October 2022 News

U.S. New Home Sales Slide 10.9 Percent in September
Average selling price is $517,700.

NAHB: New Home Sales Fall Back in September as Interest Rates Jump Higher
Single-family home sales in September fell 10.9%.

Jeffrey Gelinas Named Sales Training Manager for OMG, Inc. 
Gelinas will lead training for OMG's FastenMaster and Roofing Products divisions.

Uwe Hirsch Named Vice President Finance for STIHL Inc.
Hirsch joins STIHL from Bosch. 

Dynabrade Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Certification recognizes effective quality management systems and customer-focused processes.

Motion AI Opens New Minnesota Facility
New Eden Prairie facility has 105,000 square feet of space and adds classrooms, a regional fulfillment center, assembly and fabrication shops and more.

Streamlight Promotes Travis Bridgette to NSM - East 
Bridgette will lead Streamlight's Eastern U.S. Industrial/Fire sales team.

Flexon completes Expansion, Adds 200,000 Square Feet and 120 New Jobs
Company is now the largest watering hose manufacturer and leading maker of extension cords in North America.

APA Names New Chair and Vice Chair
New trustees also join APA board. 

JLG Expands Authorized Service Provider Network 
Company continues to grow its independent service operations across the nation. 

Everwin Pneumatics Names Robert Pare as NSM
Pare joins Everwin from Stanley Black and Decker.

2022 AD Electrical North American Meeting Highlights What’s Next for Members and Suppliers
AD Electrical divisions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico expect to increase sales by 33 percent.

Mule-Hide's Jeremy Grunewald Appointed Cool Roof Rating Council Educator
Grunewald becomes one of four building envelope experts in the nation to hold the designation.

Single-family Housing Slides Again in September
Permits slip 3.1 percent while starts fall 4.7 percent for month. 

Curry Supply Hires Tim Henry as Director of Quality and Customer Service
Henry is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB). 

Simpson Strong-Tie Donates $25,000 to Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Ian
Hurricane recovery is ongoing and help is still needed.

Fiberon and Huttig Building Products Announce Partnership
Fiberon manufactures composite wood-alternative decking and railing products.

The Home Depot Launches Path to Pro Network for Skilled Trades Job Seekers
New platform helps jobseekers showcase their trades experience and connect with hiring trades professionals.

WALTER Surface Technologies Names New Regional Sales Director
Lisa Glass joins Walter from CGW Abrasives.

Industrial Supply Company Opens New Branch in Elko, Nevada
New location doubles the space of previous store.

RectorSeal Acquires Falcon Stainless, Inc.
Acquisition expands Rectorseal's plumbing and HVAC connector product lines.

Wright Tool Names Taylor VP of Operations
Mike Taylor streps up from plant manager.

White Cap Acquires Valley Supply
Valley Supply Company serves contractors in the Puget Sound area.

Makita Launches new Outdoor Adventure Line
New cordless products line builds on Makita's 18V | 36V LXT battery system.

AGC: Construction Employment Grows In 246 Of 358 Metro Areas From August 2021 To 2022
But record openings show firms want to add more workers.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Releases Industry-Wide EPD
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) covers steel rebar used in reinforced concrete construction. 

LFM Capital Buys Into Attachments Manufacturer CID
Construction Implement Depot (CID) manufactures skid steer and compact track loader attachments, compact tractor and mini-excavator attachments.

U.S. Year-over-Year Construction Spending Advances 8.5 Percent in August
But all categories soften against July numbers.

Gas vs. Electric: Comparing Heating and Cooling Systems of New Homes
NAHB looks at the new Census Bureau Survey of Construction.

Simpson Strong-Tie Wins Two 2022 PTI Awards
Takes Innovation awards for Quik Drive PROHSD Wood-to-Steel Solution and Strong-Drive TF Wood-to-Steel Screws.

RectorSeal Acquires Two New Product Lines 
Cover Guard lineset covers and AC GUARD HVAC condenser protection cages are trusted and proven product lines.

Abrasive Technology names new CEO
Clement Wiekrykas joins Abrasive Technology from aeroengine component manufacturer E.A. Patten.

Report: More Women are Entering Manufacturing
U.S. Census Bureau shows that while men still hold two-thirds of U.S. manufacturing jobs, women continue to gain ground.

Hultafors Group Acquires Martinez Tool Company
Martinez manufactures high-quality titanium hammers and related products.

RIDGID Continues Partnership with Pfister Faucets for “American Plumber Stories” Docuseries
First episode of season three is airing now.

Case Studies: Cintec Anchors New Windows in Bronx Public School
Anchoring into terra-cotta clay Speed Tile for New York Schools Construction Authority.

NCCER Launches "The Builders' Table" Podcast
Podcast is hosted by Jennifer Wilkerson, NCCER’s Vice President of Innovation and Advancement.

Acme Equipment Breaks Ground in Fargo
Acme is the new Kubota dealer for the Fargo/Moorhead region.