October 2016 News

Blogs: Bartell explores wet vs. dry grinding and polishing
The pros and cons run deeper than just "to slurry or not to slurry." 

Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions names new controller
Richard Howard brings Hyde Group companies over 30 years of industry expertise.

Southwire wins industry innovation awards
Best-in-class products receive recognition for innovation, power and value.

Sales of new residential homes rise 3.1 percent in September
Monthly sales rate outpaces September 2015 by 29.8 percent.

TCA releases second edition of tilt-up guide
New, bilingual volume covers the planning, process and strategies of building with tilt-up concrete. 

NetSuite offers webinar on cloud platform advantages
Are QuickBooks and manual processes holding back your growth?

Contractor groups sue New York City to stop new crane regulations
Petition alleges that proposed regs will decrease safety and reduce productivity. 

Simpson Strong-Tie supports Hurricane Matthew disaster relief 
Donates $10,000 to American Red Cross fund for Hurricane Matthew relief.

IronPlanet sells record $99 million in equipment during September 
Month sees 23 auctions and nearly 10,000 items sold.

Dixie Diamond merges with Concut
Top U.S.-owned diamond tool manufacturers have united.

New home starts shift to single-family in September
Single-family starts rise 8.1 percent while privately-owned starts slide 9 percent for month.

Harrington Hoists unveils new corporate logo
New logo is part of KITO Group brand unification program.

Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman to retire
Jim Umpleby elected as next CEO; Dave Calhoun to become non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Case Studies: Beating street noise with acoustic windows
Engineers of new soundproof windows use recording studio expertise to reduce sound pollution.

Case Studies: Canada’s Dry
Ontario hospital additions avoid water issues with W. R. MEADOWS waterproofing products.

Custom Equipment adds new sales manager
David Carlson brings 18 years of experience in regional sales development.

BLS spotlights workplace injuries, illnesses and employer costs
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance workers suffer more injury and illness related missed work days than other groups.

Aqua-Hot hires new Work Ready channel manager
Chris Hinojosa will drive sales for Aqua-Hot hydronic vehicle heating systems.

Q.E.P. named master distributor for Bissell Commercial
Becomes master distributor for western hemisphere. 

Propane mower incentive program returns for 2017 buying season
Program has helped grow propane mowers as long-term solution for landscape contractors.

Industrial Supply names new VP of finance
Michelle Lakin joined Industrial Supply in 2015.

Labor Rules Lead to Fastenal Closures
Fastenal closed 65 stores in Q3 and plans to shutter 32 more in Q4.

Stanley Black & Decker to acquire Newell Brands tools business
$1.95 billion cash deal includes Irwin and Lenox brands.

Complying with the new lease accounting rules
Eight steps to help you transition.

Newell Brands to sell majority of its tools business
Tool brands include Irwin, Lenox, hilmor and DYMO.

RIDGID announces 2017 limited edition calendar
Calendar will feature original art from popular tattoo artists and illustrators.

Magswitch Technology’s first magnetic drill wins award
MagDrill Disruptor 30 takes innovation award in online rankings.

Liftex acquires Unitex Group USA
Acquisition adds in-house weaving and dye range capabilities.

Tevens to retire from Columbus McKinnon
After 25 years with the company and 18 at the helm, Tevens announces next step. 

UFPD partners with Selena USA
Now offers TYTAN foams, sealants and adhesives to customers.

Sandvik issues Ifind product app
App includes all online solutions from Sandvik Coromant.

Legrand releases LEED product guide
Guide is designed to help architects, designers and owners reach certification goals.

Brady names new Arizona sales manager
Bryon Church replaces Marv Manley, who will now focus on new business development and special projects.

Coxreels expands UL-approved product line
PC19 and PC24 Power Cord Series reels earn UL approval.

U.S. construction dips in August
Private and public work categories both decline for month. 

Festool HK/HKC carpentry saws win industry recognition
Saws win Editors’ Choice and Best Corded Saw awards.

Mid Continent Nail makes key staff additions
Changes focus on expanding company's sales reach in the pallet sector.

Guardair appoints new director of sales
Elizabeth Courtwright brings 20 years of experience to Guardair.

Case Studies: Filling the need for fast turn-around, durable concrete control joints
With quick return to service, ability to withstand years of foot, cart or forklift traffic, polyurea meets the requirements of many industries.

MAX USA hires new Mid-Atlantic regional sales executive
Brett Miller brings over 16 years of construction distribution channel experience to MAX.

A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
By 2060, U.S. population will grow by nearly 100 million, including over 64 million immigrants.