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Shelter Products rolls out Elegant Entrys

BY HBSDEALER Staff

New Ulm, Minn.-based Shelter Products launched a Therma-Tru door line called Elegant Entrys. Shelter Products will be carrying the complete line of entry and patio doors manufactured by Therma-Tru in their Indiana facility.  

Shelter Products says it believes its relationship with the Therma-Tru Door company is unique, and that they will become the premier distributor of this product.  

The company carries a complete line of steel and fiberglass door, sidelite, and transom products, said Aaron Lambrecht, president of Shelter Products. And with the announcement, it will offer a full palette of solid color and stain pre-finish options.

Elegant Entrys by Shelter Products will be officially kicked off at the Minnesota Twins’ home opener on April 7, with promotions and giveaways.

The company covers Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 

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HCN Stock Watch: Leveling off

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After riding a four-day wave of growth, the stock market leveled off a bit in the other direction on Thursday.

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March unemployment static at 6.7%

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The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, which wasn’t enough to offset last month’s 6.7% unemployment rate. However, at an upwardly revised figure of 197,000, February pulled in more jobs than initially estimated.

According to Bloomberg, March’s figure has pushed private employment past the pre-recession peak for the first time.

The total number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 10.5 million in March, as was the number of long-term unemployed at 3.7 million. Both measures have shown little movement since December of last year, though the number of long-term unemployed is down by 837,000 over the year.

The industry with the biggest jobs gain was professional and business services, which added 57,000 jobs.

Construction edged up by 19,000 jobs, while industries like manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing changed little.

The recent progress in the job market might push the Federal Reserve to reduce its stimulus, though interest rates may stay low for some time.

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