Sonnhalter Releases Podcast About the State of the Construction Industry
BEREA, Ohio – February 2012 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, released a podcast interview with Georgia Foley of the Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) about the state of the construction industry.
The podcast interview with Foley, who is the executive director of STAFDA, gives a brief overview of the construction industry in 2011 and the industry’s outlook after the first major industry show of the year, World of Concrete.
“The construction industry certainly continues to have its challenges as it moves into 2012,” said John Sonnhalter, rainmaker journeyman at Sonnhalter. “This podcast gives some valuable insight into where construction was last year and where the industry experts see it going in the year ahead.”
“Made in the USA has become increasingly important. Americans are paying attention to the country of origin and are making an effort to avoid products from other countries,” said Foley. “Manufacturing is improving and profits are up, but finding qualified employees is a problem for many.”
The podcast is available here (http://tradesmeninsights.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/foley.mp3).
Established in 1976, Sonnhalter is the leading B2T marketing communications firm to companies that target professional tradesmen in construction, industrial and MRO markets. Sonnhalter’s brand identity highlights its expertise in marketing to the professional tradesmen. Its tagline, “Not Afraid To Get Our Hands Dirty,” promotes the employees’ willingness to roll up their sleeves and dig deep into clients’ businesses, also, it refers to the market it targets: the tradesmen who work with – and dirty – their hands every day. Sonnhalter developed the acronym “B2T,” which stands for “business-to-tradesmen” to capture the essence of its specialty. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Sonnhalter was named one of BtoB Magazine’s Top Agencies. For more information, visit the company website at www.Sonnhalter.com or visit the company blog at www.TradesmenInsights.com.
The Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) was founded in 1976 and has approximately 2,500 member companies. STAFDA holds an annual convention each November for members to convene and take part in educational programs, seminars and a trade show that is well attended by leading manufacturers, distributors and representatives within the industry. For more information about STAFDA, visit www.stafda.org.