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September 11, 2013

Nebraska-based construction company Kiewit has promoted Lance Wilhelm to senior VP of its Hawaii operations.

Wilhelm will be leaving his post as area manager, wherein he oversaw the company's Hawaii vertical building operations, which included the construction of the Trump Tower in Waikiki. In his new role, he will oversee lead market, industry, operations and community involvement in the region, as well as continue to play a significant role in the construction of the Honolulu Rapid Transit System.

September 10, 2013

Bart and Diana Tyler, proprieters of Kelloggs & Lawrence in Katonah, N.Y., and DeWayne Tripp, owner of Hinton (Okla.) Hardware joined an elite crowd in 2013: HCN Hardware Store All-Stars. Their stores made the list, along with 48 other worthy retailers, one from each state.

September 10, 2013

Solar manufacturer SolarWorld is rolling out its new Freedom Plan, designed to support the usage of American-made solar panels for homeowners in Hawaii.

In a nutshell, the program will allow homeowners to replace a portion of their electricity bills with a low monthly payment for solar power and guarantees the use of American-made panels. Users can receive the plan together with a complete solar-electric system from SolarWorld, which includes photovoltaic equipment, installation, monitoring services, system insurance and maintenance for up to 20 years.

September 9, 2013

HCN is once again congratulating the 50 hardware store, home center and farm & ranch retailers who made the annual HCN Hardware Store All-Star list.

Now in its third year, HCN's annual list of high performers recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that are outstanding in their field. The complete list and analysis can be found in the September issue of HCN. Meanwhile, HCN Daily will work its way across the country with mini profiles, starting here in the West with Alaska, Hawaii and California.

November 5, 2012

Voters in 38 states will consider 174 statewide ballot measures on Nov. 6, 2012, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). These proposals are wide-ranging, with a number of them having potential workplace implications.

Questions appear on the ballots in more than one state concerning:

• Medical marijuana use; • Legalization of marijuana; and • Same-sex marriage.

July 30, 2012

The No. 1 ranked beach house in the United States -- according to a real estate website -- is a modern-style Montauk, N.Y., home with a price tag in excess of $19 million.

The house topped the list put out by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, which ranked the Top 10 Coolest Beach Homes for 2012.

July 30, 2012

The No. 1 ranked beach house in the United States -- according to a real estate website -- is a modern-style Montauk, N.Y., home with a price tag in excess of $19 million.

The house topped the list put out by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, which ranked the Top 10 Coolest Beach Homes for 2012.

May 17, 2012

The 2012 crop of Home Channel News Hardware Store All-Stars marks the second year of the state-by-state accounting of high-performance retailers. The common theme of “excellent customer service” runs through the entire list, but that’s just the beginning.

Here are the honorees from Georgia, Hawaii and Idaho:

May 4, 2012

Last year, the original 50 Home Channel News Hardware Store All-Star honorees established a high bar and a hard act to follow. But the 2012 crop rises to the challenge. This year’s Hardware Store All-Stars, one from each of the 50 U.S. states, have at least one thing in common: Ask them what makes them special and you can bet they’ll include “excellent customer service” in the answer. From there, every path to stardom is unique.

January 3, 2012

City Mill Co. plans to open a new store in Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, at the Laulani Village Shopping Center.

As the second anchor store, City Mill will encompass 40,000 sq. ft. with a 5,000-sq.-ft. area for additional garden, lumber and building materials. The new store is expected to open in late 2012. It will be the company's ninth store.

January 3, 2012

City Mill Co. plans to open a new store in Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, at the Laulani Village Shopping Center.

As the second anchor store, City Mill will encompass 40,000 sq. ft. with a 5,000-sq.-ft. area for additional garden, lumber and building materials. The new store is expected to open in late 2012. It will be the company's ninth store.

November 4, 2011

Allied Building Products Corp. has recently completed three acquisitions: Ivan Supply Co.; the Smyrna, Ga., branch of American Wholesale; and Pacific Source.

Philadelphia-based Ivan Supply Co. is a privately held, four-branch distributor of roofing and siding. It was founded in 1981 by Ivan Tancredi.

November 4, 2011

Allied Building Products Corp. has recently completed three acquisitions: Ivan Supply Co.; the Smyrna, Ga., branch of American Wholesale; and Pacific Source.

Philadelphia-based Ivan Supply Co. is a privately held, four-branch distributor of roofing and siding. It was founded in 1981 by Ivan Tancredi.

October 21, 2011

Honolulu-based City Mill Company named Ron De Leon as general merchandising manager, responsible for all merchandise sold at the eight-store home improvement company.

De Leon is a former merchant at All American Home Center in California. 

October 21, 2011

Honolulu-based City Mill Company named Ron De Leon as general merchandising manager, responsible for all merchandise sold at the eight-store home improvement company.

De Leon is a former merchant at All American Home Center in California. 

May 26, 2011

Weyerhaeuser’s iLevel division will begin distributing James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim products through its Pacific Northwest service centers, the company has announced, making the products available to iLevel customers in western Washington, Oregon and Hawaii.

James Hardie products are currently sold through iLevel’s network of distribution centers into 20 markets.

May 14, 2011

There are great hardware stores in every corner of this country. Home Channel News has identified 50 -- one for each state -- in its May issue. 

Continuing the report of all-star hardware stores in order alphabetical, here are Florida, Georgia and Hawaii:

May 14, 2011

There are great hardware stores in every corner of this country. Home Channel News has identified 50 -- one for each state -- in its May issue. 

Continuing the report of all-star hardware stores in order alphabetical, here are Florida, Georgia and Hawaii:

May 3, 2011

From New York’s Island to the Redwood Forests, the great American hardware store maintains a revered place in the commercial history of these United States. 


On the following pages, Home Channel News editors travel state-by-state to find examples of leading hardware store retailers. To those deserving candidates not on the list — and there are many — we offer this advice as consolation: “Keep up the good work. We’ll get to you eventually.” 


April 19, 2011

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's will open an 117,000-sq.-ft. store in Iwilei, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu Thursday, according to a report in the Honolulu Star Advertiser. 

April 19, 2011

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's will open an 117,000-sq.-ft. store in Iwilei, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu Thursday, according to a report in the Honolulu Star Advertiser. 

October 15, 2008

Mike Fujimoto of Hawaii Planing Mill will be taking over from Niel Crowson, of E.C....

August 24, 2008

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first, move on to the better...

January 13, 2008

When MeadClark Lumber began setting up a wholesale division for green building materials, the Northern...