Dunn Lumber stocks Maze Nails
Seattle, Wash.-based Dunn Lumber is now stocking a full line of Maze Nails, distributed by International Wood Products in all 10 Dunn stores.
Maze Nails, based in Peru, Ill., is the largest manufacturer of specialty nails in the United States. Offerings include a full line of double hot dipped galvanized and stainless steel nails for fiber cement siding, decking, fencing, cedar shingles and shakes, cedar siding, post frame building, PVC trim products and other building applications.
Tractor Supply to expand Nashville headquarters
Tractor Supply has plans to build a 250,000-sq.-ft. new building outside Nashville, Tenn., approximately a half mile from where the retail chain currently has its headquarters, according to an article in the Nashville Business Journal. The cost of the project is estimated at $50 million.
Since 2004, the company has occupied roughly 160,000 sq. ft. in two buildings in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville. Its lease is set to expire in less than three years, according to the newspaper report.
Construction is expected to begin later this year. Tractor Supply will become one of the first anchors of a 55-acre planned office development in Brentwood.
RILA defends Marketplace Fairness Act
An opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has prompted the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) to issue a point-by-point refutation of the essay, entitled “No Internet Taxation without Representation.”
DeMint, who opposes the Marketplace Fairness Act recently introduced in the U.S. Senate, argues that on-line retailers would have to navigate “nearly 10,000 state, local and municipal tax jurisdictions.” It would not be long, he predicted, before this complicated mandate is replaced by a “streamlined national sales tax.” The cost of compliance for small businesses would be overly burdensome, he stated.
“[The op-ed piece] included a number of factual errors,” the RILA said in an issued statement. To read a summary of DeMint’s arguments — and the RILA’s counterpoints — click here.