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March 17, 2014

Bob Gordon has joined Professional Builders Supply as Charlotte market president, the company announced.

Gordon has more than 30 years of experience in building material sales and distribution.

Professional Builders Supply operates in three North Carolina locations: Morrisville, Wilmington and Charlotte. 

March 13, 2014

Charlotte, N.C.-based Electrolux promoted John Weinstock to senior VP North American marketing. 

Weinstock, who joined the company in 2011 as VP North American marketing, oversees brand management, consumer insight-led innovation, and integrated trade and consumer marketing campaigns.

February 11, 2014

Christopher Durham has been named VP retail brands at Theory House, a Charlotte, N.C.-based marketing agency that has worked with major home improvement brands, such as Lowe's, WW Grainger, Husqvarna and Gunk.

December 9, 2013

Professional Builders Supply was ranked fifth in the Triangle Business Journal’s 2013 “Fast 50” list of fastest-growing companies in the Raleigh-Durham area.  

Professional Builders Supply was ranked No. 19 in 2012. This is the sixth time the company has been included in the list. 

Professional Builders Supply operates in the North Carolina cities of Morrisville, Wilmington and Charlotte, plus a satellite office in Wake Forest.

November 18, 2013

At the Distribution America and PRO Group Executive Planning Conference in Marco Island, Fla., hardware distributors and 10-year vendor participants of the event pose for a photographer shooting from a sixth-story balcony.


November 11, 2013

After beginning production early last month at its Charlotte Manufacturing Operations facility, DeWalt has announced the expansion of its Made in USA product offerings to include over 600 cordless power tools, hand tools and accessories.

October 16, 2013

Marking the home builder's expansion into the Carolinas market, AV Homes has named Bill Kiselick as Carolinas Division president, effective Oct. 7.

Kiselick brings 25 years of North Carolina real estate experiene to the table, having most recently served as division president for Mattamy Homes' Carolinas Division. His resume also includes stints with MI Homes of Charlotte, Hills Communities of Charlotte and Fortis Homes.

October 9, 2013

Charlotte, N.C.-based fastener design and distribution company Outlaw Fasteners is a recipient of a 2013 Pro Tool Innovation Award. 

The recognition comes less than two-weeks after Outlaw introduced its new screw product on Kickstarter. The new screw design is powered by the UniGrip Drive System and signifies the biggest innovation in screw and drive technology in more than 80 years.

September 19, 2013

While housing starts for August again failed to rise above the 900,000 pace, the National Association of Home Builders celebrated the gain in single-family starts.

September 1, 2013

Establishing workplace-safety committees is one way management can encourage employees to participate in implementing and monitoring the company’s safety program. 

Typical responsibilities of workplace-safety committees include:

July 22, 2013

KB Homes has a new face in its leadership department. Tom Sewitsky will bring 20 years of homebuilding experience, eight of which he spent in the Raleigh and Charlotte markets, to his new post as president of the Carolinas division.

July 3, 2013

Thanks to its creative handling of storage space, Charlotte-area custom home builder New Old, LLC gained the national kitchen of the week spotlight at for the week of June 26 - July 3. 

Homeowner, designer and builder Mary Ludemann was responsible for the innovative storage ideas that initially caught the site's attention. Ludemann's team whipped up a cottage kitchen layout out of a basic tract home design, showcasing New Old's innovative approach to remodeling.

April 9, 2013

The new French Door Refrigerator includes organizational improvements and temperature technology innovations.

March 25, 2013

The Energy Efficient Roofing 2013 conference will be held April 8 and 9 in Charlotte, N.C.

March 18, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes paused for a third consecutive month in March, falling two points to 44 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

February 20, 2013

The World Wildlife Fund recognized Charlotte, N.C.-based WORX Yard Tools USA for its environmentally progressive manufacturing facility in China.

February 12, 2013

For Operation Finally Home, LP Building Products lends a hand at the House of Blues.

December 3, 2012

Electrolux will relocate its North American laundry products research and development center to Charlotte, N.C., from Webster City, Iowa.

The move signals the company’s commitment to further product innovation in its fabric care business and builds on the design, testing and marketing capabilities that already exist in its Charlotte-based North American headquarters.

October 17, 2012

Nexxus Lighting has executed a distributor agreement with PolyBrite International. Under the agreement, Nexxus will begin offering all of PolyBrite's Borealis LED lighting solutions to Nexxus' customers.

August 1, 2012

Home prices across the nation rose for the second month in a row, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Index, a closely watched indicator for the housing market. The average price of single-family, residential homes in the United States increased by 2.2% in May 2012 compared with the previous month for both the 10- and 20-city composites. On an annual basis, both composites and 17 of the 20 MSAs saw increases in May compared with April 2011. The exceptions were Boston, Charlotte and Detroit.

July 16, 2012

Organic Plant Health, a Charlotte, N.C.-based manufacturer and distributor of eco-friendly fertilizers, soil conditioners and pest-control products, has signed an agreement with MSEP, a high-volume bottling, packaging and distributing company based in South Carolina. Organic Plant Health expects to begin bottling its new Eco-Cedar all-natural insect control product at the MSEP facilities by early August.

July 10, 2012

Bill Tucker, the former president of the Florida Building Material Association (FBMA), has joined the Schaffer Associates team. Located in Charlotte, N.C., Schaffer Associates specializes in building human resource infrastructure through acquisition, retention and development.

July 6, 2012

Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's largest home builders, has purchased a 1,600-acre master planned community called The Palisades in the Charlotte, N.C., market. With plans to open in late 2013, the company will introduce all new home designs to the project, which contains 1,100 home sites. It is located next to Lake Wylie, Charlotte's second largest lake and a popular recreational destination.

June 12, 2012

Meritage Homes has opened a new division in Charlotte, N.C., expanding its Southeast Region operations. The division plans to open its first communities in the Charlotte area later this year.

The home builder opened new divisions in Raleigh, N.C., and Tampa, Fla., last year.

Rick Roberson has been named Charlotte division president. He has nearly 10 years of home-building experience and was most recently with the company's Texas Region.

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