November 2023 News

Tony Vieira Joins Mule-Hide Products as Product Segment Manager
Low-slope roofing veteran to manage single-ply, poly ISO and cover board categories.

Motion Industries Names New Group Vice President for Motion Automation Intelligence
Mike Esposito steps up from Director of MAI’s Engineering Assembly Solutions.

New Service Provides Company-Specific Compliance Updates from Regulatory Experts
J. J. Keller’s Live Regulatory Update Service helps keep companies up to date with relevant safety and compliance changes and best practices.

STAFDA Announces 2024 Officers
Andrew Hartman becomes 2024 president; Phil Cerminaro becomes vice president.

ORBIS Gives Back to Local Communities
From Make-a-Wish and Blessings in a Backpack to veterans' organizations, ORBIS  participates in and donates to charities.

Detectable Warning Systems Adds Production and Warehousing Capacity
Company expands production facility in Dublin, Virginia and 72,000 square feet to Pulaski Virginia warehouse.

Fecon Acquires TREEfrogg LLC
TREEfrogg manufactures patented tree trimming saws.

Finding the Exit: Planning Your Exit for Owners in the Construction & Manufacturing Industry
This difficult prospect is even more daunting today, but it can be managed successfully. 

Viega promotes Marki Huston to COO
Huston joined Viega in 2022 with over 20 years of global manufacturing experience in the aircraft industry.

NIBCO promotes Martin to president & CEO, announces other appointments
Steve Malm is named chairman and CEO; Ashley Martin becomes president and COO; Rex Martin becomes chairman emeritus.

Registration opens for STAFDA’s Excellence in Distribution program
Industry educational event is set for March 12-14, 2024, at the Nashville Hilton.

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Steady in November
Survey shows that 74.1% of respondents believe business conditions will remain the same over the next four months.

New Report Finds Office Attendance in Europe’s Capitals Almost Back to Pre-pandemic Levels, While U.S. Offices Keep Losing Tenants
Several cultural factors contribute to the difference.

U.S. Housing Permits Edge Up in October
But starts and completions show mixed signals. 

iQ Power Tools Appoints Scott Craft General Manager
Craft brings iQ more than 30 years of general contractor experience.

Forney Industries Promotes Two Executives to C-Suite Positions
Dane Anderson and Kenny Gensel step up in company.

The Home Depot to Acquire International Designs Group (IDG)
Acquisition expected to accelerate capabilities to better serve pro customers.

STAFDA Wraps Up Successful 47th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Event draws nearly 2,700 professional attendees. 

ICP Names New Senior VP of Sales
Jason Fretz brings more than 20 years of industry experience to ICP.

WORX Launches Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales
Specially priced products include Switchdriver 2.0 and Landroid robotic lawn mower. 

NCP Industries Launches the First Carbon-Absorbing Commercial Concrete Line, Powered by CaptureCrete
NCP partnership with Carbon Limit, creator of CaptureCrete technology, brings carbon-capturing concrete to the building materials industry.

ABC Slams OSHA’s Worker Walkaround Rule for Failing to Promote Workplace Health and Safety
Group says propsed ruling fails to address flaws of original Obama-era rules. 

Festool’s New Limited Edition Outdoor Systainer Now Shipping
Outdoor Systainer and three limited edition cordless combo kits offer innovation, performance and quality.

Werk-Brau to Host Women In Construction Event March 5-6
Two-day program will feature a keynote by nationally renowned speaker Barbara J. Jackson.

Walter to Deliver Robotic Solutions for Metalworking Businesses
Robotic solutions allows users to enhance productivity and efficiency as well as increase quality and consistency while reducing re-work, costs, changeovers and downtime.

RENCO USA to Build LEGO-Like Buildings in Florida
Innovative building system stacks like real-life LEGO blocks launches first development in Palm Beach County.

Protective Industrial Products Acquires Final Fit Safety
Final Fit Safety manufactures sustainable ear plugs.

Arrow Fastener Names Grabber Exclusive Distributor for RevealCut Ceiling Tile Workstation and Utility Blades
System is now shipping throughout the US and Canada.

Lawless Group Hires New COO
Sonya Bynum joins Lawless Group from JPW Industries. 

MAX USA Corp. Donates TwinTiers to Aid in the Restoration of I-95 in Plainview, NY 
Company donates rebar tiers and wire to help repair crucial Interstate highway.

Post-Accident Workforce Drug Positivity for Marijuana Reached 25-Year High in 2022
Increase seen in the general U.S. workforce started same year first states legalized recreational marijuana.

New Water Projects Receive $28.97M Federal Cash Boost to Improve Water Reliability in the West
Funding to support projects to increase water supply reliability amid climate change.

NIBCO Announces Promotion of Dawn Bloch to Chief People Officer
Bloch has been with NIBCO since 2000.

Weil-McLain Launches The Road to Success Contractor Promotion for New Advantage Loyalty Program Members
Contractors to ‘Get in the Race’ for a chance to win a high-efficiency boiler, Chevy Impala collectible.

Mi-T-M Promotes Jake Noonan to Assistant Equipment Division Manager
Noonan joined Mi-T-M in 2017.

Bobcat to Open Plant in Mexico
$300 million facility in Monterrey, Mexico will boost production capacity.

Snap-on Showcases Red, White and Blue Products this Veterans Day
Auto Darkening Welding Helmet and Ratcheting Standard Screwdriver are among patriotically themed products. 

Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Director of Sales for SE United States
David Price brings 12 years of industry experience to his new role.

NetPlus Alliance Hosts Successful 10th Annual Meeting in Denver
Year-to-date, distributor members report sales are up 18%.

Dodge: Construction Starts Drop 6% as Fewer Megaprojects Move Forward
All three major sectors declined in September with residential leading the tumble.

Marine Toys for Tots Program Announces Kickoff of 2023 Holiday Campaign
Program is celebrating its 76th year of delivering hope to children in need across the nation.

ORBIS Announces Expansion of Urbana, Ohio Plant
Expansion adds 30% more space and promotes sustainability in reusable packaging manufacturing.

September Construction Spending Ticks Up 0.4% 
Total, private and public construction all grow by 0.4% for month. 

AD Owner Members Achieve Record Sales Through Nine Months
For first nine months of 2023, members reached a new record of $57.6 billion, an increase of 3% across 14 divisions and three countries.