October 2011 News

Wind-lock Adds Installation Videos To Packaging
Company adds QR codes to product packaging; scanning codes takes users to installation videos.

Sonnhalter Releases QR Code Podcast
Discusses benefits of QR Code use by manufacturers.

Council Tool Names New National Sales Manager
Joe McShane joins Council from Ames True Temper.

New Residential Home Sales Climb in September
Sales of new single-family houses rise 5.7 percent over August.

NCFI Residential and Commercial SPF Insulations Earn First ICC Approval
Approval is first based on latest 2012 building codes.

Puzio Retires from NetPlus Alliance
Buying group's vice president Karl Puzio steps down.

Topcon Promotes Painter
Bill Painter becomes global senior manager of 3D road construction.

Snap-on Launches New Web Site for Industrial Brands
Web site includes Williams, Bahco and CDI Torque Products.

New Jersey Contractor First to Achieve Top-Level Certification
Atlantic Concrete Cutting, Inc. achieves highest level of certification in CSDA program.

IPG Promotes Made In America
Intertape Polymer Group joins national drive to promote Made in America products and American jobs.

Bosch Launches 18V Best Built Challenge Video Series
Video series highlights Bosch durability and runtime in jobsite conditions and head-to-head comparisons.

Pramac America Moves to New North America HQ
New facility will house management, sales, marketing, logistics and accounting.

CSDA Offers Concrete Cutting Course Online
Cutting Edge course is first step toward Operator Certification.

United Rentals Announces Q3 2011 Results
Company grows rental revenue 19.1 percent in quarter.

New Residential Housing Starts Continue Double Digit Growth
Building permits slide 5.0 percent from August but housing starts climb 15.0 percent.

IDEAL Announces Cash Back Promotion on LanTEK II Certifiers and Accessories
Rebates of up to $3,250 are available until Dec. 31, 2011.

US Departments of Transportation and Commerce Partner to Boost Domestic Manufacturing
Partnership will help revitalize the domestic railway manufacturing sector and create jobs.

Topcon Announces Magnet Cloud-based Software
Allows real-time collaboration between project manager, field crews, office personnel and engineers.

2012 International Builders' Show Registrations Run 25 Percent Ahead of 2011
NAHB expects 50,000 attendees and 800-plus exhibitors.

Convenience Products Introduces Patented Non-stick Valve Technology
Non-stick valve is now available on one-component straw foam and gun foam products.

Sonnhalter Releases Alternative Energy Market Overview
Report provides a resource for companies expanding in the industry.

Subaru Appoints New Leadership Team
Company names Ishii, Hori and Murphy to top slots for U.S. operations.

Heads & Threads International Reorganizes
Expands product offering to include packaged fasteners, kitting services, blister packs, private labeling and custom packaging.

PFERD Inc. Announces New Director of Sales
Mark Noe named to top sales management position.

Registration Opens for 2012 University of Industrial Distribution
Takes place March 5-8, 2012 at Indiana University / Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fomo's Caffoe Wins Smart Business Innovation Award
Company also names new Eastern Regional Sales Manager.

New Publications Address Four Leading Causes of Death in Construction Industry
New safety guides cover four most lethal construction accidents types.

Verisk Analytics Launches IRONwatch on AT&T Network
Equipment location and recovery solution has no monthly fees.

Toshiba Surveillance Launches Redesigned Website
Improves visitor experience with more features, faster navigation.

NAHB Lobbies Congress to Lift Housing Market Barriers
Says housing construction jobs can be 'Key Engine of Job Growth'.

Koelnmesse names new COO
Katharina Hamma becomes new Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse.

Manufacturing expands for 26th month
The latest Institute for Supply Management survey shows that output at the nation's factories grew for the 26th consecutive month in September.

ABC Supply Names 20 New Managing Partners
Promotes branch managers to managing partner positions.

Construction Inches Up in August
All categories report modest increases over July.

Construction Jobs Increased in 146 of 337 Metro Areas Between August 2010 and August 2011
Private sector demand improved while public sector activity declined.

Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot Foundation Partner to Renovate Veterans' Homes
Partnership will remodel homes of nearly 100 military veterans.