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January 27, 2014

Cranbury, N.J.-based HBC Home & Hardware Products, the home products distributor formerly known as Howard Berger Co., has acquired the assets of Faucet Queen.

Faucet Queen’s Helping Hand brand of convenience-oriented home hardware is the market leader in serving the food and drug retail trade, the company said. The Faucet Queen business will continue to operate out of the current Vernon Hills, Ill., facility. 

July 30, 2013

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August 1, 2011

Natchez, Miss.-based Central Network Retail Group has purchased a 38,000-sq.-ft. Cole's Home Solutions store and drive-through lumberyard in Ripley. 

CNRG is a recently organized management and operations group led by Boyden Moore, the former CEO of Marvin's Home Centers, and Jimmy Smith, the current president of Home Hardware Centers. 

December 13, 2010

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. announced it has completed the sale of its wind energy business, John Deere Renewables, to Chicago-based Exelon Generation Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Exelon Corporation.

The sale was completed Dec. 10 and consisted of 36 wind projects in eight states- generating 735 operating megawatts of clean, renewable energy- enough to power 160,000 to 220,000 households.  

September 21, 2008

Three years shy of its 100th Anniversary, Keim Lumber could be considered a paradox in...

February 20, 2008

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears Holdings has elected Kevin Rollins, former CEO of Dell, to its...

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