Menards plans first store in Kentucky
A Menards store planned near The Heartlands subdivision of Owensboro, Ky., would be the first Menards store to open in Kentucky.
Representatives from Eau Claire, Wis.-based Menards met with home owners this week, according to the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Tom O’Neil, from Menards real estate division, told the newspaper: "As the overall plan evolves, we’ll be able to submit the development plan, and at that point we can show the site plan to the homeowners."
The store is expected to be an anchor retailer for a 67-acre development called Heartland Crossing.
Jeld-Wen divests part of vinyl extrusion plant
Jeld-Wen has sold part of its Yakima, Wash., vinyl extrusion plant to Quanex Building Products, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Quanex is a longtime business partner of Jeld-Wen. Quanex’s Mikron operation will purchase equipment and other assets from Jeld-Wen’s extrusion operation.
Jeld-Wen has produced the materials, used for its window line, at the plant since 2007. The company will continue to contract with Mikron for extrusions and other materials.
Klamath Falls, Wash.-based Jeld-Wen had decided late last year to either boost its extrusion business or seek alternatives such as equipment sales, according to the article.
The Yakima facility was Jeld-Wen’s only extrusion plant and only made a limited number of extrusions, a Jeld-Wen spokesperson said.
Top Knobs launches Sanctuary Collection
Hillsborough, N.J.-based decorative hardware manufacturer Top Knobs turned to the classic oval shape for its Sanctuary Collection Oval series. Oval knobs and slot knobs are available in three sizes with optional backplates. Top Knobs Oval thin pulls come in five sizes (including appliance pulls).
"We know that the most popular kind of diamond ring is oval-shaped because of its timeless beauty and pleasing aesthetic," said David Tyler, VP of marketing for Top Knobs.
The newly launched Oval series is available in eight finishes including Brushed Satin Nickel, Flat Black, German Bronze, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Pewter Antique, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze.