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Fulton named chair of Harvard Joint Center board

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies has named Dan Fulton, president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser, as the new chair of its Policy Advisory Board.

“I’m honored to step into the chairman position,” Fulton said. “As a longstanding member of the Policy Advisory Board, I’ve always respected the rigorous research taking place at the Joint Center. I’m looking forward to being involved on this new level.”

The Joint Center also appointed Michael Thaman as the board’s new vice chair. Thaman is the chairman and CEO of Owens Corning.

Established in 1959, The Joint Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University’s center for information and research on housing in the United States and beyond. The JCHS is a collaborative unit affiliated with the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School. The Policy Advisory Board, which was created in 1971, has a longstanding history of supporting housing research at Harvard.

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Four Menards stores slated for Kansas this year

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A large-format Menards store in Salina, Kan., is on track to open this spring, according to an article in the Salina Journal. The store is one of four Menards stores slated for Kansas in 2011.

The other Kansas locations are in Wichita (2) and Manhattan.

Eau Claire, Wis.-based Menards had estimated revenue of $8.3 billion, according to the Home Channel News Industry Scoreboard, and today operates about 250 stores in 12 states.

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S.Heaters says:
Mar-08-2012 01:50 am

4 stores in a year in Kansas
4 stores in a year in Kansas rings the alarm for me, as I feel that it might be trying a little too hard to expand itself. But only time will tell whether it is a wise decision to do so!

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Woman uses child to steal copper wire

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A woman was arrested in Fort Myers, Fla., for allegedly stealing four coils of copper wire from a Home Depot store, according to a report on WVZN-TV.

Amber Jones, 26, was confronted outside the store by an employee who said he saw her tuck the wire under a baby blanket next to a child, who was in a car seat.

The four rolls of copper wire were worth a combined $318.46.

Jones, who was charged with grand theft, had stolen copper wire from Home Depot stores in the past, according to the report.

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