The 2012 HCN Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard
The 2012 Home Channel News Pro Dealer Industry Scoreboard reveals that the nation’s top 200 leading lumberyards and building material dealers are collectively moving forward. There’s no doubt that pockets of pain remain in the lumber and building material retail and distribution industry, as housing construction advances ever so slowly from the record lows of 2011. But each day the positive news seems to take a step or two ahead of the negative news.
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100 AC units given away in Lowe’s parking lot
The Associated Press and The Aiken Standard reported that 100 air conditioners were given away to needy seniors at a Lowe’s parking lot in Charleston, S.C. The yearly event took place on July 9, and was sponsored by Project Cool Breeze, a non-profit organization founded by Rep. Wendell Gilliard.
Another 125 free AC units will be distributed on July 21 to older citizens who meet certain requirements.
Industry Scoreboard’s fastest-growing companies
The Home Channel News 2012 Top 300 Industry Scoreboard is rife with double-digit percent gainers. Here are the top 10 companies, ranked by home channel retail sales gains:
|Company (Top 300 rank)||2011 sales gain|
|Rockingham Cooperative (96)||77.7%|
|US LBM Holdings (23)||67.4%|
|Mendo Mill & Lumber (290)||32.2%|
|Guy C. Lee Building Materials (124)||30.5%|
|Keim Lumber (109)||29.7%|
|Forge Lumber (120)||23.8%|
|Alamo Lumber (231)||36.3%|
|The Building Center (147)||21.1%|
|The Building Center (147)||20.9%|
The 2012 Top 300 Industry Scoreboard, sponsored by the National Hardware Show, can be found in the Research area of HomeChannelNews.com.