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SWK makes the Climate Performance Leadership Index

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Stanley Black & Decker has been listed on CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the first time, available in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2013.

“Our long-term efforts to reduce our environmental impact have fostered a culture of process innovations that result in quantifiable environmental improvements,” said John F. Lundgren, chairman and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker. “Sustainability is embedded throughout Stanley Black & Decker, and we are creating a company-wide culture that engineers waste out of our processes before it is generated, minimizes energy and water consumption on the design table, and empowers our employees to create the solutions.”

Stanley participated in the CDP climate change program at the request of 722 investors (representing $87 trillion in assets). An ‘A band’ for climate performance is required for a position on the CPLI, and Stanley was one of 36 S&P 500 companies who made the mark.

The company has also committed to reduce its environmental footprint an additional 15% by 2015.

CPLI is an annual index composed of S&P 500 companies with a demonstrable investment in improving the environment. It is maintained by CDP, a global environmental disclosure organization.

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ProDealer summit examines component business

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit slated for Nashville Oct. 23-25 will include a panel presentation on the business of components. 

A panel of pro dealers will share thoughts on best practices that govern truss and other component operations. 

Assembled on the panel are Chuck Bankston, president of Bankston Lumber, Barnesville, Ga.; Peter Alexander, CEO of BMC, Boise, Idaho; and Dale Carlson, president of Lyman Lumber, Excelsior, Minn.

The Component business presentation is set for Oct. 25, at 11:00 a.m. 

The ProDealer Industry Summit is a national LBM event with some of the highest-performing dealers in the country. The event is sponsored jointly by HCN and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. To learn more, visit Prodealer.com.

 

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DAP patch solves drywall problems

BY HBSDEALER Staff

DAP is rolling out several new products this year, among which is the Presto Patch, a drywall repair solution that provides a hardier alternative to many of its traditional counterparts.

The Presto Patch is a pre-cut drywall circle attached to oversized taping paper with a matching foam template.

Repairing holes up to 3 7/8-inch or 6 7/8 inch in standard half-inch drywall, the Presto Patch can be easily installed by cutting the hole to size with the template and slipping the circle into place, which adheres at the edges. After plastering the paper down to the wall, it can then be sanded down and painted over.

The Presto Patch was developed in response to a growing demand for drywall repair solutions that would hold up in heavily trafficked areas, such as behind doorknobs that may cause (and repeat) damage.

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