November 19, 2013

Paul W. Jones, executive chairman of A. O. Smith, has been named the National EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Distribution and Manufacturing Award winner.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses.

October 16, 2013

The Home Improvement Research Institute's (HIRI's) Fall Conference kicked off Wednesday with an examination of the slimming-down mind-set of the American consumer.

October 14, 2013

J. Walker Smith, executive chairman of The Futures Co., will present at the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) event Wednesday in Chicago.

Smith will deliver one of seven statistically charged presentations during the HIRI event Oct. 16 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Convention Center.

The conference’s theme is “Changing Home Improvement Attitudes & Behaviors.”

March 21, 2013

The Canadian home improvement giant tapped a grocery industry veteran to lead its battle against U.S. rivals.

October 19, 2011

Chicago -- The unofficial quote of the day came from J. Walker Smith, executive chairman of The Futures Co.: "Screw the economy; you can still be successful in your business."

September 1, 2011

The future will factor heavily in the education offered during the two-day HIRI Home Improvement Industry Summit to be held Oct. 19 to 20 in Chicago at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, including a presentation from Walker Smith, executive chairman of The Futures Co.