May 30, 2014

St. Louis-based Huttig Building Products expanded its borrowing capacity.

The domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products announced it entered a deal to amend and extend its $120 million senior secured credit facility.

"We believe the amended facility will enhance our financial flexibility and provide greater liquidity to support our business growth,” said Philip W. Keipp, Huttig’s VP and CFO. 

April 30, 2014

Chicago-based True Value Co. senior VP and CFO David Shadduck liked what he saw during the first quarter, and didn't hesitate to describe the cold and snowy winter as a net gain for the co-op's 4,500 retailers.

The co-op reported gross billings of $460.1 million for the quarter, up 3.6% from $444.2 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was $331.5 million, an increase of 6.0%.

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.

September 16, 2013

Thomas Wright has been appointed to the executive VP and CFO title at Sterling Construction, effective Sept. 25.

Wright will be replacing Kevan Blair, who will transition into the role of senior VP of corporate finance.

September 12, 2013

Solar panel manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. has appointed Bill Gregorak as its newest CFO.

Gregorak will be leaving his previous post as VP and CFO of Thule Organized Solutions, a consumer products manufacturer sold under the Case Logic and Thule brands. His experience with public company financial reporting, internal controls, and mergers and acquisitions will inform his role at Ascent Solar.

September 6, 2013

Following its registration statement filing last month, Masonite International Corporation is set to commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock ticker symbol "DOOR."

"We are excited about this important step in Masonite’s evolution and remain focused on executing against a balanced set of business strategies to drive sustainable top and bottom line growth,” added Fred Lynch, president and CEO.

November 5, 2012

Valspar Corp. has announced the retirement of Lori Walker, the company’s senior VP and CFO. Walker joined Valspar in 2000 as assistant controller, was promoted to VP and controller in 2001, VP treasurer in 2004, and has been Valspar's CFO since 2008.

July 2, 2012

An executive from Eastman Chemical discussed a test of a new treated wood product  at Lowe’s in its northeastern stores this month. Speaking at the JP Morgan Diversified Industries conference on June 5, senior VP and CFO Curt Espeland told analysts that Perennial Wood, a treated (also described as “modified”) wood product launched at the Builders' Show, was being made available at 50 Lowe’s stores that same day. The product is also being sold through independent lumberyards.

September 28, 2011

While no product category is absolutely recession-proof, there are a few in the home channel that come close. Paint will always sell, and weather permitting, lawn and garden is a safe bet.

Add pet products to the list.

June 13, 2011

Atlanta-based Beazer Homes has named Allan Merrill as president and CEO. He has also been elected to the board of directors. Robert (Bob) Salomon has been appointed executive VP and CFO.

March 7, 2011

“There are no sissies left in this business.”

That’s the official Home Channel News quote of the month, from Rick Frost, the CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Louisiana-Pacific.

December 5, 2010

For the past couple of years, Home Depot’s top executives have been talking about the...

October 12, 2010

The Merit Group, a South Carolina-based wholesaler of paint sundry and drywall-related products, has named...

September 10, 2008

The China International Hardware Show will get underway on Sept. 17, kicking off at a...

September 7, 2008

The China International Hardware Show will get underway on Sept. 17, kicking off at a...

September 7, 2008

The second-quarter performances at both Home Depot and Lowe’s followed some similar themes this summer,...

June 10, 2008

LP will manufacture its SolidStart LSL at the facility, a product that used 100 percent...

June 4, 2008

Nathan Jones retired from John Deere in December 2007 after serving 28 years with the manufacturer....

March 24, 2008

Housewares maker Newell Rubbermaid has named Nancy O’Donnell as the company’s new vp-investor relations, replacing...

March 5, 2008

Lively has had “extensive financial and accounting experience,” the company said in a statement, including...

February 24, 2008

Prior to joining Harsco in 1994, James Cline served in various capacities with Huffy Corp.,...

October 7, 2007

In the wake of Lowe’s announcement that it had cut its profit forecast for 2007,...

August 23, 2007

Paul Fletcher has accepted a position with a Washington, D.C., area technology firm....