March 8, 2012

From the Internationale Eisenwarenmesse -- or the International Hardware Fair --  in Cologne, Germany, an editor and a camera crew visit the booths of Pferd, Einhell and Rhodius. 

December 12, 2011

Lowe's has decided to end its advertising campaign on the TLC show "All-American Muslim" after protests from Florida Family Association, a conservative Christian group, which posted this statement to its website:

“TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’ is propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”

September 26, 2011

Warroad, Minn.-based Marvin Windows and Doors has refused to fire employees during the downturn. An article in the New York Times explains the company's reasons.

September 15, 2011

Several national retailers, including Home Depot and Sears, will begin setting up their Christmas displays this week, according to an article in the Tampa Tribune. The phenomenon of early Christmas merchandising, known as “Christmas Creep,” is overshadowing Halloween this year, the newspaper reported. 

June 30, 2011

TW Perry isn’t just a lumberyard with a 100-year history. It’s a company — ranked 33rd on the HCN Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard — with a story. 

The drama includes an extreme makeover in the late 1990s, when it recast itself from a home center to a pro dealer firmly focused on the remodeler and contractor. It’s a turnaround story starring motivated salesmen, and it’s an ongoing example of how a decentralized, entrepreneurial business can thrive — even in a tough market.

June 27, 2011

Plumbing manufacturer TOTO announced that it has expanded its best‐in‐class sustainability initiatives at its world‐class manufacturing facility in Morrow, Ga. 

May 2, 2011

Here’s how Westlake Ace Hardware CEO George Smith describes the Lenexa, Kan.-based chain’s Project North Star: “It’s our vision for the future of Westlake and the foundation for all the decisions we make.” 

March 31, 2011

Lowe’s chairman emeritus Robert Strickland was inducted into the Home Channel Hall of Fame four years ago. As he approached the podium, he seemed as relaxed as you or I might be approaching the office microwave at lunchtime.

“I would like tonight to talk about A, B, C,” he began. And with those three first initials, he launched into a discourse that summed up the lessons learned from a career of successful retailing — or as close a summation as three words can get to a 41-year career.

January 5, 2011

A Home Depot in Lexington, Ky., was burglarized by two thieves who managed to convince a security firm representative that they were store workers, according to an article in the Lexington Herald Leader.

October 9, 2008

Bob Ward, owner of C.G. Morrison Co. in Alpine, Texas, recently celebrated the 80th anniversary...

February 28, 2008

In 2002, Copeland Lumber was acquired by Tum-A-Lum Lumber, a Bend, Ore.-based dealer with five...

January 7, 2008

The acquisition of Afton, N.Y.-based Pomeroy Lumber will enable Owego, N.Y.-based Wagner Lumber to expand...

October 23, 2007

Snap-on reported a 14.5 percent increase in sales in the third quarter....

October 21, 2007

For three days in October, Music City USA will be remade as the specialty tool...