October 2021 News

Keson Hires Patrick Kearl as NSM

Well-known sales leader will oversee distributor relationships in Western U.S. & Canada.

Fecon Announces New Southeastern Regional Sales Manager

Amelia Reynolds joins Fecon from H&E Equipment.

SPAX Sales Team Continues to Grow 

Henry Canales is new Regional Sales Manager - SPAX, located in Florida.

MAX Grows its Sales Team with New National / Regional Hires

Stephen Coan joins as National Account Executive; Adam Persiano is new West Northeast Regional Sales Associate.

Lawless Acquires Interest in Rolston Hogstrom

Partnership gives Lawless Group expanded presence in in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, upper Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.

Acme Tools Names New Chief Financial Officer

Scott Foyt joins Acme Tools from the UnitedHealth Group.

Platinum Equity acquires Oregon Tool

Oregon Tool is a global manufacturer and distributor of professional grade cutting tools, outdoor equipment accessories and parts.

Stronger Together: NetPlus Alliance Recognizes Award Winners at 2021 Annual Meeting

Ohio Power tool wins MVP Distributor of the Year; Milwaukee Tool, Radians and Adenna are MVP Suppliers of the Year. 

Case Studies: GSSI Ground Penetrating Radar Assists Mount Everest Measurement Expedition

How tall is Earth's tallest mountain? 29,032 feet.

Hillman Doubles Jacksonville DC Capacity, Plans for 50 New Jobs 

Expanded facility runs 190,000 square feet and will employ 140 associates.

Gerber to leave ISA

Five-year president/CEO to leave association to become CEO of Summit Electric Supply.

Estwing Partners with MBI Tools

MBI manufactures premium shingle removal tools and will now offer tools under the Estwing brand.

U.S. Housing Construction Softens in September

Permits slide 7.7 percent for month on material and labor bottlenecks.

Yanmar Compact Equipment Adds Four New Dealers

New retailers bring Yanmar 15 new branches in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida, Rhode Island and Texas.

NAHB: Strong Demand Boosts Builder Confidence Despite Supply Chain Disruptions

However, building material price increases and bottlenecks persist and interest rates are expected to rise.

Louisiana to Get $4.5 Billion Blue Hydrogen Fuel Plant

Ascension Parish site will be the largest permanent carbon dioxide sequestration facility in the world.

Case Studies: MAX TwinTiers Help Maple Syrup Producers Improve Efficiency

MAX TwinTier system dramatically increases installation speed of maple sap tubing systems.

ITR Webinar: US Manufacturing – What to Expect in 2022

Webinar will look at the specific segments poised for growth next year and potential threats to manufacturing. 

Exclusive: MAX USA Corp. Presents Case for Pneumatic vs. Gas or PAT Fastening Tools

MAX PowerLite System compresses air up to 500 psi for increased fastening speed and power.

Mi-T-M Becomes an ESOP Company

Privately-owned Mi-T-M rewards its employees by converting to Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

The Lawless Group Expands Leadership Team New Hires

Group announces team expansion to accelerate growth in the Eastern United States.

Jobs Report: Holiday Hiring Ramps Up with 19 Million Jobs Posted Between August and September

Fourteen million openings are currently active.

SPAX Hires New Structural Products Manager

Brett Katsma brings SPAX his experience with major general contractors.  

Q4 2021 Economic Outlook Forecasts 13.2% Expansion in Equipment and Software Investment Growth

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation survey indicates that equipment investment will continue to advance. 

Marcum National Construction Survey Highlights Optimism in the Construction Industry

More than half (54%) of survey respondents anticipate more opportunities in their regions in the next three years.

PaintLine Opens in Canada

Distribution and fulfillment from warehouse in Richmond, BC.

Green Industrial Cleaning Brand Introduces Fresh Look and Website

Clean, modern design focuses on the products being Made in America.

Porcelain Plus Runs BOGO Special on Cyclone Bits

Buy One, Get One offer is good through October 31, 2021. 

PaintLine Staffs Up to Accommodate Record Growth

Positions filled in operations and customer service pros.

Coxreels Exceeds Industry Recommended Salt Spray Testing Hours

Company's powder coating exceeds industry standard by 20 percent.

Yanmar Unveils New Brand Tagline – Together We Build

New tagline represents an important strategic step in Yanmar CE’s transformation journey.

Bolle' Safety Partners with SourceAmerica

New partnership will bring Bolle' PPE eyewear assembly to the United States.

Manitou North America is Hiring

Company owns Manitou, Gehl and Mustang material handling products.

Stalco Construction Promotes Joseph Serpe to Principal

New York warehouse builder is 50th largest construction manager in the United States.

NCSEA Launches Brand and Marketing Initiative

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations aims to educate the public on about structural engineering and attract young people to the field. 

U.S. Construction Spending Holds Steady in August

Residential spending rises 0.4 percent while nonresidential slips 1.0 percent for month.

Regal Completes Merger With Rexnord PMC, Creating Regal Rexnord Corporation

New company brings an expanded range of product and digital solutions aimed at helping increase customers’ efficiency and productivity.

HD Names 2021 Innovation Award Winners

Milwaukee is named top tool brand; ITW takes top hardware award.