STAFDA MOVES TO PHOENIX IN 2018 STAFDA’s Denver Convention & Trade Show is relocating to Phoenix, October 28 – 30, 2018. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Denver but the city reneged on its contract with STAFDA this summer, forcing the association to look for another host city. Phoenix, also one of STAFDA’s favorite host cities, came to the rescue. Learn more at www.stafda.org. ORS NASCO NAMES GROUP PRESIDENT ORS Nasco announced the appointment of Chris Kempa as president of ORS Nasco and group president of Essendant Industrial. Kempa has been supporting ORS Nasco since September 2015 as senior vice president of merchandising. Prior to joining Essendant, he spent over two decades at Grainger in leadership roles. Learn more at www.orsnasco.com. SOUTHWIRE ACQUIRES SUMNER Southwire Company LLC has acquired Sumner Manufacturing of Houston, Texas, a manufacturer of material lifts, jack stands, welding tools, material carts and other construction tools and equipment. Sumner is a key supplier to the welding and mechanical contracting industries and has a market presence in more than 50 countries around the world. The acquisition includes manufacturing operations and corporate support functions in Houston and Langfang, China, as well as sales and distribution offices in Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and includes more than 160 employees. For more details, visit www.southwire.com. AZ LIFTING HARDWARE ADDS NEW SALES AGENCY AZ Lifting Hardware (AZLH) announced that the sales team of Desert Distribution Sales will represent AZLH in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Desert Distribution Sales LLC was established in 2001 to represent industrial products manufacturers’ in the fastener and specialty tool distribution markets. John Wachman, co-founder, brings many years of fastener experience and trains fastener distributors and sales professionals through the Fastener Training Institute. For more information, visit www.azliftinghardware.com. KYOCERA ACQUIRES SENCO SENCO has been acquired by Kyocera Corporation, and will now operate as part of Kyocera’s Global Cutting Tool Division. Senco will continue to provide pneumatic and cordless nailers, staplers, screwdrivers and fasteners through its distribution network in over 40 countries. Senco’s global headquarters will continue to be based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Staff and management will remain in place. Learn more at www.senco.com. HD SUPPLY WATERWORKS BECOMES CORE & MAIN HD Supply Waterworks has changed its name to Core & Main. The company, previously a division of HD Supply, became a freestanding enterprise following its acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in August 2017. Core & Main employs approximately 2,900 associates at 246 branch locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit coreandmain.com. GENERAL EQUIPMENT NAMES NEW VP General Equipment Company announces that Randy Dahl has joined the company as vice president of sales. Prior to joining General Equipment, Dahl was vice president of sales and marketing for Poly-Tex Inc. For more details, visit www.generalequip.com. ATLAS COPCO PICKS NEW CANADIAN VP Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America has appointed Mike Marion vice president, Canada. He will lead sales and marketing efforts in the new Atlas Copco Power Technique business. For the past two years, Marion served as vice president and business line manager – Construction Tools Division, Canada. Learn more at www.us.atlascopco.com. GO TO Get fresh News every day at www.ContractorSupplyMagazine.com
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