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

Visit our Archives under the Industry News heading for the top stories for prior months.

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Viega to Reopen Seminar Centers

Viega Works online training also will continue.

Fecon Launches Rebranding with New Website

New site is easily accessible from laptops or mobile devices.

Trex Launches New Website for AEC Community

Trex.com/Professionals elevates brand profile in commercial arena.

ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index Shows Strong Gains

June new business volume up 17 percent year-over-year, 28 percent month-to-month, and nearly 9 percent year-to-date.

F.W. Webb Company Strengthens Presence on Long Island

Opens its largest location in the area and offers fire protection fabrication services.

NAHB Issues Heat Stress Safety Toolkit

Kit contains tips to prevent and treat heat stress injuries and heat stroke.

Entegra Attachments Acquires Hercules Machinery Corporation and Titan Metal Worx

Hercules manufactures pile driving and drilling equipment attachments; Titan is a  machining and fabrication services provider.

U.S. New Home Sales Cool 6.6 Percent in June 

Average selling price hits $428,700.

Eagle Opens in Seattle, Hires West Coast Regional Manager

Eagle brings speedy service to the Seattle and Vancouver markets with new distribution center and expanded West Coast sales force.

Bon Tool Acquires Plank-Ti 

Plank-Ti banding product is used to protect and salvage scaffold planks.

U.S. Housing Permits Slide 5.1 Percent in May

Housing starts continue to climb for month but permit activity shows signs of cooling.

BuildFax June Report Shows Signs of a Cooling Housing Market

Single-family housing authorizations see third consecutive monthly dip.

Paul Reilly: Buyers Want Outcomes, Not Products

STAFDA's Sales Consultant looks at what your customers really want.

Continental Releases Make Power Smart App

New app offers the ability to check belt tension, realign pulleys and set proper pulley distance, all through a mobile phone.

Alchemco TechCrete 2500 Earns Miami-Dade Approval

TechCrete 2500 allows calcium silicate gel to form within the pores, cracks, and capillaries to continually reactivate barriers and seal future cracks.

Dodge: Total Construction Starts Slip in June

Nonbuilding construction starts slip 13% in June and residential building starts fall 5% for month.

Mule-Hide Names Martin Mejia West Regional Director

Mejia will manage sales in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

MTA Distributors Takes On Additional Territory for EDCO Products

Expanded territory includesTexas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

International Hardware Fair Cologne revs up for 2022

Event is set for March 6-9, 2022 in Cologne, Germany.

ICP Achieves FBC Chemical Compatibility Certification for Fiberlock Recon Ultra and AfterShock Products

Certification assures contractors that these products are compatible for use with Lubrizol FlowGuard, BlazeMaster, Corzan and TempRite brands.

Q3 Economic Outlook Forecasts 13.3% Expansion in Equipment and Software Investment

ELF forecast also predicts 6.1% GDP growth.

Pony Jorgensen Debuts New User-Focused Updates to Website

Upgrades include product ratings and reviews.

West Lafayette buys first Multihog in Indiana

Multihog multi-purpose vehicles are made in Ireland.

Oregon Tool is Aquired by Platinum Equity

Acquisition will help Oregon Tool fuel innovation and propel global growth.

New construction sector research reveals 89% optimism about the future

InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook surveys 300 of the world’s largest capital project owners and contractors across the Americas, Europe and APAC.

LPGA Legend Annika Sorenstam will appear at STAFDA’s Orlando OverDrive Opening Party

Registration for this year's convention is now open at www.stafda.org.

ASC launches new site to shop online for attachments

E-commerce site offers 24/7 attachment purchasing.

RIDGID Experience: The trade trip of a lifetime returns Sept. 22-24

A part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, RIDGID has two spots exclusively for apprentices.

Virginia Abrasives promotes three  

Virginia Abrasives has promoted three employees in a reorganization of key sales management roles.

Distribution One merges with Universal Business Systems

UBS is developer of the Synergy suite of business management software.

British Ladder Association and HSE offer free ladder safety webinar

Webinar is set for Thursday 15 July at 4:30 a.m. CST.

Applications: Measuring concrete moisture

Hand-held moisture measurement devices safeguard infrastructure and enable easy spot checking to account for seasonal and environmental factors.

ADI releases new mobile app

Advanced features deliver streamlined mobile experience for dealers.

Streamlight maraks 13 years supporting breast cancer research

Company donated $22K in 2020 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Case Studies: Larger-tying-capacity TWINTIERs support rebar contractors

Tri-State contractor sees 20 percent productivity gain from switch to MAX RB611T TwinTier.

U.S. construction spending dips 0.3 percent in May

Highway construction is bright spot, increasing 1.4 percent over April.

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