September 2014 News

Atlas Copco offers in-house financing
In-house financing covers new and used construction equipment.

Channellock names new president and COO
Jon DeArment becomes family’s fifth generation to lead company.

Grabber Promotes Two Top Executives
Roland Snyder becomes President and CFO; Jack Kroll moves up to Chairman and CEO.

Skyjack expands North American sales network
Appoints four new vice presidents.

Titan acquires Advanced Striping Equipment, Inc. (ASE)
Expands offering of specialized pavement marking systems.

Study: Student debt costs housing $83B a year
Report says 414,000 fewer homes will sell in 2014 because of student loan debt.

Construction jobs picture improves as demand strengthens
28 states add jobs between July and August.

New single-family home sales surge 18 percent in August
Seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 is 33 percent above August 2013.

TECSYS reports fiscal 2015 Q1 results
Records 23 percent revenue growth.

Epicor issues Epicor Eclipse version 8.7.9
Upgrade adds new demand forecasting, purchasing and billing features.

New Books: Hamilton Caster president co-writes book on reshoring
Bringing Jobs Back to the USA: Rebuilding America's Manufacturing Through Reshoring

Crescent Electric names Energy Business Manager for Southwest
Dan Franey becomes Energy Business Development Manager for Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso.

ERB Safety Appoints New Regional Sales Manager
Peter Solum will cover north central states.

PrimeSource and Rebuilding Together help homeowner return home after 2013 tornado
Voluteers repair storm-damaged Oklahoma City home.

BeA Fasteners USA launches new website
Site features product sheets, 360-degree images, videos and parts schematics.

Grabber Expands in Mid South
Acquires pneumatic tool and fastener distributor All-Fast, Inc.

Crescent Names new RVP
Jeff Jolly becomes Western regional vice president.

Atlas Copco Construction Expands Service Centers
Centers are within a day of 90 percent of U.S. rental centers. 

New England could get $3B natural gas pipeline expansion
Proposed expansion to be in service by late 2018.

Poll: 68 percent of Americans want more transit spending
APTA survey shows growing support for more public transit.

Parex USA Reorganizes Leadership
Rodrigo Lacerda becomes president; James Chilcoff is managing director.

OSHA issues new guidelines for severe-injury reporting
Also updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements.

Coxreels issues new full line catalog
Catalog includes new models and specialty product lines.

United Stationers Acquires MEDCO
MEDCO is North America's largest auto aftermarket paint, body and equipment (PBE) and tool and equipment wholesaler.

Strong Man Offers Custom Branded Barrier Patches
Custom patches are cost-effective and perfect for job site branding.

Master Builders: LEGO Technic Cars, Trucks and Robots
New coffee table book showcases the finest in LEGO Technic projects.

Kalamazoo Industries offers new full-line catalog
Covers abrasive saws, sanders, grinders and related machinery.

BLS Issues Major Housing Report
Housing before, during and after the Great Recession.

ITW Names McMath PM for Concrete Anchoring and Calculation
Justin McMath moves from engineering into product management.

FMI Issues 2014 Q3 Construction Outlook Report
Forecast calls for solid, slow growth.

Snap-on Industrial Issues New Full-Line Catalog
675-page catalog covers Williams, Bahco, CDI Torque Products and more.

HD Supply Posts Q2 Earnings
Reports 9 percent net sales increase and 18 percent adjusted EBITDA growth versus 2013.

Sagermann, Garcia Join Atlas Copco Portable Energy
Hackett, Burnham join Dynapac.

NetPlus Alliance Adds Six Distributor Members
New members offer, construction, industrial firms and specialty products.

Trimble and Frank Gehry Announce Strategic Alliance
Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies.

Rockler Issues Tool Maintenance DVD Video
Disc covers table saws, jointers, drill presses, dust collectors, air compressors, pneumatic nailers and moisture meters.

Crescent Electric Adds Second Twin Cities Branch
New facility will also house Crescent DataComm business.

United Rentals Opens Eight Specialty Rental Branches
Expands power & HVAC, trench safety and tool rental stores.

July U.S. Construction Rises 1.8 Percent for Month
$981.3 billion rate is 8.2 percent above July 2013 rate.

LPS, ITW Professional and Atlantic Mills Combine Product Portfolios to become ITW Pro Brands
Multibrand realignment provides distributors enhanced resources and a simplified process.