Other stories by Katy Tomasulo

  • Launch Time 2005

    This month members of the tool industry will descend on Baltimore for the annual convention and trade show of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA), an organization made up of manufacturers and distributors of construction/industrial products. The benefits for you and...

  • Tricked Out

    Made from polymer materials, these durable Splash Guards protect the vehicle's finish from road debris. The guards, which can be painted to match the vehicle's finish, contour to the wheel well and are designed to accent the vehicle's lines. An optional polished Westin nameplate is available.

  • Launch Time 2006

    Hot finds and cool products from this year's STAFDA show, including power-packed lithium-ion tools, lightweight nailers, and functional fasteners.

  • Tools on Wheels

    Here's an ingenious mobile storage system that could help you keep track of your tools and put them at your fingertips. The Mobile-Shop System includes four integrated tool organizers fully stocked with 230 high-quality tools and 160 critical small parts. Each pocket or bin is labeled and numbered...

  • Simpson Strong-Tie Installation Pocket Guide

    Structural connector engineer and manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is adding to its extensive training library with a quick-reference pocket installation guide. This detail-oriented, bilingual pictorial booklet provides a quick visual reference on how to install many of the company's products. It...

  • Window Installation Training

    CertainTeed Corp. has redesigned its Window Master Craftsman installation and education program to accommodate the different installation practices of contractors across the country. The online course and test provide comprehensive window and patio door installation detail customized for five...

  • Aftermarket Advantage

    For most contractors, a pickup truck is more than just a method of getting from point A to point B. The work truck endures everything you throw at it–literally–serving as a storage facility, a work table, and a cargo hauler, all while making an aesthetic statement about you and your company. But if...

  • New Power Standard

    If you read Tools on a regular basis, you know that for years we've been pushing the tool industry to establish performance-based testing and reporting standards that would provide tool buyers with a consistent means of comparing manufacturers' performance claims. While this hope is still a speck...

  • Flashing and Sill Products

    We've all seen the images of mold-infested homes that headlined media and courtrooms a few years ago–or experienced it firsthand–with faulty window installation often front and center as a main point of failure. But since that time, the industry has stepped-up efforts to provide training and...

  • 2003 Launch Time

    Manufacturers are unveiling an array of new product picks packed with features and specs to satisfy every toolhound.