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Lumber Liquidators holds 11th annual April Sale

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Lumber Liquidators is getting ready to launch its 11th annual April Sale, which began as a "Black Friday" tradition associated with tax season.

"It’s not by chance that our big sale is in April," said founder and chairman Tom Sullivan. "In 2004, my accountant came to me and warned that we needed to pay taxes by April 15th and that we were not going to have enough funds, so we quickly put together a huge sale to offer our overstock hardwood flooring at incredible prices. People loved the deals and we paid our taxes just in time!"

According to the company, the April Sale is the stuff of legend within Lumber Liquidators, with lines that wrap around its stores.

"Our April Sale is an example of why Lumber Liquidators has grown for 20 years," added Sullivan. "People want great deals, not gimmicks. It’s not about big fancy buildings in high-rent areas. It’s about quality, price and knowledgeable people."

Between April 24 and 28, customers will have a chance to snag discounts on all 340 flooring varieties at more than 330 locations.

In addition this year, Lumber Liquidators is offering 20-month financing on all flooring and is holding a "Share the Sale" sweepstakes for $2,000 worth of flooring going to one lucky winner (and his or her friend).

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Hines launches its own mobile app

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US LBM subsidiary Hines Supply is making waves of the mobile app variety. Its new Hines Mobile App is now available on the iPhone App Store to further streamline delivery tracking for its customers.

“We created the Hines Mobile App specifically for the professional remodeler, commercial and custom builder," said president Doug Jones. "We know and understand their business and the tools they need at their fingertips. This investment in technology is part of Hines’s continued commitment to customer service excellence."

The app allows users to check orders and track deliveries with real-time GPS updates, as well as view photos of the delivered order and search delivery history. 

Additionally, users can quickly view open invoices and billing history, as well as stay up to date on promotions and events.

Jones added that an Android version is due to be released in May.

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Eco Red Shield waves Made-in-USA flag

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Eco Building Products is pushing for an even deeper commitment to Made in USA with its signature Eco Red Shield Lumber product.

Though the protected lumber is already being produced around the country, the company’s technical team is now blending the final constituent of the Eco Red Shield formulation in the USA.

"It is our opinion that this is just another step in raising the bar even higher in our quality controls, achieving superior results in every step of our blending process, separating us from anyone trying to even get close to our combined formulation, for years," read a company statement. "We take pride in producing everything that goes into our Intellectual Property right here in America, as it has been our goal since inception, that our red lumber will one day be recognized as the true American Brand of Lumber."

"I’m proud to lead this Eco Team of brilliant minds as we all unite in support of raising the bar on all wood treatments," said president and CEO Steve Conboy. "ECOB is insuring that American wood framed buildings lead the world as the best choice in support of climate changes, building defensive on all fronts from lumber protection to preservation of engineering values."

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