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
November 22, 2017

REPORT: Zillow’s Housing Predictions

The real-estate web site’s chief economist looks into her crystal ball at the 2018 housing market. (Source: Zillow) read more
November 21, 2017

REPORT: The case for wooden skyscrapers

In Portland, Ore., the skyline is about to be joined by a 12-story skyscraper that will rank as the tallest wooden mixed-use building in America. (Source: The Atlantic)

 
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November 21, 2017

REPORT: This store takes the holidays seriously

McGuckin Hardware of Boulder, Colo,, decks the halls with Christmas  merchandise, and even helps customers build their own snow globes. (Source: Inc. Magazine) read more
November 20, 2017

REPORT: Menards will be closed on Thanksgiving

The Midwest home center giant joins the ranks of dealers to remail closed on the holiday, a gesture honoring family and friends. (Source: WJON AM 1240) read more
November 17, 2017

REPORT: Suburban Chicago Ace location proposes weapon sales

Norridge Ace Hardware plans to sell roughly 180 rifles and handguns. (Source: Chicago Tribune) read more
November 15, 2017

REPORT: Lead-paint appeal wins some, loses some

Appeals court in California says paint companies must pay to remove paint from home, but not as many homes as covered by previous ruling. (Source: San Francisco Chronicle) read more
November 13, 2017

REPORT: San Diego Hardware seeks mysterious ‘Hardware Lady’

The decorative hardware and plumbing retailer wants to know the identity of a model from one of its first advertisements published 125 years ago. (Source: ABC 10 News) read more
November 10, 2017

REPORT: Ferguson sheds its Stark Group

The plumbing industry supplier’s Norwegian building materials business is now in the hands of a U.S. private equity firm. (Source: The Independent) read more
November 6, 2017

REPORT: Home Depot's chemical makeover

The world's largest home improvement retailer is taking a harder look, and tougher stance, on chemicals like formaldehyde. (Source: Bloomberg) read more
November 3, 2017

REPORT: Unemployment falls to 4.1%

An important metric hits a 17-year low. Still, far fewer jobs were created in October than were expected by analysts. (Source: CNBC) read more
November 3, 2017

REPORT: Jones Hardware closes 102-year-old location

Jones Hardware, a renowned Ace Hardware dealer, has closed two of its locations in Northumberland County, Pa., including branches in Shamokin and Mandata. (Source: The News-Item) read more
November 2, 2017

REPORT: U.S. sets duties on Canadian softwood lumber

The Commerce Department final finding says imports of Canadian softwood lumber are being unfairly subsidized and dumped in the United States. (Source: Yahoo Finance) read more
November 2, 2017

REPORT: Government recalls 40 million fire extinguishers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says fire extinguishers that were produced between 1973 and this past August may not work. (Source: USA Today) read more
October 31, 2017

REPORT: Two big builders combine forces

Lennar Corp. is buying Cal-Atlantic in a $5.7 billion deal that will create the nation's largest homebuilder. (Source: Los Angeles Times) read more
October 30, 2017

REPORT: Obituary for Jack Tweedy

The owner and president of Tweedy Lumber and Fishers (Ind.) Do it Best was also the youngest company commander on his base in Goose Bay, Labrador during his Army career. (Source: Indianapolis Star) read more