January 26, 2012

Ashland City, Tenn.-based maker of water heaters and boilers launched the A.O. Smith Warranty Check app for contractors and plumbers for use in the field. 

"The iPhone and Android have created a huge demand for on-the-go information from homeowners and professionals," said Matt Southards, senior manager of digital marketing and strategy for A.O. Smith. "As an industry leader, we want to provide our plumbing professionals with easy access to critical information from remote locations."

December 12, 2011

An article in the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram describes ongoing improvements at several stores, including "one of the oldest hardware stores in the country."

Elwood Adams Hardware, which dates back to 1782, is successfully leveraging its store architectural details to connect with customers and the community. 

November 29, 2011

As part of the kickoff event of a home renovation and youth education project, Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed presented YouthBuild Schenectady with a $100,000 grant in support of the organization’s green building education and job-training program for low-income youth.

November 21, 2011

Jackson Lumber & Millwork has agreed to purchase the assets of the Eastern Lumber Co. in Amesbury, Mass., according to an article in the Newbury Port News.

The 14,000 sq. ft. former Eastern Lumber store, which sits on 3.5 acres, closed last June after 61 years in business.

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.

April 8, 2011

Aubuchon Hardware, the nation’s largest chain of independent hardware stores, has opened a new location in Cohasset, Mass., according to an article in the Patriot Ledger.

The Westminster, Mass.-based company, which operates more than 130 locations through the Northeast, saw an opportunity in Cohasset when Joseph's Hardware, which served the community for 16 years, closed its doors in February 2010.

September 2, 2008

Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. is purchasing a three-unit Ace dealer in the Cape Cod area,...

October 28, 2007

The rural store will include a lumberyard and garden center, and it will offer grocery...