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June 19, 2012

The State of the Nation’s Housing is, in a word, complicated.

Housing markets are showing signs of reviving, concluded "The State of the Nation’s Housing" report released by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. But we’re not out of the woods, yet. 

May 11, 2012

The other day, an HCN editor received an email from Cambridge -- the one in England. A senior analyst and Ph.D. was asking for an example of an adhesive, paint or sealant product that has “transformed the market.”

Two thoughts came to mind.

September 28, 2011

Orme Hardware owner Richard McCoy describes his company’s claim to fame with a simple description: “We still run an old-time hardware store.” 


Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that. Certainly, the Do it Best Corp. member with business roots that reach back to 1869 has an old-school flavor — one of the locations still operates with rolling ladders and wooden drawers, but McCoy is not only a recognized “Extreme Retailer,” he’s an innovator and a growth-oriented operator even in today’s contracting times.


August 31, 2011

On the eve of the company’s second-quarter earnings announcement, Lowe’s closed seven underperforming stores. 


Shuttered are locations in Meriden, Conn.; Riverdale, Ga.; Elgin and Schaumburg, Ill.; Kenai, Alaska.; Cambridge, Minn.; and Ticonderoga N.Y.


Obviously, the move upset the affected communities. For instance, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski complained of the lack of notice. But CEO Robert Niblock is paid to make tough decisions, which is how he described the seven closings.


May 1, 2011

Cambridge, Ohio-based Orme Hardware added a store in Newark, Ohio, bringing its store count to six, according to an article in the Newark Advocate.

The new store is called Orme's On Main, and it will continue to be part of the Do it Best co-op, according to the article. Orme's five other stores -- in Berlin, Cambridge, New Concord, Cadiz and Newcomerstown -- are also Do it Best stores.

 

March 18, 2011

Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corp. has agreed to purchase Edgetech I.G., a maker of warm edge insulating glass spacer systems for window and door customers in North America and abroad. The all-cash transaction, valued at $107 million, is expected to close on April 1.

October 20, 2010

Substantive growth in remodeling spending, coming off a three-year decline, seems likely in 2011, according...

July 8, 2007

ChainLink Research, a research and consulting firm that takes a cross-industry approach to supply chain...