September 2012 News

Ericson Introduces Web-based Product Selection Tools
Drop-down menus guide users through the selection process.

KB Home Revenues Increase 16 Percent in Q3
Backlog value increases 33 percent to $744.7 million.

Hotel Construction Rebounds Across the U.S.
Hotel starts for last four quarters are up 32 percent year over year.

August New Homes Sales Trend 27.7 Percent Over 2011 Rate
New home prices hit highest levels in five years.

ITW Dymon Selects Mulberry Marketing as Agency
Firm will manage marketing for ITW Dymon's product portfolio.

Sonnhalter Tool Drive Raises More Than $33,000 of Donations for Habitat for Humanity
Third annual event benefits Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.

Wells Fargo Issues Q3-2012 Construction Quarterly Report
Survey shows steadily but slowly improving construction market with another year of recovery ahead. 

Wright Tool Selects Epicor ERP
New system will streamline processes, improve productivity and enhance CRM.

Amval Celebrates 30 Years
Rep agency serves distributors across New England.

Benchmade Knife Hires Montgomery
Brian Montgomery named Business Development Manager for Federal Law Enforcement Sales.

Kaman Industrial Standardizes on Infor
Power transmission distributor selects Infor Distribution SX.e platform.

Grabber Promotes Regional Managers
Shoemaker and Dimlow move up in Midwestern and Northeastern regions.

U.S. Residential Housing Starts Continue to Climb in August
Permits run flat for month; housing completions rise slightly.

DeWalt Launches Perform & Protect Program
Campaign highlights tools with enhanced safety features.

Exclusive: Top Mistakes Businesses Make During Emergency Planning
Cintas identifies common emergency safety errors to encourage best practices during National Preparedness Month.

GoJo Launches Great Giveaway Fall Promotion
Users can enter to win a $2,800 sports fan getaway, free product.

Nevada Prepares for $1.8B, 20-Year Highway Improvement Project
State is buying up properties to clear way for construction.

HD Supply Makes Top 500 Tech List
Earns spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 list of top technology innovators.

California Levies 1% Retail Lumber Tax
Bill transfers tax from lumber firms to retail buyers.

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Taxes
Online retailer turns to regional DCs to try to maintain competitive advantage.

Spider Hires Abel Fernandez for South Florida
Becomes district sales representative on Orlando team.

Lyon Introduces 2013 MDC Catalog
Modular Drawer Cabinet catalog lists complete MDC line.

Dorner President and CEO Dies in Accident on Sept. 8
Richard Ryan involved in motorcycle accident.

Werner buys Knaack
Acquires Knaack from Emerson for $115 million.

Home Depot and Hilti End In-Store Retail Relationship
HD will continue to rent Hilti tools and sell them online.

Pferd Names Sam Lombardo National Technical Manager
Lombardo will lead technical sales and product training programs.

Spider Hires Dan Fink as District Sales Rep for New York
Joins Spider from Kenseal.

Topcon Celebrates 80th Anniversary
Global measuring and optical tools company formed in 1932.

U.S. Construction Spending Dips in July
Overall spending slides 0.9 percent for month as all categories slump.

McGill Acquires RNB-Richardson
Acquisition expands McGill's industrial and hydraulic hose and fitting offering.