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Quikrete Industry Dashboard: Starts and sales forge ahead

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Housing starts tracked higher in February, and retail sales comfortably beat last year’s figures.

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Product Central: Stihl BR 450 C-EF Backpack Blower

BY Steph Koyfman

Outdoor power equipment is one of those categories we habitually return to because the cutting-edge products tend to look vastly different on a year-by-year basis.

This year, as with the previous year, the products have come back bolder, stronger and, actually, quieter (thanks to advancements in engine technology). Manufacturers are serving up more robust battery offerings, as well as innovative new lineups to be powered by them.

Here is a product featured in a recent issue of HBSDealer:

 

Stihl BR 450 C-EF Backpack Blower

How many backpack blowers are capable of starting or stopping with the push of a button? The Stihl Easy2Start system, along with an adjustable telescopic tube, makes this among the more user-friendly blowers.
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Check out other OPE products featured in the March 2017 issue of HBSDealer.

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: HBP jumps ahead

BY HBSDEALER Staff

It was a mixed day for stocks, but one which benefitted HBP's numbers — which jumped ahead 5.55%.

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