October 2014 News

IronPlanet acquires Kruse Energy and Equipment Auctioneers
Combination extends IronPlanet’s presence in oil and gas market.

U.S. construction activity dips in September
But residential and schools still trend up for month.

TigerStop wins manufacturing excellence award
Association of Washington Business recognizes innovation.

SRGI named Weil-McLain reps in New England
Agency will serve New England, Upstate New York and Erie County Pennsylvania.

STAFDA show sells out
38th annual Convention adds floor space and fills it.

Razor-Back and Jackson Professional Tools to launch new products at STAFDA
Booth to feature new shovels, wheelbarrows and contests.

Columbus McKinnon expands training offering
Now includes NCCCO certification program for crane operators.

Johnson Level named mid-size Business of the Year
Since recession began, Johnson has grown revenues 27.5 percent and workforce 12 percent.

U.S. economy on track for best growth in nine years
Growth like this was last seen in 2006.

MAR-MAC unveils new logo and website
Site now includes industrial wire products and Product Data Sheets.

New home sales inch up again in September
New home sales rise 0.2 percent for month; trend 17 percent ahead of last year.

Motion Industries launches Tom's Toolbox video series
Krylon Graffiti Barrier stars in first video.

Laticrete Supercap adds two sales pros
Michael Getzlaf joins as sales rep; David Meyers becomes area business manager.

CribMaster Introduces Express ToolBox
New site vending machine features a simple keypad interface.

Rebuilding boom coming at Michigan power plants

New EPA regs could spur $15 billion building boom.

The Home Depot Names Marc Powers EVP, U.S. Stores
Powers began HD career in 1986 as an hourly associate.

Hyde Tools Names Robert Scoble President
Scoble has been with Hyde since 2005.

U.S. housing shows ongoing improvement in September
Permits run flat for month but every other metric climbs.

SKILSAW launches new brand identity
New Sidewinder circ saw is first of new lineup.

AD hosts largest annual meeting ever
Affiliated Distributors hosts record breaking Industrial Supply Division North American Meeting.

Study: Marcellus shale created 45,000 construction jobs
New study says 45,000 jobs have been created in region since 2008.

HD Supply Home Improvement Solutions opens new Northern California store
Roseville location becomes division's 12th branch in California.

Klein Tools Names Roy Smith 2014 Head of the Class
Smith receives $1,000 in cash, $1,000 in Klein tools for his school and kits for each of his students.

Boss Gloves launches new look and web site
New site covers complete range of Boss brands and licensed products.

ISA Names Hughes President & CEO
Jeffrey Hughes to take association helm.

Streamlight donates $75,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Brings company’s contributions since 2010 to $525,000.

Festool launches all-inclusive repair service
Program includes three-year warranty with free repair shipping, 10-year parts availability guarantee and 48-hour standard repairs.

Fastenal acquires Av-Tech Industries
Av-Tech distributes aerospace fasteners, electronics and parts.

Permatex names Courtney Riley MarCom manager
Has been with Permatex since 2006.

Sioux Chief video profiles Kansas City contractor
Video profiles needs and techniques of residential contractors.

Generac acquires MAC heaters
Deal adds flameless, indirect-fired and hydronic surface heaters to Generac lineup.

Omer USA expands sales staff
Alex Conger brings 15 years of fastener industry experience to Omer team.

Simpson Launches "Power Break" Campaign
Facebook program features prize pack for construction industry professionals.

Rockler issues new table saw DVD
Mastering the Table Saw video covers basic and advanced techniques.

Powers Fasteners introduces Submittal Generator
Easily create complete and effective submittal and substitution packages.

Acme Tools opens new DC in North Dakota
Expansion supports growing E-commerce sales division.

KNAACK launches new Website with online reviews and interactive customer support
New site improves online experience and provides direct connection to KNAACK customer care team.

B&F Fastener names new branch manager and adds staff
Rob Craig becomes Sioux Falls branch manager; Anderson, Abler and Roberts join sales.

Liquid Nails expands distribution of Extreme Heavy Duty Adhesive
Now available in True Value and Ace Hardware locations.

Factory construction boosts economy
U.S. economy grew at 4.6 percent rate in Q2 thanks in part to a 12.6 percent surge in factory projects.

Strong Man Safety Products help keep San Francisco safe
“Grand Central Station of the West” uses Strong Man debris netting for tower construction.

U.S. Construction dips in August
Private construction spending slips 0.8 percent for month; public is down 0.9 percent.

Atlas Copco offers in-house financing
In-house financing covers new and used construction equipment.