Industry News

The latest news for the construction supply channel, including distributors, suppliers and manufacturer's rep firms.

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Dodge: Civil contractors are optimistic about 2021

Latest findings from The Civil Quarterly show expected increases in profit margins, opportunities for work.

Hunter Industrial Fans launches lifetime warranty

Policy covers all of Hunter's HVLS industrial fan lines.

EDCO Products celebrates 75th anniversary

Customer focus and innovation have enabled this family-owned company to flourish for over seven decades.

Exclusive: Resilience gives way to dominance

Three predictions for how service emerges stronger than ever in 2021.

ePropertyCare and Wollaston Development partnership to implement smart-building irrigation systems

Technology allows for better lawn care maintenance and prevents costly incidents.

Garney Construction tests new heat stress device for workers

Continuous monitoring of worker physiology prevented heat injuries.

Simpson Strong-Tie scholarship applications now open

Simpson gives up to 100 scholarships of $2,000 per student every academic year.

MBT and Polyguard Group announce exclusive Nano Silver license agreement

Partnership will enable MBT to create products with antimicrobial properties.

ACI virtual concrete convention to be held March 28-April 1, 2021

The American Concrete Institute convention will pack hundreds of events into five days.

Makita renews sponsorship with Warnert Snocross

Makita / Ski-Doo Racing Team will compete in 2020-2021 International Series of Champions snocross racing season.

Exclusive: Honeywell addresses cold weather footwear trends

The newest designs take aim at weather's fickle nature. 

Dodge Momentum Index ends 2020 on a high note

The Commercial component of the Index rose 14 percent for the month.

Simpson Strong-Tie donates $78,000 to community organizations during the 2020 holiday season

Donations were made to communities in California, Ohio and Vietnam. 

Mule-Hide Products promotes Dan Conley to National Business Development Manager

Conley joined Mule-Hide in 2014.

US LBM acquires Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Company

Building materials leader expands its presence in Iowa.

Fecon names Middendorf Senior VP of Sales

Mark Middendorf has been with Fecon since 2012.

IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index shows 21.3 percent increase

Three participating firms reported revenue increases greater than 50%.

MAX USA Corp. kicks off 2021 with new social media and outreach programs

New #GetSocialWithMAX, Friday@Five and more programs will inhance MAX customer interaction.

Simpson Strong-Tie announces Mike Olosky as new COO

Olosky was most recently President of Henkel North America.

Manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders advance 1 percent in November

New orders for manufactured goods in November increased $5.0 billion or 1.0 percent to $487.2 billion.

Regal introduces Real World Solution video series

Episodes show how customers successfully resolved costly power transmission problems with Regal products.

Exclusive: Gemtex Abrasives reviews the abrasives market  

Gemtex VP Frank Prenda discusses the latest trends and products in the abrasives market.

Greg Bennett joins HBS Systems

Bennett will lead equipment dealership and rental software sales efforts.

Walter Surface Technologies acquires Drillco and Triumph Twist Drill

Drillco and Triumph will continue to operate under their own respective brands.

Marshalltown acquires Gatorback 

Gatorback produces mortar boards and mortar pans.

U.S. construction spending grows nearly 1 percent in November

Even with the pandemic, total construction spending grew 4.4 percent YOY in the first 11 months of 2020.