Tapco Group appoints VP marketing
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.
One worker killed, another injured during Sanford store rebuilds
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.
Canadian Tire announces major expansion of appliance business
Canadian Tire is making a strong push into major appliances.
The 1,200-store Canadian chain now offers Inglis refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers and cooking ranges, as well as Amana freezers and microwaves at its stores across the country.
The expansion into appliances follows an 11-store test last year.
"Canadians turn to Canadian Tire for high-quality small appliances, and we’re now very excited to be partnering with Inglis and Amana to offer quality home appliances at great value," said T.J. Flood, VP merchandising of Canadian Tire.
Toronto-based Canadian Tire introduced major appliances at 11 stores in British Columbia and Ontario last year. "The current expansion is a direct result of the positive feedback from customers who appreciated the diverse assortment at those stores," Flood said.
From July 1 to July 28, the retailer is offering customers several promotions, including discounts of up to $150 off as well as bonus cards to be used on future purchases of select appliances.