The Tile Shop expands into Oklahoma
The Tile Shop is opening a new store in Tulsa, which will mark its first retail location in the state of Oklahoma.
“Tulsa homeowners take great pride in their homes," said Carl Randazzo, SVP of retail for The Tile Shop. "They want to surround themselves with natural beauty. We make the process of discovering the stone and tile that’s right for your home as easy as possible with beautiful products incredibly presented, sold by sales associates who are trained to carefully listen to our homeowner customers.”
Customers at the 19,100-sq.-ft. Union Plaza Shopping Center location will be privy to over 2,000 natural stone and tile varieties, as well as a free, hour-long DIY tiling workshop every Saturday morning. As is customary to Tile Shop locations, the store will also feature a showcase of fully decorated vignettes with real appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures.
The Tulsa store is the 15th new store opened this year for The Tile Shop, which plans to open five more by the end of the year. At the moment, the retailer operates 85 stores throughout 24 states.
Parr Lumber names manager for Eugene unit
Scott Wirges has been named store manager of Parr Lumber’s Eugene, Ore. location, effective Nov. 11.
Wirges is returning to the company after a four-year hiatus. Previously, he had held numerous positions with the company between 1991 and 2009.
Before he joined the building industry as a Copeland Lumber employee, Wirges served in the Marines.
"Scott is known for his high energy, infectious smile and positive influence on his coworkers and customers," said Mike Howell, director of operations for Parr Lumber. "His years of experience and industry knowledge will be a huge asset to our company."
Parr Lumber is based in Hillsboro, Ore. and is the 18th largest building material supplier in the U.S. It operates a total of 32 facilities in Oregon, Washington and Arizona.
Legrand plugs multi-outlet strips for holidays
Legrand is billing its Plugmold multi-outlet strips as a solution for holiday party hosts beset with additional power needs for appliances, gadgets and decorations.
The strips, which add room for six to 10 outlets, are available in hard-wired DIY kits and cord-ended plug-in models.
Legrand offers up three different varieties of the power strips, including Hardwired Tamper-Resistant Plugmold Kits, which are ideal for kitchen applications and feature built-in shutter systems.
The Cord-ended Plugmold Multi-outlet Strips can be easily mounted in living rooms, kitchens and home offices.
Meanwhile, Plugmold Tough Power Strips come with a diamond plate aluminum cover, 10 outlets and a circuit breaker. They are best-suited for garages and work spaces.