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Milwaukee Tool expands Packout collection

The latest Packout models feature a lower profile but the same resistant body.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Milwaukee Tool is adding low-profile organizers and tool bags to its Packout Modular Storage System.

The latest Packout organizers are half the height of current models but maintain the same impact resistant body. Each Organizer has removeable bin dividers and no-travel bin seals to keep products from shifting around. In addition, the Organizers are IP65 rated to keep water and jobsite debris out.

The new 15” and 20” Packout Tool Bags un-zip to reveal large open space for tools, and have cushioned shoulder straps, top handles, and side handles for flexible carry. Each is constructed of tear resistant 1680D ballistic material and have an impact resistant polymer base are up to 5-times more durable than other bases, protecting contents from water, abrasion, and impact.

The new additions feature an intuitive and quick attachment mechanism which gives users the freedom to stack and lock them in different configurations to best suit their needs.

 

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Avoiding catastrophe and major loss

Tony Sciarrino, director of claims litigation at PLM, will lead a behind-the-scenes view of real-life large business losses.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Looking to avoid a catastrophic loss to your business?

At 2018 Pro Dealer Industry Summit, Tony Sciarrino – director of claims litigation at Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance (PLM) – will lead an in-depth, behind-the-scenes view from the insurance company’s perspective of real-life, large losses.

Dealers will be able to see actual footage and images from claims that PLM has received from different building material dealers throughout the US. By analyzing the information from the insurance company’s perspective, you will be able to see the process from beginning to end: the mistakes made, the causes of the loss, and most importantly, ways the catastrophic loss could have been avoided.

Sciarrino is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has spent 22 years as a civil litigator in Western Pennsylvania.

The ProDealer Industry Summit is presented by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and HBSDealer.

Speakers this year include John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting and no stranger to the LBM industry; John Mauri, president of the LBM & Hardlines Group for ECi Building and Construction Division; and Keynote Speaker Mark Nutsch – Green Beret Commander and the author of the best-selling book “Horse Soldiers.”

Registration is now open for the Pro Dealer Industry Summit, scheduled for Oct 17-19 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago.

 

 

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NAHB supports Supreme Court nomination

NAHB says Brett Kavanaugh is a worthy successor to retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Following President Donald Trump’s selection of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has placed its support behind the nomination.

In a statement issued by the NAHB, chairman Randy Noel said, “NAHB supports President Trump’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a worthy successor to retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Throughout his distinguished career, Judge Kavanaugh has been recognized for his sharp legal mind and as a stalwart defender of our Constitution.”

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel.

“Judge Kavanaugh is eminently qualified to serve on our nation’s highest court. We would urge all senators to vote yes on his confirmation and oppose any efforts to delay consideration,” said Noel, also a custom home builder in LaPlace, La.

Kavanaugh is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He served as White House Staff Secretary during the Presidency of George W. Bush.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh will not take place until September or October, prior to November elections.

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