ClarkDietrich Begins Integration of Vinyl Corp. and Strait-Flex into Corporate Brand Identity
ClarkDietrich announced that its Vinyl Corp. and Strait-Flex divisions will be fully integrated into the ClarkDietrich corporate brand identity. The Vinyl Corp. company name will be phased out and its products in
IDC-USA Merges with AD
AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, announced a merger with IDC-USA, effective Jan. 1, 2019. This merger brings together the two largest independent Bearings & Power Trans
Milwaukee Tool Acquires U.S. Manufacturer, Imperial Blades
Milwaukee Tool, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries (TTI), announced on Oct. 2 the acquisition of the Imperial Blades business based in Sun Prairie, Wis.
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Rockfon North America Launches New Website
Rockfon North America reintroduces Rockfon.com , providing visitors with intelligent search functionality, responsive design and streamlined navigation to improve their experience and quality across desktop and m
Steven Kempf Building Materials Expands
Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. announces the opening of Steven Kempf Building Materials’ second location in Pennsylvania. The new location in downtown Philadelphia complements Kempf Building Materials’ origin
Super Stud Building Products Announces New Website Launch
Super Stud Building Products, Inc., Edison, N.J., announces the launch of its new website, www.buysuperstud.com . The newly designed website greatly improves functionality and performance on both desktop and mobi
AD Completes Planned Transition to Member Ownership
AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, announced the completion of the transition of ownership from AD Chairman & CEO Bill Weisberg to the buying group’s distributor members.
Armstrong World Industries Completes Acquisition of Steel Ceilings, Inc.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Steel Ceilings, Inc., a manufacturer of standard and custom aluminum and stainless metal ceilings that include architectural, radiant and security
Dryvit Systems Acquires Nudura Corporation
Dryvit Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems, has acquired Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of insulated concrete forms in North America.
As a part of th
Industry Leaders Partner with Armstrong Ceiling Solutions
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has teamed with 16 industry leaders in sound masking, lighting, heating, air distribution, fire control, virtual skylights and luminous or alternative surfaces to provide solutions tha
New Construction Starts in July Slide 9 Percent
At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $817.4 billion, new construction starts in July fell 9 percent from the elevated pace reported in June, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The latest month’s decline foll
Ames Opens New Location in Florida
AMES Taping Tools, Suwanee, Ga., announces the grand opening of its newest location in Bradenton, Fla.
The addition of the Bradenton location brings AMES to 73 corporate stores. The new store provides rent
Armstrong World Industries to Acquire Steel Ceilings, Inc.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Steel Ceilings, Inc., a manufacturer of standard and custom aluminum and stainless metal ceilings, including ar
BEROXpert Opens in Atlanta
BEROXpert North America has opened its North American headquarters in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The company will supply North and Central America with ergonomic drywall finishing and painters’ tools.
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The EIFS Industry Members Association announces its inaugural EIFS Hero Awards, an awards program to recognize outstanding projects in the EIFS industry. The Hero Awards Program represents a new twist in resuming
First-Half 2018 Construction Starts Show Mixed Performance Across Top Metropolitan Areas
During the first half of 2018, five of the top 10 metropolitan markets for commercial and multifamily construction starts ranked by dollar volume showed increased activity compared to a year ago, according to Dod
GMS Acquires Charles G. Hardy, Inc.
GMS Inc. has acquired the assets of interior building products distributor Charles G. Hardy Inc. in Paramount, Calif.
Since its founding in 1946, CGH has been serving commercial and residential customers i
L&W Supply Acquires Rose & Walker Supply in Indiana
L&W Supply Corporation has acquired Rose & Walker Supply. Rose & Walker is a five-branch distribution company based out of Columbus, Ind.
The family owned business started in 1986 and provides drywall prod
Selling Power Ranks Hilti on “50 Best Companies to Sell For” List
The corporate research team at Selling Power has again identified Hilti as one of the best companies to sell for. Hilti finished at 20 in the magazine’s annual comparison and evaluation of the “50 Best Companies
L&W Supply Acquires DeFoor Acoustical Inc.
L&W Supply Corporation, Chicago, has acquired DeFoor Acoustical Inc. dba DeFoor Drywall and Acoustical Supply, Beloit, Wis.
