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Quikrete Industry Dashboard: Strong job numbers

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The latest Quikrete Industry Dashboard shows downward trends on the residential construction and home sales charts. But there’s good news on the “Consumer Watch” — especially the strong jobs story. Stocks continue to gravitate toward the upper right quadrant of the HBSDealer Stock Roundup.

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: Fabulous Friday

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Led by a 17.95% gain by SHOS, industry stocks closed the week on a roll with most companies in the green. SHLD was an exception, dropping 3.30%.

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A match in the decorative hardware aisle

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Top Knobs acquired the Du Verre Hardware brand. Terms of the deal were not released.

The move brings a long list of decorative hardware brands under a single roof – Top Knobs, Du Verre Hardware, Atlas Homewares, Vesta Fine Hardware, and their sister company Hardware Resources’ brands, Jeffrey Alexander and Elements.

Du Verre Hardware was founded by Gina Lubin and Gavin McLean.

Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs said: “Gina and Gavin founded Du Verre Hardware 18 years ago, and through their leadership and sense of style created a beautiful green friendly brand that I’ve admired for many years. We highly value Gina in her new role as we develop future innovative designs utilizing her relationships within the design community.”

Each piece of the brand’s hardware is crafted of post-consumer, eco-friendly recycled aluminum fully compatible with LEED objectives, the company claims.

“This acquisition is a significant accomplishment and marks the beginning of a new era, filled with opportunities to add to our original high design collections,” said Lubin founder, CEO and creative director of Du Verre Hardware. “We are proud to celebrate the joining of two iconic companies while continuing to grow the Du Verre brand and help create beautiful, sustainable environments.”

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