January 2014 News

DDI System Acquires Data Services Division of Johnstone Supply
Deal strengthens DDI's HVAC industry solutions portfolio.

New Home Sales Slide in December
For full year, new home sales trend up 16.4 percent in 2013 over 2012.

Wacker Neuson Crowns Trowel Challenge Winner at World of Concrete
David Ray of Molzahn Construction, Worland, WY takes top prize.

Case Study: Curtain Call — Asphalt Anchors Provide Smooth Sailing in Florida
Asphalt Anchors solves storage problem for exotic lumber yard.

AGC Sponsors Free Webinar on Business Intelligence and Analytics
Webinar is set for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm EST.

HD Supply White Cap Launches New Mobile Site and App
Platforms leverage technology to serve on-the-go customers.

Klein Tools Names Billy Teaford Electrician of the Year
Teaford receives $5,000 in tools and cash plus an ultimate garage package.

Southern Fastening Systems Announces Leadership Changes
Jim Whitley is named president; K. G. Sims becomes COO.

Vidmar Unveils New Name, Logo and Tagline
Vidmar becomes part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive.

Enerpac Releases New Workholding Catalog
Features one-stop-shop selection, easy navigation and new products.

American Concrete Institute Unveils New Logo
Two celebrations planned for World of Concrete.

Q.E.P. Stars on Manufacturing Marvels
TV segment airs on January 20.

ITW Introduces TruSpec Anchor Calculator
Software simplifies anchor selection and specification process.

CSDA Contractors to be Honored at WOC Awards Ceremony
Top concrete sawing and drilling contractors will be recognized.

IronPlanet Kicks Off 2014 with Four-Day Auction
Auction set for Jan. 28-31 will feature nearly 2,000 construction and related items for sale online.

SFIA Analysis Shows Reduced Structural Values for Southern Pine
Downgraded values will boost competitiveness of cold-formed steel.

Treehouse Masters Build with SPI Screws
Screw Products Inc. inks deal with Animal Planet TV series.

Construction Employment Dropped by 16,000 in December
Industry unemployment rate fell to 11.4 percent.

Insulation Levels in Reroofing Projects to Comply with Requirements for New Construction
New IECC language clarifies roof thermal requirements for existing building reroof.

Drillco Launches New Website
Updated site delivers more efficient product searches, literature downloads, news and events.

NetPlus Alliance Adds Four Suppliers
Acme United, Falltech, Kennedy Manufacturing and NXGEN become preferred suppliers.

CSDA Announces 2014 Calendar
New training events and meeting dates set.

IDG Acquires Tommy White Supply and Duncan Industrial
Acquisitions strengthen IDG in the South and Midwest.

Emerson Completes EGS Electrical Acquisition
Renames EGS lines under Appleton Group.

Steve Crone Joins Kemper System
Crone will lead sales in the Midwest.

Viega Launches Mobile App
Application brings 3,000 Viega products to smartphones.

2014: The Year of the Skyscraper
Office, industrial, hotel and retail construction sectors see increases.

Emuge Names Hellinger New President
Bob Hellinger moves up as Peter Matysiak retires.

U.S. Construction Edges Up 1% in November
Monthly spending growth is tempered by a dip in highway work.

Netplus Names Paul Byrnes Vice President of Distributor Development
Joins NetPlus from ORS Nasco.

Parex Names Robertson Export Manager
Tom Robertson returns from Parex France to lead U.S. exports.

Klein Announces Contest Finalists
Six finalists are named for 2013 Electrician of the Year Award.