June 28, 2012

Now there’s an app for treated wood information from Buffalo, N.Y.-based Osmose for iPhone and Android.

Click here for the iPhone version, and click here for the Android version.

May 23, 2012

Boise, Idaho-based BMC is rolling out a suite of enterprise mobile apps called “BMC 2 Go” that will transform sales and operations business processes, making employees more mobile, productive and effective through high-value Apple iPhone and iPad applications.

Boston-based tech firm Apperian partnered with BMC to provide its Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE) as the iOS app management platform to deploy and manage mobile applications for its nationwide network of sales and operations personnel.

May 17, 2012

Delmar and DeWalt announced the launch of DeWalt Mobile Pro, a new mobile application for construction professionals. DeWalt Mobile Pro is an innovative and powerful mobile solution developed specifically for contractors and tradesmen in the construction industry, with free features and numerous ways to customize the app based on each user's trade focus. The app is available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and has been designed with custom interfaces to suit the various screen sizes of each device. 

January 9, 2012

The national unemployment rate is declining, consumer confidence is rising, and stocks on the Home Channel Stock Roundup appear generally in the top right quadrant of the grid.

January 2, 2012

Consumer Confidence made a surge in December, pushing the needle from an index reading of 55.2 to 64.5. Total housing starts also surged, while single-family starts increased slightly. 


October 17, 2011

Sears Holdings has begun the staged rollout of Apple iPads and Apple iPod Touch devices, starting with nearly 450 stores nationwide. The move is designed to enhance the relationship between customers and associates, while improving the overall in-store shopping experience, Sears said. 

September 9, 2011

Lowe’s announcement on Aug. 31 of its very own Lowe’s App for iPhones and iPads was apparently just one bite of the apple. The home improvement retailer has purchased 42,000 iPhones and intends to use them as mobile cash registers in its stores, according to an article in Business Insider. 

February 14, 2011

Retail sales and housing starts will be reported this week. Until then, look at the gains on the Home Channel Stock Roundup -- Tractor Supply, up 108% over last year; Weyerhaeuser, up 73% over last year; and Beacon Roofing, up 19% over last month.

Elsewhere on the Industry Dashboard, gas prices continue to creep up. As of Feb. 11, a regular gallon of gas sold at a national average of $3.13.

January 7, 2011

The unemployment needle remains high, but at least it moved in the right direction in December, according to the latest government data. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, Tractor Supply, Sherwin-Williams and Weyerhaeuser show the biggest gains on the HCN Stock Roundup