June 15, 2015

Phoenix-based Paul's Ace Hardware has acquired a sixth store to round out the family-owned chain.

September 3, 2014

What is the deal with hiring anyway?

July 23, 2014

St. Paul, Minnesota-based EcoWater Systems, a Marmon Water/Berkshire Hathaway company, is transforming how consumers interact with their water treatment systems with the introduction of HydroLink Plus Wi-Fi web-based technology. HydroLink Plus makes it possible to monitor and manage EcoWater water treatment systems and water usage via a smartphone, tablet or computer from virtually anywhere inside or outside the home.

January 23, 2014

RPM International's Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Citadel Restoration and Repair, a St. Paul, Minn.-based floor coatings business.

"Citadel has an outstanding technology platform that we believe can be rapidly expanded in the marketplace by utilizing Rust-Oleum's marketing and distribution expertise," stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and CEO. "Patrick Ilfrey, majority owner of Citadel, will continue to lead the Citadel business as part of the Rust-Oleum Group."

January 15, 2014

St. Paul, Minn.-based Seven Corners Hardware, which has served hobbyists, homeowners, contractors and other DIY-oriented customers in the Twin Cities and beyond since 1933, will be closing its doors as a result of a real estate deal, said third-generation owner Bill Walsh, whose father and grandfather previously ran the store.

The company retained Tiger Capital Group to direct the sale of its merchandise inventories and other assets. 

December 3, 2012

The U.S. Army kicked off its “Hire a Veteran” campaign Nov. 19, 2012, during a press conference with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The campaign is aimed at debunking employer misperceptions about the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) on veterans’ job performance, and at educating employers on what reasonable accommodations involve.

April 26, 2012

Kendall's Ace Hardware will break ground on a new location in St. Paul, Minn., on April 30, according to an article in the Pioneer Press.

October 25, 2011

St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M has reported third-quarter net income of $1.09 billion, down 1.8% from $1.11 billion in the third quarter of 2010. Sales in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 totaled $7.53 billion, up 9.6% from $6.87 billion in the year-ago period. 

Net income for the first nine months totaled $3.33 billion, up 5.4% from $3.16 billion in the prior-year period. Net sales were $22.52 billion, up 12.9% from $19.95 billion in the first nine months of 2010.

August 18, 2011

St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M is breaking ground on an expansion at its Cordova, Ill., facility, which manufactures specialty chemicals and adhesives, including 3M’s Novec brand products.

July 26, 2011

St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M has reported second-quarter net income of $1.16 billion, up 3.6% from $1.12 billion in the second quarter of 2010. Net sales totaled $7.7 billion, up 14.1% from $6.7 billion in the year-ago period.

Sales increased in all regions: Europe was up 24.1%, Latin America/Canada was up 20.2%, Asia Pacific was up 11%, and the United States was up 8.7%.

July 11, 2011

An article on Twin cities.com reported Suburban Ace Hardware of West St. Paul, Minn., began a liquidation sale last week. 

The closing comes several months after the closing of Langula Hardware, also in West St. Paul, according to the article.

Suburban Ace Hardware had operated for 56 years. 

June 17, 2011

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne announced the launch of the ProFlex 710CR Cut-Resistant Trades Glove and ProFlex 820CR Cut-Resistant PVC Handler Glove. 

The new gloves combine the task-specific benefits of ProFlex Hand Protection with the cut-resistant technology of DuPont Kevlar to deliver superior protection and performance in two tenacious gloves.

March 3, 2011

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne announced an expansion of its Chill-Its Cooling line of products, including the new Chill-Its 6700CT Evaporative Bandana with Cooling Towel, and Chill-Its 6710CT Evaporative Triangle Hat with Cooling Towel.

December 22, 2010

Outgoing NLBMDA Chairman Dan Fesler of St. Paul, Minn.-based Lamperts delivers the traditional State of the Industry address.

October 17, 2010

At the association's annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Joe Collings, CEO of...

December 27, 2007

The 34-unit midwestern chain has certified all of its lumberyards through the Rainforest Alliance SmartWood...

October 18, 2007

Earnings rose 7.4 percent, while sales for the third quarter saw a 5.8 percent gain year-over-year....

October 17, 2007

The industry’s third largest pro dealer has shut down two lumberyards outside of Minneapolis, its...