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August 29, 2012

The mixing of paint and primer together, in the same can, has swept through the coatings industry like no other innovation. Almost every manufacturer and retailer has added a version of this product to its assortment, although some have done so reluctantly. Within the paint industry, many dismiss paint-and-primer combos as a marketing ploy that raises the price of a gallon of paint. Others say it can save time and money and has a rightful place as a consumer option.

August 1, 2012

Grip-Rite PrimeGuard MAX

April 6, 2012

National Nail Corp. is expanding its CAMO brand to include CAMO Exterior Screws comprised of Premium Deck, Structural, Composite/Capstock and Stainless screws.

“From the beginning, our plan has been to offer the market a complete line of deck fasteners from a brand the industry identifies with,” said Scott Baker, President and CEO at National Nail Corp. “The expansion of our industry leading CAMO Fasteners brand to include one of the most complete offerings of deck fasteners is consistent with this plan.” 

December 9, 2011

For the first time, the Internationale Eisenwarenmesse in Cologne, Germany, will offer an Industrial Supply section, providing attendees with industrial and safety applications.

The new section will be one of the highlights of the March 4 to 7 event in Cologne, Germany.

September 29, 2011

Towson, Md.-based Porter-Cable has launched two new corded products: a 7 AMP 1/2-in. two-speed hammerdrill (PC70THD) and a 7 AMP 4 1/2-in. small angle grinder/cut-off tool (PC60TPAG). Both the hammerdrill and small angle grinder are designed to offer aggressive performance and a compact, lightweight platform to professionals who are looking for corded power on the jobsite.

September 8, 2011

Brick, N.J.-based Manasquan Premium Fasteners, a provider of stainless steel fasteners to the residential, commercial and marine construction industries, has expanded its inventory with product offerings from Starborn Industries and Simpson Strong-Tie, as well as the addition of six lobe star drive stainless steel screws for wood and composites.

March 17, 2011

Edison, NJ.-based Starborn Industries Inc., a manufacturer of fasteners and related products for the building industry, introduced Cap-Tor, a new high-performance fastener specifically designed for use with the newest type of capstock (co-extruded) decking. 

The product also works with more traditional composite decking materials, the company said.

March 10, 2011

True Value has announced the introduction of a 2-in-1 -- paint plus primer -- paint called EasyCare Platinum. The new paint promises a one-coat solution to painting projects because it eliminates the need for a primer.

EasyCare Platinum will be available in all the colors offered in the Chicago co-op’s EasyCare line, including Flat Enamel, Satin and Semi-Gloss finishes. EasyCare Platinum is mildew-resistant and backed by a lifetime warranty.

September 11, 2008

Compass International, the maker of Marker drywall screws, has been acquired by PrimeSource Building Products....