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RangeCraft makes standard an option

Maker of customized range hoods adds a Standard Line.

BY HBSDealer Staff

RangeCraft Manufacturing of Fair Lawn, N.J., has announced a new Standard Line of range hoods for their most popular models.

“By utilizing existing drawings and eliminating the heavy design time of a  new custom range hood, our customers will still get the highest quality craftsmanship in a custom range hood,” states RangeCraft president Ramona Panus. “The Standard Line will allow for reduced pricing as well as faster delivery times.”

The Standard Line will be available in common standard sizes including 30 inches, 36 inches, 42 inches, 48 inches, 52 inches and 60 inches.

RangeCraft has been a manufacturer of metal range hoods for more than 30 years. RangeCraft’s made-to-order hoods are available in more than 25 product designs in copper, brass, stainless steel and decorator colors.

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Monkey attacks Home Depot employee

Diaper-wearing pet monkey gets loose in Florida location.

BY HBSDEALER Staff

A pet spider monkey entered a Home Depot store in Okeechobee, Fla., and ran wild.

But not before biting and scratching a Home Depot employee, Marilyn Howard, multiple times. Howard was on her break and tried to prevent the monkey from entering the store.

According to reports, the diaper-wearing monkey was left in a truck outside the store while its owner shopped at the Home Depot.

But somehow the monkey escaped the vehicle and began a frantic search inside the location — going so far as to climb to the rafters of the store’s aisle No. 5.

According to employees, this was not the monkey’s first visit to the store and its owner had been told to keep the animal at home.

More about the incident and a video of the wild monkey can be found at WPBF News.

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L&W completes NexGen acquisition

L&W now operates 156 branches in 35 states.

BY HBSDEALER Staff

L&W Supply Corporation reported that it has finalized its purchase of NexGen Building Supply.

As a leading distributor of interior building products in the Midwest, the NexGen acquisition supports L&W Supply’s overall growth strategy, the company said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With headquarters in Elk Grove, Ill., NexGen distributes drywall, ceiling systems, steel studs and other LBM products. The company operates 15 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

“We are excited to welcome the NexGen associates, customers and suppliers to the L&W Supply family,” said Dan Piché, L&W Supply’s president. With the NexGen acquisition, L&W Supply now operates 156 locations in 35 states.

The acquisition marks L&W’s largest move since it was acquired by ABC Supply in November 2016. Based in Chicago, L&W is a specialty distributor of drywall, ceiling systems, steel framing and other building materials used by commercial and residential contractors.

L&W’s parent company, ABC Supply, operates more than 700 locations nationwide with a focus on roofing materials, along with interior and exterior building products.

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