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Kleer launches photo contest

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Kleer Trimboard and Kleer Decking are inviting builders and remodelers to show off their boldest trim and decking projects for a chance to win prizes, along with the respect of their peers.

The 2013 Kleer Lumber Photo Contest is accepting entries through Oct. 31 in four categories: Best in show, Most creative, Best home and Best deck.

Prizes include Black & Decker Stainless Steel Signature Series 6500 Gas Grill, an Olympus XZ-2 digital camera, a Bostitch tool set and workwear from Bob’s Stores.

To help spread the word about this exciting contest, Kleer Lumber is distributing dealer kits, which include a counter card with a take-away, sell sheet, poster and postcards for Kleer product dealers to send out.

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Whirlpool teams up with Habitat for Humanity

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Whirlpool Corporation employees will be working alongside Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County and students at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., on the construction of a new home this fall.

The new home is being built for Chris Schaaf, a champion golfer in the Special Olympics, in a new neighborhood amongst other Whirlpool-sponsored Habitat homes from the previous three consecutive years.

The event will also serve as an informal recruitment opportunity for Kelley School of Business students.

"For the fourth consecutive year, Whirlpool is proud to partner with IU to build a home for a Bloomington family," said general manager and IU graduate Chris Ball. "We’ve seen firsthand the joy home ownership brings to families and Whirlpool is pleased to contribute. It’s also a unique opportunity to meet the next generation of the workforce. The interview-by-hard hat approach is a fresh way to connect with talented students who share our values and commitment to giving back to our communities."

The project began in conjunction with Indiana University’s Sept. 14 football game against the Bowling Green Falcons and is set to be dedicated two hours before the 8 p.m. kickoff during the Sept. 21 game against the Missouri Tigers. Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool chairman and CEO (as well as an IU graduate) will take part in the dedication, at which time Chris will receive his keys on the field of IU’s Memorial Stadium.

Whirlpool is currently involved in an ongoing initiative to donate a range and an Energy Star-qualified refrigerator to every new Habitat home built in the U.S. and Canada. The company has sponsored more than 100 homes to date and donated over 140,000 appliances since partnering with Habitat in 1999.

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PDIS organizes yard tour

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The ProDealer Industry Summit, slated for Oct. 23-25 in Nashville, Tenn., will include a trip to Stewart Builder Supply for a boots-on-the-ground networking and education opportunity.

The Brentwood, Tenn., location of Stewart Builder Supply is welcoming PDIS attendees on Thursday Oct. 24, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The E.W. Stewart Lumber Co. was established in 1921. The business, a member committed to professional building contractors and all others who use their products. Stewart Lumber’s primary markets include Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Their locations that serve the different counties in the region allow for on-time delivery, and they can pick up material for credit within 48 hours.

Registration to the conference includes complimentary round trip transportation to Stewart Builder Supply in Brentwood. 

The ProDealer Industry Summit is a national LBM event with the highest-quality dealers in the country. To learn more, visit Prodealer.com.

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