Milwaukee® Develops the First Brushless, 18V One-Handed Reciprocating Saw

  Milwaukee Tool once again solidifies its leadership in the reciprocating saw category with the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ Hackzall® One-Handed Reciprocating Saw – the first brushless, 18V one-handed recip saw on the market. Combining the power of M18 FUEL™* with a compact, ergonomic design the M18 FUEL™ Hackzall® is the fastest-cutting 18V one-handed recip saw on the market. Delivering up to 3X faster cutting in key plumbing, electrical, and remodeling applications versus other one-handed recip saws, the new tool allows users to make 50% more cuts per charge…

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RoyOMartin Rebrands, Expands its Eclipse™ Product Line

  Updated nomenclature better defines the products, their uses and benefits RoyOMartin has unveiled updated branding for its popular Eclipse™ line of radiant barrier oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing products and expanded the line. Alexandria, La.-based RoyOMartin manufactures OSB and plywood at plants in Louisiana and soon in Texas. “Eclipse ™ Air & Moisture Barrier is a panel and tape method that integrates the energy efficiency of a radiant barrier and the benefits associated with diffusing vapor and air in a single housewrap product,” said Leigh Ann Purvis, RoyOMartin’s marketing…

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Joint Employer Bill Would Provide Clarity and Certainty to Small Businesses

  The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would boost housing affordability and provide small businesses certainty and predictability by clarifying under law what constitutes a joint employer. Testifying before two subcommittees of the House Education and Workforce Committee, NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, said, “The line that once clearly separated two employers is so blurry that neither I nor others in our industry can see where it lies. As…

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