October 2019 News

First Look! Milwaukee's Amazing New MX Fuel Tool Line

Six new ultra-heavy-duty machines blast the boundaries of cordless tool performance.

55+ housing market returns to record high

Multifamily 55+ activity slows but remains strong.

Huttig Building Products Announces Q3 2019 Results

Company has net sales of $215.7 million and gross margin increases to 20.7% for quarter.

Connecticut Construction Industries Association kicks off campaign to raise opioid addiction awareness

Opioid deaths in construction workers outpace those in all other worker categories.

US LBM Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Leading building materials distributor operates 256 locations in 32 states.

Cool Stories: Iowa City HBA Trains Students, Gives Back to Local Community

Iowa City Student-Built House Program took place during Careers in Construction month in October.

STAFDA's online marketing consultant offers free consultations in Nashville

Book your time now with Bob DeStefano.

PIP expands Salesforce

Reorganization brings advancements for Matt Moseley, Kerry Dyer and Jim Wilson.

MTA Distributors Acquires Honda Distributorship in Florida

MTA now represents Honda Engines in Tennesee, Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. 

Simpson Strong-Tie team wins California Preservation Foundation Award

Award recognizes Simpson for its work on seismic retrofitting of the Napa County Courthouse.

Exclusive: The Three Most Pressing Questions Facing STAFDA Sales Professionals

Proven strategies for selling value over price, gaining more sales meetings and winning customers for your company.

U.S. new home sales trend up 15.5% YOY 

Average selling price is $362,700.

Simpson Strong-Tie expands High-Wind Resource Center with new hurricane preparation video and educational offerings

New high-wind resource center offers four portals for contractors, inspectors, specifiers and homeowners.

ORS Nasco sold to One Equity Partners

Wholesaler ORS Nasco carries 200,000 SKUs and more than 600 brands. 

EGA Master USA partners with The Arrowhead Group

Arrowhead will represent EGA products in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.

Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems launch Digital Construction Works joint venture

New company introduces digital integration services, advancing builders’ innovative digital workflows.

Plews & Edelmann announces CCO appointment

Dan Billie joins Plews & Edelmann from CARDONE Industries.

U.S. new home construction drags in September

Slight upticks in single-family permits and starts are the bright spot. 

DPA adds new industrial and contractor supply distributors

13 new member companies are announced. 

Warming up to electrical heating cables

Today’s heating cables are safe, energy-efficient solutions to taking off winter’s chill.

Job Sites: Vegas to LA high-speed train looking more realistic

Virgin Trains USA plan moves ahead. 

Dodge: September construction starts decrease 5 percent

Slight gain in nonresidential building overwhelmed by pullback in residential and nonbuilding starts.

Hultafors acquires Custom LeatherCraft

CLC will continue to operate as usual under current CEO Ron Pickens. 

Plews & Edelmann hires Brandi Johnson as Director of Category Management - Retail 

Johnson brings Plews extensive experience in new product development, project management and sourcing.

NAHB Report: The highest paid construction trades in 2018

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Intercorp launches wholesale web store

New web store streamlines order process and speeds shipments.

Franck Bagouet appointed Senior Vice President of Lubricants for Total Specialties USA

Bagouet has been with Total for 30 years, most recently as President of Total Canada.

WernerCo relocates headquarters to Itasca, Illinois

International manufacturer brings its U.S. headquarters to Hamilton Lakes in DuPage County.

Ken Rakusin and Gordon Brush are honored at made in America Convention

Awards recognize companies for their commitment to U.S. manufacturing.

Dodge Momentum Index posts gain in September

Index moves 4.1 percent higher for month, driven by strong commercial activity.

Residential construction spending advances 0.9 percent in August

Total construction spending for month runs even with July.

Simpson Strong-Tie supports Habitat’s annual Carter Work Project

36th annual project will take place in Nashville, TN, October 6 to 11.

PaintLine to sponsor “Belles and Beau Tour”

One-day, hands-on furniture painting conferences are set for Edison, NJ and Atlanta, GA.

US LBM acquires Cincinnati area Forge Lumber

Leading building materials distributor expands its network into Ohio.

Exclusive: How to Reject a Job Applicant

How to reject job applicants and avoid unpleasant interactions — or worse.

Exclusive: Stop Hiring People Who Steal from Your Company

Pre-employment tests plus two other techniques help reduce stealing and theft by your employees.

Sullair announces major expansion in Michigan City

$30 million project will add a new 80,000-square-foot plant, a storage building and new employee parking. 

Plews & Edelmann promotes Andrew Moe to Director of Marketing Services

Moe steps up from Digital Communications Manager.

Starrett will feature newest recip blades and hole saws at STAFDA 2019

Company will display full range of hand tools and saw blades in booth 1016-1018.

Huttig Building Products and AZEK Building Products expand partnership

Extends service in key markets in Washington and Oregon.