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September 16, 2014

Sears Holdings (SHLD) dropped 9.40% on Tuesday after filing for a $400 million loan from CEO Edward Lampert's hedge fund.

September 15, 2014

Tony and Joni Applegate and their store -- Applegate’s PRO Hardware of Georgetown, Ohio -- were honored as a Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award Finalist.

The Applegates opened their about five years ago, filling a need in their community for a hardware store and fulfilling Tony’s lifelong dream of owning a store. And, when the building next door became available, they expanded their store in 2013.

September 15, 2014

Toano, Virginia-based Lumber Liquidators has rolled out its latest product catalog for the fall, which includes 60 new flooring choices and insights into new flooring trends.

"We continually stay on top of design trends from around the world and then work directly with major mills to ensure the lowest prices possible on the highest quality flooring," said president and CEO Robert Lynch.

So what's on tap for fall? Grayscale is one trend the industry may be seeing more of, with various shades of gray flooring cropping up in contemporary design schemes.

September 15, 2014

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, a Fremont, California-based roofing and solar company, has promoted Erin Clark to president of its consumer solar power business.

“Erin Clark has displayed the kind of high-performance leadership qualities that PetersenDean prides itself in and his expertise and experience in roofing and solar are important to this position," said PetersenDean founder Jim Petersen. "We are confident that these skills will help lead us down the right road in the future as we grow and evolve."

September 12, 2014

Indianapolis-based hhgregg Inc. has brought on Robert Riesbeck as CFO, effective Sept. 15.

September 12, 2014

Delta Faucet Company is lending a hand to students of the plumbing, heating and cooling trade via six $2,500 scholarships.

"We know that contractors are looking everywhere for skilled workers to hire," said Sam Straub, VP trade sales for Delta Faucet Company. "Through these scholarships, Delta Faucet is helping to connect those contractors with the employees they need to get their work done."

September 12, 2014

El Segundo, California-based Henry Company acquired West Development Group, based in LaGrange, Ohio, which specializes in silicone and spray polyurethane foam roofing technologies for commercial and residential applications. 

The strategic acquisition of WDG reinforces Henry’s core business of Building Envelope Systems and enhances its ability to deliver custom solutions for the benefit of the owner, occupant and environment, the company said.

September 12, 2014

Providence, Rhode Island-based air management company Nortek, Inc. named Jeffrey Mueller as group president of its Residential Ventilation (RESV) segment.

"Jeff Mueller's deep expertise in global kitchen and bath product manufacturing, operational improvement and strategic growth for leading brands will serve our RESV business well," said Nortek president and CEO Michael Clarke. "He has a solid record of results in an impressive series of previous positions, and we are excited to welcome him to the Nortek team."

September 11, 2014

Simpson Door Company has hired Phil Steklenski as its newest VP and general manager, replacing Stacie Conkle, who is retiring after 28 years with the company.

"I am pleased to be joining a strong and long-tenured leadership team, and am honored to lead Simpson Door Company in its next stage of growth," Steklenski said.

In his new role, Steklenski will be oversee all of the company's operations.

September 11, 2014

TOTO has officially begun operations at its new 645,834-sq.-ft. factory in Gujarat, India, the company's first South Asian plant.

The move comes ahead of the company's centenary in 2017, as well as a corporate vision plan to focus its resources on its international housing products business.

The new facility sits on a 44-acre lot and is set to produce 500,000 toilets a year to serve the burgeoning Indian market, as well as the company's subsidiaries in Europe and the Middle East.

September 11, 2014

There are many paths to a lumberyard operator’s vendor list. But perhaps the best way is to sum up and distill the remarks from a a recent panel of pro dealers.

Looking at the big picture, a panel of lumberyard operators shared what they felt was the most important part of that relationship.

In a word, the main thing they need from a supplier: “commitment.” 

September 10, 2014

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin has three major reasons for believing that the company’s deal to acquire GE Appliances will position his company to succeed in an increasingly global and competitive industry.

He shared those reasons, along with additional “flavor” on the $3.3 billion appliance mega deal, shortly after its announcement.

