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Stopped U-Haul full of stolen merchandise

BY HBSDEALER Staff

A man in Hamilton, Ontario pled guilty on June 28 for breaking and entering a Canadian Tire store last May and stealing lawnmowers and barbecues, according to local news reports.

Richard Jessop, age 27, was arrested along with two other accomplices when police pulled over their U-Haul truck for a routine traffic stop. Officers looked in the back of the vehicle and saw the stolen merchandise, along with bolt cutters and a pair of gloves. 

Jessop, who has a previous manslaughter conviction and other property-related crimes on his record, was sentenced to 17 months in jail. Another occupant of the car received a 12-month sentence. The driver is still facing charges. 

 

 

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Tapco Group appoints VP marketing

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Wixom, Mich.-basd Tapco Group, a unit of Headwaters Inc., named Jonathan Wierengo as VP marketing.

Previously, Wierengo served as director of marketing for Tapco.

"Jonathan has demonstrated valuable leadership in helping Tapco sustain best-in-class products, value and customer service," said David Ulmer, president of Tapco.

As director of marketing, Wierengo helped introduce InSpire Cedar Shake Roofing, InSpire Slate Cool Roofing and Foundry Stone Collection Siding.

 

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One worker killed, another injured during Sanford store rebuilds

BY Brae Canlen

Roofers in two separate incidents in Sanford, N.C., were injured — one fatally — during reconstruction projects at the Tractor Supply and Lowe’s home improvement stores, according to the Fayetteville Observer and other media reports. 

Both stores are undergoing repairs after a tornado swept through town and caused major damage to the businesses on April 16.

The first incident happened at Tractor Supply on June 22, when a 59-year-old South Carolina contractor dropped through an unstable portion of the roof. The man fell 20 ft. onto cement and was later reported dead.

Less than a week later, on June 25, a 45-year-old worker, who was rolling out roofing material at the Lowe’s store, tumbled off the building. He reportedly suffered fractures in his arm and leg, and sustained head injuries.

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