October 24, 2011

ProBuild has announced the closings or consolidations of 12 of its locations across the country. 

“We will be exiting three markets, consolidating our operations in three markets and eliminating lines of business in three markets,” said president and CEO Fred Marino in a memo sent to ProBuild employees. “We will continue to serve our customers in the majority of markets with a more efficient footprint and/or a rationalized service offering suited to each market.”

March 28, 2011

Some 30 Ace Hardware stores in the Chicago region are the latest retail outlets to offer ink cartridge refill services through a company called Ink-O-Dem.

Ink-O-Dem's ink cartridge refilling service is operating at about 4,500 Walgreens stores in the United States. In and around Chicago, the service is operating in retailers including two Micro Center stores in Chicago and Westmont, Fry's Electronics in Downers Grove, and hundreds of Walgreens, the company said.