August 6, 2012

A man wearing a Batman-like mask cape and body armor was arrested outside a Mansfield, N.J.-area Home Depot after scaring a number of shoppers by approaching them to ask if he could help in any way.

According to an article in the Express Times, Matthew Argintar, 23, is part of a members-only group called Real Life Super Heroes ( that provides content on crime fighting, equipment and police scanner feeds.

February 23, 2012

After surveying its membership across North America, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has released its kitchen and bath trends for 2012, based on the results of 350 K&B designers who participated in the fourth-quarter 2011 survey.

Listed below are some of the top trends:

January 30, 2012

Abbeville, Ala.-based Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, the nation’s leading producer of pressure treated pine lumber, acquired the assets of the Rocky Top Building Products companies. 

With the asset acquisition of Rocky Top and other wholly owned subsidiaries of Rocky Mount, Va.-based The Franklin Group, Inc., Great Southern Wood Preserving’s distribution coverage now stretches from the Florida Keys to Texas to Canada including all or parts of 27 states and the District of Columbia.

January 10, 2012

Bill Tucker, the president of the Florida Building Material Association (FBMA), is leaving the position after nearly 20 years with the LBM trade group. The news was announced in the FBMA newsletter, which said that Tucker would work with the association through the next three months as it divides up his duties among various board members and remaining staff.

January 6, 2012

For this month’s roundup, HCN took exit 10 off the Turnpike for a visit to Ken’s New Jersey Garage, the setting of the fastest new product show on the Internet. But take your time reviewing this month’s products in print.

January 3, 2012

Springfield, Mass.-based Rocky's Ace Hardware reported a successful conclusion to its holiday effort to help hungry animals in communities across the eastern United States.

The company's first Pet Food Drive collected and delivered two tons of food, beds, leashes, treats, toys and cleaning supplies to local animal shelters.

October 30, 2011

Lenexa, Kan.-based Westlake Hardware's Zombie Preparedness Center makes zombies the centerpiece of a multimedia marketing campaign that's really aimed at humans. 

The company's Zombie Preparedness Center has about 15,000 fans on Facebook, and it includes some homemade marketing videos disguised as breaking news about zombie protests and zombie-friendly shopping. 

The campaign's website allows the user to click on one of two tabs: "I am human" or "Me zombie."

August 31, 2011

Springfield, Mass.-based Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a 33-store New England chain, is marking its 85th anniversary with a celebration culminating Oct. 19 to 24 with special events, including 85-cent sales and $85 gift-card giveaways.

Rocky’s was founded in 1926, by Rocco (Rocky) Falcone Sr., located at the corner of Main and Union Streets in downtown Springfield, Mass., and tradition of service remains in effect today at all Rocky’s stores from Florida to New Hampshire.

August 26, 2011

Rocky’s Ace Hardware got its final approval to build a new store in Westfield, Mass., after resolving issues with the local planning board, according to an article in The Republican. 

The new $2 million store, expected to open later this year, will be built at the rear of an existing Rocky’s location on Main Street. The old facility will be razed to make room for on-site parking, to which the planning board originally objected. Modifications to the project include fencings and plantings to screen the parking lot from public view. 

July 13, 2011

HD Supply has named Gary Landress as president of Crown Bolt, its retail hardware division. Landress will report to Joe Izganics, senior VP of HD Supply.

Landress will replace Crown Bolt president Jon Michael Adinolfi, who has left the organization to pursue other opportunities.

April 15, 2011

While legislators were able to head off a government shutdown, readers found very little to celebrate. Here's what we heard.

“It disgusts me how our national politicians act and spend our money. The $38 billion was nothing to cut -- a pathetic effort to correct previous run-a-way spending. The U.S. economy is like the Titanic. We haven’t hit the iceberg yet, but it’s visible through the fog.” — Mike Uhl Fatal Funnel, Inc. 

March 4, 2011

A man suspected of robbing a Southern California Home Depot arrived in a taxi and then fled the scene in the same cab, according to an article in the Orange County Register.  

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