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February 28, 2014

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp. recognized seven vendors for their superior commitment and service to the hardware cooperative, its retailers and customers at the 2014 Spring Convention and Exhibits held February 24-26 in Houston.

This year’s collection of Ace Vendor of the Year award winners are:

• Allway Tools, a premier manufacturer of paint sundries and specialized tools, based in the Bronx, N.Y. 

February 3, 2014

Hiperwall CEO Jeff Greenberg has been appointed to the board of directors at Premier Mounts, a California-based manufacturer of wall-mounting solutions.

"We are extremely excited to bring such a savvy leader to our board," said Premier Mounts founder and CEO Len Dozier. "Jeff is an exceptional growth leader and has a proven track record of taking companies to the next level. His background as an entrepreneur, business owner and educator is a perfect fit for the direction in which Premier Mounts is headed."

January 22, 2014

In a joint venture with private equity firm GTIS Partners, Toll Brothers has announced its plans to acquire Sienna South, the last major undeveloped parcel of Houston master-planned community Sienna Plantation.

November 19, 2013

Paul W. Jones, executive chairman of A. O. Smith, has been named the National EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Distribution and Manufacturing Award winner.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses.

September 11, 2013

In a combined transaction, building products manufacturer and distributor Patrick Industries, Inc. has completed the acquisition of both Frontline Mfg., Inc. and Premier Concepts, Inc. for a combined net purchase price of $8 million.

The transaction includes the acquisition of accounts receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses, tooling, machinery, equipment and vehicles. The deal was funded by the company's $80 million revolving secured senior credit facility.

July 30, 2013

The company says the product is low-VOC and also has the ability to resist rain as early as 60 minutes after application.

July 23, 2013

Pro Hardware, Inc. has recognized the latest recipients of its hardware retailer accolades.

Its annual Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial award went to Kraus Department Store and Pro Hardware of Erie, Pa. Congleton Bros Pro Home Center of Beattyville, Ky., was also a finalist in the category.

Meanwhile, Welches Mountain Building Supply of Welches, Ore., and Dixie Pro Hardware of Montgomery, Ala., took home the Pro Hardware Retailer of the Year awards.

June 13, 2013

BehrPro rolled out Behr Marquee exterior paint with dual paint-and-primer performance. 

The company says the product is low-VOC and also has the ability to resist rain as early as 60 minutes after application. 

October 17, 2012

Nexxus Lighting has executed a distributor agreement with PolyBrite International. Under the agreement, Nexxus will begin offering all of PolyBrite's Borealis LED lighting solutions to Nexxus' customers.

April 25, 2012

Trex Company has entered into a licensing agreement with Freud America to introduce the first saw blade specifically designed for cutting composite decking materials.  Diablo, Freud’s premier brand of construction tools, will be introducing the new blade series for maximum performance and highest quality of finish when cutting composite decking materials.

March 30, 2012

Vergennes, Vt.-based DR Power Equipment has introduced two new chipper/shredder models designed for homeowners.

The products are described as “a single-machine solution to tough yard debris and waste.”

The company’s 11.50 Premier and 14.50 Pro model Chipper/Shredders will shred prunings, leaves and garden leftovers into rich, organic mulch, and also chip larger branches into landscaping woodchips for paths and ornamental flower beds.

February 10, 2012

A memorable roll call of northeastern lumber industry leaders was a highlight of one of the country’s premier lumber-industry events: the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association’s LBM EXPO.

February 9, 2012

AZEK Building Products has added new outdoor lighting options to its AZEK Rail product line: two styles of Lighted Post Caps and Under Top Rail Lighting.

The Lighted Post Caps include the Villa Cap, available in White and Black, and the Island Cap, available in White, Black, Brownstone and Kona (dark brown). Both caps include multiple LEDs and fit all AZEK 5X5 Rail Post sleeves and complement existing post caps.

September 28, 2011

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest differences. Then again, sometimes it’s the big things.


The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp., fresh from its October Market in Indianapolis, is advancing a slate of initiatives both large and small. Projects range from reprinting its field staff’s business cards to building what it calls a digital World Class Commerce Center. And as CEO Bob Taylor sees it, they are all in service of one overarching goal: serving the members. 


Let’s start with the big plans first. 


September 7, 2011

Two-unit, Buffalo, N.Y.-based lumber dealer Len-Co Lumber Corp. paid $2.95 million for a 60,000-sq.-ft. property in the Town of Tonawanda, N.Y., according to an article in the Buffalo News.

Len-Co's new location, its third, is a former Premier Wines flagship store. Len-Co operates stores in Buffalo and Williamsville, N.Y.

June 12, 2011

Oak Brook, Ill.-base Ace Hardware Corp. introduced Clark + Kensington, a new line of premier paint of the paint-and-primer-in-one variety.

Ace will begin shipping Clark + Kensingtron from its distribution centers beginning Sept. 6, and it will go nationwide during the first two quarters of 2012. 

The line of 100 percent acrylic, low-VOC paint is named after Ace’s first retail location on Chicago’s Clark Street and the site of their worldwide headquarters.

December 2, 2010

PrimeSource Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of PrimeSource Building Products Inc., agreed to acquire Langtry...

May 4, 2008

It’s been a hectic two years for Jean Hawkins, whose Maytag dealership has changed into...

February 11, 2008

Toronto-based Composatron makes Premier and Trademark brands....

September 23, 2007

Starting this month, Ace Hardware will launch a pilot in which it takes more than...

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