The family owned business started in 1966 as a commercial drywall and acoustical
Milwaukee Tool Begins $32 Million Headquarters Expansion
Milwaukee Tool will begin construction on another major expansion of its Global Headquarters Campus in Brookfield, Wisc. With a total investment of $32MM, the new advanced manufacturing and R&D facility is expect
Power Tool Institute Launches New Training Module
The Power Tool Institute announces the launch of its new online training module, “Power Tool Safety—It’s in Your Hands,” designed to help users better understand the safe way to use power tools.
AMES Returns to Birmingham, Ala., Market
AMES Taping Tools, Suwanee, Ga., has announced the grand opening of their newest location in Hoover, Ala.
The addition of the Hoover location brings AMES to 72 corporate stores. The new store provides rent
Dur-a-Flex Expands Operations
Dur-A-Flex, Inc., an East Hartford, Conn., manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional resinous floor and wall systems, is once again expanding its operations, this time in the Southeast.
GMS Completes Acquisition of WSB Titan
GMS Inc. has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of WSB Titan (“Titan”), the largest wallboard distributor in Canada.
The completion of this acquisition makes GMS one of the largest
Pony, Jorgensen & Goldblatt Brands to Be Relaunched to the North American Market Under Arrow Fastener
As part of Hangzhou GreatStar Industrial Company, Arrow Fastener announces the relaunch of the Pony and Jorgensen adjustable clamping brands and Goldblatt tile, drywall, concrete and masonry tools to the North Am
AMES Expands in Denver Market
AMES Taping Tools announces the opening of its newest location in Aurora, Colo.
The addition of the Aurora location brings AMES to 71 corporate stores. The new store provides rental service for the complet
CertainTeed Ceilings Wins ADEX Awards
ADEX, the Awards for Design Excellence, is the largest and most prestigious program recognizing products and projects in the architecture and design industry showcasing the best designs of the year. As an outcome
GMS Inc., Tucker, Ga., has announced a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of WSB Titan (“Titan”) for total consideration of approximately $627 million. Headquartered in Toronto, T
Grabber Partners with Phillips Manufacturing
Grabber Construction Products has partnered with Phillips Manufacturing to become a comprehensive supplier of corner bead needs. The partnership is starting in the Western U.S. with plans to expand the product of
L&W Supply Acquires Wright Brothers Supply, Ace Supply Inc.
L&W Supply Corporation, Chicago, has acquired the assets of Wright Brothers Supply and Ace Supply Inc. in Montgomery, Ala.
Wright Bros. operates three branches in Northern California in the cities of Benic
Simpson Strong-Tie Acquires LotSpec App Suite
Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, Calif., has acquired LotSpec, a suite of software applications designed to optimize efficiency and productivity for production homebuilders’ needs around construction document and
Northern Tool + Equipment Rolls Out New Construction Department
Northern Tool + Equipment, a supplier of high-quality tools and equipment headquartered in Burnsville, Minn., is adding another tool to its belt to support the building professionals with a new construction depar
Affinity Tool Works Rebrands Core Product Line as Bora Portamate and Acquires Centipede Tool, LLC
Affinity Tool Works, LLC, a, privately-owned global tool company based in Troy, Mich., announces it is streamlining and rebranding its established product lines as BORA PortaMate to reflect one cohesive category
Bon Tool Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary
This year marks the 60th anniversary for Bon Tool Co. , Gibsonia, Pa., a manufacturer of professional-grade construction tools and equipment. Built on the strength of a single masonry product, Bon’s product line
Heartland Acoustics & Interiors Shines with Office Remodel
Heartland Acoustics & Interiors has completed a full renovation of their headquarters office in Colorado. To highlight what they do best, the new office features multiple ceiling and wall applications in each of
Armstrong World Industries to Sell EMEA and Pacific Rim Businesses to Knauf International
Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Lancaster, Pa., has entered into a definitive agreement with Knauf International GmbH, to sell its EMEA and Pacific Rim businesses to Knauf for an enterprise value of $330 millio
GMS Acquires Southwest Building Materials
GMS Inc., Tucker, Ga., has acquired Southwest Building Materials, Ltd., based in Amarillo, Texas.
Founded in 1984, SWBM distributes wallboard, ceilings and other interior building products serving resident
Milwaukee Tool Expands, Creates Over 600 New Jobs in Mississippi
Milwaukee Tool is expanding operations at three Mississippi locations, investing $33.4 million and creating 660 jobs. The expansions are planned for the company’s sites in Greenwood, Jackson and Olive Branch.