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Poll question: Here come the midterms

Americans will take to the polls in November. What's your political forecast?

BY HBSDealer Staff

Here’s the current state of things. The Senate is controlled by Republicans. The House is controlled by Republicans. And the White House is controlled by the Republican Donald Trump,

The president is safely in position until at least 2020, but there’s some possibility that the Nov. 6 midterm elections will change the balance of power to some degree. There are 435 seats in the House, and all of them are up for election. In the senate, 35 out of the 100 seats are being contested.

The latest HBSDealer poll question asks readers to forecast how Congress will look on Nov. 7 — who will gain seats, and who will lose them, and where.

The poll is active and available on the right side of the page (or scroll down your mobile device). Also, HBSDealer invites your midterm-election commentary. Share with us here.

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Tractor Supply joins list of Thanksgiving closings

Industry retailers choose employees and family over holiday sales.

BY Andy Carlo

Tractor Supply Company is among a growing list of industry retailers who will keep their doors closed on Thanksgiving Day.

The Home Depot, Fleet Farm, Harbor Freight Tools, Lowe’s, Menards, Ikea, Costco, and The Container Store have all announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Best Buy will begin its Black Friday sales at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, however. Target has also announced that it will open its stores at 6 p.m. and operate until Midnight on the holiday.

With more than 1725 stores nationwide, Tractor Supply Company issued a statement regarding Thanksgiving.

“Tractor Supply stores will continue its tradition of being closed on Thanksgiving so our team members can spend the holiday with loved ones or however they choose,” said John Ordus, senior vice president of store operations at Tractor Supply Company. “Our stores will be open on Friday, Nov. 23 for the holiday season, and our team members will be ready to provide an excellent shopping experience throughout the holiday season.”

Midwest home improvement titan Menards also issued a statement, saying, “A family-owned Midwestern company, Menards recognizes Thanksgiving as a special holiday to be celebrated with family and friends. Menards will once again continue our longstanding tradition of staying closed on Thanksgiving Day.”

 

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ILVE introduces copper trim to ranges

New trim options allow for personalization of appliances.

BY HBSDealer Staff

ILVE appliances has announced the addition of copper trim to the Majestic and Nostalgie lines of free standing ranges.

With the introduction of the new finish, designers and consumers can choose between 4 trim options to personalize their cooking appliance.

“Where silver and chrome once reigned as the finish of choice, we are now seeing the emergence of more rose-toned hues that offer a warm aesthetic,” said Melissa Haber, vice president of EuroChef USA, the exclusive importer of ILVE appliances. “ILVE’s new copper trim blends the natural beauty of subtle pink and gold tones for a sophisticated finish that accentuates the personality of the kitchen.”

The Majestic series is available in both dual fuel and all gas (30” & 36” only.) The ranges are offered in 5 standard American sizes including 60”, 48”, 40”, 36”and 30” with both single and double oven options available. The line is fully customizable with over 220 colors, 2 door options, 4 trim selections, and 3 leg options.

The Nostalgie series is available in an all gas format and offered in 36”, 30” and a compact 24” option. The ranges are available in over 220 colors and four trim selections with a stylish upper handrail and modern tubular feet.

Based in Edgewood, N.J., ILVE appliances are crafted in Italy and made to U.S. market specifications.

 

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