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Lowe’s breaks ground in Sparks, Nev.

BY HBSDealer Staff

According to an article in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Lowe’s began construction of a store at the Sparks Marina complex.

The Lowe’s store will be the fourth in the region, with others located in Reno, Carson City and another in Sparks.

Construction of the 130,000-sq.-ft. home improvement center is expected to begin in about a week, the paper reported. 

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Epicor rolls out online training system for Eagle users

BY HBSDealer Staff

Livermore, Calif.-based Epicor Software Corp., which recently combined with Activant Solutions, has announced the availability of the Epicor Training on Demand system. 

This eLearning tool offers Epicor Eagle retail customers access to a complete curriculum of job-specific online video training courses. 

Most modules of the Epicor Training on Demand system take less than 10 minutes to complete, and provide job-specific training tailored to the needs of retail employees of all skill and experience levels, and learning abilities, according to Epicor. These modules are mapped into a defined curriculum for more than a dozen job functions within a retail organization. 

“Epicor is committed to helping retailers improve customer service and their overall business performance through technology and the educational programs that help retailers get the most out of their technology investment," said George Sui, senior VP services for Epicor.

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Board member to step down at Lumber Liquidators

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Richard Tadler will be stepping down from the Lumber Liquidators board of directors, effective June 30, 2011.

Tadler has been with the board since 2004, when TA Associates, the private equity firm of which he is a managing director, originally invested in the company. TA Associates divested its interest in the Toano, Va.-based retailer of hardwood flooring in 2009.

Lumber Liquidators CEO Jeffrey Griffiths described Tadler as a valued adviser. "He stayed on with the board of directors long after TA Associates concluded its involvement with the company, and we greatly appreciate all of his contributions to our success." 

The company expects to fill the vacancy on the board with an outside director.

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