July 16, 2015

A 34-year PPG veteran will succeed CEO Charles Bunch.

July 10, 2015

Lumberjack athletes compete in New York's Central Park.

July 9, 2015

House-Hasson Hardware’s VP merchandising died Sunday.

April 6, 2015

The Hall of Fame award has been presented to one person each year who has shown a career dedication to home improvement industry, while making positive changes to the business and the people who work in it.

 
April 2, 2015

Walmart on Wednesday sent out a tweet in which it commended Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson and legislative leaders for reconsidering a law that some people and organizations fear would open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. 

January 29, 2015

Phil Garuccio will oversee more than 65 stores, one component manufacturing plant, three Engineered Wood Product (EWP) hubs, 11 Kitchen and Bath Design Centers, and then some.

January 15, 2015

Back by popular demand, housing industry analyst Ivy Zelman delivered the single-family housing market verdict on 2014: “It was a disappointing year,” she said.

January 14, 2015

Ace Hardware Foundation made the day of an Atlanta-area child last week when the organization decreed him as an All-Star.

January 5, 2015

In his new position, Saldana’s priority will be to grow the indoor furniture retailer segment by developing products that encourage more traditional retailers to embrace Agio’s outdoor line.

December 29, 2014

Editor picks include Home Depot’s efforts in the SEO field, and the death of Jesse Goodale, 97, a co-founder of Riverhead Building Supply. 

• At The Home Depot, a lot of thought is going into search engine optimization (SEO). And owning the letter “H” is a key. (source: CIO) Read more. 

December 29, 2014

Whether you’re engaged in the distribution of heavy building materials to dusty job sites, or the display of stylish home decor in a well-lit showroom, the hardware and building supply industry is one giant exercise in human resources.

September 21, 2014

Frattallone's Ace Hardware of Minnesota was recognized by Ace Hardware Corp. as the co-op's All-Star Retailer of the Year for its contributions to the Children's Miracle Network.

Mike Frattallone accepted the award during a presentation at the Ace Hardware General Session in Orlando, Florida. The ceremony included an appearance on stage alongside Aiden Morales, the 10-year-old ambassador of Ace's fundraising programs across the country. 

September 5, 2014

Tifton, Georgia-based Short & Paulk Supply Co. recently promoted Mitzi Phillips, a longtime employee, to its assistant manager position of the Tifton store location. 

August 7, 2014

Lumber and building material industry veteran Michel E. Dowling, 68, of Marana, Arizona, died unexpectedly at his home. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. 

Born in Rhode Island, Dowling entered the WT Grant’s organization’s management training program after college. He served as a hard goods buyer, remaining in that position until the Grant store's demise in 1976.   

May 30, 2014

Three plywood mills hailing from British Columbia have been inducted into the APA - The Engineered Wood Association during its board of trustees meeting in May.

Richmond Plywood Corporation Ltd. from Richmond, B.C.; LP in Golden, B.C.; and Canoe Forest Products Limited (also from Canoe) will enjoy membership starting Aug. 1, 2014.

May 23, 2014

A neighborhood fixture is shutting its doors in Cleveland, but not before donating its entire inventory to the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.

Rudy Rosales, the 74-year-old owner of Rudy's Hardware in Cleveland's Slavic Village, is making sure his retirement isn't wasted on the community at large.

May 20, 2014

Aniel Wade, an employee of Vision Ace Hardware in LaBelle, Florida, rescued a family from a burning building in February, a feat that earned him a full-page writeup in the recent issue of Men's Health, in which he was dubbed an "Everyday Hero."

According to multiple media reports, 20-year-old Wade was busy making deliveries in Alva, Florida, when he came upon a burning house with an elderly woman out front, gasping for air.

April 17, 2014

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro Company named Randy Coleman as executive VP and CFO.

Coleman replaces Larry Hilsheimer, who has left the company after slighlty more than a year in his role.

Chairman and CEO Jim Hagedorn described Coleman as a better fit for the position.

April 15, 2014

David R. Lumley, president and CEO of Spectrum Brands Holdings, has been elected to a one-year term on the nine-member board of directors of Husqvarna, the outdoor power products supplier.

February 24, 2014

Houston -- Ace executives took the stage to deliver rousing speeches at the General Session of the Ace 2014 Spring Convention & Exhibits, congratulating retailers on a strong 2013 and outlining the co-op's vision for 2014 and beyond.

Ace even had a proprietary rock 'n' roll theme song dedicated to its strategic initiative, "20/20 Vision," which added a spirited component to a slide show presented at the session. "The view is worth the climb," crooned the singer.

February 18, 2014

Beloit, Wis.-based ABC Supply Co. promoted Todd Buehl to the position of chief financial officer and treasurer, effective April 1. Buehl, who joined ABC Supply as vice president and chief administrative officer in 2012, succeeds Kendra Story, who is retiring as chief financial officer and treasurer after nearly 32 years with the company.    

January 29, 2014

You meet some interesting people in the home improvement industry. Here’s another one: Jared Littmann, the 41-year-old youth sports coach; lawyer; Annapolis, Md., assemblyman; owner of K&B True Value in Annapolis; and — most recently — True Value board member.

Littmann spoke to HCN just before the K&B True Value Hardware Art Show (see it at homechannelnews.com) opened its doors.

January 7, 2014

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware appointed a new chief for Westlake Ace Hardware, the 85-store Midwestern chain.

Tom Knox, 59, was named president and CEO of Westlake, which is owned by the co-op -- and which is also the co-op's largest member. Knox wil be leaving his role as VP retail business development, training and supply at Ace's corporate offices and take on his new role in Lenexa, Kan.

December 9, 2013

New Berlin, Wis.-based FirsTime Design Limited named Christopher Bering, 39, president and CEO, effective Nov. 30.

The company does business as FirsTime Munfactory, a designer, marketer and distributor of timepieces and home decor products sold through national and regional retailers.