November 2020 News

ABC Elects 2021 National Chair and Executive Committee
Steve Klessig, Keller Inc., is elected 2021 ABC national chair.

NCCER Releases 2021 construction curricula
Revised construction skill courses feature new modules and online enhancements.

IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index shows 2.2 percent decrease
Four responding companies reported increases.

Mujjo launches Black Friday sale
Company offers 25 percent off phone and tablet cases through December 1. 

All-female built home taking shape in Utah
Is this the nation’s first home built by an all-female team?

Uponor North America appoints Brett Boyum VP of marketing 
Boyum joins Uponor from Cambria quartz surfaces.

STAFDA announces new officers 
Brian Gersten is named 2021 STAFDA President; Allan Guthrie becomes vice president.

Pure Safety Group joins British Safety Industry Federation
Second alliance announced this month as PSG strategic alliance strategy grows globally.

Housing starts surge in October
Permits hold level for month while completions slip 4.5 percent.

Channellock completes major plant expansion
New 34,000-square-foot expansion bring's company's footprint to 260,000 square feet. 

Southwire acquires American Elite Molding
Addition makes Southwire one of America’s leading manufacturers of nylon cable ties.

Bain Capital to acquire US LBM
US LBM operates more than 250 locations nationwide.

Home Depot to acquire HD Supply Holdings
HD spun off HD Supply in 2007.

PrimeSource to be sold to Clearlake Capital Group
Platinum Equity has owned PrimeSource since 2015. 

PIP acquires Primax Manufacturing & Trading Inc.
Primax manufactures Caiman brand gloves.

Beta Tools USA opens North American HQ
High-quality, Italian-designed professional tool range includes 14,000 SKUs in 30-plus  categories.

Bigge Crane opens new Charlotte rental location
New branch will rent and service top-tier crane brands in the Mid-Atlantic region.

STAFDA’s virtual Anaheim catches big waves 
Virtual convention and trade show featured a keynote from former Apple icon Guy Kawasaki.

MAX USA highlights rebar tying technology benefits amongst union ironworkers
Latest case study reveals technologies can reduce lower back fatigue and musculoskeletal injuries.

Simpson Strong-Tie brings remote collaboration to 2020 Autodesk University
New solutions for job starts and options management are conference highlights.

Report: Dodge expects construction starts to recover in 2021
Dodge Outlook 2021 predicts a slow and uneven recovery throughout the year.

Strong Man Safety Products names Robert Giannetti president
Giannetti rejoins Strong Man to take the helm.

KOHLER Engines releases CheckApp
Smartphone application aids in monitoring and maintenance of Kohler engines.

HD launches new programs for veterans
The Home Depot Foundation will also cover mortgage payments for 500 veterans.

Bloom Manufacturing names Joshua Weig new GM
Weig steps up from engineering manager.

Pure Safety Group and HSE Global Series form partnership
Alliance will educate companies and employees on fall protection and reducing the risks of working at height. 

Hydra-Slide focuses on growth with rebrand; launches new website
New site walks customers through products to contact options.

AD finalizes merger agreement with Delta Distributors
Merger will bring collective member sales in AD’s PVF Division to over $11 billion.

IFS acquires Clevest
Clevest Solutions is a provider of mobile workforce management and advanced network deployment solutions in the utilities vertical.

IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index shows 1.3% adjusted increase 
One company reports a sales increase of 67% over the same week prior year.

Huttig Building Products releases Q3 results
Challenging market conditions are offset by proactive restructuring efficiencies.

Western Global issues new fuel tank digital catalog
Download catalog has 56 pages of portable tanks and dispensing equipment listings and specifications. 

AIS expands Atlanta DC
New 800,000-square-foot facility will support AIS hardware customers in the Southeast.

Point of Rental announces nonprofit arm Point the Way
Built to organize employee giving, nonprofit expands sharing opportunities.

Blount's Jerry Johnson announces retirement
President of Blount International/Woods Equipment retires; Todd H. Hall steps up.

Toyota runs material handling trade-up promotion through year-end
Program applies to trade-ins for new Toyota warehouse equipment.

US LBM acquires Zeeland Lumber & Supply
Building materials leader expands its presence in Michigan and Indiana.

Metabo releases 2020/2021 North America catalog 
Catalog includes an array of new cordless tools, blades, grinders, saws, heat guns and more.

Residential keeps U.S. construction in the black in September
Residential activity grows 2.8 percent for month. 

PERC’s new webpage addresses important safety issues
Site now covers carbon monoxide exposure and indoor air quality.

MAX USA Corp. launches SuperRoofer promotion
MAX offers a free Bluetooth speaker with every SuperRoofer purchase until the end of 2020 while supplies last.