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November 16, 2014

US LBM Holdings acquired K-I Lumber & Building Materials of Louisville, Kentucky, bringing  the US LBM footprint to 90 locations across 14 states.

The move pushes the number of US LBM divisions 15, and brings into the fold a territory with which US LBM CEO L.T. Gibson is familiar – Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

October 30, 2014

After a long career in the home improvement industry as a manufacturers rep, Frank (Bud) S. Howard III died last week.

Bud ran the Indianapolis-based Frank S. Howard Company after his dad Frank retired in 1968 until he retired in 1992. Bud called on accounts in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Southern Ohio for 35 plus years. 

October 20, 2014

It takes a little more to be an "All Star" hardware store performer.

HCN's fourth annual list of Hardware Store All-Stars recognizes hardware stores for outstanding service, as well as growth, innovation and the values of the hardware industry.

HCN Daily will profile the honorees, moving across the map of the United States from East to West -- continuing this week with Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

August 25, 2014

PulteGroup, Inc. has acquired the real estate assets of Dublin, Ohio-based Dominion Homes, a homebuilder with a significant presence in the Ohio and Kentucky markets.

The deal involves an initial acquisition of about 6,500 lots, with 1,600 additional lots slated for purchase within the next 45 days upon completion of additional due diligence. These lots are spread throughout 27 open communities in Columbus, 11 in Louisville and three in Lexington. The specific financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

July 22, 2014

Lexington, Kentucky-based Tempur Sealy International has promoted Barry Hytinen to the title of EVP corporate development and finance.

"Barry's contributions to Tempur Sealy have been significant and broad reaching," said president and CEO Mark Sarvary. "In particular, his leadership was critical to all aspects of the transformative Sealy acquisition and integration. On behalf of the board of directors and our entire company, I am pleased to congratulate Barry on his well-deserved promotion."

May 20, 2014

Gibbs True Value Hardware in Grayson, Kentucky, was recognized by Chicago-based True Value Co. as one of 13 Best Hardware Store in Town honorees.

Accepting the award at a True Value hosted ceremony earlier this year were C.C. and Julie Gibbs. 

The store was the first in the state of Kentucky to adopt the Destination True Value format. The store also offers niche categories, such as fireplaces, outdoor power equipment and a Just Ask Rental business.

March 24, 2014

Like most Americans, the editorial staff of HCN has been watching a lot of basketball lately. It’s all part of the national tradition known as March Madness, the 64-team single-elimination tournament designed to break your heart and bust your bracket.

January 2, 2014

Novi, Mich.-based BrassCraft Manufacturing, a Masco Company involved in the manufacture of plumbing products, has hired Roger Hernandez as territory sales manager for Ohio and Kentucky.

"We're delighted to have Roger on our team," said Ken Kemmerling, sales manager, Central Region. "We're confident that his depth of sales experience will greatly contribute to enhancing customer service and to growing our business in this territory."

December 2, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm and 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, continuing this week with Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.

October 25, 2013

Brian Miller, executive VP of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky, will serve a two-year term starting in 2014 on the board of directors of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Executive Officers Council, according to Cincinnati.com.

September 11, 2013

Georgia-Pacific and U.S. Lumber have announced they are entering a distribution agreement for engineered wood products (EWP).     The agreement, effective Nov. 1, 2013, provides for U.S. Lumber to distribute Georgia-Pacific engineered lumber in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, the panhandle of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Both companies are based in Atlanta.

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.

July 29, 2013

Cerritos, Calif.-based Palfinger Liftgates has hired Ricky Richardson as field service technician, effective July 15, 2013.

His territory includes New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina.

February 5, 2013

Timothy Yaggi was named chief operating officer for the Kentucky-based manufacturer of pillows and mattresses.

January 15, 2013

Three suspects who allegedly stole approximately $2,000 worth of merchandise from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers were apprehended on Jan. 8 and 9 in Louisville, Ky.

November 14, 2012

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered that consumers in six states -- California, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota and Texas -- who allege that Sears sold them allegedly defective Kenmore front-loading "high efficiency" washing machines manufactured by Whirlpool may band together in a class action.

May 24, 2012

It takes a little more to be an all-star on the 2012 Home Channel News Hardware Store All-Star list. For the second year in a row, HCN has compiled a state-by-state list of high performers, innovative retailers and classic stores.

The alphabetical listing of Hardware Store All-Stars, one from each of the 50 U.S. states, continues below with Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana:

May 14, 2012

Millwork Products LLC, a Paducah, Ky.-based firm, has opened a new location in Wilkesboro, N.C. and hired most of the former workers of a closed Jeld-Wen facility, according to an article in the Winston-Salem Journal. 

May 3, 2012

One year ago it was just a set of blueprints, but Menards first location in Kentucky -- a megastore measuring more than 200,000 sq. ft. -- opened on May 1 in Owensboro, Ky., according to an article in the Messenger Inquirer.

Menards will be the first store to operate in the 67-acre Heartland Crossing shopping center. Designs for that $45 million development feature building pads for restaurants, banks, offices and a hotel.

May 3, 2012

One year ago it was just a set of blueprints, but Menards first location in Kentucky -- a megastore measuring more than 200,000 sq. ft. -- opened on May 1 in Owensboro, Ky., according to an article in the Messenger Inquirer.

Menards will be the first store to operate in the 67-acre Heartland Crossing shopping center. Designs for that $45 million development feature building pads for restaurants, banks, offices and a hotel.

April 2, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky,), speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate on tornado relief efforts last month, singled out several lumberyards and home-improvement retailers for their assistance in the aftermath of last month’s tornados. 

March 26, 2012

All too often, employees think that their texting is personal, according to Christine Walters, J.D., SPHR, a consultant with FiveL Co. in Westminster, Md. But texts can resurface in employment lawsuits, so employees and managers should be trained to keep all of their texts as professional as other communications.

March 5, 2012

H&S Ace Hardware, an 80-year-old hardware store in Louisville, Ky., closed last month under pressure from its creditors, according to an article in the Courier-Journal.

Store manager Dave Phelps told the newspaper that the company's secured creditors ordered that the 135,000-sq.-ft. store be shuttered.

February 24, 2012

Menards, the third largest chain of home improvement stores in the U.S., will open a 200,000-sq.-ft.-plus store in Owensboro, Ky., this spring, according to an article in the Messenger Inquirer. It will be the Eau Claire, Wis.-based retailer’s first store in the state of Kentucky.

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