPI Forecast: GDP Will Grow 1.8 percent in 2013 and 2.8 percent in 2014
Moderate growth depends on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ compromise.

Work Begins on "Breathable" Tower in Pittsburgh
Double-skinned 32-story Tower at PNC Plaza will have operable windows and solar collecting roof.

STAFDA Names 2013 Officers
Rick Lamb is 2013 STAFDA President; Rod Gowett becomes vice president.

October New Residential Sales Run Level Month-Over-Month
But still trend 17.2 percent over 2011.

Rockler Wins Innov8 Award
Wood Magazine award picks eight top products each year.

Wright Tool Links with Morris Marketing Group
Rep partnership opens new Wright DC for southern states and harnesses Morris Group's sales force.

Live Oak Moves into New Facility
New 50,000-square-foot facility has 6,500-sf showroom.

Elephant Stand Voted a Best New Product at SEMA 2012
New product from Cleargain Solutions garners attention for ingenuity, functionality.

ITW's Speer succumbs to cancer
ITW chairman and CEO David B. Speer has passed away after an illness. He was 61.

BOSS Announces Heavy Metal Sweepstakes Winner
Western Mass. firefighter wins BOSS Power-V XT plow.

Laticrete Supercap Names John Sacco Managing Director
Will lead domestic and international expansion programs.

Epicor Adds ICE Business Architecture to Prophet 21
P-21 users to benefit from enhanced mobility, accessibility and interactivity.

U.S. Housing Starts Hit Four-Year High in October
Residential construction is up 41.9 percent compared to October last year.

Stanley Launches New Virtual Level App for iPad and iPhone
Retina-display compatible free app includes two virtual levels.

Work Can Continue on $68B California High-Speed Rail Project
Judge says project is meeting environmental rules.

Johnson Level Named 2012 Hand Tool Vendor of the Year
Do it Best Corp. lauds Johnson Level for sales growth and service.

Simpson Strong-Tie Product Catalogs Now Available On Mobile App
App works with Apple and Android devices.

Werner Unveils New Branding Strategy
New look reflects company's expanding product portfolio.

Atlas Copco Recognized for Innovation, Sustainability
Company is cited by Newsweek, Forbes and Dow Jones.

D.R. Horton Reports Q4 Fiscal 2012 Results
Homebuilding revenue for Q4 grows 21 percent year over year.

General Tools iBorescope Takes Tool Award
Tool captures and wirelessly transfers HD inspection images and video to iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

The Home Depot Announces Q3 Results
Sales rise 4.6 percent over Q3 2011; company projects overall increase of 5.2 percent for fiscal 2012.

Bartell Morrison Expands Marketing Staff
Stephen Reisig will work with distributors and media.

New California Storm Water Runoff Rules Could Cost Cities Billions
Regional water board regulations place restrictions on 33 pollutants.

Wacker Neuson Launches New Website
New site categorizes all products in four areas.

Gateway Safety Launches New Website
Interactive site features product-centric design and new Junior Fan Club area.

Books: Tools of the Trade: Modern Marketing for Construction Brands
New book covers aspects of marketing building products, equipment and construction services.

Parex USA Adds Sales & Marketing Members
New associates serve national and regional markets.

DeWalt Expands Mobile Pro App
Adds electrical and landscaping calculation modules.

Klein Tools Selects Heiler Software to Improve Customer Service
Product Information Management (PIM) solution will centralize product data.

Simpson Strong-Tie Donates $25,000 to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts on the East Coast
Simpson is also matching individual employee donations.

Condoleezza Rice greeted warmly at STAFDA
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was greeted by a standing ovation as she prepared to give her keynote address at STAFDA’s annual Trade Show and Convention in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 5.

PFERD parent acquires Superior Abrasives
Superior Abrasives has been acquired by the Rüggeberg Group, parent company of PFERD Inc. The company will be named Superior Abrasives LLC.

Igloo Creates Yukon Pro Staff Team
Pro hunters, anglers, guides, writers and athletes build Yukon brand awareness.

Newell Rubbermaid Announces New Organization and Leadership Team
Restructuring aims to accelerate company's Growth Game Plan initiative.

SC Fastening Systems Relocates
New facilty in Macedonia, Ohio is three times larger than prior location.

Multiquip Expands Whiteman Power Trowel Line
New 36- and 46-inch models feature Subaru engines.