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Byrne joins Overhead Door

BY HBSDealer Staff

Lewisville, Texas-based garage door manufacturer Overhead Door named Jamie Byrne as VP of sales in the in the Access Systems Division (ASD).

Byrne will report directly to Kelly Terry, president of ASD. He will lead and oversee the Overhead Door distributor channel, National Accounts and International Sales.

Most recently, Byrne was senior VP of hard surfaces for Mohawk Industries, based in Dallas. At Mohawk, Byrne was responsible for continued growth and driving execution through strategic operating plans.

“Jamie brings a wealth of valuable experience to Overhead Door,” said Terry. “The division Jamie oversaw at Mohawk Industries is their fastest-growing business unit. Jamie was instrumental in increasing revenue and margin as well as restructuring the businesses’ go–to market-channel strategies.”

Prior to Mohawk, Byrne was the vice president of sales for Trane U.S. Inc. and American Standard HVAC, both based in Tyler, Texas.

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Miracle-Gro parades with Ty Pennington

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Miracle-Gro is entering its fourth year as the official “Rose & Flower Care Company” of the Rose Parade, and it’s bringing Ty Pennington along for the ride.

TV personality and handyman Pennington will serve as spokesperson for the second year in a row and ride the Miracle-Gro float. This year’s Rose Parade float will be officially certified “CA Grown” by the state of California and the California Cut Flower Commission at a ceremony on Dec. 31 with the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen Ross.

Miracle-Gro is the first major consumer brand to have its float certified “CA Grown.” That means a minimum of 85% of the flowers and greens on the float must be harvested from California growers. Miracle-Gro says it passed with 100% of the flowers on the float.

Four California gardeners, including Pennington and two California farmers will participate as “Miracle-Groers.” Each Miracle-Groer will contribute flowers from their personal gardens to be adorned on the 2016 float. That move, according to Miracle-Gro, gives the company the distinction as the first major brand to use flowers from the personal gardens of consumers for a Rose Parade float.

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New Product Video: A magnetic measurement

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The Milwaukee Magnetic Tape Measure has a couple of pretty cool features. Watch the video here.

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