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Industry Dashboard for Jan. 24, 2011

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Housing starts were disappointing when they were released last week. But existing-home sales saw double-digit gains. That mixed message was also delivered by the Home Channel Stock Roundup. 

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Home Depot expands moving-truck rental pilot

BY HBSDEALER Staff

A moving-truck rental deal with Penske Truck Rental has been expanded from its original pilot program in Richmond, Va., to include five Miami, Fla.-area Home Depot stores, according to a report from Dow Jones.

The Atlanta-based retailer has made no announcement regarding the potential roll-out of the pilot program to more stores.

In the Richmond market, Penske offers 12-to-26 ft. long moving trucks to both consumer and commercial customers in Home Depot stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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D.King says:
May-22-2012 12:39 am

Home Depot is getting bigger
Home Depot is getting bigger and bigger so I think is normal for them to rent more trucks. A lot of people are also renting trucks for local moving like dc movers and the trucks are pretty reliable too.

J.Ross says:
Apr-24-2012 04:23 pm

The trend of an expansion
The trend of an expanding increase each year, no doubt your truck rentals will soon move to an overseas shipping company moving stuff from one country to another, instead of interstate. Good luck!

R.raj says:
Mar-14-2012 08:06 am

Consumers would definitely
Consumers would definitely expect better service. Thanks to the moving services available relocating to a place has become hassle free. International moving services are available too. For instance for relocation to Australia you would find moving companies which would help you do this without any problem.

A.Burma says:
Jan-25-2012 11:30 am

This deal will surely be
This deal will surely be beneficial for all; moving services have become so essential. Just imagine having to do the shifting all by yourself. When I was shifting my home I had great service from Movers San Francisco; now there are moving services available for international moving too.

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Quikrete unveils Zip & Mix Repair Mortar

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The trend of making things easy for the do-it-yourselfer is finding a place in Quikrete’s lineup of new products. The company’s Zip & Mix Repair Mortar is a multi-purpose mortar that eliminated the need for a pail. 

Consumers simply unzip the package, break the protective seal, add 10 ounces of water to the mortar and knead the package thoroughly. The product is described as easy to sculpt during the application with a 4,500 psi strength when finished. 

"We’re seeing pent-up demand and expect repair and remodel projects to increase," said Quikrete’s Frank Owens, VP of marketing.

 

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