December 1, 2014


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

October 7, 2014

Pet food supplier the Honest Kitchen is consolidating and adding capacity to distribution of its line of FDA-Approved, 100% Human Grade whole foods for pets, throughout the Eastern Seaboard.

September 11, 2014

Oakland, California-based Feeney, Inc., a manufacturer of cable railing assemblies, aluminum railings, and architectural solutions for residential and commercial buildings expanded its presence in the Eastern United States.

The company opened an 87,000 square foot East Coast Distribution Center in Cranbury, New Jersey.

August 20, 2014

York, Pennsylvania-based WOLF will be the newest distributor of Boral TruExterior Siding to independent dealers in its East Coast territory.

The move is part of a larger strategic shift at WOLF, which has been transitioning itself from a traditional two-step distributor into a sourcing company with its own products (in addition to those from other brands).

October 29, 2013

York, Pa.-based WOLF announced the promotion of Ed O’Brien to the post of VP operations.

WOLF describes itself as the largest supplier of kitchen and bath cabinets in the United States and a leading provider of building products along the East Coast. The company says the move, along with the promotion of Mike Sessinger, will help it achieve an expanded service area and help evolve its strategic focus.

Both Sessinger and O’Brien will report to WOLF president Brad Kostelich.

October 28, 2013

York, Pa.-based WOLF announced that Mike Sessinger has been promoted to executive VP sales. 

He will be responsible for driving sales for the entire organization and coordinating all regional vice presidents. 

The company describes itself as “the largest supplier of kitchen and bath cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products along the East Coast.”

Sessinger will report to WOLF president Brad Kostelich.

October 9, 2013

WOLF established its own YouTube channel, which features a variety of videos providing installation tips and other detailed information on WOLF Home Products. WOLF is the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the United States and a leading provider of building products in 28 states along the East Coast.

August 21, 2013

In the most recent phase of its multi-year supply chain optimization initiative, Lumber Liquidators announced its plans to construct a new East Coast distribution center, as well as lease another one in Pomona, Calif.

June 19, 2013

Temperatures in July 2013 will be much cooler than last year across the North Central United States, and retailers are going to feel the impact.

That's part of the forecast from Bethlehem, Pa.-based Weather Trends International.

While temperatures frequently crested the 100-degree mark last year, temperatures will be even warmer than last year in the South and along the West Coast.

In the East Coast, residents can expect weather that's warmer than normal, but cooler than a year ago, according to the Weather Trends forecast.

May 15, 2013

Albuquerque-based Mud Monsters Pond and Landscape Supply has been sold to Randy Kindrick, who has been managing the business for the past four years.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kindrick acquired the company from Savio Engineering and its owners Keith and Valerie Steele. According to the acquisition announcement, the Steeles have decided to solely concentrate efforts on Savio Engineering and recently expanded their business opening a second east coast location in New Jersey.

March 6, 2013

Nexus EnergyHomes is partnering with The Dow Chemical Co. as the first home builder to offer the Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingle to home buyers on the East Coast.

February 12, 2013

A report released Friday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates estimated that retail imports will increase 8.5% in February, after a contract deal between the East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers is finalized.

January 14, 2013

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.3% in January over the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Meanwhile, port workers say they’re ready to strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast docks.

December 13, 2012

Bad weather has meant brisk business for the industry’s largest home improvement retailers, which for the second year in a row experienced significant sales gains from an East Coast hurricane.

Fourteen months after Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, particularly New Jersey and southeast New York, where damage totals continue to rise well into the tens of billions of dollars.

November 6, 2012

Simpson Strong-Tie has announced it will make a $25,000 donation to assist in the relief response and recovery efforts throughout the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The funds were given directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and will aid in providing food, shelter, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the hurricane. 

October 11, 2012

York, Pa.-based WOLF will begin distributing Tamko’s new Evergrain Envision Decking and the Marquee line of railing to dealers in 19 eastern states. 

WOLF is the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the United States and a leading provider of building products along the East Coast. 

March 14, 2012

Ace Hardware Corporation recognized seven vendors for outstanding service to the hardware cooperative, its retailers and customers. 

The companies are:

September 27, 2011

Power Home Remodeling Group, an East Coast-based provider of exterior home renovations, has expanded its operations to Marlborough, Mass., where it will continue to serve the greater Boston metropolitan area. Power has already hired more than 50 employees in the Boston region and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 in 2012, the company said in a press release.

September 5, 2011

York, Pa.-based Wolf announced a rebate program on Deckorators CXT Railing. 

During the “Go Pro CXT Railing Rebate,” contractors will receive a $100 Visa card for every $500 they spend on CXT Railing. Purchases must be made by Sept. 30.

CXT Railing is available exclusively from independent dealers in Wolf's service area of 18 East Coast states. 

August 31, 2011

True Value CEO Lyle Heidemann offered some friendly advice to a reporter recently. “Bring your camera to Philadelphia this year,” he said. 

Philadelphia is the site of the Chicago-based co-op’s Fall Market, Sept. 23 to 25. Here, True Value will be displaying its Destination True Value store design and format for smaller stores. In the Philadelphia and nearby East Coast markets, the co-op is expecting strong attendance from dealers with smaller-than-average footprints. 

August 26, 2011

Eastern Seaboard consumers are lining up for batteries, generators and other storm-related products as Hurricane Irene bears down on the eastern United States.

A CBS News report on the storm said Home Depot's emergency preparedness team has been working and watching the storm closely, and have already sent 500 trucks to supply East Coast stores with high-demand products. CBS quoted Steve Holmes: "Product is selling just as fast as it arrives."

May 3, 2011

From New York’s Island to the Redwood Forests, the great American hardware store maintains a revered place in the commercial history of these United States. 

On the following pages, Home Channel News editors travel state-by-state to find examples of leading hardware store retailers. To those deserving candidates not on the list — and there are many — we offer this advice as consolation: “Keep up the good work. We’ll get to you eventually.” 

March 7, 2011

The idea of a nationwide chain of green building material outlets has been dreamed about by many eco-minded business people and investors. But it’s never gotten past the one-off stage, where successful green retailers push past their local markets with a successful model that can work in multiple cities across the country. Until now. 

The merger of Ecohaus and Green Depot, announced on Feb. 7, is a West-meets-East event that unites three of the pioneers in the green-building movement. Four, if you count Greenmaker in Chicago, which Green Depot purchased in 2008.

January 25, 2011

York, Pa.-based Wolf, major supplier of kitchen cabinets, announced it will distribute Deckorators' full line of railing systems, balusters, post covers and caps to dealers within Wolf's 18-state East Coast footprint.    

The move takes effect March 1.

Deckorators is a brand of low-maintenance rail systems, aluminum and glass balusters, rail posts and caps, and lighting kits. Deckorators rail systems are code approved (CCRR  - 0161) and guaranteed by a lifetime warranty against chips, checks, cracks and peels.