May 28, 2015

Flooding and destruction in parts of Texas and Oklahoma have been described as “massive.” 

May 22, 2015

Retail excellence deserves close analysis, and we're taking a deeper dive with this ongoing web series to complement our print feature.

January 5, 2015

The newest Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores outpost recently opened its doors in Muskogee, Oklahoma, marking 34 Sears Hometown openings in 2014 overall and the 16th Sears Hometown and Outlet.

December 8, 2014

In a retail environment that's so often transgenerational and longevity-oriented, there's something to be said about staying power.

HCN's fourth annual list of Hardware Store All-Stars recognizes hardware stores that have stayed in the family, weathered many storms and even expanded mightily beyond their initial outposts.

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

October 7, 2014

Six-time NASCAR Spring Cup champion Jimmie Johnson put his considerable resources to work in the relief effort following the 2013 tornado in Oklahoma.

Together with Lowe's, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation helped fund the reconstruction of three school gyms at Highland East, Plaza Towers Elementary and Briarwood Elementary in Moore, all of which are now ready for the 2014-2015 school year.

September 23, 2014

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. and Rebuilding Together announced that they had repaired the home of an Oklahoma City resident who had been forced to relocate after his home was severely damaged by the tornado that devastated parts of Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013. 

August 12, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is opening its 19th store of the year — and its eighth Sears Hometown store — this time putting itself on the map in Oklahoma City.

July 29, 2014

Oklahoma is getting a new Sears Hometown location, slated to open July 30 in Shawnee, about 45 minutes east of Oklahoma City.

July 7, 2014

Paul Johnson, president of Interiors One Inc., Carpet One in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been elected chairman of the board of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). He fills the role vacated by Janice Clifton of Abbey Carpets in Napa, California.

June 16, 2014

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based distributor Cedar Creek, said it completed its acquisition of Midwestern LBM Distributor Roberts & Dybdahl.  

January 27, 2014

Main Street Lumber in Denison, Texas, was recently selected as a 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Sales of Under $10 Million. 

Co-owner Chuck Pool accepted the award, which was presented at a recent LBM Distribution conference.

January 9, 2014

Continuing its run of new store openings, Minneapolis-based The Tile Shop opened its first store in Oklahoma City.

The 19,100-sq.-ft. store is the company's second store in the state of Oklahoma, and the 90th store in the country. 

November 21, 2013

The Tile Shop is opening a new store in Tulsa, which will mark its first retail location in the state of Oklahoma.

“Tulsa homeowners take great pride in their homes," said Carl Randazzo, SVP of retail for The Tile Shop. "They want to surround themselves with natural beauty. We make the process of discovering the stone and tile that’s right for your home as easy as possible with beautiful products incredibly presented, sold by sales associates who are trained to carefully listen to our homeowner customers.”

September 26, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm & 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 New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.

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 4, 2013

The Folds of Honor Foundation and home transition services provider CORT recently debuted the first Honor Cottage retreat house.  

July 29, 2013

Cerritos, Calif.-based Palfinger Liftgates has hired Ricky Richardson as field service technician, effective July 15, 2013.

His territory includes New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina.

May 22, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule is the subject of a bill in the House.

Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and 21 co-sponsors introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that was crafted to reduce the burden of the regulation. 

January 14, 2013

According to a report in the Bartlesville (Okla.) Examiner-Enterprise, a request for $100,000 in incentives for a new Bartlesville hardware store has been postponed. 

January 7, 2013

A request by a Bartlesville, Okla., businessman for a $100,000 incentive to build a new Ace Hardware store in town will be heard by the Bartlesville City Council Monday, according to a report in the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise. 

The hearing follows previous discussions by the local businessman, Jeff Potter, and the Bartlesville Development Corp. board of directors. 

December 21, 2012

An Ace dealer in northeastern Oklahoma is seeking $100.000 in tax incentives to open a new store in town, according to an article in the Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise.

November 2, 2012

Among the top 10 companies on the 2012 Home Channel News Industry Scoreboard, none grew faster than Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply. The farm-and-ranch lifestyle provider showed a 16.3% sales increase and an overall ranking of seventh on the Top 300 retailer list.

Rural King Supply of Mattoon, Ill., moved up the list from 25th to 22nd. Also moving up the rankings were Atwood Ranch & Home of Enid, Okla., and Bomgaars Supply of Sioux City, Iowa.

October 3, 2012

FireBlock Foam-N-Fill from Tulsa, Okla.-based Red Devil has received an evaluation report (ESR#3402) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that the polyurethane foam meets code requirements. 

September 4, 2012

Tool maker and distributor Hilti will end its in-store relationship with The Home Depot, according to an article in the Tulsa (Okla.) World.

The store-within-a-store Hilti departments had been a fixture at Home Depot for about 13 years.