Lumber Liquidators donates to Habitat for Humanity
Lumber Liquidators has donated more than $280,000 of flooring and tools in recent years to Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
The company’s latest donation included a large selection of tools to the Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg affiliate. The tools will be used to build new homes as well as rehabilitate existing homes in partnership with low-income families in Hampton, James City County and Newport News, Virginia. The affiliate is on schedule to build nine new homes and rehabilitate four in the local community in 2014 alone.
Michael K. Copeland, director of ReStores at Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, said, "Lumber Liquidators’ recent tool donation is so valuable to us. It is because of the generosity of companies like Lumber Liquidators that we are able to continue our mission of eliminating substandard housing in our community."
Lumber Liquidators supports Habitat For Humanity through its philanthropic program, Lay It Forward, which supports organizations that will benefit generations to come.
Ames True Temper has a new name: The AMES Companies
Ames True Temper, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, has become The AMES Companies.
"While the company name has changed, our customers, suppliers and employees can rest assured that our manufacturing, sourcing and other core processes remain untouched," said Michael Sarrica, president of The AMES Companies. "The AMES Companies continue to offer a broad range of product categories that make work easier for homeowners and professionals, continuing a legacy the company has built upon for more than two centuries."
The company’s history and legacy, in addition to the brand’s long-standing commitment to American manufacturing, helped reinforce the decision to change the corporate name.
" ‘AMES’ has long been used as an informal, abbreviated company name, so officially changing the name minimizes certain brand identity confusion and also reinforces the AMES brand legacy," added Sarrica.
The AMES Companies provides lawn and garden tool offerings, professional jobsite tools, and outdoor lifestyle product categories under the brand names AMES, True Temper, Razor-Back Professional, Jackson Professional, Southern Patio, UnionTools, Dynamic Design, Garant, Westmix, Kelso and Northcote.
Daryl Hull rejoins Modern Group
Modern Group’s Integrated Systems Division has rehired Daryl Hull as a sales specialist for Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties. Hull has over 40 years of material-handling industry experience, including 28 at Modern Group, and most recently with LTW Intralogistics specializing in automated warehousing solutions.
"Daryl’s decades of experience with warehouse products and integrated systems will be a vital asset to Modern Group," said Don Sherow, senior VP sales. "He understands that customers are focused on condensing and consolidating their operation to deliver the best return on investment. Their questions are no longer about how each square foot in their facility is being utilized, but how each cubic foot is factoring into their business’s success."
Modern Group is an equipment distributor, providing sales, leasing, short-term rental, service, parts, training and financing solutions through its forklifts, power systems, construction and warehouse products businesses serving Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.