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January 20, 2014

The shoemaker of the FBI announced an expanded line of job-ready boots.

Portland, Ore.-based Magnum’s new “Work” collection consists of 6- and 8-in. lace-up boots, rugged pull-ons and mid and low hiker styles. 

The collection consists of steel and composite safety toe styles, Goodyear welt, direct attach or cement construction options, which are all backed by the Magnum 60-day comfort guarantee. 

December 27, 2013

Steel toe work boots from Red Wing Shoes are being recalled for lack of protection.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commision, the steel toe cap in the boots could fail to protect the wearer’s feet in case of impact. 

No incidents or injuries were reported. 

Manufactured in the United States, the product was sold at retailers from October 2012 through November 2013 for \ $185 to $340. 

October 30, 2013

Construction is now underway for a new Merriam, Kan. IKEA location. With the erection of the steel structure underway, the building is slated for completion in fall of 2014.

October 18, 2013

The good news for American manufacturing is that companies love to say that they’re Made in the USA. The bad news is that many say so without really meaning it. Even while demand accelerates for homegrown products, the FCC requirements for advertising Made-in-USA products remain shrouded in ambiguity.

October 16, 2013

A new Fall Houzz Kitchen Remodeling Survey demonstrated that open-concept kitchens are trending this year, though homeowners aren't necessarily looking for increased square footage.

Of the 7,500 Houzz users surveyed who are planning a kitchen remodel, only a third are expanding, though three-quarters are opening up their kitchens, and 3-in-5 are incorporating kitchen islands.

An overwhelming number of respondents (94%) also said they were changing their countertops, with granite and quartz being the popular choices (86%). 

July 30, 2013

The makers of a corrugated stainless steel tubing product are celebrating a recent court victory.

After a lightning strike set fire to a High Ridge, Mo., house in April 2010, the homeowners' insurance company, American Automobile Insurance Co. (AAIC), sued Exton, Pa.-based OmegaFlex. The suit alleged that lightning burned a hole through the OmegaFlex TracPipe corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) and caused a fire.

Court papers show that the plaintiff was looking for a $1 million payout, plus court costs. The jury didn't buy it.

July 25, 2013

Jenn-Air is highlighting the advantages of having an additional under-counter refigerator with a new collection of said appliances.

The refrigerators aim to promote an upscale, flush design for any range of applications, up to and including wine cellars, beverage centers, under-counter refrigerators, double refrigerator drawers and refrigerator/freezer drawers.

All refrigerators come in 24-inch width sizing with a soft-close feature. Customers can choose from styles ranging from stainless steel to custom finish.

July 24, 2013

MMFX Steel Corporation has appointed Jack Schimpf as its new regional sales manager as part of its ongoing effort to bolster regional support for its steel products.

Schimpf has spent 19 years in the sales industry and has experience with technical products in the construction and infrastructure markets, including precast concrete, steel truss bridges, steel pipeline, storm water management and earth stabilization solutions. Previously, he worked for Contech Engineering Solutions.

July 11, 2013

There's a fresh face at Snavely Forest Products' Marketing Operations department in Pittsburgh. The company has recently hired Drew Garrison to spearhead a number of print and online marketing initiatives.

A graduate of Purdue University, Garrison has previously served the steel and advertising industries with his marketing strategy, copywriting and marketing collateral design skills. His position at Snavely will mark his entry into the specialty building products industry.

June 19, 2013

Las Vegas — The 2013 National Hardware Show again proved itself to be a stomping ground for new-product junkies. From areas called "Innovation Station" and "Pet Pavilion" — as well as press conference rooms and show-floor demonstrations — came a huge variety of potential margin boosters, door busters or simply sales opportunities. Here are a few.

April 9, 2013

IPG Decorative Concrete Line of Tapes

January 14, 2013

Consumer Reports has given its No. 1 ranking and “Best Buy” rating to Bosch dishwashers in its most recent edition. Six models of the German-engineered appliances were featured on the magazine’s recommended list.

Bosch entered the dishwasher market in 1991. The Irvine, Calif.-based manufacturer makes an assortment of models that range from an all-plastic tub to a fully featured stainless steel tub.

December 14, 2012

Seeing opportunity in China for brands such as Irwin, Dymo and Lenox, Newell Rubbermaid pushes what it calls a "Growth Game Plan." 

Newell Rubbermaid announced the expansion of its office in Shanghai as the company continues to drive its Growth Game Plan. The expanded Shanghai office currently houses nearly 200 employees, with additional capacity for future growth. 

December 13, 2012

Building materials manufacturer CertainTeed has announced its intention to form a joint venture with Bailey Metal Products of Concord, Ontario, to manufacture suspended ceiling grid in Canada and the United States. Bailey Metal Products is Canada's largest lightweight steel framing manufacturer and a leading provider of drywall trims and accessories.

November 28, 2012

Edison, N.J.-based Super Stud Building Products said it is collaborating with Drywall Specialties on the Patrick Taylor Science and Technology Regional Academy expansion in Jefferson, La.

Nearly $300,000 worth of steel framing products, including The EDGE Steel Framing System, is being used to create the expansion.

August 24, 2012

Disputes over dumping -- selling products in the U.S. market at prices below the cost of production or for less than what the products are sold in the home market -- are a major thorn in the side of companies wanting to do business internationally. The United States enacted the antidumping law to protect U.S. manufacturing companies from “unfair” imports, but the real impact of the law is to bankrupt legitimate U.S. companies and destroy U.S. jobs.

August 1, 2012

Grip-Rite PrimeGuard MAX

July 13, 2012

Rosen Materials, a Florida-based distributor of residential and commercial gypsum products and steel framing, has hired Andrew Randle as director of national accounts.

Andrew joins Rosen from Stock Building Supply, where he spent six years and held numerous positions, including building material sales, key account management, divisional sales management and his most recent role as national account manager to numerous top production builders.

July 13, 2012

Wallingford, Conn.-based Danver Stainless Steel Cabinetry, maker of stainless steel outdoor cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living, rolled out the ASKO Outdoor Dishwasher. ASKO is the latest addition to the company’s one-stop shopping approach to outdoor kitchens, living and entertainment centers. 

June 1, 2012

Innovation in the home improvement industry spans across categories — from lighting and kitchen appliances to tools and decking.

May 11, 2012

Edison, N.J.-based Starborn Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of fastening products, introduced Deckfast Metal for the fast-growing market of steel joist deck framing systems.

The company said more architects and deck builders are using metal joist substructures when creating decks. Deckfast Metal is a fastener that can be used to attach every type of decking -- PVC, composite, capstock and hardwood -- to steel and aluminum substructures.

April 27, 2012

New products from the 2012 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas had a tremendous variety of end users in mind. Here’s a small sample. 

March 2, 2012

1) DeWalt 15 oz. MIG  Weld Framing Hammer

The new DeWalt hammer packs a punch. The carefully designed all-steel 15 oz. DWHT51138 model strikes like a 28-oz. hammer, according to DeWalt. The lightweight heavy hitter also has a magnetic nail starter along the head and vibration absorption built into the grip. (

February 23, 2012

After surveying its membership across North America, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has released its kitchen and bath trends for 2012, based on the results of 350 K&B designers who participated in the fourth-quarter 2011 survey.

Listed below are some of the top trends:

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