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DEWALT announces four new knives

DEWALT announces four new knives, adding to the existing line of utility knives and pocket knives from the brand. The new knives include the Fixed Folding Lockback Knife (DWHT10916), the Premium Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10912), the Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10911), and the Pocket Knife with Ball Bearing Assist (DWHT10910).

Utility Knife

The Fixed Folding Lockback Knife (DWHT10916) offers a convenient push button blade change, integrated blade storage, as well as a lanyard hole and integrated belt clip. With its durable aluminum housing, it’s the right tool for even the toughest job sites.

Pocket Knives

The Premium Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10912) includes a spring assisted opening for easy blade deployment. With a heavy-duty stainless steel blade for long-lasting sharpness, the bi-material grip offers comfort in cutting various materials. This pocket knife also features an integrated glass breaker and integrated belt clip, making it a must-have for any job site.

The Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10911) offers many of the same features as the premium version, including spring assisted opening, heavy-duty steel blade, and an integrated belt clip. The main difference between the Spring Assist Pocket Knife and its premium counterpart is its durable, lightweight nylon composite grip.

Finally, the Pocket Knife with Ball Bearing Assist (DWHT10910) allows for one-handed opening for quick and easy blade deployment. In addition to its durable stainless steel blade, it features a piercing tanto tip blade, rubber grip, and integrated belt clip.

Each new knife in the line provides cutting and trimming of various materials, including rope, plastic lining, cables, heavy fabrics, everyday utility, and more. Available in summer 2018 where DEWALT® products are sold, the knives come with a limited lifetime warranty.




Fixed Folding Utility Knife (DWHT10916)

Premium Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10912)



Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10911)


Ball Bearing Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10910)


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Construction Job Growth Encouraging, But Hole Remains Deep

“We can’t afford to let the men and women who build America’s backbone – its roads, bridges, energy and water systems, and its schools – be left behind as the economic recovery continues”

On Friday the U.S. Labor Department reported that the jobs situation in the construction industry – a key driver of the U.S. economy – improved slightly for the second consecutive month, while still lagging behind other sectors. The number of construction jobs increased by 14,000, but construction unemployment still remained near Depression-era levels at 21.8 percent. Currently, more than 1.9 million construction workers are still looking for work.

Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) made the following statement today regarding the jobs report:

Two straight months of job growth is undoubtedly a good thing for the millions of construction workers struggling to get by. Still, the numbers show that unemployment in this vital area of the economy is far, far higher than almost any other part of the labor force.

We can’t afford to let the men and women who build America’s basics – its roads, bridges, energy and water systems, and its schools – be left behind as the economic recovery continues. If we do so, it won’t just be construction workers who pay the price – it will also be paid by everyone as our basic needs go neglected.

It’s time for Congress to take this problem seriously and invest in building America. Let’s pass a comprehensive highway bill. Let’s modernize our aging water resources facilities, our schools and our energy systems. And let’s put men and women back to work while leaving a legacy that will last for generations and allow our country to compete in the 21st century.

Equipment Workers Staging Rally to Launch Grassroots Campaign for Transportation Investments, Jobs

Caravan of Heavy Construction Equipment Down Las Vegas Strip Urges Federal Government to Stop Job Loss

WHAT: A rally of construction equipment workers and other allies will be held in Las Vegas to launch Start Us Up USA! This national grassroots campaign calls on the federal government to reauthorize transportation funding for road construction and spur a jobs recovery. At the conclusion of the rally, a caravan of idle heavy construction equipment will parade down Las Vegas Boulevard.

WHY: Insufficient federal investment in transportation improvements has contributed to a deep depression of the construction equipment industry and significant job loss. Local companies have felt the impact including Las Vegas’ Cashman Equipment Company, one of the largest privately owned employers in Nevada, whose sales are down by 50 percent. Federal transportation funding expires on September 30, and representatives will talk about how time is running out for the men and women of the construction and equipment industries. They will release a new report from IHS Global Insight detailing the problem and discuss how road construction projects are critical to ease traffic congestion and strengthen our nation’s competitiveness, like the much-needed improvements underway to Interstate 15 through Las Vegas.


  • Toby Mack, President and CEO, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)aedlogo-1
  • Dennis Slater, President, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
  • AEM_logo_wo_cmykMary Kaye Cashman, Chairman and CEO, Cashman Equipment Company
  • Other local business leaders who understand the importance of transportation investments

WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 10 a.m. with a formal presentation

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, 3150 Paradise Road, Gold Lot 4

DETAILS: Following formal remarks, heavy construction equipment will “start up” its engines and caravan down the Las Vegas Strip


  • Caravan of idle construction equipment on Las Vegas Boulevard
  • Dozens of local construction workers rallying to protect their jobs
  • Display of several new pieces of construction equipment that remains unsold due to the construction downturn

Media Contact: Rich Jefferson at AEM, 414-274-0655, rjefferson@aem.org

Details of this industry event  will be published as soon as the information is available.