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Dorcy introduces its brightest flashlight yet

BY Ken Clark

Columbus, Ohio-based Dorcy, the flashlight leader, introduced the Dorcy Metal Gear XLM (extreme lumen) LED aluminum flashlight.  Producing 618 lumens from a single LED chip, the new high-performance flashlight provides a beam distance of up to 1,100 ft.

Operating on six AA alkaline batteries that drive a Cree XM-L LED module, the new LED flashlight will run for more than five hours on its high setting and more than 25 hours on low, the company said. The LED aluminum flashlight is machined from aerospace grade anodized material. It features Dorcy’s TrueSpot Optimized Reflector System and a side-mounted push button switch with high and low setting. The 41-0435 is Dorcy’s brightest flashlight; it has been tested to the new ANSI FL1 flashlight standards and is IPX-4 water resistant. The new LED aluminum flashlight measures 9 ins. by 1.5 ins. and weighs in at 9.9 ounces (15.5 ounces with batteries).

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Home Depot begins major expansion on Dallas DC

BY Brae Canlen

Home Depot has begun construction on a 1.18 million-sq.-ft. warehouse in South Dallas, according to an article in the Dallas Business Journal.

The $20 million expansion will add to Home Depot’s 531,000 sq. ft. of distribution space in South Dallas and includes tenant improvements and real property. The Atlanta retailer’s warehouse has been located at the leased site since 2007.

Construction is scheduled for completion in 2012. An estimated 250 jobs will result from the expansion, according to city documents.

The city of Dallas has agreed to grant Home Depot more than $4 million in property tax abatements on business personal property for 10 years. The DeSoto Economic Development Corp. and Dallas County also contributed more than $2 million of incentives for the facility, the newspaper reported.

Trammell Crow, which is leasing the entire South Dallas site to Home Depot and also developing the project, received nearly $2.5 million through an affiliate for improvements to the road and site infrastructure, according to city of Dallas documents.

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Robber uses taser gun to steal lawnmower parts

BY Brae Canlen

Manchester, N.H., police are looking for a suspect who pulled an electronic stun gun on a loss prevention officer at a local Home Depot store. The Nov. 9 robbery, reported by WMUR television news, started as a shoplifting incident until the individual — described as a white man in his 20s, about 5 ft. 9 ins. tall and 160 pounds — was confronted when leaving the store without paying for two lawnmower engine bands. The merchandise was valued at approximately $150. 

Instead of cooperating with the loss prevention officer, the suspect pulled out a taser-like device and turned it on. He then fled out of the store and climbed into a 1998 Honda Prelude.

Police investigators, who have video footage of the robbery, believe that the individual may be responsible for another robbery in the area. 

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