Quikrete seeks to save the mailbox
A “Save the Endangered Mailbox” public service announcement from Quikrete serves to raise awareness and drive homeowners to repair their damaged mailboxes, the company said.
In 2012, the United States Postal Service processed and delivered approximately 528 million pieces of mail each day, many of which reached recipients by way of more than 50 million curbside mailboxes around the country.
Unfortunately, these curbside mailboxes are often the victim of an inattentive driver, severe weather, teen pranks like mailbox baseball or other tragic incidents that can make mail delivery more challenging. While these harmful incidents cannot altogether be avoided, The Quikerete Cos. is challenging homeowners to make a difference through the “Save the Endangered Mailbox” campaign, which will award homeowners for the best mailbox makeovers.
Homeowners can enter the mailbox makeover contest from April 8 to May 5 by posting before-and-after project photos on the Quikrete Facebook page. The top three mailbox makeovers will be awarded $1,000, $700 and $300, respectively.
Plainfield Lumber & Hardware closes
A sign on the door at Plainfield Lumber & Hardware reads: “After 67 years we are sad to say we are closing our doors.”
According to a WOOD TV report, the sudden closing of the Michigan home center surprised customers. WOOD TV also reported that the retailer was being sued by the family of a former owner over a stock dispute.
Home Depot, Martha Stewart unveil how-to video series
Martha Stewart Living and The Home Depot have teamed up for a new video series launching April 25.
The series will consist of three unique videos per week, released via e-newsletter, and hosted on the Martha Stewart Video Hub, Homedepot.com, Aol.com and Yahoo Screen.
The videos will fall into three categories, highlighting Martha Stewart Living product sold at The Home Depot, and answering various DIY "how-to" questions:
• "Product Profiles" will feature Martha Stewart Living experts and designers taking viewers through product profiles and DIY projects that enhance rooms, add color and give homes a personal touch.
• "Ask Martha" videos will feature the homemaking maven answering some of her most-asked questions across all categories.
• "Inspiration" videos will take a behind-the-scenes look at MSLO, featuring interviews with designers and inspiration behind product lines.