March 27, 2012

An initial public offering is in the works for Shanghai, China-based TCP International Holdings, maker of energy-efficient light bulbs.

The supplier to Home Depot and Wal-Mart Stores (among many others) makes about 3,500 kinds of compact fluorescent light bulbs, about 275 varieties of even more efficient LEDs and 12 kinds of halogen bulbs.

February 17, 2012

Southbridge, Mass.-based Hyde Tools introduced three new Hyde glass scrapers with a new look and new functionality.

The high end of these offerings is a retractable, soft-grip glass scraper with built-in storage for removing coatings, paint and stickers from glass, mirrors or windshields. The rubberized body provides a safe, comfortable grip. Tucked into the tool is convenient storage for up to five razor blades.

Two additional scrapers being introduced also feature blade storage. These include:

August 31, 2011

The phaseout of the standard, energy-inefficient incandescent light bulb has caused confusion, controversy and more than a few myths as the 2012 deadline approaches. Thomas Edison’s descendents have even been dragged into the controversy. Separating fact from fallacy is not all that difficult (as long as you steer away from politics). After interviewing manufacturers, retailers and trade organizations involved in the world of light bulb commerce, Home Channel News has put together a list of misconceptions about the upcoming phaseout. 

May 26, 2011

More than 75% of home entertainers prefer the more laidback approach and spacious feeling they get from entertaining in the great outdoors, according to Outdoor Entertaining Trends 2010: Consumers Bring the Indoors Out, a report from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group.

February 14, 2011

Owens Corning is the new preferred fiberglass insulation provider to Masco Contractor Services, in a deal announced Monday. The partnership between the two companies is designed to create a more efficient supply chain.

"Working closely with Owens Corning enhances Masco Contractor Services' ability to grow its sales," said Timothy Wadhams, President and CEO at Masco Corporation.  "Collaboration throughout the supply chain will create efficiencies in logistics, lower working capital, consistent supply and better service for its customers." 

September 6, 2010

Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning announced it will be restarting its second production line in Besana,...

November 4, 2007

The retailer promotes energy-efficient LED Christmas lights with a coupon promotion....

October 31, 2007

The building materials company saw benefits from the sale of two of its businesses....

October 28, 2007

Wal-Mart’s sale of more than 100 million compact fluorescent light bulbs -- earlier than anticipated...

July 16, 2007

The company says it is in talks with Paris-based Saint-Gobain on acquiring the French company’s...