On a night when the Republican Party earned a majority in the Senate, and expanded their majority in the House of Representatives, candidates with deep ties to the home improvement and building material industry had mixed results.
With Congressional elections on the calendar for Tuesday and the power of the Senate at a possible tipping point, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association offered its take on political matchups here at the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit.
Ben Gann, the NLBMDA’s VP legislative and political affairs, pointed to top lumberyard industry issues for 2015 and spelled out where the various elections stand.
Scheduled to appear in top form at this year's Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) 38th Annual Convention & Trade Show is keynote speaker Joe Gibbs.
Joe Gibbs is the former coach of the Washington Redskins, and, in STAFDA's words, "the force behind innumerable NASCAR wins." He started his NASCAR team, Joe Gibbs Racing, in 1992 -- just before he retired from the NFL. He returned to the NFL to head the Redskins team from 2004 to 2008.
He will be speaking at the General Session of the event.
Jane Sunley’s new book, "It’s Never OK to Kiss the Interviewer," was prompted by an audience member’s naïve question.
While the book (LID Publishing, January 2014) is aimed at job applicants, it holds truths for employers, too: Figure out if the candidate’s values are in line with the company’s; make sure the applicant’s skills, attitude and work style are a good fit for the job; and find ways to make the new hire’s transition into the organization relatively seamless.
Without some key elements of the packaging, the Little Big Shot has — in the words of its chief marketer and ambassador David Kurrasch — no shot at winning over the consumer during that all-important, first-impression in the aisle.
About the size of a golf ball, the brass nozzle with a ball-bearing control mechanism benefits from a blister pack that simulates the nozzle in action. The packaging shows one end of the nozzle attached to a hose, while the other end shoots a powerful spray of water.
Two-step distribution is riding a housing recovery for both LBM and hardware.
Sales gains and growth were the major themes of the HCN Top 300 Retailer and Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboards released earlier this year.
So it’s only logical that the HCN Top 100 Distributor Scoreboard shares in that growth, fueled by rising prices on certain products and a long awaited — though staggering and somewhat unreliable — housing market recovery.
E-Verify has found a champion in presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who would make the federal electronic employee verification system mandatory nationwide so that U.S. employment would become less of a magnet for illegal immigration.
But while E-Verify has become less error-ridden and more popular among employers than it used to be, it remains easy to fool, costly and widely ignored in states where it is required, according to a Sept. 25, 2012, report.
A survey of licensed contractors by BuildZoom, a matchmaking service for consumers and contractors, indicated a preference for presidential candidate Mitt Romney by a wide margin.
When asked who would make a better president, nearly 75% of respondents named Mitt Romney over Barack Obama as their choice. Their reason was based, primarily, on the economy, including job creation, taxation, the budget deficit and general economic growth