March 2012 News

Stuart Mechlin Joins Board of Advisors of Machinery Systems/Machinery Tooling & Supply
Joins MT&S from Affiliated Distributors Industrial Supply Division.

CAT Honors Lift Truck Dealers of the Year
Quest for Excellence award is based on customer satisfaction and support services.

Tom Blue Joins AD
Named Industrial Supply Division VP of Marketing and Affiliate Relations.

STAFDA Associate State-of-the-Industry Speaker Announced
Jim Fall, Business & Operation Director for 3M, will deliver address.

CribMaster Announces RFID-embedded Hand Tools
Tool-management milestone will dramatically impact the future of tool control.

JCB of Twin Cities Joins North American JCB Dealer Network
New dealer to provide JCB equipment and service across Minnesota.

TrynEx Celebrates 15 Years
Manufactures SnowEx, TurfEx and SweepEx product lines.

New Residential Sales Dip in February
Year over year sales trend 11 percent up.

Simpson Torq-Cut Self-Undercutting Anchor Now Code Listed to IBC and IRC
Code report verifies compliance with 2012, 2009, 2006 and 2003 IBC and IRC.

TTI sales up by 8.4%
Parent company of Milwaukee Electric Tool boosts profits 58.9 percent for year.

IronPlanet Reports Record 2011 Sales
Annual Gross Merchandise Volume Tops $568 Million.

Sonnhalter Releases Online Training Podcast
Free podcast covers "The Importance of Online Training."

CSDA Elects 2012 Board and Officers
Elects new board at 40th annual convention in Maui, Hawaii.

Epicor Signs Peirce-Phelps
Top 20 HVAC distributor picks Epicor for ERP solutions.

Book Shelf: Chally Chairman Provokes New Sales Profession Thinking
Download first chapters for free.

Knaack Wins NTEA Work Truck Show 2012 Editor's Choice Award
Tops field of 90 contestants to take award.

Bartell Morrison Announces Hunt for the Oldest Trowel in America
Winning entry can trade in old trowel for a new one.

New Residential Construction Slows in February as Permits Surge
Permits and completions surge but housing starts lag prior month.

Strong Man Opens Houston Warehouse
New facility adds 20,000 square feet and creates new DC for the Western U.S.

Kohler Sends 10,000 Engines to School
Donates engines to high schools and technical colleges nationwide.

Capital Safety Announces Oswald as CEO
Stephen Oswald joins from United Technologies Corporation.

Company Offers Free Custom Websites
48WS offers "money back" satisfaction guarantee on new Web sites.

KNIPEX Receives Highest Honor at 2012 International Hardware Fair
Takes 2012 Eisen Award for tool innovation.

Pelican Names Joe Eckerle VP/GM in South Deerfield
Industry veteran will lead all facility operations.

Crosby Group Announces Leadership Changes
Larry Postelwait retires; Jason Struthers to take helm.

Survey Finds Distributors in Hiring Mood but Unable to Find the Right People
91 percent of distributors plan to hire within the next five years; looming retirement wave will exacerbate coming labor shortage.

Construction Employment Increases in 28 States and D.C. Between January 2011 and 2012
35 states and D.C. add jobs since December; industry posts best state construction jobs gain since 2007.

CSDA Gets New Look
Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association celebrate 40th anniversary with new logo.

NY/NJ Port Authority Announces Plans to Build Two Bridges at Once
Twin projects will create 16,500 jobs.

elete Electrolytes Seeks Companies with Qualified Safety Manager to Partner for Worker-Safety Research
Free hydration product and coolers provided.

Report: Americans More Optimistic About Housing, Economy
Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey from February says it's not just the weather that is getting warmer.

National Nail Launches
New Web site is a resource for Stinger Cap Systems tool and fastener information.

Ericson Names New Rep Agencies
Martin Electrical Sales and Desert States Electrical Sales will represent Ericson in midwest and southwest. 

Positec Opens New DC in Charlotte
Company is recognized for growth and contribution to Charlotte's economy.

Need a construction job? Go North, eh!
British Columbia’s construction industry needs more than 40,000 workers over the next 10 years to keep up with demand.

White Cap Opens New Branch in Texas
Conroe, TX branch brings company to 133 stores in 29 states. 

STAFDA Sales Consultant Announces Pricing Strategies Program
Joe Ellers launches "How to Sell Price Increases Without Losing the Sale."

HD Supply Announces Q4 and Full-Year Fiscal 2011 Results
Sales grow 14.8 percent over Q4 2010; momentum continues so far in 2012.

PCA Announces Disaster-Resilient Construction Workshop
One-Day event to focus on trends and criteria for design and construction of homes and buildings for improved disaster resiliency.

CGW Introduces Database-Driven Web Site
New website features an integrated searchable product catalog.

Case Study: Restoring A Detroit Landmark
Helifix Dryfix system provides cornerstone solution to restoring Detroit's historic Broderick Tower.

New Orders for Manufactured Goods Dip in January
New orders slide 1 percent but shipments rise 0.9 percent.

International Hardware Fair Names 2012 Best Tools of Show
Top new tool awards go to Gedore, Knipex and Rhodius.

ECi Software Hires Steve Stallard in New Business Development Role
Organization’s fast growth enables expanded team of industry veterans.

Milwaukee Electric Tool to expand Mississippi warehouse
Milwaukee Electric Tool plans to build a larger distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss.