Coronavirus update: a wild week

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Coronavirus update: a wild week

By HBSDealer Staff - 03/14/2020
The coronavirus continues to make news around the globe. Here are some of the latest stories that directly affect the hardware and building supply industry.

• The National Hardware Show, originally scheduled for May 5-7 in Las Vegas, has been postponed to a later date. More here.

• The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association canceled its 2020 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Read more here.

• The Home Depot’s precautions against the spread of the coronavirus include increase store cleaning, postponement of workshops and updated sick-time. Read article here.

• In the nation's housing marketplace, fewer consumers are searching and listings are being delayed, says the NAR. Read the article here.

Previous stories:

  • Light construction show canceled. The coronavirus pushes JLC LIVE New England to a date in late August. Read more here.

  • Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison delivers message to customers. A new, temporary time-off plan allows employees greater sick-time flexibility and pays them for their time to recover and return to work healthy, he said. Read it here.

  • Harbor Freight’s founder weighs in on the virus. “Impacted associates will be compensated for their missed work hours,” said Eric Smidt. Read more here.

  • Poll question: Revisiting the virus. More here.

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