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Bernie Marcus to appear in anti-Obama ads

BY Brae Canlen

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has announced that Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, will appear in a television ad to share his views on the upcoming presidential election.

In the RJC ad, Marcus “shares his concerns for our nation and how frightened he is by what President. Obama’s policies mean for America, especially for our children and future generations,” the RJC announcement said. “In particular, the lack of job creation and rising home foreclosures are limiting the American dream for millions of families.”

The 60-second ad, part of the RJC’s $6.5 million campaign, is airing on broadcast and cable television in Florida, Ohio, Nevada and Pennsylvania. View it here on YouTube

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J.GROSKLAGS says:
Oct-18-2012 04:16 pm

Bernie and Arthur have been
Bernie and Arthur have been two of my most admired CEO's since HD opened on Hywy 41 in Marietta. I was there the very first day and bought lot's of stuff helped by very friendly employees. I decided right then that HD was going to be my retirement job because I love helping people solve their DIY problems. I was already trained in electrical and did a of my own remodeling work. I started at HD the first year of the Bob Nardelli reign with a with an houly rate well below what was offered the year before. Because I had other income this was not too big a deal it just showed a lack of respect for the demands of the job. Other new hires were working 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet. But not Nardelli the man who nearly destroyed the company. My point here is Obama has nothing to do with where products are sourced nor is he responsible for out sourced jobs. The horrible financial crash was before he was president and the failure of our system should be put where it belongs. Greed, greed, and more greed. It makes little difference who is in the oval office when the shots are all called by big business and very special interests. Our best years financially have been under much high tax rates than are now the norm. Bernie I think you may have lost some prespective on this is done now at major companies. It is all about tomorrows stock price.

J.Germany says:
Oct-10-2012 07:30 pm

maybe all the jobs you and
maybe all the jobs you and your big corporate friends sent overseas has a little to do with it too.

J.Germany says:
Oct-10-2012 04:37 pm

maybe all the jobs you and
maybe all the jobs you and your big corporate friends sent overseas has a little to do with it too.

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Acuity Brands sheds lumens on energy savings

BY Ken Clark

Increased energy savings is the slogan for Lithonia Lighting’s P Series LED Downlighting Moducles from Acuity Brands.

The P Series LED Downlighting Modules have a bar-setting efficacy of 70 lumens per watt, which is more than 86% more efficient than incandescent luminaires. They are designed for general-purpose lighting in residential and light commercial applications.

“The flexibility of the P Series modules is unlike any other LED downlighting module in its category,” said Michael Bruce, Lithonia Lighting Value Stream Manager, Residential Downlighting. “Equipped with our patent-pending driver technology, the fixture turns on instantly just like incandescent, and more than 60 P Series modules can connect to a single 600W dimmer — trumping the eight units capable from a traditional LED downlight. This is a huge advantage in light commercial applications.”

P Series LED Downlighting Modules use advanced Center2Edge technology to dim seamlessly from full illumination, creating the look and feel of a single-point source. Center2Edge technology triggers the module’s LED board to act like an incandescent point source while dimming, the company said.

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Retailing in 2013 and beyond: The conference

BY Ken Clark

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) hosts a day-long series of presentations in Chicago Oct. 17, including the economic backdrop of home improvement. 

On the agenda of the HIRI conference at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza is a presentation titled: “The U.S. Economic Backdrop for Home Improvement,” to be presented by Joshua Rosenbaum, managing director of global industrial group for UBS. The presentation carries the subhead: “Two steps forward, one step back … or is it one step forward, one step back?” 

The presentation will examine the signs of improvement in the U.S. housing market and the concerns that cloud a recovery, including the uncertainty in European financial markets. The presentation, one of seven on tap in Chicago, will address the hottest issues facing the economy and the industry from a Wall Street perspective. 

Other presentations include: "Technology Forcing Change In Home Improvement Retailing" and "Home Improvement Retailing 2013 and Beyond: Seizing Opportunities in a Transforming Market."

 

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