November 2018 News

CSDA announces 2019 convention keynote speaker

Navy Captain Kent “Eagle” Ewing to headline CSDA Convention March 11-15, 2019.

Topcon introduces ‘Infrastructure and Technology’ documentary series

New video series will showcase construction and agriculture automation and technology.

Multi-million-dollar equipment auction coming to Connecticut

After 34 years, Venuti Enterprises is closing shop, selling all its assets with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

Builders: 1 — Dusky Frog: 0

Supreme Court unanimously sides with NAHB members in Dusky Frog case.

New home sales slide 8.9 percent in October

Average price of a new home runs $395,000.

Fatal injuries on the rise at small construction firms

Companies with fewer than 20 employees account for 57% of construction fatalities.

Big Gator Tools wins innovation award

Metric V-DrillGuide earns innovation nod in annual awards program. 

OMG FastenMaster promotes two to lead sales positions

Nikki Long is new Director of Key Accounts and Tom Ellerbrook becomes Director of Sales.

Weiler Abrasives continues support for Workshops for Warriors

New video and counter display raise awareness and provide additional fundraising opportunities. 

Metabo details highlights from Fabtech 2018 in Atlanta

Company showcases its latest in technology, safety and problem solving tools.

Evergreen Marketing Group announces 2019 manufacturer sales rep workshop dates

Workshops will be held in Atlanta, Portland, Oregon and Dallas.

Simpson Strong-Tie aids recovery from California wildfires

Company donates $10,000 to American Red Cross for fire relief efforts.

Aerosmith Fastening Systems names Kudlak president

Kudlak has been with Aerosmith since 2005.

Dodge: October construction starts soar 21 percent

Nonresidential building rebounds sharply from subdued activity in recent months.

U.S. housing starts rise 1.5 percent in October 

Permits and completions dip for month.

Makita named official power tool of Snocross Racing

Makita extends snocross sponsorship as Official Power Tool through race day activation, media, and contingency programs.

Koelnmesse releases COO Katharina Hamma

CEO Gerald Bòˆse will assume Ms. Hamma's previous responsibilities.

Acme Tools expects busy Cyber Monday and Holiday sales season

Offers free shipping on orders over $49.

Peter Chatel named new President for Hultafors Group North America

Chatel joins Hultafors from Senco Brands.

Cool Stories: "The world's ugliest building" turns 50

Still controversial, the Boston City Hall is also hailed as a triumph of brutalism.

Rockler gears up for National Make a Gift Day with December 1 craft classes

Poll finds most people prefer handmade gifts over store-bought.

Klein Tools surveys Millennials in the skilled trades

Millennials believe employers need to continue to attract younger workers by showing
how skilled trade jobs make a difference in people’s everyday life.

NAVAC appoints new rep groups

Hugh M. Cunningham Companies and Appalachian Sales Group will service NAVAC customers across seven states.

Simpson Strong-Tie donates for Hurricane Michael and Indonesia earthquake relief

Company donates $30,000 to American Red Cross for relief efforts.

Amazon will split new HQ between NYC, Virginia

Two new facilities promise to employ more than 25,000 workers each.

Streamlight names new Northeast RSM

Tony Casciano, Jr. joins sales team for Industrial/Fire markets.

Hurricane Michael may force stricter building code in Florida 

Mexico Beach "Sand Palace" home provides possible template for future code requirements.

Exclusive: Michelle St. John delivers 2018 STAFDA State of the Industry Distributor Perspective

2018 STAFDA president's State of the Industry Distributor address — in full. 

Studies show how to reduce concrete drilling hazards

Studies recommend electric tools over pneumatic and find that sharp bits provide more health benefits than just increased speed. 

NCCER announces new president

National Center for Construction Education & Research names Boyd Worsham to top post.

The Home Depot Q3 sales grow 5.4 percent

Company adjusts yearly estimate to 5.5 percent growth for 52 weeks of 2018.

STAFDA announces 2019 officers

Sean Baird becomes 2019 president; Greg Hughes is elected STAFDA vice president.

U.S. construction spending holds level in September

Highway construction is month's loser with 1.1 percent decline. 

Stanley announces exclusive partnership with Home Depot

HD will now be the exclusive home improvement retailer for Stanley hand tools and storage products.

Industrial Supply acquires Paxton Production Tools

Salt Lake City-based distributor adds cutting tool manufacturer to growing family.

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels becomes CGW Abrasives

Long time maker of grinding wheels and abrasives announces new brand identity. 

Weiler Abrasives Group expands brand globally

Company's German and Slovenian locations now bear the Weiler name.

NAEIR: Out with the old…in with the tax deduction

Donating unwanted inventory at year end can yield big tax benefits.

Exclusive: Winning the safety race

Why scissor lifts take first place.

NAHB: What do the midterm election results mean for housing?

Many members-elect and returning members have supported NAHB in the past, a good sign for ongoing industry initiatives.

MBW promotes marketing pros

Heather Hughes becomes Marketing Manager and Jason Stasinopoulos moves up to Marketing Coordinator.

Omer names North American manager

Matteo Salamon brings international tool business experience to Omer's Texas operations.

Titan Supply joins SouthernCarlson, Inc.

Texas-based Titan Supply becomes part of 150-store SouthernCarlson family.