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Readers Respond: Mission statement mysteries

BY HBSDealer Staff

The latest HBSDealer poll question tackled the issue of company mission statements. They always look good on paper. They are read with pride at formal events. And they are crafted with high-degree of care and attention.

Here is an amalgam of mission statements from companies within the hardware and building supply industry: “Our goal is to provide outstanding products and services, and the most competitive prices, while making the best even better in the market we serve.”

But do the employees take these statements to heart? Happily, many do, according to the results of the poll question.

HBSDealer asked the specific question: “To what extent do your company’s employees understand your company’s mission statement?” One hundred readers responded. Here’s how:

31%: All of them know it.

25%: Some of them know it.

17%: Most of them know it.

14%: None of them know it.

13%: Many of them know it.

Company planners across the industry should take heart that 48% of respondents say that mission statements are understood by all or most of the company’s employees.

The poll is still open here. Or better yet, share your comments about mission statements here.

 

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Glass brings new look to Overhead Door

BY HBSDealer Staff

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. So goes the old saying. No such saying exists for garages. Not yet, anyway.

Overhead Door’s new garage door line is called Envy, and its described by the manufacturer as a “lustrous full-view, all-glass door that boasts a sleek frameless exterior for an ultra-modern look.”

Available for commercial and residential applications, the door is made of quarter-inch tempered glass attached to a hidden aluminum frame.

The Envy product line is available in five finishes, including Mirrored Gray, Mirrored Bronze, Translucent Black, Opaque White and Opaque Black. The doors are custom made for openings up to 18’2” wide and 14’1” tall.

The company says a flexible vinyl bottom seal helps prevent glass breakage while providing a weather barrier against dirt and other elements.

“Regardless of how you use it, Envy is certain to turn heads,” said Russ Lowe, product manager at Overhead Door. 

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: A Wednesday for the Bears

BY HBSDealer Staff

Most of the home improvement and building stocks stepped backwards on Wednesday, with a handful of exceptions. EXP sank 5.13%. SHLD dropped 3. 3.84%. And TREX was down 3.69%. Leading the gainers was SHW, up 2.62%.

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