Healthy Home Diagnostics names general manager
Joel Key has joined Raleigh, N.C.-based Healthy Home Diagnostics (HHD) as general manager of the indoor air quality solution company.
Key brings to the company 20 years of experience as an HVAC, plumbing and refrigeration contractor and 13 years of experience as a state-licensed contractor. He developed a pilot training program for weatherization technicians that lead to the state-approved training procedure used in North Carolina.
“We are pleased to have Joel join with Healthy Home Diagnostics as our general manager,” said Scott Logue, president of HHD. “His wide range of achievements and extensive industry knowledge are excellent assets to our company.”
Menards plans biggest store yet
Menards is hoping to expand an existing mega store in Tinley Park, Ill. according to an article in the TribLocal, adding 110,000-square feet to its 202,000-square foot building and 148,000-square-foot lumberyard. The grand total – 360,000 square feet – would make the store the largest unit in the Midwestern home improvement chain.
The deal is dependent on a $1 million incentive deal from the Village of Tinley Park, which would allow the retailer to purchase a nine-acre parcel, including the Southtown Star building. Aaron Morrissey, a real estate representative with Menards, said the company plans to use the building and extra space to expand its lumber yard and create a new garden center to attract more business.
The cost of the expansion project is estimated to be $4 million.
Eau Claire, Wis.-based Menards is requesting a new sales tax incentive agreement from Tinley Park that would allow it to collect half of any new sales tax revenues each year for the next 10 years with a ceiling of $1 million. The sharing agreement would only apply to sales tax revenues above the base amount of $288,000, which will all still go to municipal coffers.
The retailer has already gained approval from the Finance and Economic Development Committee, according to the news report. It must now go before the full board of Tinley Park for a vote next week.
Wolf Appliance rolls out 54-in. grill
Madison, Wis.-based Wolf Appliance introduced its largest grill to date — a 54-in., 51,000 Btu unit with five stainless steel burners.
An optional side burner for high heat and preparing side dishes is available and packs 25,000 Btu into the outdoor configuration.
The company says the product is a response to consumer demand for more variety in outdoor grills.
Completing the full-scale outdoor cooking experience, the 54-in. grill comes equipped with a hood assist system, LED-lit control knobs, a two-position electric rotisserie (that puts out 14,000 Btu), a three-position warming rack, dual halogen interior lighting, an external thermometer and hot surface ignition.