August 10, 2015

Houston-based distributor points to new capabilities.

June 16, 2015

Government data released Tuesday morning show mixed results for residential construction.

May 11, 2015

Orchard Supply Hardware is opening a new location in Portland's historic Hollywood Bowl Building, with a grand opening celebration beginning this May 16.

May 8, 2015

Friday morning was a big one for Trex, as the decking and railing company announced two major milestones: record first-quarter results and a new CEO come August.

April 27, 2015

The recent Home Improvement Research Institute spring conference was the last for Dennis Neumann, HIRI board president.

March 30, 2015

Channellock, Inc. has named Michael Smith to the role of VP manufacturing & engineering, succeeding Jon DeArment, who is stepping into his new role as president and COO.

March 17, 2015

Spectrum Brands Holdings has promoted from within to replace former chief executive Dave Lumley, who recently announced his plans to retire.

January 9, 2015

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's Scotts LawnService business has expanded its stake in the pest control market with the acquisition of Action Pest Control, Inc.

January 6, 2015

A coalition representing an array of industry sectors and businesses filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from moving forward with its “ambush elections” rule, which it issued on Dec. 12. 

The rule changes longstanding labor policy by shortening the time frame for businesses to hold union elections to as little as 14 days, robbing employees of the time needed to gather the facts they need to make an informed decision.

January 6, 2015

Flooring America and Flooring Canada President Keith Spano said he has high hopes for the organization in 2015.

“The team is energized and ready to take more market share in 2015,” Spano said, during conneXtion, the bi-annual meeting of CCA Global Partners, of which Flooring America is a division. “We’ve built the road map, and we look forward to working with our members to continue to lead the industry with our innovative approach to home fashion.” 

December 16, 2014

Armstrong World Industries has elected Gregory Spivy to its board of directors, effective Dec. 15, 2014. His appointment bumps the total number of Armstrong directors to 12.

December 10, 2014

Rayonier Inc. has named Mark McHugh to the role of SVP and CFO, effective Dec. 12, 2014.

November 19, 2014

Highlights of the Home Depot fourth-quarter merchandise lineup include a remote-controlled, pre-lit Christmas tree that shines in 56 light and color options. The season will also bring stocking stuffers like carbide-tipped reciprocal saw blades from Diablo and 21 new Kohler SKUs.

"We look forward to driving excitement this holiday season," said Ted Decker, executive VP merchandising, during the Atlanta-based retailer's third-quarter earnings call.

November 12, 2014

Rayonier's director, Atlantic Region, U.S. Forest Resources Douglas Long has been promoted to the newly created position of VP U.S. operations, effective immediately.

November 10, 2014

Freemont, Ohio-based Gordon Lumber has selected Erin Leonard to become the company's new president. 

The company employs 132 people in nine locations and was founded in 1868.

Leonard, who started with Gordon Lumber in 2011 and most recently served as chief operating officer, was chosen to fill the role of president after an extensive nationwide search. 

October 20, 2014

Illinois-based The Vendor Center will be attending the 2015 Executive Planning Conference hosted by Distribution America. 

The new business-to-business secure website will be presented to Distribution America member distributors and vendors.

“We are thrilled and look forward to demonstrating what a powerful tool The Vendor Center can be for Distribution America Member Distributors and Vendors,” said Darrell Wabschall, president of The Vendor Center.

October 7, 2014

Lumber Liquidators has embraced The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation's Energy For Life Walkathon series, a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the disorder.

The retailer will be sustaining its sponsorship of the Foundation, a partnership it began in 2013 as part of its philanthropic program, Lay it Forward. It has donated tens of thousands of dollars toward the effort since.

September 30, 2014

US LBM Holdings has expanded its growing network of pro dealers with the addition of Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Standard Companies, Inc.

"Standard is a great addition to the US LBM team, expanding our presence and capabilities in the Western Michigan market," said US LBM president and CEO L.T. Gibson. "Standard's dedicated and knowledgeable team of associates have succeeded by providing a local feel and focus to their customer needs, which aligns perfectly with the goals of US LBM. We look forward to continuing and expanding upon their success."

September 26, 2014

In a nod to the burgeoning reign of gray in the kitchen and bath world (and fashion industry at large), Pfister is expanding its Slate-finish faucet line.

The new Slate Privé pull-out kitchen faucet and Slate Pasadena bath faucet are now availble in Pfister's fashion-forward Slate color, joining the Pasadena pull-down kitchen faucet that was introduced in July and prompted the expansion with its fast success.

September 10, 2014

One of the few predictable repercussions of the Home Depot data breach saga is the proliferation of lawsuits related to the unfolding story.

One day after Home Depot confirmed that a data breach had occurred that “could potentially impact any customer that has used their payment card at our U.S. and Canadian stores, from April forward,” the lawyers piled on.

September 8, 2014

Stock Building Supply (STCK) led the pack in terms of forward momentum Monday, gaining 2.61% in share value.

September 5, 2014

Unemployment edged back down to 6.1% in August. Meanwhile, stocks continued their slow and steady pace forward.

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September 2, 2014

The PRO Group is enlisting the services of The Vendor Center to facilitate smoother connections between retailers, vendors and distributors.

"We are thrilled to be affiliated with the PRO Group and look forward to working with all their distributor members and vendors," said The Vendor Center president Darrell Wabschall.

Using the new service, PRO Group retail members will be able to access on-demand vendor information.

August 11, 2014

Stocks were riding a positive wave at Friday's close, with all but Stock Building Supply (STCK) experiencing forward momentum.