August 3, 2015

President and CEO Bob Taylor plans his retirement from the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op.

June 16, 2015

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania-based Fairway Building Products brings important new products and capabilities into the fold.

February 19, 2015

Troy-Bilt has released a new garden tiller that fundamentally flips the traditional tiller design on its head.

July 11, 2013

LP Building Products has created a new line of defense against termites, decay and shrinkage in the form of its new SolidGuard LSL.

The product is designed to provide a treated sill plate solution to guard against plate shrinkage as wood framing becomes more prevalent in taller multifamily buildings. According to the company, standard dried lumber can contain up to 19% moisture, which can shrink down to 8-12% once the building is finished, disrupting the framing, plumbing, window seals and more.

March 28, 2013

March Madness is pounding its way down basketball courts with a second weekend of big games commencing today, and while some employers embrace it as an engagement tool and way to build company camaraderie, labor lawyer D. Albert Brannen warns that -- much like the round-ballers playing defense -- employers shouldn’t let their guard down.

March 11, 2013

New Britain, Conn.-based Stanley Tools is releasing a limited-edition series of five PowerLock tape measures.

November 5, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 2, 2012

July 11, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Robert Bosch Tool Corp., is recalling select models of the SKIL miter SkilSaw, a 10-in. compound miter saw. The lower guard on the tool can break and contact the blade during use, posing a laceration hazard to users. The firm has received no reports of incidents or injuries, however.

Approximately 22,149 units of the product, which was manufactured in China, were sold at Lowe's nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012.

December 1, 2011

Dan Starr and Doug Roth will be promoted into Do it Best's upper management June 1, when longtime executives Dave Haist and Dave Dietz plan to retire. 

“Any transition like this is a mix of emotions and sentiment,” said Bob Taylor, president and CEO. “While we are saddened to see a couple of key, longtime contributors like Dave Haist and Dave Dietz retire, we are equally excited to have two very talented individuals in Dan Starr and Doug Roth stepping up to fill those positions.”

November 30, 2011

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based hardware co-op Do it Best Corp. announced Wednesday a changing of the guard as two longtime executives will retire effective June 30.

Dave Haist, executive VP and COO, and Dave Dietz, VP finance, will be replaced by Dan Starr and Doug Roth -- Starr as executive VP and COO and Roth as VP finance.

Currently, Starr is VP human resources, while Roth is director of financial reporting.

July 7, 2011

After the economic crash of 2008-2009, retailers that successfully weathered the storm may be tempted to breathe a sigh of relief. However, John B. Heroux, president of Colonial Lumber Management in Bedford, N.H., and 48-year veteran of the wholesale building materials business, warned managers not to let their guard down.

January 25, 2011

Jerry’s Home Improvement, a DIY warehouse based in Eugene, Ore., has become a federal Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, according to an article in the Register Guard.

September 5, 2010

If you think striking tools, cutting tools or any other member of the hand tool...

September 18, 2008

A massive fire caused heavy damage at the Clackamas, Ore., warehouse of International Wood Products,...