August 8, 2014

DeWalt is back this season with a bevy of new tools designed to tackle common pain points around the job sitie, including several new products just released this summer.

One of these includes the first-ever pocket knife from DeWalt, a folding model featuring a stainless steel blade that's designed for on-the-job tasks like removing strapping from lumber. The knife, which features a combination straight and serrated edge, hit shelves this July.

February 18, 2014

Home improvement TV personality Mike Holmes is joining forces with CertainTeed Gypsum to raise awareness of the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and incorporating high performance drywall products as part of good IAQ design and construction.

CertainTeed’s volatile organic compound (VOC) scavenging drywall line — the AirRenew IAQ Gypsum Board product family — has been officially designated as a HOLMES Approved Product. 

June 19, 2013

Contractors face the unknown when they tackle problems hidden inside closed structures. Stud sensors and electronic scanners — two still-evolving technologies that use radar to locate objects behind or embedded in materials — can help, but their ability to identify wood and metal framing, electrical wiring, broken or lost parts, misplaced tools, and other critically important objects is limited.

Fortunately, there's another category of electronic tools that can actually see into closed cavities.

May 26, 2013

Island Park, N.Y.-based Costello’s Ace Hardware in Island Park is joining forces with TV personality, carpenter and DIY expert Carmen De La Paz to offer hands-on instruction to local residents undertaking home restoration projects as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction. 

Dubbed “Project Community,” the event aims to empower local residents with the know-how and confidence to tackle basic water damage restoration projects.

March 20, 2013

At the NLBMDA Legislative Conference and on Capitol Hill, dealers tackle taxes, deductions and regulations.

October 4, 2011

San Diego -- “Big Data,” and what to do with it, was a recurring topic at the Teradata Partners User Group Conference, held here from Oct. 2 to 5.  Retailers, insurance companies, telecom firms, banks and others looking for best practices in data warehousing and optimization were among the 3,500 attendees at the San Diego Convention Center. With so many challenges facing IT professionals --everything from geomarketing to capturing tweets inside a data warehouse -- participants focused on collaboration and learning from each other’s mistakes and successes. 

June 7, 2011

An article in Consumer Reports highlighting Home Safety Month listed the top injuries that occur to homeowners doing home repairs, remodeling, yard work and other projects. Citing statistics from the Home Safety Council, the magazine reported that one in five consumers will need medical attention this year, as 43 million homeowners tackle 57 million home improvement projects. 

April 11, 2011

In an effort to recapture lost customers, Walmart will launch a promotional “It’s Back” merchandise campaign next month, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. 

December 10, 2010

Atlanta-based Home Depot announced it has launched a new online community designed as a place where do-it-yourselfers can discuss home improvement projects and share their expertise with each other.

May 12, 2008

The National Association of Home Builders Green Building Conference is in full swing in New...

April 15, 2008

In addition, Ace says that 25 percent of homeowners agreed that enhancing the value of...

March 4, 2008

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) will tackle the thorny topic of the credit market...

November 18, 2007

The paint sundries category is big, accounting for $3.1 billion in U.S. sales in 2006,...

September 9, 2007

In the summertime, when the weather is fine, it’s not difficult to court consumers into...