Finance services boost Mainland Stoneworks
BlueTarp Financial recently partnered with Mainland Stoneworks in Alvin, Texas, to provide an enhanced credit program designed to accelerate growth by offering extended terms.
Mainland Stoneworks offers countertop materials, including natural stone, quartz, solid surface, wood, and concrete for kitchen and bath remodels. “With BlueTarp, I am more confident taking on new and larger customers,” said Kevin Bertelsman, owner of Mainland Stoneworks. “It also helps me sleep at night knowing what cash is coming in and on what day.”
With Portland, Maine-based BlueTarp, Mainland Stoneworks is able to attract new business by offering pro customers extended terms, larger lines of credit and online tools. In addition, BlueTarp provides guaranteed cash flow so Mainland Stoneworks can now focus on larger commercial customers and invest back into their business.
“Mainland Stoneworks is a great addition to the BlueTarp program,” said Scott Simpson, president and CEO of BlueTarp. “By offering extended terms, they’ll be able to attract new business and grow existing accounts.”
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Makita pushes the envelope on power
La Mirada, California-based Makita has released the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Quick-Shift Mode 3-Speed Impact Driver.
“It is the most powerful and most compact impact driver ever made by Makita,” the company said.
The product, model XDT09M, is part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, what it describes as the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery.
"Makita has a legacy of innovation in cordless impact drivers, and the XDT09M sets new standards," said Adam Livingston, Makita product manager, cordless tools. "The XDT09M has more torque and more speed than previous models, yet it has more features and the most compact size in the 18 volt category. For contractors, the XDT09M is a total fastening solution."
Precision fastening applications often require the user to stop or slow down the impact driver just prior to driving the screw into place to ensure there is no damage to the fastener or work piece. Quick-Shift Mode is an automatic electronic controller that downshifts and reduces rotation and impact speed prior to driving the screw into place. It is engineered to minimize screw thread stripping, screw breakage and damage to work.
Quick-Shift Mode can be engaged with a push of a button at the base of the handle. When the driving process begins, the impact driver starts driving at 3rd speed (3,600 RPM). As the screw nears the fastened position, Quick-Shift Mode is automatically engaged and downshifts to 2nd Speed (2,100 RPM).