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HCN Stock Watch: VAL gets a headwind

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Valspar (VAL) was up 1.43% Monday after the release of a positive Q2 earnings report; Beacon (BECN) was ahead the most at 3.78%, however.

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New KB Home Design Studio brings hands-on selection to D.C.

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KB Home celebrated the grand opening of its new KB Home Design Studio on Friday in the D.C. metro area. The showroom takes its cues from retail stores and gives would-be homeowners the opportunity to see and touch their  custom options up close.

Among the features on display are design choices for flooring lighting, cabinetry, appliances, energy-efficient features and home automation technologies. Bath fixture and lighting displays, as well as life-size kitchen vignettes, help bring options to their proper scale and visibility.

Trained design professionals are also on the scene to offer personal assistance to potential buyers.

“Choice is at the heart of KB Home’s unique homebuilding approach, and we want to give our buyers the best resources available to empower them to design a new home that is truly their own,” said Tom Dunn, president of KB Home’s Washington, D.C. metropolitan division. “With our new, upgraded Design Studio, KB Home customers will have an incredible array of helpful tools and information at their disposal to make decisions and further enjoy their KB homebuying experience.”

In celebration of the grand opening, KB Home shelled out complimentary food, product demonstrations and events at the Reston, Virginia Design Studio last Saturday.

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WD-40 pledges a dime per can to help heroes

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As U.S. military personnel continue to face difficult challenges transitioning back into the civilian workforce, WD-40 Company is introducing the limited edition “Help Hire a Hero” WD-40 Smart Straw cans to help support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program.

For every “Help Hire a Hero” can purchased, WD-40 Company will donate 10 cents to Hiring Our Heroes. The special cans are only available for a limited time while supplies last.  

“We, as a company, are grateful of those who serve or have served, and have several members of our team who are veterans,” said Tim Lesmeister, vice president of marketing at WD-40 Company. “By partnering with Hiring Our Heroes – a program we know makes a positive difference in the lives of these men and women – we hope to honor their service and do our part to help these heroes find work they can continue to be proud of doing.”

“With this tremendous campaign, WD-40 Company is truly stepping up to support our nation’s brave military members and their families as they transition into the civilian workforce,” said Eric Eversole, executive director of Hiring Our Heroes. “It is only through the support of our incredible partners that Hiring Our Heroes has been able to connect hundreds of thousands of veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with meaningful job opportunities. We are thrilled to have WD-40 Company as a committed partner to our mission and our military families."

Actor and retired gunnery sergeant R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey will be helping spread the word on how Americans can help support the troops by purchasing their favorite blue and yellow can. Videos featuring Gunny will live on the company’s website, and in-store materials will also feature his likeness.

 

 

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