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Home Depot 2013 Innovation Award honorees

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The Home Depot announced that Cree won the retailer’s 2013 Innovation Award for its LED light bulb.

The annual award recognizes the most revolutionary new products that provide true benefits to consumers and the companies that exceeded expectations in sales, service and program execution.

Mohawk Soft Spring Carpet received first runner-up honors for Soft Spring Carpet, and Plantation Patterns Patio won second runner-up honors for its Create Your Own Collection patio furniture.

“The Home Depot’s goal is to offer customers the most innovative, ground-breaking products that will help them improve their homes while saving them time and money,” said Craig Menear, executive vice president, Merchandising for The Home Depot. “Our merchants consistently work with our manufacturing partners to develop pioneering products that differentiate The Home Depot and attract customers.”

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HCN Stock Watch: FAST slows down

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Though there was a little more growth across the board at Wednesday’s close, Fastenal (FAST) took a dip of 6.26%.

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Versatex hires Jason Mora

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Jason Mora recently joined Versatex as a market development specialist. 

Based in Manchester, N.H., he spent the past three years building his skill set as a client service analyst with Mercer Investments of Norwood, Mass., and as a senior sales representative at Flagship Merchant Services, the transaction processing organization headquartered in Charlestown, Mass. 

“One of Jason’s great strengths is his ability to make connections,” said VP sales Rick Kapres. “Not only does he understand the everyday challenges of residential construction, but he has problem-solving ability that’s based on knowing what building materials can do and the logistics of getting them where they need to be.

“With Jason on our New England team, the builders, contractors, and architects of the region will have a solid new source of technical information — as well as a service-oriented guy who anticipates what they’ll need to get the results they’re looking for."

Mora will report to Bill Naumann, the Versatex regional sales manager for New England, and work closely with the the dealer network in developing sales expansion strategies. 

Versatex Trimboard products are manufactured by Wolfpac Technologies of Pittsburgh.

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