December 17, 2014

High rents have one Ace Hardware store looking for a new location in the nation's capital.

October 7, 2014

Feeney Inc. is partnering up with King Architectural Metals to distribute its CableRail and DesignRail products across the United States.

January 9, 2014

Snavely Forest Products hired Scott Bosse as the company's newest senior account manager in the Baltimore division.

Bosse has more than 25 years' experience in the building products industry, including construction, retail and wholesale. His background includes 84 Lumber, Stock Building Supply, John S. Wilson and Southern Pacific Supply. 

December 4, 2013

ENAP’s Nov. 3-5 Forest Products Conference in Baltimore brought a record number of attendees to the table.

“This was the best attended Forest Products Conference we’ve ever had, and it revealed a great deal of enthusiasm about the outlook for the upcoming year,” said Duncan Facey, VP forest products for New Windsor, N.Y.-based ENAP.

September 26, 2013

New Windsor, N.Y.-based ENAP, Inc. will host its annual Forest Products Conference on Nov. 3 – 5 in Baltimore. 

The industry’s top forest products mills and manufacturers will share their product expertise, strategies, and expectations of the market for 2014 and beyond, according to Duncan Facey, VP of forest products.

September 12, 2013

Gary Converse, Osmose’s senior VP, is among the presenters at the upcoming Composite Decking & Railing Conference, Oct. 28-29 in Baltimore.

The topic for his Oct. 28 presentation is: “Color infused treated lumber technology: competitive threat to traditional composites?”

July 1, 2013

Beloit, Wis.-based building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. acquired the distribution assets of Sellmore Industries, a distributor of steep-slope roofing, siding and windows with locations in Baltimore; Philadelphia; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Hagerstown, Md.

“These four new locations will expand and strengthen ABC Supply’s existing presence in these markets,” said ABC CEO David Luck.

March 26, 2013

On Feb. 28, 2013, approximately 286 businesses and municipal employers filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 4, 2012

Weyerhaeuser has announced the addition of Tamko decking and railing systems to three of its distribution centers in the United States: Baltimore; Pittsburgh; and Easton, Pa. This extends Weyerhaeuser’s Tamko product distribution to 21 of 22 nationwide markets.

November 5, 2012

One of the trends emerging from the ENAP Forest Products Conference, held Oct. 21-23 in Baltimore, was the increased emphasis on supply.

“This year’s conference exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Duncan Facey, VP forest products for the New Windsor, N.Y.-based LBM co-op. “Those in attendance heard the message loud and clear: Supply is a very real concern across our industry as we head in 2013.”

Educational seminars during the event included:

June 20, 2012

The Bozzuto Group, a residential builder based in Greenbelt, Md., has hired Chris Block as its new director of construction. 

May 28, 2012

For the second year in a row, HCN has compiled a state-by-state list of high performers, innovative retailers and classic stores. It’s called the 2012 Home Chanel News Hardware Store All-Star list. Strong customer service is the common thread for all 50 retailers. From there, community involvement, company history, great products and interesting niches set these businesses apart from the competition. 

January 20, 2012

Fastener maker Simpson Strong-Tie has announced the acquisition of Fox Industries, a manufacturer of cementitious, epoxy, urethane, elastomeric and polyester coatings, grouts, mortars, adhesives, sealers, sealants, and membranes and custom manufactured fiberglass parts for the marine, industrial, transportation, commercial building and public works industries. The Baltimore-based company was founded in 1969.

November 14, 2011

An article in the Washington Post reported how Lowe’s, Home Depot and other big-box retailers are either pulling out or reconsidering their plans to open stores in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area -- leaving plenty of opportunity for future Walmarts.

November 4, 2011

Lumber and building material dealer co-op ENAP, Inc. held its Forest Products Conference October 23-25, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. 

“Despite extremely difficult market conditions, attendance by both the member and vendor community exceeded our expectations and speaks volumes to the commitment we have to the future of this industry," saic Duncan Facey, VP of Forest Products for ENAP. "The Conference provided insight on what lies ahead for all of us in 2012.” 

October 20, 2011

Sherwin-Williams has agreed to pay $570,000 to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its paint manufacturing facility at 2325 Hollins Ferry Rd. in Baltimore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. 

EPA cited Sherwin-Williams for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which governs the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.

June 30, 2011

TW Perry isn’t just a lumberyard with a 100-year history. It’s a company — ranked 33rd on the HCN Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard — with a story. 

The drama includes an extreme makeover in the late 1990s, when it recast itself from a home center to a pro dealer firmly focused on the remodeler and contractor. It’s a turnaround story starring motivated salesmen, and it’s an ongoing example of how a decentralized, entrepreneurial business can thrive — even in a tough market.

December 2, 2010

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser is now distributing Kleer Cellular PVC Trimboard, sheet goods and other Kleer...

December 1, 2010

Northeastern Supply, a Baltimore-based distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies, has purchased the former 84...

July 28, 2008

The Gaithersburg, Md., dealer’s green building program includes dual certifications for its yards, a staff...

June 10, 2008

Home centers and hardware stores are scrambling to keep up with the demand for air...

May 13, 2008

A 465,600-squre-foot warehouse in Winchester, Va., will serve stores in the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Philadelphia;...

February 26, 2008

According to (New York) Newsday, a Baltimore lumber company has sued the beachside city of...