August 10, 2015

Attendance was up, and so were the prospects for business. 

July 28, 2015

Though sales growth was modest, the stock rallied high on Tuesday.

July 20, 2015

A new leader for the vinyl profile business has 35 years of extrusion manufacturing experience.

June 9, 2015

Masco Corporation's board of directors has approved its previously announced spin-off of TopBuild Corp.

May 21, 2015

Two executives take on new roles for the Wayne, New Jersey-based appliance manufacturer.

April 30, 2015

Armstrong World Industries struggled over the course of the first fiscal quarter, but conditions seemed to pick up by the end of the three-month period.

April 20, 2015

The new CEO brings a wide rang of leadership experience, including private equity, manufacturing and distribution and a stint as VP at Empire Distribution.

March 5, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. opened its newest Wisconsin Sears Hometown Store March 5.

February 25, 2015

The world's number-two home improvement retailer kept pace with number one's strong earnings report.

January 23, 2015

 

Organizers of the 2015 Do it Best Corp. Winter Conference say the event is designed to equip the co-op’s independent member-owners with a range of best practices geared toward enhancing their businesses in 2015.

 
December 15, 2014

Armstrong World Industries is breaking it off with its European flooring business as well as discontinue funding for its DLW subsidiary, which filed for insolvency in Germany as a result.

"Our difficult, but necessary, decision to exit the European flooring business and discontinue funding our DLW subsidiary in Germany was the culmination of a comprehensive evaluation of strategic alternatives following years of disappointing results, multiple restructuring initiatives and significant financial investments," said Armstrong CEO Matthew Espe.

December 10, 2014

There’s a new building products brand in town, and it has a familiar building industry name.

December 2, 2014

HD Supply and The Home Depot today announced they have entered into an agreement for The Home Depot to purchase substantially all of the assets of HD Supply Hardware Solutions, formerly known as Crown Bolt, a leading supplier of fasteners and builders hardware to retailers in the United States. 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of fiscal year 2014 subject to obtaining customary regulatory approvals.

September 25, 2014

Exactly one year from the day that news broke of former CEO Calvin McDonald's departure, Sears Canada has again announced that there will be turnover in its leadership ranks.

Douglas Campbell, who replaced McDonald as president and CEO after he suddenly resigned last year, has given notice of his impending resignation, which will take effect as soon as the company finds a replacement (but no later than January 1, 2015).

August 21, 2014

Door manufacturer Masonite International announced Thursday that it would be restructuring its Masonite Israel subsidiary in order to avoid a court-appointed trustee being placed in charge of the company.

In order to restructure, the company requested a stay from the Israeli courts after evaluating the company’s options. The Israel company is currently operating at a loss, and constituted under 1% of Masonite International’s sales in the last fiscal year. 

August 18, 2014

Koppers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc., completed the acquisition of the Wood Preservation and Railroad Services businesses of Osmose Holdings.

April 8, 2014

Sears Holdings (SHLD) took a dip of 6.35% after breaking things off officially with its Lands' End business unit, which is now trading as a separate entity under the ticker symbol LE.

April 2, 2014

Central Garden & Pet Company has purchased certain assets of Envincio LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of SantoLubes LLC.

The purchase includes established brands, EPA registration assets, inventory and trade receivables.

“This acquisition will enable Central to be a key supplier and product innovator in the growing natural insecticides product market, often characterized as EPA-exempt products, as well as expanding offerings in traditional pesticides,” said Frank Jusich, SVP Professional Brands.

April 2, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) elected Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows in Oceanside, Calif., as the association's 2014-2015 chair.

He replaces outgoing Chair Mike Salsieder, of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork in Wausau, Wisc.

February 18, 2014

Beloit, Wis.-based ABC Supply Co. promoted Todd Buehl to the position of chief financial officer and treasurer, effective April 1. Buehl, who joined ABC Supply as vice president and chief administrative officer in 2012, succeeds Kendra Story, who is retiring as chief financial officer and treasurer after nearly 32 years with the company.    

January 16, 2014

Raynoier's board of directors has promoted Lynn Wilson to the post of EVP forest resources.

Wilson, who has over 20 years of experience in the forestry industry, currently oversees 2.6 million acres of timberland in nine U.S. states and New Zealand, as well as the administration of the company's Land Information Services and timberland acquisition team.

Prior to her role at Rayonier, she served as VP operations support at Plum Creek, where she had held several roles of increasing responsibility.

December 6, 2013

In a not-so-unexpected move, Sears Holdings Corp. on Friday said it had filed to spin off its Lands' End unit.

Sears has been selling or spinning off assets during the past few years as it struggles to turn around its business. The company sold its Orchard Supply Hardware Stores and its Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores businesses last year. In October, Sears said it would consider strategic alternatives for its line of auto centers. Sears also is selling some store leases in Canada.

September 17, 2013

Terry L. Polistina, president of the Global Appliances division at Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., is stepping down following the completion of a months-long succession plan. He will continue to serve as a member of the company's Board of Directors.

Effective Sept. 30, Polistina will leave the company on the heels of a successful multi-year restructuring and integration of the Global Appliances business. His planned departure has made way for a new management structure at the company, per a succession plan outlined earlier in the year.

August 15, 2013

Haier America is becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the multinational Haier Group in a move that aims to strengthen the company's focus on the Americas.

Previously, Haier America was owned in part by joint-venture shareholders.

"This is an important step forward for Haier," said Shariff Kan, president and CEO of Haier America. "The acquisition is being made to further align the company's global resources toward growth and success for the Haier brand in North and South America."