Milwaukee Tool gear is ready for the cold
The power tool manufacturer has introduced its latest Heated Gear workwear.
It might be a heat wave outside, but Milwaukee Tools is already prepared to kick off its 9th season of heated gear for cold weather work.
A refreshed line of Heated Gear features faster heating technology, garment improvements, as well as overall enhancements to improve the wearer’s experience, the tool manufacturer says. In addition, Milwaukee will also introduce a brand new Heated Gear category with the addition of M12 Heated AXIS Jackets and Vests.
Powered by M12 RedLithium battery technology, the M12 Heated ToughShell Jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back, and front pockets. This year, Milwaukee added a new quick-heat function that helps deliver heat three times faster than before, fully heating up the jacket in 2.5 minutes.
Built to survive the elements both on and off the jobsite, these jackets utilize ToughShell stretch polyester for five times a longer life than other soft-shell jackets. Returning this year are various popular features such as 3 heat settings, up to 8 hours of run-time, and machine washable construction.
The 2018 lineup includes black, red, and new Realtree EDGE camo. Each ships with the M12 Compact Charger and Portable Power Source for ideal on-the-go charging via micro-USB in wall outlets, vehicles, or computers.
Powered by M12 RedLithium battery technology, the M12 Heated Hoodies use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest and back. A new Quick-Heat function helps deliver heat 3 times faster than before, fully heating up the hoodie within 2.5 minutes.
Milwaukee’s newest additions to the Heated Gear line are the M12 Heated AXIS Jackets and Vests. A hybrid construction featuring the new AXIS Ripstop Polyester provides a lightweight, compressible design that can be used as an outer shell or a mid-layer and protects the wearer from wind and water.
Mans Lumber selects BisTrack solution
The Michigan-based pro dealer is looking to improve reporting while refining its pricing strategy.
Mans Lumber and Millwork has chosen Epicor BisTrack as its new business management software solution.
A fourth-generation, family-operated business, with locations in Trenton and Canton, Mich., Mans is looking to boost customers service, improve reporting, and increase revenue through enhanced pricing.
“The biggest question for us when looking to change software solutions was, ‘Will this investment be better for our customers?’,” said Pete Mans, vice president of operations at Mans Lumber. “After educating ourselves on what BisTrack software could provide, the answer to that question quickly became, ‘Yes’.”
Mans said one of the key drivers to choosing BisTrack was the desire to implement technology that is continuously being developed. “We selected BisTrack software because of its strong development and support teams, superior reporting, warehouse management (WMS) capabilities, and real-time technology that will give us access to more timely data for accurate decision making,” he said.
According to Anna Motschall, CFO of Mans, “BisTrack software will help us be more organized, more professional, and allow us to focus our resources on the right things. Whether it is with concentrating on customers, inventory, or operational inefficiencies that spread us thin,” said Anna Motschall, CFO, Mans Lumber. “And, in terms of operational improvements, I’m optimistic that BisTrack software will help us refine pricing.”
The pro dealer currently uses special price lists which are very reactive to market changes. “By having up-to-the minute data, we’ll be able to keep our prices at par with the market and increase our revenue,” Motschall said.
“We are pleased to have Mans Lumber join the extraordinary lumber and building materials (LBM) client base that is continuously demonstrating growth through their use of the BisTrack solution,” said Kevin Hodge, senior LBM product director, Epicor Software. “It’s proven that investment in new, robust technology leads the way for increased profitability, enhanced customer satisfaction, and business growth.”
With offices in Austin, Texas, Epicor provides industry-specific software designed to fit the precise needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers.
HBSDealer Stock Watch: Thursday’s rebound
|Hardware and building supply stocks bounced back on Wall Street on Thursday following the Fourth of July holiday. Of the 30 stocks tracked, 27 finished the day higher. The biggest movers were BXC (up 3.45%) and HBP (up 4.29%).|
|BLDR (Builders FS)||18.43||+0.27%|
|BMCH (BMC Stock)||21.15||+0.95%|
|CENT (Central Garden)||44.49||-0.11%|
|DE (Deere & Co.)||139.70||-0.38%|
|HD (Home Depot)||194.41||+0.41%|
|LL (Lumber Liquidators)||25.47||+3.29%|
|SMG (Scotts Miracle-Gro)||84.83||+1.29%|
|TSCO (Tractor Supply)||77.08||+1.25%|
|UFPI (Universal Forest)||37.80||+1.20%|