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Bosch introduces a trio of three-plane leveling lasers

BY HBSDealer Staff

Bosch has introduced the GLL3-330CG, GLL3-330C and GLL3-300 three-plane leveling and alignment line lasers, which deliver accuracy, long range and convenient all-in-one job layout to meet a variety of tasks on the job site.

The self-leveling lasers provide one 360-degree horizontal plane and two 360-degree vertical planes with references that cover the floor, wall and ceiling to serve all leveling needs. The two vertical lines cross at 90-degree angles so the user can quickly arrange and square the layout of the room from one mark.

The family of Bosch three-plane leveling and alignment line lasers will be available starting in March 2018.

The GLL3-330C (red beam) and GLL3-330CG (green beam) are Bluetooth connected, which brings an added measure of efficiency and convenience to the user. With upgraded diodes and brighter beams, these plane lasers offer a visible range up to 200 ft. diameter, increasing to 330 feet. diameter when paired with an optional Bosch LR8 or LR 6 receiver for full jobsite coverage. The GLL3-330CG’s green laser diodes generate green lines up to 4 times brighter than standard red beams. The tool excels in ambient and bright lighting environments, allowing the user to see lines easily.

The two lasers have dual power technology to accommodate either a Bosch 12V Max Lithium-ion battery or four AA alkaline batteries. The 12V Max battery provides power in a compact package for extended laser runtime on all-day layout jobs.

In addition, users can control the operation of the GLL3-330C and GLL3-330CG Bosch lasers remotely with a smart phone and the free Bosch Levelling Remote App, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app allows users to turn the leveling laser on and off, select the number of laser planes active and adjust the visibility of the laser lines. The app also provides battery status and out-of-level alerts.

The GLL3-300 offers upgraded diodes and a brighter red beam with a visible range of up to 200 feet in diameter and 300 feet in diameter when using an optional Bosch LR8 or LR6 receiver for full job site coverage. The tool is powered by four AA alkaline batteries.

All three lasers feature Bosch-exclusive VisiMax technology, which monitors the laser's temperature to ensure maximum diode performance. VisiMax delivers optimum visibility for all jobsite conditions while protecting the laser diodes from overheating. This helps maintain the life and reliability of the tool even when used at extreme temperatures.

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NBMDA announces board members

BY HBSDealer Staff

The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) is pleased to announce the organization’s Board of Directors for 2018. The NBMDA Board is comprised of industry executives from both distributor and supplier member firms within the specialty building material, kitchen & bath and woodworking industries.

“We are excited to kick off the new year with such a strong volunteer leadership team,” said NBMDA Executive Vice President, Kevin Gammonley. “I am confident that this year’s Board of Directors will positively impact NBMDA’s mission and continue the positive momentum NBMDA is experiencing in membership growth, Annual Convention support and value creation for our members.”

The 2018 NBMDA president is Michael Donelly, of Metro Hardwoods in Sioux Falls, S.D. President-Elect is Miss O’Daniel of Web-Don in Charlotte, N.C. Vice President Tom O’Neill hails from the Wurth Group of Vernon Hills, Ill.

Also among the officers: Ray Prozzillo is immediate past president. He Is from A& M Supply in Pinellas Park, Fla. Treasurer is Wayne Moriarty of Atlantic Plywood, Woburn, Mass.

The association’s distributor directors are:

• Don Lorey, Jr.; E.B. Bradley Co. Los Angeles

• Craig Goodman, Amerhart LTD. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

• Steve Petersen, Lumbermens, Inc. Grand Rapids, Michigan

• Emily Vella, Atlantic Plywood Woburn, Massachusetts

Supplier/Service provider directors are:

• Mike Purtell, M.L. Campbell
The Woodlands, Texas

• Kevin Shotbolt , Arauco North America Markham, Ontario

• Rick Montoya Timber Products Company Springfield, Oregon

• Jim Houser  Majure Data Milton, Georgia

• David Noe Rev-A-Shelf Jeffersontown, Kentucky

• Chris Schlabach VT Industries Holstein, Iowa

NBMDA is a trade association representing the leading wholesale distributors of wood panels, surfacing materials, cabinet hardware, finishes and related products. 

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: Wednesday’s winners

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Of the 30 stocks tracked by HBSDealer, 24 showed gains on Wednesday. Leading the charge was LL, up 3.4%; DOOR, up 3.1%; and TSCO, up 2.8%.

BXC and LPX were the largest percentage decliners on the day, down 2.7% and 1.3%, respectively.

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