David Salazar

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  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:34

    Door manufacturer Masonite International announced Thursday that it would be restructuring its Masonite Israel subsidiary in order to avoid a court-appointed trustee being placed in charge of the company.

    In order to restructure, the company requested a stay from the Israeli courts after evaluating the company’s options. The Israel company is currently operating at a loss, and constituted under 1% of Masonite International’s sales in the last fiscal year. 

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  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:33

    The new Profile series of freestanding ranges from GE will allow homeowners to turn the oven on in between games of Candy Crush, among other things.

    The Wi-Fi-enabled series of gas and electric ranges can be controlled remotely by the GE Brillion smartphone app.

    “We’re expanding our line of connected appliances to make life easier while you’re on the go,” GE Product Manager Jonathan Sprigler said. “Consumers expect more things to be accessible through their phones, and GE is enabling them to have the control they want.”

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  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:32

    Royal Building Products introduced a new series of windows this week. The Altitude commercial window series meet the classification to be used in commercial, mid-rise apartment and institutional products. For door and window makers, this means the potential to expand into that market.

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  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:48

    Hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators is launching a sale through Sept. 2.

    The Fall Flooring Kickoff Sale includes discounts — $1.69 per sq. ft. on its 5-inch Gunstock Oak flooring — a 10%-off coupon and two-year financing for all of its products.

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  • Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:47

    Cary, North Carolina-based Ply Gem signed a deal with Fortune Brands Home & Security to acquire Simonton Windows.

    The deal is valued at about 10 times Simonton’s earnings before interests, taxes, depreciation and amortization — about $130 million — and is expected to take close in October. Simonton’s annual revenues are more than $300 million.

    Ply Gem will also acquire SimEx, a vinyl and PVC foam extrusion manufacturing plant in West Virginia, as part of the deal with Fortune Brands.

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  • Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:23

    Starting Aug. 16, Floridians can see what might be inside a house from KB Home. The company announced Friday that it was set to open its design studio in Daytona Beach over the weekend.

    The studio provides a showroom for typical KB Home features like flooring and appliances, as well as choices for cabinets and lighting. Design associates will help visitors choose the right combination of features and show them the homebuilder’s various energy-saving design aspects.

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  • Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:14

    Freight transportation provider Hub Group is the recipient of Sears Holdings’ Partners in Transformation award, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company announced Friday.

    "Hub Group has been a proud transportation provider for Sears Holdings since 1990," Hub Group chairman and CEO David P. Yeager said. "It is an honor to receive this award and it has been a pleasure to watch our relationship grow steadily from hard work and dedication on both sides."

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  • Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:18

    Ohio-based flooring company Tarkett has unveiled a new social media contest, #WeLikeItNatural. The contest is an effort to promote its Johnsonite iQ Natural line of vinyl flooring.

    Potential contestants can order samples of the flloring and take photos of it outdoors. Submissions will be displayed on the Facebook page for Johnsonite, and there will drawings every week to see what photo moves on. Users will vote for the top three submissions. Winners receive either a Tarkett FitBit or a $500 gift card to sporting goods store REI.

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  • Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:31

    Home appliance manufacturer Jenn-Air announced this week that it would be the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival’s appliance sponsor this year.

    From Aug. 21 to 24, the company’s products will be on display at fourth annual festival’s cooking demonstrations and at the LA Studio Center, where the festival’s Grand Tasting will be housed. It will also be hosting a wine event every night of the festival where attendees can mingle with chefs and make use of a photo booth at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

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  • Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:02

    Outdoor power equipment company Troy-Bilt introduced the Jet leaf blower that will be sold at Lowe’s stores.

    The Jet uses a fan that spins at 130 m.p.h. while bringing in and pressurizing 650 cubic feet per minute of air volume.

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