September 10, 2014

Central Network Retail Group and Elliott’s Hardware are pleased to announce that construction has begun on a new store in northeast Dallas at 9540 Casa Linda Plaza, near the corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard. The 14,500-sq.-ft. store will feature a broad assortment of hardware, lawn and garden, grilling and outdoor living, paint, electrical, plumbing, and home organization products. It will also feature Hardware Plus, Elliott’s decorative plumbing and door hardware showroom.

September 10, 2014

Irwin Tools has introduced a series of new cutting pliers to its Vise-Grip collection, aimed at providing extra comfort, durability and cutting power.

“After inventing the first-ever locking pliers more than 90 years ago, Irwin Tools continues to push the evolution of pliers technology, enabling tradesmen to do more with greater ease,” said Marta Aebischer, director of brand marketing. “Innovations like PowerSlot Technology and 3-Zone Comfort Grips deliver dramatic performance advantages so that users can get the job done faster and easier.”

September 10, 2014

European home improvement retailer Kingfisher has found a new CEO in Veronique Laury, formerly the head of the company's French unit, Castorama.

Laury will fill the shoes of Ian Cheshire, who served as chief executive for nearly seven years and is stepping down by the end of 2014. She will also become the fifth female CEO in Britain's FTSE 100 index of blue chip companies.

September 10, 2014

Organizers of the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit are preparing for a three-day event to advance the cause of the LBM dealer, both individually and collectively.

The ProDealer Industry Summit will take place Oct. 28-30 at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.

September 10, 2014

Trex Company is making its debut in the world of e-commerce, but not in the way one would necessarily expect of the decking and railing manufacturer.

Trex is launching its high-performance Outdoor Lighting collection on Amazon.com, bypassing its own website to join other Trex-branded products that have populated Amazon's site via Trex licensees (such as Trex Outdoor Furniture, Trex RainEscape and Trex Pergola). However, this will be the first product line sold directly by Trex online.

September 9, 2014

Atlas Copco Dynapac has appointed Jerry Hackett to the position of regional sales manager – south central U.S., effective immediately. 

He will report to Steve Cole, VP of the Road Construction Equipment Division for the Commerce City, Colorado-based company that specializes in sales, parts, service and rental of portable compressors, generators, tools, attachments and paving equipment used in the construction and demolition industries.

September 9, 2014

Companies that participated in the HCN Distributor Scoreboard Survey showed overwhelming sales improvement in 2013.  

One reason: Rising housing starts lift all boats in this industry. Annual housing starts of 923,400 for the year reflected a gain of 18.3%. 

Among the biggest gainers below were Sherwood Lumber, up 35%; Forest City Trading Group, up 29%; and Amerhart, up 23%.

September 9, 2014

Jenn-Air's newest release in the dishwasher aisle is built to fit seamlessly into one's kitchen cabinet scheme -- and as far as seamlessness is concerned, it's also got a built-in water softener for a cleaner finish.

The new dishwasher uses Jenn-Air's Trifecta Wash System, a combination of alternating wash cycles, three-stage filtration, a variable speed motor and pressurized wash arms.

September 9, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a 2.8% drop in revenue during the second quarter of 2014, sluggish results that president and CEO Bruce Johnson attributed to a highly promotional sales environment among competitors.

September 9, 2014

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina-based Window World, which operates a network of 200-plus franchised window replacement outlets, has sold its 10 millionth window.

Dana Deem, president of Window World said of the achievement, "Hitting the 10 million window mark is an incredible accomplishment. We're proud of the products, value and quality that Window World provides, and we are beyond excited about reaching this landmark because it indicates our customers agree."

September 8, 2014

The Home Depot’s latest update confirms what many had suspected – the data systems of the world’s largest home improvement retailer have been breached.

The impact and scope of the breach remains unclear, but the retailer said the breach “could potentially impact customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores.”

The Atlanta-based company reiterated that no customers will be liable for fraudulent charges. Customers will also be offered free ID protection, including credit-monitoring services.

September 8, 2014

In the wake of the recent $1.6 million Lowe’s settlement over the description of dimensional lumber in California, a deputy district attorney involved in the case said that companies are within their rights to describe dimensional lumber in nominal terms, as opposed to actual terms.

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