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LG Facebook contest puts home appliances up for grabs

BY HBSDEALER Staff

LG Electronics USA is giving consumers a chance to win a suite of home appliances via a contest on its Facebook page.

"LG understands that homeowners renovate to improve both the look and functionality of their homes—to help make their day-to-day lives easier," said David VanderWaal, director of home appliance brand marketing, LG Electronics USA. "That’s what drives our innovations. At LG, it’s all possible. For example, our Door-in-Door refrigerator allows you to quickly access commonly-used food and beverage items, and our EasyClean technology lets you clean the oven’s interior in just minutes, not hours."

The Dream Appliance contest will be launching this weekend in time for the first of two episodes of HGTV’s "House Hunters Renovation" that will include LG kitchen and laundry appliances. The episode airs Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 p.m. ET.

Entrants will be required to creatively complete fill-in-the-blank sentences. Once the top 10 finalists are selected, the rest of the entrants will vote to select the winner.

The grand prize winner will receive a complete customized suite of LG kitchen appliances and will be eligible to win LG’s flagship appliances, which include the Door-in-Door refrigerator and range with EasyClean technology. The runner-up will receive an advanced LG laundry pair, and the eight additional finalists will receive a one-year supply of Tide pods, Downy fabric softener and Bounce dryer sheets.

The contest, which runs through Nov. 22, is part of LG’s "Life Good House," a social engagement initiative that offers tips for better living to consumers.

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Armstrong invests $41 million in Lancaster, Pa., plant

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Armongstrong World Industries is investing $41 million in its Lancaster, Pa. facility to promote the manufacture of luxury vinyl tile (LVT). The company had announced its plans to make the investment back in July, but had yet to choose a location.

"We thank the commonwealth and our employees for their support of this investment," said Armstrong Flooring CEO Frank Ready. "By bringing this manufacturing to the U.S., we leverage our manufacturing expertise and create a strong cost, quality and service position for a very exciting product category."

Construction is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2014 and end in early 2015. Once completed, Armstrong expects to hire 57 new employees.

"We have a workforce in Pennsylvania that is committed to excellence and hard work," said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. "The addition of 57 new jobs at this site in Lancaster County continues the progress towards our goal of making Pennsylvania a national model for job creation and innovation."

According to the company, LVT is experiencing double-digit growth in North America. With shorter lead times and improved customer service, Armstrong expects its on-shore operations to compete well with that of China’s.

This will mark Armstrong’s second investment in the Lancaster plant since 2008, when it expanded operations to include fiberglass-backed sheet vinyl manufacturing.

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ABC Supply finds new role for Money

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Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. appointed Brad Money VP divisional operations. 

Money joined ABC Supply in 2004 and most recently had been VP of manufacturing. In his new role, he will be responsible for the ABC Catalog Division, Amcraft Building Products Co., and Town & Country Industries. In addition, he will continue to oversee the ABC Supply manufacturing group, including American Construction Metals (ACM) and Mule-Hide Manufacturing. 

“There are many areas where our manufacturing operations and strategic business units overlap,” said Keith Rozolis, president and chief operating officer of ABC Supply. “Under Brad’s leadership, we expect to attain new synergies in multiple operations, including sourcing, logistics and marketing, and optimize the opportunities for growth of these strategic divisional operations.”

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