Moen plans home remodeling contest promotion
North Olmsted, Ohio-based faucet maker Moen will hold its annual “Show us Your Style” home remodeling contest starting Aug. 1.
Other visitors to the Moen Web site and the micro-site can then vote on their favorite remodeling “stories.” Participants can win a $10,000 prize package. The manufacturer also is awarding eight participants $1,000 Visa gift cards.
The promotion concludes Oct. 19.
Lawsuit in Sears lawn mower incident
A woman is suing Sears over a 2006 incident in which a lawn mower fell off a shelf at a Beaumont, Texas, store, injuring her foot.
According to the Southeast Texas Record, Lynda Roberson said in her lawsuit, filed with the Jefferson County District Court, that Sears failed to “warn customers of the hazards of the lawn mowers being placed on overhead racks.”
The suit also alleges the retailer was negligent in maintaining the rack — the filing states, “suddenly and without warning the lawn mower came off the rack, striking her on the foot and knocking her back” into display mowers on the store’s floor.
Roberson is suing for $30,000 in damages, according to the report.
Home Depot plans RDC in South Carolina
Home Depot will build a new rapid deployment center, part of a larger initiative to transition to a more efficient supply chain system, near Dixiana, S.C., a spokesperson confirmed.
Dixiana is located in Lexington County, in the central part of the state.
The deployment center represents an approximately $25 million investment and is expected to employ about 300 people.
The center is expected to be built within the next three years, though no construction date has been set.
The RDC will serve stores in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia.