October 2012 News

M. K. Morse Names James Reid Regional Sales Manager
Will drive sales in Eastern U.S. and Canada.

Registration Opens for 2013 University of Industrial Distribution
20th Annual program is set for March 10-13, 2013 in Indianapolis.

Metal Supermarkets Honors Fort Worth Branch with 2012 Safety Award
Branch takes top safety honors among 65-store chain.

New Residential Sales Continue to Build in September
Rate surges 5.7 percent for month; trends 27.1 percent over September 2011.

Parex USA Issues New Color Collection and Selection Chart
Product selector includes 43 new colors.

Hyde Tools Promotes Patrick Spinelli to Plant Manager
Has been with Hyde since 1994.

Caulk Warmer Expands into Canada
Partners with Canadian Industrial Distributors to sell product line.

Q.E.P. Acquires Ludell Striking Tools and Imperial Industries
Acquisitions expand QEP's presence in tool and building materials markets.

Senco acquires New Zealand’s Timbalok
Timbalok is Senco's leading distributor in New Zealand.

Viega and Sonnhalter Receive Award of Excellence for Product Launch
Viega ProPress for stainless product launch wins B2 Award.

Snap-on Industrial Issues New Catalog
New edition contains more than 7,100 products.

WD-40 Launches New Website for Construction Pros
New site focuses on solutions and resources for professional trades.

New York Building Construction to Top $30B for First Time Since 2008
Building pace in city is up 9 percent over 2011.

Snorkel Names new Rep Firm for Southestern U.S.
Sun Marketing Group to rep Snorkel lines in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Guhdo Hires New VP of Sales & Marketing
John Otto to manage North and South America markets.

Residential Market Blasts Off in September
Permits and starts post double digit gains.

CGW Expands Sales Team
Three new territory managers will drive sales in Midwestern region.

Rivet & Eyelet Sponsors NASCAR Driver
Team competes in NASCAR K & N Series.

CPO Commerce Adds Poulan and Freud Sites
CPO now operates 43 specialty online retail stores.

Subaru Appoints Steve Hartung Director of Strategic Sourcing
Steve Hartung will continue to serve as regional sales manager for greater Minneapolis.

Airmaster Fan Promotes Pignataro and Laabs
Take leads for global and North American sales and marketing.

Bain Capital to acquire Apex Tool Group
Deal for $1.6 billion expected to close in first half of 2013.

Spectrum Brands Buys Stanley Hardware Group
Deal worth $1.4 billion in cash.

Safway Group Acquires North American Coatings
Deal includes CL Coatings, Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing, and SEI Coatings.

NetPlus Expands Newell Rubbermaid Partnership
Lenox Tools and Rubbermaid Commerical lines join program.

Cintas Launches Flame Resistant Clothing Web Page
New online resource provides educational tools and product information.

MSC Adds 1,300 Hertel Cutting Tools
New tools expand MSC's expansive offering of premium cutting tools.

Martin Sprocket & Gear Promotes Plastics Capabilities
Manufactures plastic components for use in areas where contamination, corrosion or caustic environments prevent the use of metals.

Thomas & Betts Adds End-User Tools to Website
Tools provide information on product selection, use and distributor locations.

CSDA Offers Free World of Concrete Registration
Concrete cutters can register to attend WOC at no cost.

Construction Employment Declined in 164 out of 337 Metro Areas between August 2011 and August 2012
Looming "fiscal cliff" and government inaction blamed for delaying projects.

Phoenix Construction Employment Hits Four-year High
Phoenix force climbs 7% in August to 90,800.

Kaiser Electric Completes Biomass Boiler Project for University of Missouri – Columbia Campus.
New system will use in-state renewable energy sources and reduce campus fossil fuel use by 25 percent.

ACG Offers Advanced Safety Management Training Course
Three-day course set for October 16-18, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin.

3M Reorganizes Business Groups
Realigns major business groups to better serve global markets and customers.

Diljit S. Ahluwalia Passes Away
Was Founder and Chairman of Alfa Tools.

Jim Wagner Appointed Technical Support Manager for Heating Cable Systems
Former Journeyman electrician will manage EasyHeat and Nelson Heat Trace lines.

MAX Hires New Southwest Regional Sales Executive
Louis Diaz will be based in Southern California.

Thomas & Betts Becomes NECA Premier Partner
Two-year commitment made to help make NECA member businesses stronger.

IPG Launches Pink Tape Campaign to Benefit Cancer Research
Paint for the Cause campaign runs through July 2013.

Lincoln Electric Promotes Bruce Chantry to Director of Marketing, North America
Has been with company for 17 years.

Strong Q3 Prompts Generac to Raise Outlook for 2012
Company projects 30% growth for year.