September 2021 News

NAVAC Inc. Names Target Sales Inc. Its Rep Agency of the Year

Offering NAVAC’s full portfolio of tools, Target Sales Inc. is among Florida’s largest HVAC/R rep agencies.

Gemtex Releases TrimKut Abrasive Disc Video

New video showcases the features and benefits of the TrimKut abrasive disc lineup.

Simpson Strong-Tie Marks WBSK Workbench and Shelving Hardware Kit Retail Expansion with Jen Woodhouse DIY Project Challenge

Woodhouse's Blog, "House of Wood" was named Best DIY Blog and Jen Woodhouse has been featured on numerous national home improvement shows.

Building Talent Foundation and Simpson Strong-Tie Form Strategic Alliance to Promote Trades

Simpson Strong-Tie and Building Talent Foundation will work together to promote construction trades education and careers.

ITR Economics announces partnership with investment banking firm ButcherJoseph & Co.

STAFDA's economic advisors move into M&A space.

Scott Wilson Joins CraneWorks as VP of Sales & Marketing

Wilson brings 40 years of crane industry experience to new role.

Exclusive: Finding the Hidden Innovators in your Company

Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison and the rest of us.

Weiler Abrasives Appoints Pete Hutchinson as Technical Applications Manager

Hutchinson takes on responsibility for technical product support and training. 

RectorSeal Products Now Carry 3-Year Limited Warranty

Warranty is now standard on RectorSeal products — no registration required.

Sandvik Coromant relocates U.S. headquarters

New facility in Mebane, North Carolina will be home for 170 employees.

MBW Unveils New Look

New company logo and image repesents MBW's cutting edge technology.

Dynabrade Acquires Manth Manufacturing

Manth is a high-tech production machine shop and a Dynabrade strategic supplier.

Knauf Insulation, Inc. Announces Expansion in Central Texas

Company will build a 600,000 square-foot production facility in McGregor.

Point of Rental Forms Cloud Engineering Team

Principal DevOps engineer Collin Pike named team’s chief architect.

ASV Announces Winner of MAX-Series Sweepstakes

Andrew Stewart of Alberta, Canada wins a 1-year lease of a MAX-Series RT-75 Posi-Track loader.

Simpson Strong-Tie Unveils Voortman MSI

Company hosts SteelDay attendees at state-of-the-art Yield-Link production facility.

Statewide Safety Systems Expands In Oklahoma

New Tulsa office joins recent branches in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Santa Ana, California.

NAHB: Builder Confidence Steadies as Material and Labor Challenges Persist

NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index shows market stabilizing.

U.S. Housing Permits and Starts and Advance in August   

Privately?owned housing permits advance 6 percent for month.

Jon-Don Acquires Dynamic Diamond Tooling

Leading national supplier of commercial supplies, equipment, and chemicals announces continued growth with recent acquisition.

Viega Names Two to Leadership Posts

New Chief Commercial Officer and Director of Marketing appointed.

Simpson Strong-Tie Aids Hurricane Ida Recovery with $25,000 Donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

Ida was one of the costliest hurricanes in the United States since 2000.

Little Beaver Mourns Loss of Sales Manager Mike Hale

Hale had been with Little Beaver, Inc. for 25 years.

ITR Economics Announces Construction Market Trends for 2022 Webinar

Webinar is set for September 23, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Mule-Hide Names Chuck Miller Territory Manager for Central California

Miller is a 40-year veteran of the roofing industry.

Katja Wahl Named Marketing Manager at Nova USA Wood Products

Nova USA Wood produces hardwood siding and decking products.

FAD Equipment Store Expands Team

Lifting and rigging dealer recruits e-commerce guru Austin Helton.

GSSI to Highlight UtilityScan Compact GPR System at Utility Expo 2021

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment will be on display at September 28-30, 2021 show.

American Rental Association Launches RentalHQ Mobile App

RentalHQ app makes finding equipment rental easier on-the-go.

Festool Closes in on Search for Product Testers

Trades professionals and advanced DIYers can apply from Sept. 1 – Sept. 12.

Matt Gaffin Named Point of Rental’s Director of Development

Gaffin steps up from company’s mobile development team.

Wildeck, Inc. Welcomes Angela Wurtz as Director of People Operations

Wurtz brings Wildeck nearly 15 years of industry experience.

H.B. Carbide Names New General Manager

Jon Dreher brings a strong operations background in manufacturing and association management.

Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar Series Provides Solutions and Resources for Retrofitting Concrete and Masonry Buildings

Four-part webinar series begins September 9.

Metabo USA Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Metabo marks 50 years in the U.S. as its parent nears 100 years in Germany.

RIDGID RP 350 Press Tool Tour Goes Global with Stops in Eight Countries

A part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, RIDGID recently completed a U.S. tour with the tool.

Garland Spotlights Fluid-Applied Roof Systems With New Brochure

Brochure explains the advantages of fluid applications and addresses industry misconceptions.

Weiler Abrasives Offers New Multi-Pass Welding Guide

Downloadable PDF provides information on proper abrasives selection and usage.

PTI Offers Cordless Tool Battery Safety Tips

The Power Tool Institute advises against adapters and third-party batteries.

IAPMO Becomes Amazon SPN Partner

Plumbing and mechanical trade group can now serve as a resource for related industry firms interested in selling on Amazon.

Channellock Launches New Learning Tool to Narrow the Skills Gap

Trades 101 allows potential tradespeople to explore trade schools in their area, offers tips for choosing the right trade and steps to take to enter into a trade field.

U.S. Construction Spending Continues to Advance in July

Total construction spending inches up 0.3 percent for month but trends up 9 percent over July 2020.