September 11, 2015

“A whole new level of resources” for a Carolina company

July 13, 2015

It takes a little more to be an All Star. Here are two more examples.

July 9, 2015

HBSDealer has launched its Throwback Thursday campaign.

June 29, 2015

The retailer's latest move involves a new 18,000-sq.-ft. showroom in North Carolina.

May 1, 2015

An in-depth look into the 2015 Retailer of the Year: Orchard Supply Hardware.

March 13, 2015

There’s a change in leadership at Orchard Supply Hardware, but not in strategy.

January 6, 2015

With an eye on increasing demand for wood windows and doors, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors will showcase its Custom Wood Folding Window and the Premium Wood Swinging Patio Door during the upcoming International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas Jan. 20-22.

December 29, 2014

Professional Builders Supply, which operates three locations in North Carolina, was recognized as the fastest growing privately held company in the Raleigh-Durham area.

December 18, 2014

Durham, North Carolina-based LED lighting manufacturer Cree says it has a game-changing advancement with the commercial availability of the XLamp Extreme High Power LEDs.

December 11, 2014

NLBMDA lumberyard operators answer questions on the future, service and current challenges.

November 26, 2014

All 14 regions of the Lowe’s empire achieved positive comp-store sales in the third quarter as the company remains “cautiously optimistic about the home improvement landscape.” 

Top sellers at Lowe’s in the period that saw 5.1% comp-store sales: outdoor power equipment, with double-digit comps, said Michael Jones, chief customer officer for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based retail giant.

November 6, 2014

Indianapolis-based appliance, electronics and furniture retailer hhgregg opened a new store in Matthews, North Carolina.

New store celebration will offer $15,000 in product giveaways and savings during opening weekend and a wide selection of products to Charlotte-area shoppers, the company announced.

November 4, 2014

Durham, North Carolina-based Cree is promoting a new LED bulb designed for superior lighting and resembling a traditional incandescent bulb.  

The Cree LED Bulb features a new innovative design with the same cost savings and 25,000-hour lifetime that made the original Cree LED Bulb America’s best-selling LED bulb. 

The Home Depot sells the new Cree LED Bulb for as low as $7.97.

October 31, 2014

J.D. Saunders of Economy Lumber officially stepped into his new role as chair of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, accompanied by a strong supporting cast of pro dealers that forms the association’s volunteer leadership.

October 28, 2014

A slower-than-anticipated housing market hasn’t stopped Raleigh, North Carolina-based Stock Building Supply from growing sales and earnings in the third quarter.

The pro dealer reported net sales of $354.1 million, up 7.8% from the same quarter last year. Net income swung to a profit of $5.0 million, compared to a net loss of $5.5 million in the prior-year period.

October 24, 2014

You don't have to be a fourth-generation hardware store operator to earn a spot in the HCN All-Star list. But it certainly doesn't hurt.

HCN's fourth annual list of Hardware Store All-Stars recognizes hardware stores for outstanding service, as well as growth, innovation and the values of the hardware industry.

HCN Daily will profile the honorees, moving across the map of the United States from East to West -- continuing this week with Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

October 20, 2014

$1.6 million settlement to be paid by Lowe’s strikes readers.

October 17, 2014

Mooresville, North Carolina-based Amerock Hardware, a manufacturer of cabinet hardware, has a new president and CEO in Michael Marchi.

“I’m excited for this new position," said Marchi. "Amerock has a great brand, with a proud legacy. That’s one of the reasons I came here. The attraction for me was Amerock’s history and its even brighter future. The strength of brand, market position and product portfolio all backed by a solid reputation; that makes for tremendous opportunity.”

October 1, 2014

Monroe, North Carolina-based Monroe Hardware’s Fall Dealer Market showed strong sales and attendance gains, according to event organizers.

Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Sept. 20-21, the event spotlight fell on exhibit areas ranging from Made in the USA products to impulse-counter displays. 

Both customer attendance and sales were up over 40%, according to event organizers. Vendor and booth counts were up more than 15%

September 22, 2014

Canton, North Carolina-based BarkClad, maker of bark siding, announced a deal with Moss Creek, a custom designer of rustic American-style homes, to be the “strategic provider of bark building materials.” 

BarkClad will offer its signature Natural Poplar Bark and new SmartBark engineered bark siding for use in MossCreek home design projects. The companies had partnered in the past on projects, and the new deal cements the relationship, the companies said. 

September 12, 2014

Mebane, N.C.-based Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. is recalling its Kidde-branded smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms, citing a tendency for the alarms to malfunction in the wake of a power outage.

Affected units include Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S (manufactured between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014); combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO (manufactured between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014); and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA (manufactured between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014).

September 10, 2014

Denver-based PRO Group recognized Cherokee PRO Home Center in Cherokee, North Carolina, as the 2014 Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award Winner.

Candler Cooper, a local businessman, and Danny Wingate of Haywood PRO Builders Supply teamed up about three years ago to fill a need in the local community by founding Cherokee PRO Home Center, according to PRO Group. 

The store serves the Cherokee community, including the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.

September 9, 2014

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina-based Window World, which operates a network of 200-plus franchised window replacement outlets, has sold its 10 millionth window.

Dana Deem, president of Window World said of the achievement, "Hitting the 10 million window mark is an incredible accomplishment. We're proud of the products, value and quality that Window World provides, and we are beyond excited about reaching this landmark because it indicates our customers agree."

September 2, 2014

Gaven Gregory, executive director of the Home Depot Foundation, announced last week that the organization's next focus would be on the American Legion -- in the form of a $1 million dedication, to be exact.