September 2023 News

White Cap Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan
John Stegeman to retire as CEO effective January 28, 2024; Alan Sollenberger to succeed as CEO. 

Spyder Products Wins Two 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Awards
Spyder's Diamond Bite Cutting Wheels and Mach-Blue Goo Metal Cutting Lubricant take honors. 

Viega Announces New Manufacturing Facility in Ohio
180,000 square foot plant in Shalersville, Ohio, will break ground in November 2023.

Clinton Francois Promoted to MI-T-M Equipment Division Manager
Francois previously served company in customer service and as Assistant Rental/Equipment Division Manager.

Department of Labor Announces Enforcement, Compliance Initiative to Protect Workers from Silica Exposure in Engineered Stone Fabrication, Installation
OSHA supplements current efforts to address serious workplace danger.

Sebastian Rosito Returns to Koelnmesse Leadership Team
Rosito will be Senior VP, responsible for the International Hardware Fair, Asia-Pacific Sourcing, spoga+gafa, spoga horse and h+h cologne shows. 

Festool Announces TS 60 K Track Saw Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes runs through Sunday, October 8.

Exclusive: What’s Sinking Your Employee’s Wellbeing?
5 "Titanic" lessons for leaders to keep their crew afloat.

U.S. New Home Sales Slide 8.7% in August
Average sales price was $514,000.

MAKITA U.S.A. Welcomes Sean Okada as New President and CEO
Okada comes to the United States from previous leadership positions at Makita Australia, Makita United Kingdom and Makita Gulf in Dubai.

FTC and 17 States Sue Amazon for Monopoly
Suit alleges that is illegally monopolizing two markets.

Mi-T-M Names Dave Thiesse VP of Commercialization 
Thiesse brings Mi-T-M decades of successful sales management experience.

Interstate Screw Corporation Joins Prestigious International Trade Council
Hialeah, Florida-based distributor gains new global resources. 

NWFA Completes 69th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation
New home for United States Army Captain (Ret.) Jason Church is in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Southwire to Acquire Resideo Technologies Division
Genesis Wire & Cable is a low-voltage wire and cable manufacturer based in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

The Home Depot Names Most Innovative Products and Suppliers for 2023
Makita, Milwaukee, PrimeSource and Ridgid are among tool category winners. 

FastenMaster Wins Pro Tool Innovation Award
FastenMaster MVP multipurpose wood screws feature SureStart points for fast starts and TORX® ttap® drive systems.

SENIX Tools Grows With Seven New Associates
Company sets the stage for growth in distribution and expanding product lines.

Industrial Supply Company Announces New CEO
Jessica Yurgaitis replaces Chris Bateman, who retired in June.

Doosan Bobcat Employees Volunteer Time and Talents for Community Engagement
Efforts further Bobcat’s commitment to community and sustainability.

U.S. Housing Permits Rise in August as Starts Fall 
Single-family permits rise 2.0% for month while startds and completions fall.

Kito Crosby Announces 2023 ‘Lifting for the Troops’ Campaign
Kito Crosby aims to raise $50,000 for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

Snap-on Franchisee Conference Draws 9,000
Event provides the fuel for “Earning the Right” to service professionals' tool and equipment needs.

Jobsites: National Pile Croppers Aids Ukraine Rebuild
Heavy Duty CFA rig is cropping concrete piles on infrastructure projects in the country.

Mips Pioneers Industry Helmet Testing, Reduces Environmental Impact, Lead Time and Costs
Virtual Test Lab predicts how new helmets will perform in real-life impacts.

New Video Review Service Brings J. J. Keller Expertise to Dash Cam Users
Expert review of video reduces risk, saves carriers time.

McElroy Receives Pinnacle of Safety Award
Oklahoma Safety Council recognizes McElroy for excellence in safety and health.

MAX Announces Fall Promotion
Sales program on 100psi tools runs until October 31, 2023. 

AI named #1 Technology Needed to Derive Tangible Business Value from Shift to Servitization
Research reveals that AI (52%), automation (51%) and machine learning (49%), are the foundation for creating business value.

BlueVolt and Moblico Join Forces to Revolutionize Mobile Engagement and Learning in Channel Industries
Collaboration creates a solution designed to empower independent distributors and enhance their business performance.

Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Strategic Partnership with ASKO
ASKO is acquiring a majority stake in the company.

Hispanic Leaders in Construction Event Set for Oct. 4 in Chicago
Event will bring together industry leaders, including women in construction, general contracting, development, engineering and architecture.

Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association Unveils Safety Program Geared Toward Kids
“Generate Safety” includes classroom materials, teacher’s guide.

Acme Tools Names Reid Anderson Director of Operations
Anderson joins Acme Tools from The Retrofit Companies.

DPA Buying Group Reports 12.8% Sales Growth
Sales increase compares to Q1 2022.

ORBIS to Showcase Customized Battery Packaging at the Battery Show
Company's comprehensive range of reusable packaging is tailored to the specific needs of the battery and EV sectors.

Echelon Supply and Service Appoints Mike Braucher as Chief Commercial Officer
Braucher will lead sales, marketing and operations in the United States and Canada and oversee All-Serv Industrial and Berg Nelson businesses.

We Supply America Season 3 Films Premiere with APR Supply
Season three's eight episodes begin on September 6.

Point of Rental’s Elite Adds Item Options Functionality
Item Options allows for enhanced searchability and for counter agents to find the right item to rent, every time.

Dodge: Total Construction Starts Show Double Digit Gains in July
Large utility project, residential starts power growth to begin Q3.

IronCraft Updates Trade Dress
New color program will benefit dealers, deliveries and customers.

STAFDA’s San Antonio Student Competition Goes Global
New partnership will expand the competition to students around the world.