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Time looks at the biggest of the big boxes

BY Ken Clark

An article in Time.com takes a closer look at Menards and its 200,000-plus-sq.-ft. store model.

The article, “The Bigger Box Store: Home Imporvement Stores That Are Double the Size of Home Depot,” points to a massive Menards in Golden Valley, Minn., with 41 different full kitchens on display.

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3M recalls room air purifiers due to fire hazard

BY Ken Clark

3M is recalling its Filtrete branded air purifiers. The company said the ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 3M has received two incident reports: one of an air purifier overheating and another of an internal room air purifier filter catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported. 

The air purifiers are white, made of plastic and plug into the wall. They measure about 19 ins. tall by 8 ins. wide with a 13-in.-tall by 4.5-in.-wide air filter. They have a two-speed fan knob with Filtrete embossed on the top. The two recalled models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAP00-L, which was sold only at Lowe’s stores. The products serial numbers begin with E, F, G, H, I or J, and the model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the product.

The FAP00-RS model was sold from November 2008 through January 2013, and the FAP00-L model was sold from October 2012 through January 2013, both for about $60.

 

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Q: Who will cut down the nets? A: Fiskars and Werner

BY Ken Clark

Fiskars, has joined with the National Collegiate Athletic Association for the fifth consecutive year to become the official net-cutting scissors during the 2013 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.

The tournament will also provide a stage for Werner, which is back as official ladder of the NCAA Basketball championship. The latter will be brought onto the floor for the winning team to cut down the nets, with the Fiskars scissors.

The list of sponsors for the tournament also includes Lowe’s, a Corporate Partner of the NCAA.

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