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Tim-Br Mart recognizes Simpson Strong-Tie

BY Ken Clark

Tim-Br Mart Group, a $2 billion-plus member-owned corporation serving building supply retailers, commercial dealers and home manufacturers across Canada, has honored the Canadian branch of Simpson Strong-Tie with the 2013 “Gold Hardware Vendor of The Year” award.

Tim-Br Mart Group represents more than 750 independently owned lumberyard locations across Canada under the Timber MART and/or Ace Hardware brands.

“We are very pleased when we get to recognize a good partner like Simpson Strong-Tie,” said Tim-Br Mart Group VP merchandise Randy Martin. “We have had a national agreement with them since 2006 and have seen continued growth in sales year over year.”

The Gold Hardware Vendor of the Year award was presented in Toronto at the Tim-Br Mart Buying Show awards dinner last month.

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CertainTeed launches Exterior Home Makeover Contest

BY HBSDealer Staff

CertainTeed is encouraging homeowners to grab their video cameras and document their wish lists for a dream outdoor living space. This summer, one winner will receive $75,000 worth of exterior building products, including installation, through the 2013 CertainTeed $75,000 Exterior Living Spaces Home Makeover Video Facebook Contest.

To enter the contest, homeowners should upload an upbeat, creative 30- to 90-second video to CertainTeed’s Living Spaces Facebook page, explaining why their home needs a facelift using CertainTeed’s selection of polymer, fiber cement, insulated and vinyl siding, roofing, housewrap, decking, railing, fence and trim.

CertainTeed will be accepting entries through 11:50 p.m. EDT on June 11. CertainTeed will announce the winner on or about June 21.

Video entries will appear on the CertainTeed Living Spaces Facebook contest page, where visitors can vote for their favorite until 11:59 p.m. EDT June 18. The top 10 videos will then go before CertainTeed judges. The winning family will also star in a series of Facebook and YouTube video webisodes featuring their home’s remarkable transformation.

Nine runners-up will each receive $500 exterior living spaces prize packages. 

 

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HD Supply files for IPO

BY Ken Clark

The industrial and construction supplies company, formerly a division of The Home Depot, was taken private in 2007.

The company’s ticker symbol and exchange remain undisclosed, but a filing expects the IPO to generate $1 billion.

Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, took the company private for $8.5 billion in 2007. Home Depot continues to hold a 12.4% stake in the company.

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