Digital News Digest

October 20, 2017

REPORT: Dealer acquired in Montana

Western Building Center added to its footprint with the purchase of a third-generation family owned Great Falls lumberyard. (Source: Great Falls Tribune).  read more
October 16, 2017

REPORT: Trex completes acquisition of Stadium Consolidation

The railing manufacturer is expected to expand Trex’s reach into the commercial market. read more
October 13, 2017

REPORT: OSB prices continue to climb

The price of OSB has increased 19% since September 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders. read more
October 11, 2017

REPORT: Sears Canada pulls the plug

After entering bankruptcy protection in June, the company is seeking court approval to close all 130 of its remaining stores. (Source: Financial Post) read more
October 9, 2017

REPORT: Can Tesla power Puerto Rico?

Elon Musk and the U.S. territory's governor have engaged in talks over a plan to bring solar power to heavily damaged island. (Source: USA Today) read more
October 9, 2017

REPORT: Menards faces trio of labor-related suits

Class-action lawsuits allege violations related to overtime pay and other wage-withholding issues. (Source: City Pages of Minneapolis) read more
October 6, 2017

REPORT: Lampert floats Sears another loan

The struggling retailer reportedly borrowed $100 million from affiliates of the CEO’s hedge fund, ESL Investments (Source: Chicago Tribune) read more
October 6, 2017

REPORT: Judge clears Menards in 4x4 lawsuit

A suit that claimed consumer confusion over dimensional lumber is thrown out of court. (Source: Milwaukee Joural Sentinel) read more
October 2, 2017

REPORT: End of a long, long run

In Worcester, Massachusetts, Elwood Adams Hardware is going out of business, after a 235-year run. (Source: WCVB 5/ABC News) read more
September 28, 2017

REPORT: Trump and the silica dust rule

Enforcement of an Obama-era rule on Silica dust and worker safety is stalled, but the industry is ready to conform to the new OSHA rules. (Source: NBC News) read more
September 22, 2017

REPORT: Whirlpool and Innovation

A financial analyst takes a look at a culture of innovation, and its impact on stock prices and future performance. (Source: Zacks Equity Research) read more
September 21, 2017

REPORT: Maine Governor calls for suspension of tariffs

In the aftermath of hurricane, Canadian softwood lumber is needed to rebuild says governor. Not everyone agrees. (Source: Global News) read more
September 21, 2017

REPORT: Ace plays Maker to Market

Sixty-one acts auditioned in 15-minute presentations for a role at an upcoming Ace Hardware market. (Source: Chicago Tribune) read more
September 19, 2017

REPORT: Google and the pro

A new app from the digital powerhouse is designed to help handymen like painters and plumbers get discovered. (Source: Digital Trends) read more
September 18, 2017

REPORT: At Home forced to move

A legal challenge from The Home Depot leads to the removal of a “home-décor superstore” from a Rhode Island shopping center, the Bald Hill Commons.  (Source: Providence Journal) read more