November 2013 News

International Hardware Fair Signs 2,600 Exhibitors
Tool Halls alone will occupy 1.5 million square feet.

Ideal Promotes Terry Stevens to VP of Sales
Will lead North American electrical division.

HD Supply Waterworks Hires New Head of Fusible Pipe Systems
Paul Dreher will lead fusible pipe sales and national accounts. 

Wright Tool Primes 2014 Catalog
83rd annual catalog includes newest fracking tools and the WrightGrip SB tool.

New Residential Permits Top One Million in October
Privately-owned permits rise 13.9 percent over last year.

Bartell Morrison Acquires Innovatech
Deal adds leading surface removal equipment to BMI portfolio.

Walter Meier Sells Tools Business
Private equity firm Tenex acquires JET, Wilton and Powermatic brands.

Hahn Acquires ECS Fasteners
ECS lines will expand Hahn's Fuzion Fasteners offering.

STAFDA Directory Goes Online
First online edition features easy navigation and search tools for industry resource.

Resurgent Housing Sector to Lead 2014 Economic Recovery
Freddie Mac predicts a strong year ahead for the industry.

Q.E.P. Names New Product Manager
Matt Glenn to lead Porta Nails, Homelux and Ludell lines.

CSDA Doubles Graduates in 2013
CSDA Operator Certification graduates Up 100%.

Flat CBI In Q3 Bodes Well for Commercial
Commercial construction backlog figures indicate the downturn has stopped.|

Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Product Innovation Award
Strong Frame Special Moment Frame for earthquake protection takes honor.

Sunex Tools Names Tom Northcott Director of Commercial Sales & National Accounts
Northcott joins Sunex from Rockwell Tools.

Grabber Acquires KASS Baltimore
Deal expands Grabber's northeast U.S. presence.

Harrington Hoists Goes Mobile
Creates mobile apps for Apple and Android products.

C.H. Hanson Acquires Palmgren
Palmgren line includes drill press and general purpose vises, drill presses, bench grinders and more.

Unistrut Offers Free BIM Models
Models cover electrical systems, mechanical systems, seismic bracing and cable management.

DeWALT Commences Cordless Tool Production in the USA
Leading Toolmaker Ramps up Production in Carolinas for Power Tools to Be Built in America.

This Old House Names Rockwell BenchJaws a Top Tool of  2013
Third annual Top 100 honors the best new home products of the year.

OMG Acquires PAM Fastening Technology
Transaction expands OMG’s product offerings in residential construction.

Empire Level to Launch New Line at STAFDA
True Blue Evolution e2G levels will debut at show.

Strong Man Readies Tarps and Sheeting for Winter Blasts
Experts predict rough winter ahead.

Guardair Appoints New Director of Marketing
Heather Bean will develop and manage Guardair marketing programs.

Rockler Launches New Website
New site offers state-of-the-art navigation and functions.

Toll Brothers To Buy Shapell Homes
$1.6 billion deal will significantly expand Toll's California footprint.

IDEAL Promotes Jim Falotico to Business Unit Manager for Precision Tool Group
Falotico will lead military and aerospace wire solutions division.

HD Supply Reports Q3 2013 Sales
Company reports 5.8-plus percent monthly sales increases over 2012.

ClarkDietrich Launches Vinyl Corp. Website
Site covers stucco, EIFS, drywall, acoustical and roofing trims and accessories.

Abato Tapped to Lead Doleco USA
German lifting equipment and tie-down company enters U.S. market.

Stanley Vidmar Offers Free Freight on New Technician Toolbox
Free freight offer is good on orders through Dec. 2, 2013.

World of Concrete Europe Announced
S.E. Intermat and Hanley Wood create new show.

ABC Supply CEO David Luck to Retire at Year-end
Keith Rozolis, ABC Supply’s current president, will become CEO.

Do it Best Names Simpson Strong-Tie Vendor of the Year
Simpson takes top honors in Building Materials Products category.

Radians Issues 2014 Catalog
Catalog features 84 pages and over 65 new products.

Construction Employment Rises by 20,000 in September
Unemployment hits six-year low.