Industry News

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

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Simpson Strong-Tie launches builder webinar series on boosting efficiency and reducing costs with dynamic estimating

Pipeline Builder Webinar Series helps bring new homes to market faster by improving processes for managing estimating, options, and building material takeoffs.

Retail sales up in September with impressive year-over-year gains

Retail spending continued to grow in September led by a strong rebound in apparel.

ABC: Nonresidential construction employment expands in September

However, economic and political uncertainties are dragging thge outlook in the absence of any new stimulus.

Entegra Attachments acquires Bloom Manufacturing

Bloom manufactures hydraulic winches, speed reducers, parts and accessories.

Dodge: Despite pandemic, civil contractors remain optimistic

The Civil Quarterly’s recent findings show impacts are manageable, explores emerging strategies to cope.

Henry Company to acquire National Coatings Corporation

High-performance waterproofing systems fulfill growing need for durable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly weatherproofing for commercial and industrial roofs and walls.

Exclusive: Trends disrupting the cutting tools Industry

Lasers, waterjets, robotics and other new technologies are increasing productivity.

Stahlin Enclosures signs on new rep agency

Integrated Component Sales, Inc. (ICS) will now rep Stahlin products in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

MAX USA Corp. launches Fall SuperFinisher promotion 

MAX responds to increase of home remodeling projects with new promotion on its popular SuperFinisher pneumatic tools.

New guide addresses stagnant water in low-occupancy buildings

Produced by AWWA and IAPMO, guide helps building managers address water system stagnation.

IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index shows 4.8 percent increase

Survey participants continue to show strong swings in revenues.

ITR Webinar: Changes in Supply, Sourcing and Perceptions for 2021-2022

Event with STAFDA Economic Consultants Brian and Alan Beaulieu is set for 
October 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

NetPlus Alliance announces strategic reorganization for 2021

Promotions and new assignments expand member support functions.

Dodge Momentum Index increases in September

Commercial rose 3.9 percent and Institutional advanced 3.2 percent. 

Report: 2020 Economic Outlook forecasts equipment and software investment growth in Q4

Overall GDP growth less certain as recovery loses steam.

Sonnhalter offers COVID-19 resource

Agency examines COVID-19 effects on professional tradesmen, manufacturers, trade media and influencers.

Federal Process Corporation is now FPC International, Inc.

New name reflects chemical company’s growing global presence and expanding portfolio.

STABILA opens new production plant

Company adds15,000 square feet of production capacity in Annweiler, Germany.

IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index drops 0.7 percent 

Decline marks first drop since the beginning of August. 

IBS 2021 extends registration deals to October 31

Early bird deals include free expo passes for NAHB members, registration savings for nonmembers and educational discounts. 

Construction proposals stage rebound in July and hold steady in August

PSMJ Resources’ Quarterly Market Forecast (QMF) rebounds to  plus 2% in July and holds at plus 1% in August.

The Home Depot names Edward Decker president and CEO

Ann-Marie Campbell, Jeff Kinnaird, Michael Rowe and Richard McPhail also take on new leadership positions. 

U.S. construction spending through August outpaces 2019 by 4.2 percent

Residential spending increases 3.7 month over month; highway spend grows 4.6 percent. 

Registration opens for STAFDA’s Virtual Anaheim Convention & Trade Show

Virtual convention is set for November 9-10.