November 2016 News

Mortar Net Solutions launches new website
New, easy-to-use website redesign provides tailored web services for designers, contractors and distributors.

Industrial Supply provides 97,708 meals to Utah families
Company donates $25,000 to Utah Food Bank to help feed families in Utah.

Point of Rental launches Opportunity International campaign
Software company pledges $5 donation per social media share.

Viega announces Viega MegaPress promotion
Purchases of select tool kits and jaw kits are eligible to receive more than $750 in Viega MegaPressG fittings.

Case Studies: QuietRock keeps the peace at Calgary airport
Architect overcomes design challenges in $2B airport project.

Generac to acquire Motortech
Celle, Germany-based Motortech manufacturers gaseous-engine control systems and accessories.

MAX hires new Northeast regional sales executive
Robert lampietro brings MAX 25 years of building products and distribution experience.

Existing home sales surge again in October
Pace rises 2 percent to 5.6 million annual rate.

Dodge: October construction starts recede 4 Percent
Nonresidential building pulls back after a strong September.

The Home Depot announces Q3 results
Sales increase 6.1 percent from Q3 2015.

Viega names Santanu Debnath VP of sales and marketing 
Debnath has worked for Kaydon Corporation, Rexnord and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Legrand offers Trash Madness toolkit
Kit helps organizations advance employee recycling and waste reduction efforts.

L.B. White wins Wisconsin business achievement award
Award honors the recipient for its positive impact and support of the Wisconsin economy. 

QC Software receives ConnectShip / iShip lifetime platinum status award
Award recognizes a decade of successful partnership and innovation.

Intercorp publishes new product and submittal catalogs
Product catalog covers more than 500 items. 

Southwest Fastener expands sales and marketing group
Ron Stas joins Southwest team as Business Development Manager.

Sonnhalter announces Marketing Minute video series
Video series offers quick, easy-to-understand marketing advice on a variety of industry topics.

Snap-on acquires Sturtevant Richmont
Torque wrench manufacturer joins Snap-on family of companies.

Legrand updates Wattstopper software
Update features expanded commissioning, product support and UI capabilities.

Labor shortages prompt builders to try prefab
Major homebuilders use prefab components to ease worker shortfall.

Introducing The Euclid Group: A world leader in construction chemicals
Rebranding combines major industry brands under one roof.

IronPlanet launches allEquip with make-an-offer feature
Fixed and negotiated price format compliments online and onsite auctions.

Larson publishes UL 1640 white paper
Understanding and explaining the UL 1640 standard to contractors.

Surface Shields partners to launch charity campaign for veterans
Surface Shields and Anvil Builders partner to benefit Sentinels of Freedom veterans' charity.

Former Garvin Industries president passes away
George Robert Garvin Jr. dies at 80 years of age. 

CSDA announces World of Concrete class schedule
Five courses are set for Jan. 16 to 19 in Las Vegas.

FEIN names new president and CEO
Attila Madarasz takes helm at Fein US.

Viega announces MegaPress promotion
Event offers free MegaPressG fittings.

Dodge Momentum Index moves higher in October
Commercial index rises 6.1 percent for month; institutional advances 1.4 percent.

Honeywell announces online electrical safety training
Accredited classes focus on complying with NFPA 70E standards.

IronPlanet to hold “All-Humvee” auction
Auction is set for November 15, 2016.

Larson issues forklift lighting white paper
Paper details benefits of blue LED warning lights in reducing forklift accidents.

Buyers Products hires Joshua Davis as DSM
Davis will serve customers in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

NetPlus Alliance announces award winners
Group names Distributor of the Year, Supplier of the Year and the Dan Judge Founder’s Award winner.

PrimeSource acquires Northeast Wholesale 
Acquisition strengthens PrimeSource network in New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Stanley Black & Decker Q3 sales up 2 percent
Quarterly year over year sales tally $248.9 million, compared to $228.7 million in Q3 2015.

3M Personal Safety Division launches new blog
"Safety Now & Next" provides relevant, easy-to-understand information on worker safety, training & technical resources, and regulatory news.

Bentley Systems and Topcon partner on constructioneering cloud services
Connected data environments will span survey and construction processes for comprehensive project delivery benefits.

Kaspersky Lab offers free ebook on business cybersecurity
eBook, "Top 6 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity," looks at specific risks to that small- and medium-sized businesses.

84 Lumber named 2016 distributor of the year by D.R. Horton
Award recognizes 84 Lumber’s commitment to the nation’s largest homebuilder.

Prebena brings soccer ball promo back to STAFDA
Popular promotion last ran in 2014.

BlueTarp hires new sales manager for Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona
Bill Spencer brings 25 years of experience to the position.

Border and Brock White join new distributor group
Equity partners The Sterling Group announces acquisitions to form new company.

Tesla's hot new model: Solar roofing
Elon Musk unveils his grand unification of Tesla: Fast cars, big batteries and solar roofs.

U.S. construction spending slips 0.4 percent in September
Residential and highways are only bright spots.