September 2015 News

Makita upgrades Lithium-ion tool warranty to three years
Upgraded warranty applies to all lithium-ion tools, batteries and chargers.

CGW names new plant manager
Fred Brutsche brings more than 25 years of manufacturing experience to new role.

Simpson to showcase new products at Remodeling Show
Products to includeQuik Drive auto-feed screw driving systems and Deck Drive fasteners.

Bosch appoints Babcock VP, Industrial Sales
Joshua Babcock joined Bosch in 2010 as director of marketing, measuring tools.

Q.E.P. reports $160 million in six-month sales
Company also announces new CFO.

Haydon launches new website
New site features downloadable submittal sheets, cross-referencing search and more.

AirSpade offers show special online
ICUEE attendees can purchase AirSpade products online at discount.

FMI upgrades construction forecast through year-end
Industry is now expected to grow six percent in 2015.

Lackmond names Bob Mertz RSM
Mertz will manage sales in south east U.S. and parts of midwest.

Evergreen holds 2nd concrete training program
Training program focused on concrete applications.

AMES Taping Tools opens Raleigh, N.C. store
Newest store brings AMES to 65 corporate stores and 47 franchises.

PPG breaks ground on application development center
Liquid coatings facility adds to Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant.

Strong Man issues digital brochure
e-brochure features a complete listing of Strong Man products.

Stellar promotes Schnieders to VP
Also names Jim Fisk to director of operations.

Southwire Acquires Seatek
Southwire adds Seatek cable tools to its professional grade portfolio.

Equipment finance confidence dips in September
Uncertainty over international issues dampens domestic optimism.

The Home Depot opens third direct fulfillment center
Other openings include technology center and online customer service facility.

Insite Software Introduces InsiteCommerce 4
Agile, scalable connected commerce platform for next-generation B2B eCommerce.

Western Waterproofing changes name
Becomes Western Specialty Contractors to reflect expanding services.

Jim Cerroni joins MC Services
Becomes new National Sales Manager.

Klein names Electrician of the Year finalists
Electrician of the Year will win a customized 2015 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab.

Epicor issues eBook on mobility
New eBook covers the competitive advantages of mobility for distributors.

IronPlanet Holds End-of-Quarter Auctions
Sales set for September 22 – 25 feature over 1,900 items.

Solidia wins patents for faster concrete curing
CO2 sequestration process speeds concrete curing.

Civilight names new North East RSM
Civilight North America appoints Ulysses Rosario as North East Regional Sales Manager.

Chester Collier named SVP of Bio-Circle
Walter Surface Technologies names Collier SVP/GM of its Bio-Circle North America division.

Report: U.S. construction looks solid through 2019
Five-year outlook predicts U.S. construction will grow 3.1 percent per year through 2019.

Dynamic Safety USA opens for business
First U.S. division of DSI Safety opens in Somerset, NJ.

CSDA announces fall training schedule
Courses include slab and wall sawing and operator certification.

Sonnhalter completes sixth annual tool drive
Raises more than $35,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

CHANNELLOCK announces Gridiron Garage Giveaway
Winner will win $5,000 in tools and a tour of the CHANNELLOCK factory.

Equipment finance grew 6.7% in 2014
ELFA survey shows fifth straight year of improvement.

AGC offers free hiring webinar
Hiring and Retaining the Right People is set for September 15, 2015 / 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT.

DMT calls for customer stories
U.S. diamond sharpener manufacturer wants to hear from users on eve of 40th anniversary.

HD Supply announces Q2 results
Sales grow 7% and adjusted EBITDA grows 15% versus prior year.

LINE-X names Dennis Weese president
Weese joins LINE-X as Kevin Heronimus retires.

Mid-Atlantic STIHL hires new marketing manager
Genie McClain has worked with AT&T, Miller Brewing, Gibson Guitar and Cunard.

QA1 names Chuck Olson director of engineering
Olson brings 22 years of manufacturing experience to QA1.

ClarkDietrich Building Systems to relocate manufacturing plant
Company is moving to new facility in Vienna, Ohio.

Allan Myers acquires Daisy Construction and Edgemoor Materials
Acquisition expands construction firm's presence in the Mid-Atlantic region.

New Legacy plant will double capacity
Flexzilla manufacturer plans new 133,000-square-foot facility in Marion, Iowa.

Housing demand to surge over next decade
Boomers, Hispanics and Millennials will drive new housing boom.

MovinCool issues 2015 spot air conditioner catalog
Expanded line includes Climate Pro 12 portable heat pump.

Plasticade adds sales representative in Upper Midwest
Paul Wander of SafetyPro LLC will serve Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota customers.

IronPlanet announces fall Cat Auction Services schedule
Five North American unreserved auctions in fall 2015.

CribMaster announces rebrand
New logo and website offer improved access to information and dealer locator.

Public construction disappoints in July but private building continues strong trend
Year-to-date overall spending trends 9.3 percent over last year.

TigerStop launches all new website makes product selection easy and explains the advantages of automation.

DEWALT Tool Connect app goes live
Free app enables users to manage battery inventories and charge levels on job sites.