September 2020 News

NEFCO opens new Syracuse location
New 10,000-square-foot warehouse expands NEFCO's operations in Central New York.

Pandemic Revenue index rebounds
Week of Sept. 14-18 showed a 4.9 percent increase over with the same week a year ago.

Hy-Brid Lifts meet updated Safety Standards in U.S. and Canada 
Hy-Brid products are engineered to meet ANSI and CSA standards. 

Fecon promotes Stanley to SVP
Jeff Stanley becomes Senior VP of Product Development.

Report: Aggregates industry displays signs of recovery
Capstone Headwaters report shows uptick in construction spending in and robust backlog of demand. 

World of Concrete 2021 announces new show dates
Show moves to June 8-10, 2021 in Las Vegas.

National Hardware Show releases virtual NRHA Conference programming
Conference features extensive slate of presenters, seminars and awards.

Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President of Engineering Annie Kao named to Top 60 Women Leaders in Engineering list
Kao is recognized in Girl Geek X ranking of top engineers.

MAX USA expands its Marketing Department
MAX welcomes Graphic Designer Emeri Tompkins.

Mechanix Wear Partners with DuPont Personal Protection to expand glove technology
Licensing and collaboration to bring innovative solutions and protection to workers across industries.

YANMAR America sees red
New premium red color scheme will dress out company's compact equipment line-up.

House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend flood insurance funding
Stopgap spending bill will maintain funding for government agencies until December 11.

NCCER names Boyd Worsham President and CEO
Worsham assumes role upon retirement of Don Whyte.

Pure Safety Group names Jeff Ward CEO
Ward steps up from president of the company’s international operations.

RIDGID and Greenlee launch new JobSite Live Series
Interactive format gives pros the chance to ask questions and share feedback.

MAX USA Corp. awards dedicated team members for exceptional customer support
MAX recognizes marketing, customer service, repair and parts team members for their contributions. 

OSHA introduces four new standards for power tools
SGS expands NRTL program in line with new EE safety standards from OSHA – including new regulations for Power Tools.

Exclusive: How the MAX TwinTier is helping transportation construction during COVID-19
MAX tools are helping infrastructure projects move along more quickly and more safely. 

Coxreels PC10 Series power cord reel earns UL Listing
Reel is now UL-approved in both the United States and Canada.

Simplex-USA becomes American Highway, A Simplex Company
Name change reflects company move into broader markets. 

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network introduces major upgrades features comprehensive new gateway to all BlueBook resources.

Simpson Strong-Tie moves Maryland warehouse and annex
New facility is nearby and adds 35,000 square feet fo floor space. 

NAHB: Builder confidence soars to an all-time high
Lumber uncertainy remains a thorn.

Dodge: Construction starts post solid gain in August
Large projects fuel gains across most broad sectors of construction.

RCA Communications Systems and Discount Two-Way Radio shatter expansion goals
Companies nearly double new dealer locations in just three months.

Makinex hires Joe Cardenas to manage West Coast business development
Flooring expert will building Makinex business from Colorado to Hawaii. 

NetPlus transitions annual meeting to virtual event
Oct. 12-23, 2020 event will be hosted on new BlueVolt platform.

Dodge Momentum Index inches up in August
1.8 percent boost for month is second increase in two months.

ESAB expands Sureweld stick electrode retail packaging options
3/32- and 1/8-inch diameter electrodes now come in 1- and 5-pound resealable plastic tubes.

Grabber names new VP of Marketing
Darren Jones takes role as Bevan Wulfenstein retires. 

AMVAL Associates to represent Perma-Patch in New England
Perma-Patch is the industry-leading asphalt, pothole and utility cut repair solution.

Dynabrade begins sanding pad manufacturing in New York
Replacement sanding pads will fit random orbital sanders.

Meghan Tranchina named Western RSM at Western Global
Tranchina joins Western Global from Hardinge Inc.

Cobra Anchors posts 20 percent sales increase so far this year
Company has invested $4.5 million over the last eight months in advanced production equipment. 

CD&R to acquire Epicor
Leading private equity group plans to increased investment in Epicor's growth.

Mar-Bal, Inc. celebrates 50 years 
Company observes five decades of growth as a thermoset composites leader.

U.S. construction spending trends up 4 percent YTD
Private construction inches up 0.6 percent for month while public construction dips 3 percent.

Motion Industries acquires Applied Machine and Motion Control, Inc.
AMMC specialties include motion control, drives, automation control, robotics, motors and mechatronics.

US LBM opens new New West Chicago branch
Building products distributor expands roofing and siding offering in the Midwest's largest market with new Hines Supply location.

Southwire announces acquisition of Construction Electrical Products
Addition will enhance Southwire's growing electrical safety and portable lighting product portfolio.

Simpson Strong-Tie renews lead sponsorship for Habitat Strong
Company renews its support for Habitat for Humanity for fifth year. 

NCCER and BYF celebrate Careers in Construction Month in 2020
October campaign will run in 39 states and counting. 

NAHB opens registration for 2021 International Builders’ Show
Show is set for Feb. 9-11 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 

Sphere 1 announces 2019 Award Winners
Virtual awards show draws over 480 guests to recognize 2019's top performing members.