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Year by year, the Home Channel Hall of Fame

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The year 2004 marked the inauguration of the Home Channel Hall of Fame, with four deserving honorees, including Home Depot founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, inducted during the Golden Hammer Awards ceremony.

The inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony also honored Joe Orgill, chairman of Orgill, and Joe Hardy, founder of 84 Lumber.

Here are the Home Channel Hall of Fame inductees listed in chronological order:

2004: Bernie Marcus, co-founder, Home Depot

2004: Arthur Blank, co-founder, Home Depot 

2004: Joe Hardy, founder, 84 Lumber 

2004: Joe Orgill, Chairman, Orgill Inc.

2005: Dave Hodnik, former Ace Hardware president and CEO 

2006: Mike McClelland, President Emeritus, Do It Best Corp.

2007: Robert Strickland, Chairman Emeritus Lowe’s

2008: Howard Ellsberry, Westlake Ace Hardware

2009: Lyle Heidemann, True Value Co.

2010: Pat Farrah, The Home Depot

2011: Larry Stone, Lowe’s Cos.

 

 

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DriTac’s adhesives and sealers meet Green Label Plus

BY HBSDealer Staff

Clifton, N.J.-based DriTac Flooring Products has launched a full line of adhesives and concrete sealers that have been certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Green Label Plus Program for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). 

According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, Green Label Plus is a voluntary, industry-testing program for carpet and adhesive products that establishes the highest standard for indoor air quality. The Carpet and Rug Institute created Green Label Plus to identify carpets and adhesives that are tested by an independent, certified laboratory and meet stringent criteria for low chemical emissions. 

Manufactured in the United States, DriTac’s line —  DriTac 1001 All-In-One Urethane Adhesive/4-In-1 System, DriTac 7500 Eco-Urethane Adhesive, DriTac 7700 Easy Clean MS Polymer Adhesive, DriTac 9200 FasTac Polymeric Resin Adhesive and DriTac Eco-8000 Moisture Guard Concrete Moisture Barrier and Crack Suppressant — all offer zero VOCs and zero solvents, according to the company.

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Laticrete launches waste-reducing grout kit

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Laticrete, manufacturer of systems for the installation of tile and stone, launched its Laticrete Grout Channel Refurbishment Kit with the environmental benefit of waste reduction.

The new eco-friendly program was developed by marketing experts at Laticrete in concert with the January 2011 introduction of six exciting new grout colors designed to refresh the 40 options available for designing with tile and stone. The refurbished Laticrete Grout Channel Kit program allows Laticrete sales representatives and Laticrete customers in the field to simply pop out the discontinued grout color channels and replace them with the six new colors available, avoiding the disposal of outdated grout channel kits. This refurbishment kit supports the Laticrete commitment to green initiatives by reducing waste.

“The refurbishment of the grout channel kits is one example where a small adjustment contributes to the greater good of all the efforts Laticrete makes on behalf of the environment,” said Maria Oliveira, Laticrete corporate marketing manager. “We are simply committed to sustainability.” 

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