November 2021 News

The Lawless Group East Hires New Territory Sales Manager

Micah Crossley becomes new Territory Sales Manager for North and South Carolina.

Hy-Brid Lifts Announces JJ Beimborn as Midwest Territory Sales Manager 

Beimborn will support customers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Dodge: Total Construction Starts Soar in October

Three large projects break ground to push starts higher, weak activity elsewhere.

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Higher in November

53.9 percent of surveyed executives report they expect to hire more employees over the next four months.

HD to Host Virtual Career Day on Nov. 30

Company hiring for roles across the organization, including positions in Technology, Marketing and Operations.

Southwire Promotes Adkins to President of Wire and Cable, COO

Brandon Moss becomes President of Tools, Components and Assembled Solutions.

KIOTI Tractor Makes Equipment Donation to Local Nonprofit

Partnership with Rebuilding Together of the Triangle continues company’s Dirt Brigade Initiative.

MSA Discontinues ALTAIR 5X and ALTAIR 5X PID Gas Detector Models

Color Display availability issues result in product change. 

Simpson Strong-Tie Employees Participate in Annual Day of Community Service

More than 750 employees in the US and Canada participated in various activities benefiting individuals and families worldwide.

Fecon Announces New Southwestern Regional Sales Manager

Carl Seeliger will assist distributors and sales channel partners in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Makita Launches Direct Repair Online Program

Direct Repair offers free turnaround shipping, and launches this month with free labor offer.

Housing: Permits Rise but Starts Fall in October

Privately?owned housing permits rose 4.0 percent for month; single-family permits advance 2.7 percent.

STAFDA Announces 2022 Officers

Allan Guthrie takes gavel as president; Harry Klassen is named vice president.

HD Hits $36.8 Billion in Q3 Sales

Sales increase 9.8 percent from Q3 2020; comp store sales increase 6.1 percent.

Honda Tests Prototype Autonomous Work Vehicle with Black & Veatch

Month-long trial at solar energy site in New Mexico tests autonomous vehicle's capabilities.

White Cup Enhances Revenue Intelligence for Distributors with Market-Leading Pricing Solution

Distributors can boost gross profits by 2 to 4 percent or more.

NAHB: Record Share of Members Report Labor Shortages

More than 55% of single-family builders reported a shortage of labor across 16 trades.

Channellock President and COO Accepts Prestigious Board Appointment

Jon DeArment is named president of the board for the Hand Tools Institute.

FleetWatcher Construction Management Solution (CMS) Simplifies Fleet Maintenance with “At a Glance” Status

FleetWatcher works across all brands of fleet equipment with a single login.

Hampton Products Acquires Commando Lock

Acquisition increases US-based manufacturing capabilities and technology. 

AD continues record-setting sales with 34% increase in first nine months of 2021

Member sales in the first nine months of 2021 hit $44 billion.

JohnDow Launches Upgraded Website Featuring New Digital Product Showrooms

The redesigned provides enhanced search functions and customer experience.

ITR to Host Webinar on Labor Supply and Wage Trends Through 2025

Webinar is set for December 16, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

JCB Hydrogen Engine Wins Top Award

Company wins the prestigious Dewar Trophy for the third time.

Simpson Strong-Tie Brings Deck-Building Innovations and Software Solutions to PSP DeckExpo 2021

Simpson will offer deck-building clinics, hands-on Strong-Drive® and Deck Drive™ fastener demos, and interactive demonstrations of its popular Deck Planner Software™ and Pergola Planner Software™ outdoor living design solutions.

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccinations or Testing

Temporary Standard applies to companies with more than 100 employees.

RIDGID Experience Returns; Winners Receive Trip to RIDGID World Headquarters

Winners of the all-expenses-paid, 3-day trip enjoyed a variety of VIP professional and networking experiences.

Huttig Building Products Announces Q3 2021 Results

Net sales grow 15.3 percent YOY to $245.3 million.

Exclusive: Warning Signs that Your Pipes are Frozen… and Simple Ways to Prevent It

Don’t let a cold snap put your house or business under water.

Fecon Introduces QR Codes to Enhance Customer Experience

QR codes allow customers one-click access to parts and instructions for their specific equipment.

Exclusive: What Building Material Distribution Challenges Are Contractors Facing?

A record 93% of contractors are facing at least one material shortage right now.

Evergreen Marketing Group Moves 2023 and 2024 Conferences to September

The 2023 Partnership Conference is now set for September 19-21 in San Antonio, Texas.

Hillman Named Do it Best Vendor of the Year for Third Year Running

Hillman’s Steelwork and Hardware categories both received recognition.

U.S. Construction Spending Dips in September

Residential slips 0.4 percent for month; nonresidential slips 0.6 percent.

PERC: Propane-Powered Engine Achieves EPA Certification, Compliancy with Clean Air Act

Vanguard cylinder engine becomes first in its class size to earn EPA certification. 

New South Construction Supply Acquires Increte

Increte of North Florida is a concrete construction material distributor and supplier based in Jacksonville, Florida.