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KB Homes plans community in Roseville, Calif.

BY HBSDealer Staff

KB Homes announced Tuesday that it had gained approval to build a new community of its Built to Order homes in Roseville, California. The homebuilder has acquired more than 300 lots in the WestPark master-planned community.

"Being a KB homeowner in Roseville means you can take advantage of everything the city has to offer, including highly-rated schools, close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment at the Westfield Galleria, and a convenient commute to Downtown Sacramento, the Sierra foothills, Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas," said Chris Cady, president of the Central California division.

The WestPark development includes various lot sizes, which the company intends to leverage in order to promote its custom-built options to a variety of buyers.

With a grand opening scheduled for early next year, construction is set to begin within a couple of months.

KB Homes has already established a strong presence in Roseville, specifically in its Valley Meadows at Fiddyment Farm community and Garden Grove development.

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Milwaukee plans cordless upgrade

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Milwaukee Tool says it upgraded key M12 Cordless Drilling and Fastening products.

The company will introduce six new drilling and fastening models this year, four of which will begin a transition to replace existing models on the market today.

One example, the 2462 M12 1/4-in. Hex Impact Driver will feature a new Milwaukee optimized mechanism, which delivers 1,000 in-lbs of torque and increases driving speed by up to 50%, the company claims.

The new tools will also feature upgraded ergonomics with narrow, soft contoured grips for maximum comfort during prolonged use, and an all metal reversible belt clip to quickly and easily hang the tool.

Milwaukee will continue to feature all metal chucks on their 12V drill/drivers and hammer drill /drivers — a major competitive advantage, the company said. The tools will also continue to feature Redlink Intelligence for increased protection in abusive situations. All tools will be backed by a five-year warranty.

The new tools are compatible with the entire M12 System, now offering more than 50 cordless Lithium-Ion products.

The M12 Cordless system was introduced in 2007.

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HCN Stock Watch: Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down

BY HBSDEALER Staff

In a bit of a 180 from Monday’s 3 percentage point gain, BlueLinx (BXC) was down by -3.69% at Tuesday’s close.

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