June 18, 2015

Look who’s setting up a store-within-a-store at two locations.

June 16, 2015

Alabama home improvement center makes the most of a former Walmart store location.

May 12, 2015

The Construction Suppliers’ Association is promoting the event as a one-of-a kind educational opportunity designed specifically for women in positions of leadership within the lumber industry.

April 20, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia-based BMC has acquired the assets and operations of Vidalia, Georgia-based VNS Corporation.

March 26, 2015

The numbers show there are more fires on a typical Fourth of July than any other day of the year. Fireworks account for 40% of those fires.

December 14, 2014

Boral TruExterior Siding, part of Roswell, Georgia-based Boral’s category of poly-ash products, received distinction from the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, the company announced.

By including product materials that can be reused in technical or biological cycles, Boral TruExterior Siding became the second exterior siding product in the industry to earn the Cradle to Cradle Certified designation.

December 11, 2014

A six-sigma expert and a former U.S. Army captain are two of the new executives in BMC’s Atlanta headquarters. 

BMC, which moved its headquarters from Boise, Idaho to Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year, announced this week a handful of new senior-level executives.

The four new executives are:

December 1, 2014


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

November 20, 2014

After seven years of rapid business growth, Georgia-based builder-turned-consultant Bobby Parks teamed up with Versatex Building Products to develop a course in marketing and lead generation for contractors and remodelers. 

Parks is founder of Peachtree Decks and Porches LLC, the category-leading construction firm based in Alpharetta, Ga.

November 3, 2014

No store is an island, as they say. And many of this year's Hardware Store All-Stars earned their esteemed status with the support of their communities.

HCN's fourth annual list of Hardware Store All-Stars recognizes hardware stores for their ability to serve their respective markets -- not to mention outstanding service, growth and innovation.

HCN Daily will profile the honorees, moving across the map of the United States from East to West -- continuing this week with Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

October 31, 2014

As the Central Network Retail Group continues its expansion, Manchester, Georgia-based Taylor-Foster Hardware founder Lee Taylor expressed positive sentiments over his company's acquisition by Central Network Retail Group (CNRG).

"I could not be more pleased with our new association with CNRG," said Taylor. "I believe this transaction is a win-win for all parties. I can now fund my personal retirement and know that my employees now have access to affordable health care and an opportunity to fund their retirement."

October 8, 2014

Xylem Group, LLC, a kitchen and bath products company, has changed its corporate name to Xync Brands, LLC. 

The company also changed is the former Xylem product brand name—now Ryvyr —and its former Xylem Hospitality division name, which has become Xync Contract. 

The name changes of the Roswell, Georgia based company take effect immediately. 

With a concentration in the kitchen and bath industry, Xync Brands president Hal Weinstein plans to take the new Ryvyr brand name to market with an array of upcoming, exciting new products. 

October 1, 2014

Natchez, Mississippi-based Central Network Retail Group expanded further into the Southeast, bringing Hiawassee Hardware of Hiawassee, Georgia to its portfolio of stores.

The new addition to CNRG marks the network's fifth store in Georgia, and its 47th in the United States. 

September 26, 2014

GAF's Statesboro, Georgia, manufacturing facility has turned the levers to "on" in the production of Cornell ThermaCal Nail Base Roof Insulation Panels.

September 5, 2014

Tifton, Georgia-based Short & Paulk Supply Co. recently promoted Mitzi Phillips, a longtime employee, to its assistant manager position of the Tifton store location. 

September 3, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia-based Levolor is adding to its Accordia Custom Cellular Shade product offerings, which hit Lowe's shelves exclusively on Aug. 28 and are due in other nationwide home improvement retail stores Oct. 1.

The Accordia portfolio, which currently spans more than 200 styles, will be expanded further with new color and fabric swatches.

New to the crop are the Heathered and Tree Bark collections, which feature hues such as buttercream, light fog, cherry blossom, marine, amethyst and bayleaf.

August 28, 2014

Bowerston, Ohio-based L.J. Smith acquired Georgia based Universal Stair Parts, a company specializing in custom manufacturing and distribution of stair parts. 

August 11, 2014

Identifying a gap in the siding market, Roswell, Georgia-based Boral introduced the Boral TruExterior Siding Craftsman Collection.  

July 23, 2014

Marietta, Georgia-based wholesale building supply company Robert Bowden announced this week that it would begin using Epicor’s BizTrack software.

According to the company’s CFO Greg Lucas, the switch from a proprietary planning system is the result of Robert Bowden’s growth since starting in 1983.

July 16, 2014

Norcross, Georgia-based Halco Lighting Technologies is recalling about 9,500 of its ProLED bulbs after receiving reports of potential overheating and falling hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were five reports of the bulbs separating from the sockets, and the bulbs have a tendency to overheat and fall on consumers below. No injuries have been reported, however.

July 14, 2014

As of the 2016 lawn & garden season, Briggs & Stratton is trimming down on its production to help cut costs, which will include limiting its Snapper consumer lawn and garden equipment and consolidating its products manufacturing facilities.

The company will also close its McDonough, Georgia location and consolidate production into existing facilities in Wisconsin and New York. 

July 8, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia-based Zep Commercial has released a fast-acting Quick Clean Disinfectant, which portends to kill 99.9% of bacteria in just five seconds.

According to the company, Quick Clean Disinfectant does the job in a fraction of the time. Many popular anti-bacterial cleaners can take up to 10 minutes to work.

It uses a special quaternary active blend that kills germs quickly, including viruses and bacteria like Rhinovirus, Norovirus and Salmonella.

June 13, 2014

Norcross, Georgia-based Hitachi Koki is recalling its Pneumatic Nailer over an injury hazard, citing a tendency for the nailer to jam and override the safety switch that keeps more than one nail from firing at a time.

The affected products bear the model numbers NR83A2(Y) and NR83A3, which are printed on a label on the side of the nailer and the outside of the box. Units with a letter "R" decal next to the model number (as well as an engraved "R" near the serial number) are not included in the recall.

June 2, 2014

Kleer, one of several building products brands of Tapco International, announced the winners of its photography contest highlighting creative uses of trim and decking.

The Best of Show award went to a stately mansion in St. Simons Island, Georgia. The Best Deck award went to a classic deck in Bolton, Connecticut.

Kleer Trim and Kleer Decking products are designed to provide the authentic look of real wood without a high level of maintenance, the company said.