November 2015 News

U.S. construction ticks up in October
All categories of private and public construction spending edge up for month.

New single-family home sales rise 10.7 percent in October
Sales trend 4.9 percent over October 2014.

Dodge: Nonresidential construction soared 32 percent in October
Rebound in October construction starts "alleviates concern about a stalling expansion."

Acme Tools awarded Google Trusted Stores badge
Acme also upgrades website navigation for better searches.

CSDA offers concrete polishing course at WOC
Concrete Polishing 101will take place Feb. 3-4, 2016 at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

Milwaukee Tool plans to expand Wisconsin headquarters
Milwaukee Tool announced that it is working on a proposed major expansion of its Brookfield, Wis., headquarters.

Thomas & Betts publishes Construction Solutions Handbook
Guide aids users in selecting electrical boxes and fittings under Carlon, Red•Dot and Steel City brands.

Sonnhalter publishes national tech school list
List provides covers thousands of technical programs across the country.

DEWALT opens Greenfield, Indiana plant
Celebrates with donation to Greenfield VFW on Veterans Day.

October housing holds a mixed bag
Permits rise 4.1 percent; starts drop 11 percent and completions fall 6 percent.

STIHL announces new NE distribution warehouse
Northeast STIHL to offer service to dealers from Oxford, Conn.

MiTek expands Houston warehouse
Adds 50,000 Sq. Ft. of space to better serve state and regional markets.

Lackmond appoints Aaron Jones territory manager
Jones will represent Lackmond in the Midwestern region.

Southern Fastening Systems, Carlson Systems and Kentec form SouthernCarlson
New company also adds Duo-Fast Carolinas to strengthen presence in Southeast.

Flexaust issues new hose kit and POP display
New MRO vacuum cleaner hose kit comes in a 10-unit POP display.

HD sales climb 6.4 percent in Q3
$21.8 billion in quarterly sales lead company to raise fiscal 2015 growth estimate to 5.7 percent.

Metabo announces sale to Hitachi
Deal could have far-reaching implications for both brands.

SC Fastening Systems among fastest growing companies
Company is named one of Northeast Ohio’s fastest growing firms.

U.S. construction starts fall below expectations in Q3
CMD quarterly forecast report predicts improving residential and nonresidential construction in Q4.

Ace Hardware selects Epicor as point of sale software
Agreement extends Epicor's partnership with Ace in the convenience hardware retail channel.

DDI System releases Inform ERP Version 14
Free user upgrade includes a purchasing system that enables precisely forecasted purchase orders.

Scapa Renfrew upgrades manufacturing capacity
Polyflex polyethylene (PE) tape maker invests in production and agility upgrades.

STIHL dealers raise $67,000 for veterans with traumatic brain injury
Donation is largest single donation in Resurrecting Lives Foundation history.

IDEAL names Jones Western RSM
Crystal Jones has been with IDEAL since 2012.

Dodge issues 2016 Construction Outlook
Report predicts U.S. construction industry will grow six percent next year.

Point-of-Rental Software integrates with Epicor
Rental software system now works with Epicor Eagle.

Simpson Strong-Tie to showcase products at STAFDA
Titen HD anchors, Strong-Drive structural fasteners and Quik Drive auto-feed screw driving systems take the stage.

Mortenson names new Sports Group business manager
Caitlin Van Winkle becomes Business Development Manager.

JET Group acquires Sellstrom
Canadian safety/PPE manufacturer adds Sellstrom as part of U.S. expansion effort.

ABC Supply names Hitachi 2015 preferred supplier
Hitachi earns distributor recognition for ninth time.

Southwest Fastener welcomes new sales manager
Chuck Laverdure has worked with Snap-on, Kimball Midwest and Matco Tools.

Solidia showcases low-carbon cement and concrete
Products reduce CO₂ emissions by 70 percent.

Klindex seeks new distributors
Italian floor prep company is expanding North American network.

AD member Q3 YTD sales climb 3 percent to $25.4 Billion
Group sees growth in residential and commercial markets as some industrial segments soften.