Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Klein Tools introduced a new Cushion-Grip Impact Punchdown Tool and Blade.
Marking an expansion of the company’s Voice/Data/Vido punchdown tool line, theDura-Blade is a newly designed metal injection molded punchdown blade designed to deliver long-lasting cutting performance.
Beloit, Wis. -- Steve Reuter has been named executive director of American Construction Metals, a business unit of ABC Supply.
ACM is a manufacturer of metal roofing, siding, rainware and related products. In this newly created position, Reuter will be responsible for the strategic direction and financial performance of ACM and its four manufacturing plants.
It’s been a busy summer and fall for HCN: Its editorial staff was taken to many corners of the great United States in pursuit of emerging brands and game-changing products. We were happy to see many industry heavyweights at several of the big trade shows this year, as well as a few hidden gems in the home improvement aisle. From old favorites to promising newcomers, here are a few highlights from the reporter’s notebook.
For a company long known for its rust-stopping aerosol cans, Rust-Oleum has evolved into a marketer of cutting-edge offerings, such as Countertop Transformations and the NeverWet liquid repellent system.
Freud America has added to its line of high-performance Diablo reciprocating saw blades with two new specialty blades: a flush cut blade and a pruning blade.
The new Diablo Flush Cut Blades are designed to handle nail-embedded wood and metal. These Bi-Metal Reciprocating Saw Blades come in 9-in. and 12-in. lengths (product numbers DS0194AFC and DS1214AFC) and feature the optimal flex body height for flush cutting.
Dolan Designs has recalled approximately 8,000 of its Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixtures, citing fire and electric shock hazard.
The socket wire insulation has displayed a tendency to wear and expose charged wires, which allows electricity to pass through to the fixture's metal canopy. Two incidents have been reported, with no injuries as of yet.
Lenexa, Kan.-based Westlake Ace Hardware will open its newest store -- store No. 86 -- in West Plains, Mo., Aug. 16.
The new Westlake Ace Hardware will serve as the anchor for the West Plains Marketplace shopping center. The new location marks the second store incorporating Westlake's new store design and layout that uses construction materials and a design approach intended to provide an organic and modern feel, more natural light from garage-style doors and skylights, a wood and metal facade, and polished concrete floors.
Contractors face the unknown when they tackle problems hidden inside closed structures. Stud sensors and electronic scanners — two still-evolving technologies that use radar to locate objects behind or embedded in materials — can help, but their ability to identify wood and metal framing, electrical wiring, broken or lost parts, misplaced tools, and other critically important objects is limited.
Fortunately, there's another category of electronic tools that can actually see into closed cavities.