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April 9, 2014

Wednesday continued the forward momentum for stocks, with several of HCN's Top 30 getting a boost of 2% or more.

March 31, 2014

Stocks were riding a positive wave at Friday's close, with CENT, EXP, SWK, TREX and USG getting especially good forward momentum.

March 24, 2014

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. is moving forward with its purchase of 36,340 acres of timberland from Hancock Timber Resource Group, located in the Waycross-Panola properties of Southeast Georgia and East Texas.

CatchMark is also acquiring approximately 1.45 million tons of merchantable timber inventory and increasing the share of higher value chip-n-saw and sawtimber in its product mix. The inventory comprises 84% pine plantations by acreage and 54% sawtimber by tons.

March 5, 2014

The opening of Home Depot’s first direct fulfillment center marks a major step forward for the company’s omnichannel efforts.

March 3, 2014

PRO Group has announced the addition of Monsey, N.Y.-based BTL Distributors, a wholesale distributor serving hardware and paint supply stores in New York and New Jersey, to its membership.

"We are pleased to join the PRO Group organization and look forward to networking with member distributors and suppliers at several PRO events in 2014," said BTL partner Sol Grossman.

February 28, 2014

The Home Depot has named Craig Menear president, U.S. retail, and Mark Holifield EVP supply chain and product development.

"Craig is a world-class retailer and has done a terrific job in recent years leading some of the most important and successful initiatives in our company," said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. "And Mark has successfully led one of the most extensive supply chain transformations in retail history. Both are very deserving of their new leadership roles, and I look forward to their continuing contributions to our business."

January 23, 2014

Jerry Burris has resigned from his role as CEO and director of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Associated Materials to pursue other interests.

"I have enjoyed my time at AMI and am proud that our team's accomplishments have positioned the company for a strong future," said Mr. Burris. "As a shareholder of AMI, I look forward to following its continued success over the coming years."

The company's board of directors is currently in the process of seeking a replacement. In the meantime, current director and former CEO Dana Snyder will serve as interim CEO.

January 14, 2014

Masonite International Corporation has appointed Jody L. Bilney to its board of directors, effective immediately. She will also join the board's Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, replacing Peter Dachowski, who will continue serving on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.

January 14, 2014

Whirlpool Corporation made a step forward on Monday in its appeal of a case against what it claims is predatory pricing.

The U.S. Court of International Trade took Whirlool's side in its appeal of the U.S. International Trade Commission's previous decision, which ruled that refrigerators from LG and Samsung -- reportedly dumped at margins of up to 15% -- were causing material injury to U.S. manufacturing.

January 10, 2014

IKEA has appointed Selwyn Crittendon as the manager of its upcoming Miami-Dade store, opening this summer in Sweetwater, Fla.

January 8, 2014

In comparing current sales levels with year-ago levels, 67% of respondents to the recent American Hardware Manufacturers Association survey said sales were higher in December versus year-ago levels. That’s down from 75% in November. 

Also for December, 28% reported sales were even, and 6% said sales were below year-ago levels. 

January 2, 2014

Atchison, Kan.-based hardware distributor Blish-Mize Co. announced that Jonathan D. Mize has been appointed CEO, succeeding his father, John H. Mize. 

For the past few years, the younger Mize has served as president and COO and previously served in other officer capacities. He will be the fifth generation of the Mize family to hold the title of CEO. He also serves as president & COO of Hardware House, a subsidiary of Blish-Mize Co.

December 13, 2013

If your worksite is packed with employees earning more than $100,000 a year, here’s the good news: Your company is more likely than others to host a holiday party, serve alcohol at an open bar and offer transportation to those who overindulge. 

Here’s the bad news: Your organization is least likely to enforce rules about party behavior, and your workers are most inclined to act inappropriately during the festivities and then be disciplined for it later on. 

December 11, 2013

Alan Cole, president of Hooker Furniture Corporation, has announced his plans to retire at the end of the company's fiscal year on Feb. 2, 2014.

December 9, 2013

The newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is Sunrise Windows. 

"We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with the WDMA, and with our fellow members," said Joe Guarino, president at Sunrise Windows. "We believe in this industry and look forward to contributing to its evolution for the benefit of our customers."

December 4, 2013

The common stock of St. Louis-based Huttig Building Products has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market exchange. 

“We are pleased to take this step forward in our commitment to build shareholder value,” said Jon Vrabely, Huttig president and CEO.

Huttig’s shares under the ticker symbol “HBP” will begin trading on NASDAQ on Dec. 9. Previously, Huttig was traded over the counter.

December 3, 2013

After the Australian government blocked a $2.2 billion takeover bid by Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM), GrainCorp's CEO Alison Watkins resigned from her post at the Sydney, Australia-based grain handling company.

November 22, 2013

Valspar has agreed to provide its Aquaguard waterborne coating for Maersk Container Industry's shipping containers via a long-term supply agreement.

“Maersk is a global leader in container-industry sustainability, and we are privileged to partner with them on this innovative coatings solution,” said Roeland Polet, Valspar SVP, Global Industrial. “This is an important step, and we proudly put our 60-plus years of waterborne coatings expertise forward as a cost-effective, sustainable solution.”

November 21, 2013

Horizon Distribution, recognized by Denver-based PRO Group as the “Farm Mart Distributor of the Year,” says one of the keys to high performance is constant vigilance. 

“I think we just listen to our customers and try to fill their needs,” said Mike Dawson, retail division manager for Yakima, Wash.-based Horizon. “We try to provide them with ideas on how to move forward, whether its marketing, inventory control or new products.”

October 16, 2013

The Home Improvement Research Institute's (HIRI's) Fall Conference kicked off Wednesday with an examination of the slimming-down mind-set of the American consumer.

October 15, 2013

Boise Cascade (BCC) was down 0.27% on Tuesday, a total reversal from Monday’s gain of the same percentage.

October 15, 2013

James Pinto has been appointed as the newest member of Scovill Fasteners' board of directors. Pinto is an executive with The Gores Group, Scovill's parent company.

September 25, 2013

Sears Canada CEO Calvin McDonald has resigned from his position for a new job opportunity. The move comes in the midst of a three-year restructuring initiative to strengthen the retailer's position in the region against new competition from Target and Wal-Mart.

Previous executive VP and COO Douglas C. Campbell, who is also a retired Marine Corps officer, took his place as CEO and president, as well as a member of the company's board of directors, effective Tues., Sept. 24.

September 20, 2013

Home Depot has a new director on board: Helena B. Foulkes, 49, will serve as a member of the Finance and Leadership Development & Compensation Committees.

"I'm pleased to welcome Helena to our board and look forward to the unique insight she brings from her years of retail experience and leadership," said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO.

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