Groundbreaking planned for wounded veteran
The Rhode Island Builders Association and Builders Helping Heroes in partnership with Homes for Our Troops are planning a May 18 groundbreaking for the home of an injured veteran.
The specially adapted-home project for Corporal Kevin Dubois will break ground in Burrillville, R.I.
The event is requesting community support for volunteers, tents, tables, chairs, podium and sound system, according to Doreen Lewis, community outreach coordinator. She can be reached at [email protected]
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Impulse season has sprung
Sweetwater Farm & Garden, a Farm Mart store in Robbinsville, N.C., is giving spring sales a little push with nostalgic centerpieces and can’t-miss endcaps.
"A 1953 John Deere tractor has been a centerpiece of the store for a number of years," John Lovin said. "By incorporating the tractor with the seasonal items we want to promote, we are able to offer nostalgia and hopefully encourage impulse purchases."
He added: "Special displays help us create a customer-friendly atmosphere."
Lovin said he creates seasonal displays year-round that push the right buttons. In the winter, the store has featured a special display of snow shovels and sleds. Another endcap promoted products for chickens, such as waterers, feeders and poultry supplies.
Lumberyard hits six-decade milestone
Cascade, Iowa-based Cascade Lumber Company, a family-owned and operated retail lumberyard, is celebrating its 60th year of operation in 2013. Operating from a single location in eastern Iowa, Cascade Lumber operates a lumberyard in addition to a full-service home center serving retail and contractor customers. In addition, floor covering sales and installation are conducted from the Cascade location and a second outlet in nearby Monticello, Iowa.
Cascade Lumber has a subsidiary company, Cascade Manufacturing Company, which furnishes wood and cold-formed steel truss and wall panels for residential, commercial and agricultural projects throughout the Midwest.
The yard is holding a Founders Day Friday, May 17, which is for the community and customers. And an employee appreciation day with new and former employees is set for Sunday, May 19.
Cascade Manufacturing also operates an engineered wood distribution center carrying a complete line of I-joists, LVL and LSL products.
The diversity in products and markets has allowed for continued growth during the company’s 60-year history.