November 2019 News

Weiler Abrasives Group raises $100,000 to support Pocono Mountains United Way
Company’s 75th anniversary celebration continues with “75 Days of Giving."

Simpson Strong-Tie anchoring adhesives pass indoor air quality testing
Three Simpson adhesives earn California Department of Public Health (CDPH) indoor air quality compliance certification.

Exclusive: Creating a safer, more productive lit environment for in-service/field workers
Working with a lighting expert can help to optimize vehicle hazard, ground, scene, and surface lighting.

Exclusive: Stop hiring substance abusers 
Pre-employment tests plus two other techniques help reduce stealing and theft by your employees.

Epiroc introduces My Epiroc fleet management solution
New web and mobile solution increases fleet efficiency and safety.

U.S. housing surges in October
Permits, starts and completions all rise. 

HD Q3 sales grow 3.5 percent YOY to $921 million
Company revises fiscal 2019 estimate to 1.8 percent overall growth for year.

ACI offers Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector program
New course builds upon ACI's existing certification program.

Streamlight names new national accounts manager
Kelly Swope joins sales team for Industrial/Fire division.

NAHB: Single-family housing construction makes steady gains in October
Single-family category grows 3.8 percent for month; multi-family grows 8.6 percent.

Western Specialty Contractors offers free guide for parking garage inspections
Downloadable visual guide and checklist simplifies structure inspection and maintenance tracking.

Zurn relocates and expands California service center
New facility in Fontana increases location's floor space to 186,000 square feet. 

Breakthrough tool empowers users to learn how buildings and infrastructure can reduce embodied carbon
The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool delivers the first digitized EPDs for construction materials in a free platform designed to accelerate early adoption across the entire construction industry.

Festool USA celebrates 20 years of business with limited edition tool sets
Power tool innovator releases “Emerald Edition” tools, plus Sweepstakes to spend the day with a Festool Trainer.

Ideas blossom at Point of Rental International Conference
"Going Green" theme gets attendees ready for 2020 growth.

First report: STAFDA 2019 kicks up its heels in Nashville
STAFDA enjoys its largest convention in 10 years. 

Dodge Momentum Index moves higher in October
Institutional projects drive Index up 6.9 percent for month.

SureWerx acquires Sure Foot Corporation
Sure Foot manufactures the Due North brand of winter traction aids.

OZAT USA opens new PA location
OZAT USA announced its new location in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Makita wows STAFDA show with over 25 new tools
Makita announced over 25 new LXT tool and power equipment releases.

Total Safety acquires Pacific Coast Tool
Total Safety has acquired Pacific Coast Tool to expand its distribution offerings to power utility customers.

BLS Report: Workplace injuries and illnesses hold steady 2018
2018 marks the first year since 2012 that the overall injury rate saw no decline. 

Dodge: Construction starts to soften in 2020
Dodge 2020 Outlook Report predicts construction starts will drop 4% overall from 2019 estimates.

FastenMaster to feature TrapEase Fascia System at Remodeling & Deck Expo
Color-matched fastening system for composite deck board will be at booth 345.

Exclusive: Addressing the need for sharp workers
Technology training on workflow can help.

Wildeck earns MHEDA’s MVS Award for 2020
Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association gives company its Most Valuable Supplier Award.

RIDGID brings latest innovations to STAFDA
See RIDGID"s newest products at booths 1628-1630, Nov. 10-12, in Nashville.

Mayhew Acquires BestWay Tools
BestWay manufactures screwdriver and bit product lines.

Report: Modern apprenticeship model proves effective solution to combatting U.S. skills gap
Modern apprenticeships sync workforce development with economic demands.

Swedish Hultafors Group launches in the U.S.
Company will kick off its new U.S. division at STAFDA in Nashville.

First Look! Milwaukee's Amazing New MX Fuel Tool Line
Six new ultra-heavy-duty machines blast the boundaries of cordless tool performance.