November 2022 News

IronCraft Announces New HR Director
Wesley Skinner joins IronCraft from Creative Foam.

Industrial Supply Company Opens Its First Location in Arizona
New Chandler DC serves growing regional industries.

STIHL to Invest $49 Million to Expand Virginia Beach Plant
Plant manufactures STIHL chain saw guide bars.

New Home Sales Advance 7.5 Percent in October
Average sales price runs $544,000.

2022 Edition of ASSE/ARCSA/IAPMO/ANSI Series 21000 Now Available
Professional Qualifications Standard for Rainwater Catchment Systems Personnel.

Dodge: Total Construction Starts Increase in October
Starts rise 8 percent for month to an adjusted annual rate of $1.12 trillion.

FleetWatcher Integration Enhances Functionality of B2W, Viewpoint, OnStation and other Popular Software Programs
Data from e-ticketing, cycle counts, tonnage, and more automatically flows from FleetWatcher’s Materials Management Solution (MMS) into the appropriate areas within the software programs.

FastenMaster Wins Innovation Award from The Home Depot
Cortex for Decking hidden fastener system is recognized for product innovation.

U.S. Housing Activity Continues Slide in October
Single-family permits dip 3.6 percent for month; starts fall 6.1 percent.

Snelbaker Joins Wright Tool as Customer Service Manager
Julie Snelbaker brings Wright nearly a decade of customer service management expertise.

ESAB Partners With Stanley Black & Decker to Launch Renegade Volt Battery-Powered Stick/TIG Welder
ESAB Renegade VOLT ES 200i is powered by four DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries; also uses 115/230V primary power.

Equipment Rental Revenue Poised to Continue Growth in 2023 and Beyond 
ARA report predicts single digit revenue increases over the next four years to $63.4 billion in 2026.

Case Studies: Cintec Anchors Used in School Window Replacement Project
PS-41 School in the Bronx Chooses Cintec for anchoring into Terra-Cotta Clay. 

Viega MegaPress Eclipses 22 Million Fittings Sold in U.S.
Viega MegaPress systems reach sales milestone in just 10 years on the market.  

New South Construction Supply Acquires Malone Steel Corporation
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida-based Malone Steel brings NSCS to 11 stores.

The Home Depot Increases Sales 5.6 Percent in Q3
Company sells $38.9 billion, an increase of $2.1 billion over Q3 2021.

Mi-T-M Inverters Selected for Top 100 New Products of 2022 Award
Construction Equipment names Mi-T-M inverter generators with carbon monoxide (CO) detectors among the Top 100 New Products of 2022.

Oshkosh Corporation to Acquire Hinowa
Hinowa will become part of the Oshkosh Access Equipment segment. 

OPEI Offers Tips for Prepping Power Equipment for Winter
Prep yard machines for hibernation and get that snowblower ready to work.

ICP Group Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Glen Ferguson steps into executive role to lead planning and analysis of strategic financial initiatives.

NAHB: Builder Confidence Declines for 11 Consecutive Months
Elevated interest rates, high building material costs and declining affordability conditions push more buyers to the sidelines. 

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association Names New Executive Director
Rosario Palmieri joins BHMA from the White House Office of Management and Budget  and NAM.

Simpson Strong-Tie Employees Around the World Participate in Annual Day of Service
More than 1,000 employees in North America, the Pacific Rim and Vietnam participated in various activities benefiting individuals and families worldwide.

Comstock named GM of Wybur Tools
Charles Comstock previously managed Grobet's Cheyenne, Wyoming plant.

Werk-Brau Hosts Congressman Latta
Receives Congressional Proclamation on 75th Anniversary.

WOC Launches Innovative Product Awards to Recognize Most Innovative Concrete and Masonry Equipment, Materials and Tools
Companies that exhibit at World of Concrete 2023 are eligible to enter.

Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Decline 1.8 percent in 2021
Improvement is attributed to a 32.9 percent drop in reported illnesses.

NEFCO Opens New Fulfillment Center in Ohio
New 75,000-square-foot facility is located in Columbus, Ohio.

Simpson Strong-Tie Engineer Rachel Holland to Co-Host 12 Episodes of The Structural Engineering Channel
Holland is a recognized expert in deck construction and is named on four patents.

Hundreds Celebrate The Future at Point of Rental's International Conference
First in-person International Conference since 2019 draws nearly 250 rental operators. 

IronCraft Announces New Director of Digital and Dealer Development
Michael Kucharski joins IronCraft from Fecon.

New TYPAR Construction Tape Earns Approval of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)
Canadian builders and contractors can now install the complete TYPAR Weather Protection System.

KNIPEX Tools Releases Limited-Edition Christmas Ornament
This must-have little present packs big-time pleasure.

NAVAC Wins AHR Innovation Award for Industry’s Lightest Power Flaring Tool
NEF6LM BreakFree Power Flaring Tool takes top honors in Tools & Instruments category. 

Lawless Group East Hires New Regional Vice President
Jerrel Flatt joins Lawless from his prior role as Senior Director of Sales for Apex Tool Group.

Martin Supply to acquire Quality Mill Supply
Quality Mill Supply has five locations in Indiana.

U.S. Construction Spending Trickles Up in September
However, year-to-date trend is 11.4 percent over 2021.

Marine Toys for Tots Celebrates its 75th Year as it Kicks Off the 2022 Holiday Campaign
U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting over 830 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Sara Vincent Joins JLG and JERR-DAN as Director of Marketing
Vincent joins JLG from Arete, a global cyber risk company.

Dewalt Announces BOGO Deal
Battery-and-tool deals are available through December 31.

Owens Corning PINK Next Gen Fiberglas Insulation Named Winner in Good Housekeeping’s 2022 Home Reno Awards
PINK Next Gen Fiberglas enables up to 23% faster installation compared to previous products.

Endries International to name new president/CEO
Michael Knight will succeed Steve Endries, who will become company chairman and head of Strategic Partnerships.

Crescent Electric acquires Lowe Electric Supply
Lowe serves customers out of 13 locations across Georgia and South Carolina.