October 2023 News

KNIPEX Tools Features North American Tradesmen in new “Master of Craft” Campaign 
Campaign will bring to life a master of their craft in each industry segment the pliers manufacturer has an offering in, from automotive, electrical, plumbing and HVAC to aviation and many more.

MAX USA Corp. Unleashes Unbeatable Winter Bargains
Selected SuperFramer and SuperRoofer products are offered at discounted rates through December 31, 2023.

NCCER Announces New Approach to Construction Superintendent Development and Certification
Online program was built with support from 75 industry-leading construction companies.

Coxreels Celebrates 100 Years
Coxreels products are now used in over 24 different industries.

Sellars Operations Manager Named Rising Star in Manufacturing
John Reineking wins recognition from BizTimes magazine.

Streamlight Marks 13 Years of Support for Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Company has donated $867,000 since 2010.

Streamlight Marks 13 Years Supporting Cancer Research Foundation
Company has donated $867,000 to breast cancer research since 2010.

Twiceme and Guardian Strengthen Partnership with Launch of In-App Inspection Feature for Safety Harnesses
Guardian B7-Comfort harness inspection app offers a simple alternative to traditional paper-based inspections or more complex systems.

US New Home Sales Climb 12.3% in September
Average sales price runs $503,900.

TYPAR Announces Partnership with Rafferty Wholesale
Partnership will expand brand's distribution in New England states. 

Festool Announces Limited Edition Outdoor Systainer
The Outdoor Systainer includes two insulated stainless steel Festool mugs and a camouflage-style Festool hat.

Weil-McLain Unveils New Advantage Contractor Loyalty Program
Designed to elevate and optimize HVAC owner businesses.

NEFCO Completes Acquisition of Edge Construction Supply
Headquartered in Spokane, WA, Edge has locations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

Festool Announces Limited Edition Cordless Combo Kits
Three limited edition cordless combo kits include drill drivers plus circ saws or jigsaws.

Take Safety to New Heights
American Ladder Institute offers new Top Cap sponsorship for 2024 campaign.

OneMob and Evolve Make the Power of Video in Sales Stronger
New partnership aims to help manufacturers, distributors and sales reps leverage the selling power of video and content.

Mips and MSA Safety Partner to Bolster Their Commitment to Workplace Safety
Companies will focus on developing helmet-based safety measures for workers.

Sebastian Hein Appointed New Director of EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair and Asia-Pacific Sourcing
Hein succeeds Matthias Becker, who has served in the role since 2013.

Jon-Don Welcomes New CEO
Eric Royse joins Don-Jon from Continental Battery Systems.

Southwire Completes Purchase of Genesis Wire & Cable Business
Genesis is a leading U.S. low-voltage cable manufacturer.

Point of Rental Opens Global Search for a Guide
Selected giude will give opinions, get free software for a year.

National Fire Prevention Month Highlights Seasonal Precautions for Electrical Safety
More than half of the 45,000 annual electrical fires occur between December and February.

Starrett Appoints New U.S. Territory Managers
Coby Villegas will cover Southern Texas and Southern Louisiana and Christopher U’Glay will cover New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Weiler Abrasives Appoints New Vice President of Global HR
Lynn Rich will support Weiler's plans for global growth and transformation.

McCann Industries Adds BOMAG Line
BOMAG is a leadiing manufacturer of asphalt rollers, pavers and feeders, asphalt milling, and recyclers, single-drum soil rollers, embankment soil compactors and soil stabilizers.

IAPMO Welcomes ARCSA International
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association has joined IAPMO Group.

HP Survey: Construction Workers Believe Tech Innovation Holds the Key to Improving Productivity Levels
New research shows 59% feel the sector is no more productive than when they began their careers.

Honda Introduces Prototype Electric Autonomous Work Mower
Machine is Honda’s first battery-powered electric zero-turn riding mower.

DPA Buying Group Announces Partnership with Federated Auto Parts Distributors
Federated has over 4,000 auto parts stores across the United States. 

Exclusive: Eight Questions Contractor Suppliers Should Ask to Choose the Right VoIP Provider
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems offer advanced features and save money.

International Drilling Equipment Stocks Up on NPC Hydraulic Pile Croppers
IDE is based in Rural Hall, North Carolina.

Dodge: Total Construction lncreases in August Due to lnflux of Nonresidential Projects
Nonresidential starts rose 40% thanks to a pickup in manufacturing and transportation buildings.

Simpson Strong-Tie Wins 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award for Timber Drive
Company is also named finalist for Augmented Reality in Deck Planner app.

Pearson's Connections Academy and Home Depot's Path to Pro Program Partner to Connect High School Students to Trade Careers
Partnership to offer training and education in six trades in the construction field, as well as connection to thousands of jobs and millions of professional contractors who are looking to hire.

SENCO Launches Cordless Framing Promotion
From now until the end of the year, SENCO is offering 10% off plus a free battery with purchase of F-35XP and F-35FRHXP cordless framing nailers.

OMG, Inc. Expands HR Department
OMG Roofing and FastenMaster parent company promotes Maggie MacElhiney and Geri McCarthy. 

WF Cabinetry Group Acquires Woodharbor Molding & Millworks, Inc.
Woodharbor is based in Mason City, Iowa.

Doosan Bobcat Expands Global Brand Strategy; RYAN Turf Renovation Equipment Transitions to Bobcat Brand
RYAN turf renovation products include aerators, sod cutters, dethatchers, power rakes, overseeders and other specialty products.

Benchmark Tool & Supply Partners with Unicontrol to Deliver Cutting-Edge 3D Machine Control Tailored for U.S. Operators
Based in Raleigh, NC, Benchmark Tool & Supply will drive Unicontrol's U.S. expansion.

FleetWatcher Adds Unauthorized/Untrained Users Functionality
New tool alerts personnel when an on-road or off-road asset is being operated/driven by an unauthorized person.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Promotes Mark Malin to National Product Manager
Malin joined Mule-Hide in 2021 after 17 years with ABC Supply Co. Inc.

U.S. Construction Spending Ticks Up 0.5% in August
August figure trends 7.4 percent above August 2022.

Evergreen Supply Network Announces Search for next Chief Executive Officer
New leadership journey begins for flourishing member-owned cooperative.