May 6, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of Lowe's Innovation Labs, Orchard Supply stores will soon be equipped with in-store and online 3D printing.

May 5, 2015

The move marks another expansion for the US LBM family and its Kentucky-based division.

April 29, 2015

Stanley Black & Decker is renewing its commitment to ToolBank USA, which provides resources to communities in need of tools.

April 17, 2015

Insurance giant State Farm is promoting Iris from Lowe’s with a $75 off coupon to customers who buy the Iris Safe & Secure Kit. 

April 17, 2015

The acquisition-spree continues for US LBM, now operating in 21 states with some 131 locations.

April 13, 2015

"As the U.S. housing market continues its recovery, we believe now is the ideal time to position Builders FirstSource for its next phase of growth and value creation," says Builders FirstSource CEO Floyd Sherman.

March 11, 2015

Valspar and Room & Board have partnered up, resulting in a curated palette of interior paints to coordinate with the retailer’s collection of American-made home furniture and accessories.

March 3, 2015

Together with animal disaster response non-profit Code 3 Associates, Inc., Central Garden & Pet is launching a new organization aimed at rescuing and rehabilitating disaster-affected animals.

February 25, 2015

The National Hardware Show will start the bidding: a three-day auction brings more buying opportunities.

January 8, 2015

Lowe's is brandishing its smart home muscle in the new year with the introduction of its latest partnership with Icontrol Networks.

December 2, 2014

Sherwin-Williams has announced its partnership with the National Council of La Raza and six of its U.S. affiliates.

The organizations, which were selected by the NCLR, will each receive a $1,000 Sherwin-Williams gift card to go toward freshening up their look. These include youth centers, public art murals, housing units, senior living facilities and various other spaces in Hispanic communities.

December 1, 2014


Federal Way, Washington-based Weyerhaeuser Distribution now offers Ply Gem Trim and Mouldings products through its Jacksonville, Florida, distribution center. 

November 12, 2014

The American Rental Association and the Portable Sanitation Association International formed a partnership agreement to cooperate as organizations in the areas of information exchange, education/training opportunities, risk management and participation in annual conferences as appropriate for their respective members. 

November 12, 2014

In a move designed to provide extra support to contractors, MoistureShield Composite Decking is partnering with Angie's List to provide its certified contractors with business growth opportunities.

October 28, 2014

Lowe's Innovation Labs will introduce two autonomous retail service robots in an Orchard Supply Hardware store in midtown San Jose, California, during the upcoming holiday season to study how robotics technology can benefit customers and employees. Called OSHbot, the robots will assist customers to navigate stores by directing them to specific products and providing real-time information about product promotions and inventory.

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August 20, 2014

A partnership between American Standard Brands and Water For People will focus on improving quality of life and access to safe sanitation around the globe, according to both companies.

July 17, 2014

DXV by American Standard, a new flagship luxury bathroom and kitchen brand launched this spring, will be available at Pirch locations across the country beginning August 2014.

Pirch operates four luxury show rooms in California and another in Chicago.

June 19, 2014

Following up on its recent partnership with Local Motors, GE is teaming up with MakerBot and TechShop.

“GE continues to foster collaborative relationships to drive innovation through cutting-edge manufacturing models and partnerships that are redefining how ground-breaking products are made,” said Kevin Nolan, VP technology for GE Appliances.

In this newest installment of product innovations, GE will work on a new generation of home appliances through FirstBuild, an online co-creation and micromanufacturing community.

June 10, 2014

As the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, Ace Hardware knows plenty about paint. But it turns out it may also know a thing or two about nail color. In the first-ever collaboration of its kind, Ace Hardware has partnered with nail lacquer brand OPI to create an exclusive color palette by Clark+Kensington, Ace’s premium paint line.

May 15, 2014

Benjamin Moore has partnered up with the Chicago Cubs to become the official paint of Wrigley Field.

First off? Temporarily restoring the Marquee's 1930s green and gold color scheme in honor of the 100th anniversary season of Wrigley Field. 

May 7, 2014

Amazon has entered into a partnership with Twitter whereby Twitter users can link their accounts to an Amazon account, and add items to the shopping cart by responding to any tweet with an Amazon product link that has the hashtag #AmazonCart.

In order to take advantage of the service, customers have to connect their Amazon account to their Twitter account, which they can do via

April 25, 2014

US LBM’s flurry of expansion announcements continued yesterday, with the addition of Coastal Roofing Supply to the US LBM family of companies.

Founded in 2009 by Tony Mila, Coastal Roofing Supply provides commercial and residential roofing materials to central Florida through its Clearwater and Rockledge locations. 

April 3, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Panasonic Eco Solutions North America as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year -- Sustained Excellence Award.

Panasonic's energy-efficient ventilation fans are the star of the day, which Panasonic assures will meet designed airflow requirements when installed, providing ventilation verification assurance. At up to 23.3 CFM/Watt, the fans have the highest efficacy of any Energy Star-rated ventilation fan.

April 1, 2014

Marion, Va.-based Royal Building Products has added U.S. Lumber to its Southeast and Mid-Atlantic distribution network, the company announced Monday.

“With the rapid growth of new, low-maintenance product alternatives, we are constantly adding high-quality brands that deliver on that promise to our contractor-oriented, pro-yard customers," said Jeff McClendon, president of U.S. Lumber. "The Royal brand is a perfect addition to that list.”