Spotlight on Spring 2017: Introducing the Davenport

As more and more millennials join the workforce, the demand for younger, more adaptable work footwear is increasingly evident. Featuring lighter, faster and more colorful styles, the KEEN Utility™ Spring ’17 introductions re-imagine the look and feel of the work boot, blending premium protection with quality comfort and ease of wear. Leading the charge is the Davenport, a medium-duty boot with a remarkably lightweight design and 100% non-metallic construction. With the versatility of a hiker and top-notch safety features, this boot is a must-have on and off the job site….

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Paver Restoration: Hardscape Contractors Learn to “Seal the Deal”

Application of premium cleaners and sealers to aging hardscapes is opening the door for new opportunities in paver restoration   In the past, the hardscape industry has sold concrete pavers and natural stone as a maintenance-free investment that will last a lifetime.  However, over time, wear and tear as well as harsh weather conditions inevitably reduces a once-beautiful installation into a patchwork of dirty, stained or moldy pavers with weeds between the joints. While little can be done to stop Mother Nature or the march of time, paving installers do…

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Milwaukee® Introduces New Torpedo Levels with the Industry’s Strongest Magnets

MILWAUKEE, WI– Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver unprecedented innovation for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical contractor professionals with the introduction of the Milwaukee® 10” Die Cast Block and Compact Billet Torpedo Levels. Milwaukee’s Amplified Rare Earth Magnets deliver over 2X the magnetic strength of industry competitors, giving users a more secure hold and confidence in measurements when working overhead or on lifts, scaffolds & ladders. Both of the new Torpedo Levels are designed from the ground-up to provide premium features that increase productivity for MEP installation, service professionals and the…

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CertainTeed ColorView Home Exterior Visualization Tool Hits the Road

Contractors who specialize in exterior remodeling projects have a next generation tool to help their customers sort through a world of design possibilities. CertainTeed, North America’s leading brand of building products, has improved upon its industry-best array of home design visualization tools by expanding the product offerings showcased in the mobile version of the ColorView® Exterior Style and Color Selector. Created expressly for the iPad®, the ColorView Mobile app releases building professionals from the office computer, enabling them to work directly with homeowners as they try out different exterior product style and color combinations. The…

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DeWalt Launches New Saws and Cordless Nailer

At just 6lbs (weighed with a 2.0Ah battery), the 20V MAX*XR® Cordless 16 GA Angled Finish Nailer is 2.3lbs lighter and 1 inch shorter in height**. Using the 2.0Ah battery that is included in the kit version, the 16 GA Finish Nailer drives up to 800 nails per charge in sequential mode. Because the DCN660 is compatible with all 20V MAX* XR® DEWALT Lithium Ion batteries, it’s also capable of driving up to 2,200 nails per charge in sequential mode when usingDEWALT’s 20V MAX* XR® 5.0Ah battery (DCB205 sold separately…

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KEEN Utility Enhances American Built Offerings for Spring 2016

For Spring ’16 KEEN Utility adds a safety workhorse to its arsenal of innovative protective footwear. Assembled in KEEN’s very own Portland factory using the finest materials from around the world, The Leavenworth Met offers unique protective and comfort features that blend fit and function for today’s hardest working men. “One of our biggest motivations each season is how to innovate protection and comfort for our customers,” said Mark Reilly, division director for KEEN Utility. “The Leavenworth offers some really unique protective features with the comfort and durability we’ve become…

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