June 11, 2015

The Re-Discover Rocky’s movement picks up momentum in Dover, New Hampshire.

November 25, 2014

Just a week after announcing the acquisition of K-I Lumber & Building Materials in the Ohio River Valley, US LBM is at it again.

Wallboard Supply Company of Londonderry, New Hampshire is the newest member of the acquisition-oriented collection of LBM companies, now in 18 states with more than 90 locations.

October 6, 2014

St. Louis, Missouri-based Huttig Building Products named Ken Schmitt as regional VP of the Northeast. 

In his new role, Schmitt will be responsible for Huttig locations in Augusta and Saco, Maine; Newington, Connecticut; Taunton, Massachusetts;  Hooksett, New hampshire and Selkirk, N.Y. 

October 2, 2014

Beacon Roofing Supply has acquired Portland, Maine-based Applicators Sales & Service, a distributor of residential roofing, siding and windows.

“Applicators has an over 50-year history of superior customer service in Maine and New Hampshire and will further strengthen Beacon’s presence in northern New England," said Beacon president and CEO Paul Isabella. "The Koocher and Robinov families have built a great team and I am thrilled to welcome Applicators to Beacon.”

September 24, 2014

HCN's fourth annual list of Hardware Store All-Stars recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that stand out for service, service and more service.

They also show growth, innovation and values of the hardware industry.

HCN Daily will profile the honorees, moving across the map of the United States from East to West -- starting this week with Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

September 24, 2014

WOLF announced it will move its New England distribution hub from its current location in Worcester, Massachusetts, to a 100,000-sq.-ft. site in Northborough. The move to a larger distribution center will boost WOLF’s ability to serve kitchen and bath and building products to dealers in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and upstate New York, the company said.

WOLF took full occupancy of the new site on Sept. 22 and will close its current facility, which the company has outgrown since it opened in January 2011.

June 2, 2014

Stoddard, New Hampshire-based Carlisle Wide Plank Floors opened its first Canadian showroom in Toronto at Source of Furniture & Accessories (SOFA).

Showcasing Carlisle’s newest collections and the most-requested custom wide plank hardwood floors, the company’s showroom is described as “a destination for flooring design and inspiration and provides convenient access to the longest, widest center-cut plank floors in the industry.” 

March 10, 2014

Remodeler Paul Sullivan, CAPS, CGR, CGP, of Waterville Valley, N.H., was named the 2014 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.  

November 7, 2013

Granite Gold’s nationwide distribution expanded with the addition of Shaw’s Supermarkets in the Northeast and Stater Bros. Markets in Southern California.

Shaw’s Supermarkets, which has more than 120 stores throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, now carries Granite Gold Daily Cleaner and Granite Gold Polish. 

October 22, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm and ranch retailers who made the annual HCN Hardware Store All-Star list.

Now in its third year, HCN's annual list of high performers recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that are outstanding in their field. The complete list and analysis can be found in the September issue of HCN. Meanwhile, HCN Daily will work its way across the country with mini profiles, continuing this week with Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

October 10, 2013

Jason Mora recently joined Versatex as a market development specialist. 

Based in Manchester, N.H., he spent the past three years building his skill set as a client service analyst with Mercer Investments of Norwood, Mass., and as a senior sales representative at Flagship Merchant Services, the transaction processing organization headquartered in Charlestown, Mass. 

September 10, 2013

Bart and Diana Tyler, proprieters of Kelloggs & Lawrence in Katonah, N.Y., and DeWayne Tripp, owner of Hinton (Okla.) Hardware joined an elite crowd in 2013: HCN Hardware Store All-Stars. Their stores made the list, along with 48 other worthy retailers, one from each state.

September 6, 2013

St. Louis-based Huttig  Building Products will distribute AZEK in the Northeast. 

Calling AZEK “one of the best brands in our industry today,” Huttig will distribute the trim, deck and porch (among others) products from its branches in Hooksett, N.H.; Augusta, Maine; Newington, Conn.; and Selkirk, N.Y.

July 11, 2013

Thanks to the efforts of Perky-Pet, a recognized name in birdfeeding, children at schools across the country will have a teacher-approved reason to gaze out the window all day. The company recently donated 100 birdfeeders to schools ranging from New Hampshire to California.

April 16, 2013

Litterbox product from New Hampshire-based company uses a mineral to absorb moisture as gases.

February 26, 2013

Grant G. Benson Jr. of Derry, N.H., died Saturday. He was 84 years old and owner of Benson’s Lumber and Hardware in Derry.

June 28, 2012

Montgomery, N.Y.-based Russin Lumber has announced the hire of Lauren Litwin to join its expanding outside sales force.

She will work with the company’s existing dealer base on Massachusetts’ North Shore, in southeastern New Hampshire and throughout the state of Maine.

June 7, 2012

The 2012 Home Chanel News Hardware Store All-Star list recognizes stores that in some way, shape or form distinguish themselves among competitors and customers.

The four stores listed here are part of a larger group -- one store from each state in the country -- that represent the hardware store virtues of ingenuity, helpfulness and customer service. Here are stores from Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire and New Jersey: 

January 26, 2012

The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association's Industry Recognition Dinner presented a wealth of leadership, including Lifetime Achievement honoree Joseph Lauto of Great Jones Lumber Corp.

The Wednesday night event, a highlight of the 2012 LBM Expo held at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn., was headlined by the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Joseph F. Lauto, of Great Jones Lumber Corp. in New York City.

January 19, 2012

Branchburg, N.J.-based LBM distributor Mid-State Lumber announced the culmination of an 18-month plan to expand into New England and announced its New England sales team.

"Today a complete staff is working with a 100% focus of supporting the retail lumber dealers and industry associations in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire," according to a company statement. The New England team is led by Mike Kelly, New England sales manager.

January 5, 2012

Boise Cascade’s Building Materials Distribution has moved its Portsmouth, N.H., operation into an expanded distribution facility in Greenland, N.H., the company announced. The new facility, located four miles away, includes 15 acres of yard space, 120,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and 9,000 sq. ft. of office space.

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.

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.

November 9, 2011

Manchester, N.H., police are looking for a suspect who pulled an electronic stun gun on a loss prevention officer at a local Home Depot store. The Nov. 9 robbery, reported by WMUR television news, started as a shoplifting incident until the individual -- described as a white man in his 20s, about 5 ft. 9 ins. tall and 160 pounds -- was confronted when leaving the store without paying for two lawnmower engine bands. The merchandise was valued at approximately $150.