HBSDealer Stock Watch: Thursday’s Ticker
|Hardware and building supply stocks on Thursday showed more gainers than decliners. Of the 30 stocks tracked below, 17 finished the day higher.|
|BLDR (Builders FS)||12.49||+2.04%|
|BMCH (BMC Stock)||16.63||+0.48%|
|CENT (Central Garden)||32.62||-1.63%|
|DE (Deere & Co.)||154.39||+1.85%|
|HD (Home Depot)||175.96||+0.38%|
|LL (Lumber Liquidators)||11.03||-1.34%|
|SMG (Scotts Miracle-Gro)||71.12||-1.89%|
|TSCO (Tractor Supply)||92.37||-0.67%|
|UFPI (Universal Forest)||26.87||+2.09%|
Lowe’s opens DFC in Tennessee
The Direct Fulfillment Center measures 1.1 million sq. ft.
A Lowe’s distribution center described as one of the most technologically sophisticated facilities in the company’s network officially opened Thursday in Coopertown, Tenn.
The center ships parcel packages directly to Lowe’s customers. At 1.1 million sq. ft., the direct fulfillment center, or DFC, is large enough to hold 22 football fields. It’s 4,100 tons of steel is the equivalent of 1,345 pick up trucks. And in another example of its size and sophistication, its 3,900 light fixtures using 100% LED lighting will yield $55,000 in energy savings per year.
Lowe’s broke ground on the Coopertown facility back in August of 2016.
In an interview with the Charlotte Business Journal, Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison said “This is one of the most automated distribution centers in the U.S.”
A record-setting AA battery
Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery is recognized by Guinness World Records.
Energizer announced its Ultimate Lithium AA batteries have been certified by Guiness World Records as the longest-lasting AA battery.
According to the announcement, Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries outlasted the competition across the board to secure the Guiness World Records title.
“Energizer batteries have powered many amazing moments in history, and we’re not stopping now,” said Lori Shambro, VP, global marketing at Energizer Holdings, Inc. “We’re delighted to add a Guiness World Records title to our legacy, which will be as long-lasting as our AA batteries.”
The company says its AA batteries deliver peak performance—or consistently high power—over an extended period of time. Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries also hold power for up to 20 years in storage, the company claims, perform in extreme temperatures from -40° F to 140°F, weigh 33 percent less than alkaline AA batteries, and are guaranteed leak-proof under standard use.