September 2022 News

The Crosby Group to Commence Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of KITO Corp.
Combination of The Crosby Group and KITO CORPORATION to create a global provider of comprehensive lifting solutions.

NIBCO Promotes Mariza Gutierrez Galindo to Reynosa Plant Manager
Gutierrez joined NIBCO in 1986 and stepped up from senior administrative manager.

Cut-Resistant Apparel Discussed at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference
Understand job hazards to select the most applicable solutions.

CFFA: For Roofing, the Higher the Reflection Rate, the Better
PVC roofing reflects 80% of sunlight, helps keep cities cooler.

Epicor Names New Chief Marketing Officer
Jenny Victor joins Epicor from cyber-risk company Reciprocity.

Homebuilder’s Profit Margins Tighten as Housing Market Slows
The Association of Professional Builders Releases New Guidelines to make sure “pricing for profit” remains stable.

New Home Sales Soar 28.8 Percent for Month in August
Average sales price runs $521,800.  

Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering VP Annie Kao Named to Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors for East Bay/Silicon Valley
Kao is a California state-licensed professional engineer.

Arrow Fastener Introduces New International Product Line in European Union
New 105-SKU line includes manual and electric staple guns, hammer tackers, rivet tools, brad nailers and consumables.

Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue Step Bits Win 2022 PTI Award
Awards recognize the year's most innoative tools.

Mi-T-M Inverter Generators named a 2022 Top 50 New Product
Mi-T-M’s new inverter generator line features carbon monoxide (CO) detection and auto shutdown.

MAX USA Corp. Announces the Winners of the 2022 Mid-Year Awards for Outstanding Achievements
Company recognizes its top producers in sales and service.

DispatchTrack Launches AI-Powered Territory Planner
Automatically generate accurate, balanced sales territories with unprecedented speed to save time and reduce costs.

Marketing Tools: Empire Screen Printing Enriches Customers’ Brands
Companies across a range of markets enhance their brand with Empire products.

Multi-Family Housing Starts Soar 12.2 Percent in August
Single-family starts climb 3.4 percent for month. 

Velociti Partnership with Merlin Solar Brings Quick ROI to ConAg
Instant ROI program makes solar possible for ConAg equipment without any upfront expenses.

FastenMaster Teams with Industry Leaders to Recruit Deck Builders
Helps bring recognition to the building trade prior to National Tradesman Day. 

New South Construction Supply Named one of SC's Fastest Growing Companies in 2022
Company makes list of region's top 50 for the fourth time.

Protective Industrial Products Inc. Welcomes Curt Holtz as New President
Holtz Joins PIP from workwear leader VF Corporation.

Simpson Strong-Tie Participates in Construction of First Multi-story 3D Printed House in the U.S.
New hybridized design approach can revolutionize development of future housing.

SupplyPro Launches UStockit Platform
New subscription service combines SupplyPro’s hardware, software and inventory management products with low-cost solutions.

INFORM Announces the Appointment of Jeff Van Grootel as Senior Sales Manager, Logistics Division
Van Grootel brings INFORM 30 years of in-depth construction industry experience.

NAVAC Hires Carlos Castro as Western RSM
Veteran brings 10 years of sales and leadership experience to HVAC/R tools leader. 

Blogs: Enhance Your Customer Journey with Omnichannel Sales and AI
Customers increasingly prefer distributors who offer a consistent experience across all channels.

NAHB: Single-Family Lot Values Reach Record Highs
U.S. median lot price now stands at $55,000.

Kohler Co. Elects Current President and CEO David Kohler as Chair and CEO 
David Kohler is the fourth generation of Kohler family leadership since the company’s inception in 1873.

U.S. Construction Spending Dips 0.4 Percent in July
Highway work is bright spot for the month, running 4.3 percent above June.

Toter and Revolution Company Become Evergreen Preferred Suppliers
New suppliers produce trash containment and vapor barrier products. 

Quick Fitting Stands Behind Push to Connect Plumbing Fittings with the Industry’s Best Warranty
Company offers a 75-year warranty. 

We Supply America Season 2 Premiers on Thursday, September 8
First episode visits First Supply, Madison, Wisconsin. 

Werk-Brau Celebrates 75 Years with Open House
Company has been manufacturing buckets and attachments for excavators and loaders since 1947.

Curry Supply Names New Marketing Coordinator
Sara Herron is a recent Penn State marketing graduate.

ClarkDietrich Completes Purchase of Structa Wire
Structa Wire designs and manufactures products for stucco for steel and wood-framed construction.

Fecon Unveils New E-Commerce Site
Site allows users to purchase spare parts and accessories.

Vodafone and Topcon Partner on New Mass-Market Precise Positioning System
New satellite technology can locate Internet of Things devices and autonomous vehicles within centimeters.

INDEVCO Plastics Welcomes Demetri Papachristopoulos as VP of Sales & Marketing
Papachristopoulos brings INDEVCO more than 20 years of experience in the plastic film extrusion and converting industries.