Fastener Week II: Screw-It-Again
A step-by-step guide to a revolutionary wood anchor system.
The Screw-It-Again wood anchor offers an innovative solution for a common problem — stripped wood screw holes. The product promises simplicity, ease of use, and an ability to fit a variety of hole sizes.
The pro or DIYer simply snaps off the anchor at the desired length to repair stripped holes in a variety of applications, including the repair of loose hinges, as shown in the video here. The process is a radical improvement upon home-made solutions involving some combination of golf tees, toothpicks or wood glue.
Screw-It-Again is a warehouse item at ACE Hardware, True Value, Do It Best, Bostwick-Braun, Blish-Mize, Horizon, Rafferty, General Hardware, and other distributors.
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The Screw-It-Again system is one of several participants in HBSDealer’s Fastener Week II, running through Oct. 12. The HBSDealer Daily Newsletter will feature a new concept, theme or trend from the fastener industry each day this week.
Lowe’s prepares for Hurricane Michael
The retailer opens its Emergency Command Center as Panhandle braces for Category 2 hurricane.
Just weeks removed from facing Hurricane Florence in its own backyard, Lowe’s is bracing for the lingering impact of another storm and has reopened its Emergency Command Center.
Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle Wednesday evening as a Category 4 hurricane. Wind speeds were reported at 155 m.p.h., that’s 2 m.p.h. south of Category 5 strength.
Lowe’s said it reopened its center in Wilkesboro, N.C. on Oct. 8. Additionally, a satellite command center is set up inside Lowe’s corporate headquarters in Mooresville.
Distribution centers in Georgia, Florida, and the Carolinas have already begun shipping truckloads of supplies to areas in the path of the storm. This includes generators, bottled water, sand, plywood, gas cans, and tarps.
The home improvement retailers said it will continue to monitor the weather and make inventory adjustments as needed. All of Lowe’s store are equipped with emergency backup generators and can quickly reopen when it’s safe after a storm or power outage.
Lowe’s is also maintaining an updated list of stores that are closed or have adjusted hours due to the storm, online.
The Lowe’s Emergency Command Center was created in 1989 in the wake of Hurricane Hugo, which caused more than $7 billion worth of damage in the U.S., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
HBSDealer Stock Watch: Tuesday’s bath
|Hardware and building supply stocks suffered losses on Tuesday, some of them significant. BCC and LPX were down more than 5%; and PPG declined 10%, after it reported third-quarter sales would be flat. Of the 29 stocks tracked below, only TSCO finished higher on Tuesday.|
|BLDR (Builders FS)||13.50||-4.26%|
|BMCH (BMC Stock)||17.84||-3.10%|
|CENT (Central Garden)||35.19||-2.17%|
|DE (Deere & Co.)||150.45||-2.19%|
|HD (Home Depot)||195.75||-1.34%|
|LL (Lumber Liquidators)||13.72||-0.72%|
|SMG (Scotts Miracle-Gro)||77.76||-1.57%|
|TSCO (Tractor Supply)||89.04||+0.41%|
|UFPI (Universal Forest)||34.31||-1.94%|