October 2017 News

Huttig announces leadership changes 
Four associates move up in organization.

NAHB prepares tax reform offensive
Home builders association goes into attack mode to defend mortgage interest and property tax deductions.

Evergreen Marketing Group selects 2018 workshop dates and locations
Popular one-day workshops are set for Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Dallas.

Blogs: NAHB: Labor and material costs rising faster than lot prices
New home lots are smaller and pricier but materials and labor costs are still outpacing them.

Aloha! — CSDA heads to Hawaii for 2018 convention
Concrete Sawing & Drilling Assocation picks Maui for March 8-10, 2018 convention.

PPG announces price increase on industrial coatings
Prices will go up an average of 6 percent.

Amazon Business launches Business Prime Shipping
Subscription service offers free two-day shipping. 

September new home sales hit 10-year high
Sales jump 18.9 percent for month; average price is $385,200.

Distribution One discusses ERP ONE+ benefits for distributor users
Visit Distribution One at STAFDA and learn about Amazon integration, Dashboard + analytics and more powerful features. 

International Hardware Fair builds on strong construction economy 
Cologne, Germany's tool mega show is set for March 4 to 7, 2018.

This Old House names WORX Ai Drill one of 2017's top home tools
Other winners include Kreg, Empire Level, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee and RIDGID.

Reed issues catalog N++
92-page catalog features eight pages of new tools.

NAHB: Hurricanes blow down home production in September
Single family home production falls 15.3 percent in hurricane ravaged South.

Yamaha adds carbureted V-twin engines to lawn and garden line
New MX-V Series engines are purpose-built for zero-turn-radius mowers.

New housing completions rise 4.6 percent in September
But permits and starts slide for month.

Seaga introduces IIC SightGuard industrial vending
Cloud-based vending system offers multilocation tracking and integrates with proprietary systems.

Dorner tool allows users to design their own SmartFlex pallet system conveyor
New D-Tools online conveyor configurator includes 2D and 3D CAD libraries and other functions.

Clarification re: Kyocera RYOBI acquisition 
RYOBI's worldwide businss units will not be affected. 

Distribution One introduces Warehouse+ mobile app
Warehouse+ operates on the latest versions of iOS, Android, and Windows mobile operating systems.

STI adds offline capabilities to Firestop System Search and Submittal Builder app
Firestop system information can now be used anywhere, anytime.

Atlas Copco names Westhofen Strategic Development Manager
Chuck Westhofen steps up from Business Development Manager, Atlas Copco Rental.

Lisa Wessinger joins Point of Rental
Industry veteran has spent the last 20 years with NES and United Rentals.

Topcon releases MAGNET 4.3.1
Upgrade enhances connectivity with Bentley Systems applications.

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation forecasts 4.3 percent growth for year
Revised estimate climbs from 3.6 percent in Q3.

Fastenal sales up 11.8 percent
Q3 sales hit $1.1 billion.

Product Knowledge: The anatomy of an emergency power system
The what, when and where of emergency power systems.

Case Studies: Contractor preps site for large auto mall
Technology improves efficiency, helps meet tight deadline.

Case Studies: TrueLook cameras document San Diego Convention Center project
Leader in construction camera technology provides jobsite monitoring for iconic roof renovation at San Diego’s waterfront convention center.

Shurtape Technologies adds sales team leaders
John Erwin becomes National Channel Manager; Nick Baloun becomes Senior National Account Manager.

Walter names new managing director U.S.
Dan Shelton joins Walter from Sandvik Hyperion.

Radians names new VP of retail sales
Chris Massa joins Radians from Newell Rubbermaid. 

Kyocera to acquire Ryobi's power tool business
Deal follows Kyocera's recent purchase of Senco.

STAFDA launches Speed Interviewing at Austin convention
Students from four universities will meet companies on Sunday, November 12.

GEARWRENCH introduces new brand identity
New identity embodies brand’s commitment to customers, better represents expanding line of quality tools — and looks mighty sharp!

AGC: Construction spending increases from July to August
But year-over-year changes are mixed, with big drops in infrastructure.

Connecticut condos are lifted for foundation replacement
Building weighing 336 tons is lifted seven feet to allow new foundation pour.

Gordon Brush acquires Kirschner Brush
Kirschner manufactures premium paint brushes.

hilmor 2018 Scholarship Retool Your Future Essay Contest nears completion
Retool Your Future essay contest ends on October 31.

MIT studies the atomics of concrete
Insight into cement’s microscopic properties may lead to stronger, more sustainable concrete.

Epicor announces CEO succession
Joe Cowan to retire, Board names Stephen Murphy new CEO.

Simpson Strong-Tie launches microsite for OSHA silica dust regulations
Site includes a fact sheet, answers to common questions and direct access to the silica construction regulations in both English and Spanish.

OSHA extends enforcement deadline for construction silica rule
Companies have 30 days to comply with new rules. 

Hitachi Power Tools names new VPs
Joe Leffler and Kristopher Miles step into new roles.