Occupy protestors move to foreclosed homes
The Occupy Wall Street movement, once focused on financial institutions and the unequal distribution of wealth, has broadened to include the collapse of the housing market and its effect on the American family, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.
Demonstrations were staged at foreclosed homes in at least two dozen states, and protestors have moved from downtown civic plazas to suburban subdivisions.
In California, a coalition of labor organizers, minority activists and housing supporters gathered in four different cities to help families move back into their foreclosed homes and defend them against eviction, according to the article.
Werner unveils compact extension ladders
Ladder maker Werner rolled out a new, compact three-piece aluminum extension ladder designed to get in and out of tight spaces.
The Greenville, Pa.-based company said the new line lets 16-ft. extension ladders go where they have never gone before — around corners, through doors, in elevators and through narrow stairwells. The ladders provide the same reach as a standard extension ladder, but in a compact, easy-to-use design without compromising the quality, safety and reach of a traditional two-piece extension ladder.
In the closed position, the three-piece design makes the Compact Ladder 20% to 25% shorter than standard two-piece extension ladders, making it easier to transport and maneuver. Developed for homeowners and DIYers, the Type II, 225-lb. Compact Aluminum Extension Ladder features a 16-ft. model. Price points start at $159.00.
DeWalt launches new Rolling Miter Saw/Planer
DeWalt announced the launch of its new Rolling Miter Saw/Planer Stand, designed for jobsite mobility thanks to its wide rubber wheels and fold-up feature. The product, availavle exclusively at Home Depot, is designed for a variety of contractors including cabinetmakers, trim carpenters, framers, installers and many other professionals who are tasked with using a miter saw or portable thickness planer on the jobsite.
“We created this stand to address the need for contractors to move quickly and efficiently on the jobsite and in the shop,” said Rafe Bennett, director of product marketing, DeWalt. “Along with convenience, our new Rolling Miter Saw/Planer Stand is compact, durable and easily adjustable, making it ideal for all contractors tasked with difficult woodworking jobs and projects.”
The unit has tubular steel construction that allows for 300 pounds of maximum weight capacity. Additionally, the stand offers wide adjustable infeed and outfeed roller work supports, which provide up to eight feet of material support.