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April 2, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based Simonton Windows, vinyl window and patio door industry manufacturer, now offers a free Master Consultant Sales Training course designed to strengthen in-home selling skills for remodelers and contractors.

March 26, 2014

Installed Building Products, Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based installer of insulation products, has completed its acquisition of U.S. Insulation Corp.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of U.S. Insulation Corp. to the IBP team as we continue to expand our national platform,” stated Jeff Edwards, chairman and CEO of IBP. “The addition of these two established branch locations deepens our presence in the New York Tri-State region and we expect these locations to contribute positively to our overall operations immediately.”

August 21, 2013

Employees of Columbus, Ohio-based Simonton Windows have joined together to raise $56,000 for two different charities benefiting cancer research.

As part of Pelotonia 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, Team Simonton raised almost $15,000 this month for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. And, in May, associates at Simonton facilities in West Virginia raised $41,000 for the American Cancer Society during the 12th Annual "Relay for Life" Charity Auction. 

February 19, 2013

Natchez, Miss.-based Central Network Retail Group (CNRG) has acquired W.T. Harvey Lumber of Columbus, Ga.

February 15, 2013

Columbus, Ohio-based Elmer’s Products has introduced Elmer’s ProBond Advanced adhesive, which is being promoted as a multi-purpose glue that’s as strong as a polyurethane competitor, but without the foamy mess.

January 28, 2013

Scotts CFO Dave Evans resigned from the lawn and garden giant to join a nonprofit research company.

January 9, 2013

Glue manufacturer Elmer’s Products of Columbus, Ohio, and NineSigma of Cleveland have announced a collaboration that will focus on job creation and building competitive advantages for Ohio on a national and global level.

December 13, 2012

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December 13, 2012

Columbus, Ohio-based Simonton Windows has reorganized its sales and marketing leadership team 

The move is designed to enable the company to provide even better service to its growing North American customer base, according to the 66-year-old company.

December 7, 2012

W.T. Harvey, once one of Ace Hardware’s largest LBM dealers, has filed Chapter 11, according to an article in the Columbus Ledger Enquirer. The Columbus, Ga.-based chain, which once operated seven locations in Georgia and Alabama, never recovered from the 2008 housing market collapse, according to president and CEO Bailey Gross.

November 15, 2012

Columbus, Ohio-based Simonton Windows partnered with national color expert Kate Smith, CMG of Sensational Color, to offer a comprehensive color certification program for contractors. The free eight-course program allows builders and remodelers to earn a Color Certification designation from Sensational Color that can help them grow their business.

May 11, 2012

Sunbury Ace Hardware, an independent dealer outside of Columbus, Ohio, has added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to its store. Customers can now purchase or rent a variety of moving equipment and supplies, including moving vans, open trailers, closed trailers, furniture pads, appliance dollies, furniture dollies, tow dollies and auto transports. Sunbury Ace Hardware also will offer sales items to protect their customers' belongings and make moving easier, such as heavy-duty boxes, which are made of up to 90% recycled content.

March 23, 2012

A federal district court decision on a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring employers to post notices informing workers of their right to unionize could have a wide-reaching impact on most U.S. employers and their workers, according to experts.

March 15, 2012

The list of housing markets that show improvement, as measured by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), expanded from 98 to 99 metro regions between February and March 2012.

February 23, 2012

Columbus, Ohio-based Worthington Cylinders issued a voluntary recall of its MAP-Pro, Propylene and MAPP cylinders due to a potential leak occurring when a torch or hose is disconnected from the cylinder. 

There have been no reported injuries or accidents related to this issue. For more information about the voluntary recall and instructions on how to dispose of or return cylinders for a refund, visit http://www.MAPCylinderRecall.com.

January 26, 2012

Wilfred "Bubber" Gross Jr., CEO of W.T. Harvey Lumber Co. in Columbus, Ga., passed away on Jan. 25 from cancer. He was 83 years old.

Gross joined the 149-year-old business after serving in the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant, according to his obituary. He was named CEO in 1953.

January 12, 2012

According to an article in The Republic of Columbus, Ind., a man convicted of burglary and theft of a hardware store received a sentence of 17 years in prison.

Robert Owen Luetke, 44, was found guilty of the felonies in a case that involved the theft of copper wire and tubing from Country Bins hardware store in Columbus, Ind. Luetke, who was found to be a habitual offender, was also ordered to pay the hardware store $450. 

January 10, 2012

A Mount Vernon, Ohio, location of 84 Lumber -- one of six in the state -- closed its doors Monday morning, the Mount Vernon News reported.

Mount Vernon is about 50 miles northeast of Columbus in central Ohio. The store is located on 665 Harcourt Rd. in Mount Vernon.

December 20, 2011

Columbus, Ohio-based vinyl window and patio door manufacturer Simonton Windows published a YouTube video to educate homeowners on the dangers of lead-based paint, especially in homes built prior to 1978. 

The one-minute video is related to the new Lead RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) regulations affecting homes built prior to 1978.

December 5, 2011

According to an article in the Wichita Business Journal, Worthington Industries has no plans for workforce reductions in its new Maize, Kan., plant. 

Columbus, Ohio-based Worthington took over the Maize plant, where pressure cylinders are made, from Coleman Co. According to the newspaper, Worthington bought the plant for $23 million. It has about 70 employees.

November 22, 2011

Installed Building Products (IBP), a leading installer of insulation and building products to residential and commercial customers, has announced that Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm, has made a “significant capital investment” in IBP to recapitalize the company and further its growth.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, IBP operates nationally installing insulation, gutters, fireplaces, garage doors, and related products. 

November 9, 2011

Columbus, Ohio-based Dorcy, the flashlight leader, introduced the Dorcy Metal Gear XLM (extreme lumen) LED aluminum flashlight.  Producing 618 lumens from a single LED chip, the new high-performance flashlight provides a beam distance of up to 1,100 ft.

August 11, 2011

For the second year in a row, Columbus, Ohio-based Simonton Windows scored highly in the recent J.D. Power and Associates Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study.

Consumer customers who purchased new windows or patio doors within the past 12 months rated Simonton highest amongst all other brands in the category of overall satisfaction, according to the survey. It’s the second straight year for the company to get the highest ranking, Simonton said.

July 18, 2011

The Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld its December 2010 decision in favor of Menards, ruling that a lawsuit brought against the company by Anne Ramsay be dismissed without being brought before a jury. 

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