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December 22, 2011

The Valspar Corp. has announced the opening of a new research and development center in Shunde, China. The Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center will employ more than 200 scientists to support the continued growth of Valspar in Asia Pacific and Valspar’s research and development on a global basis.

November 11, 2011

Building permits in Canada decreased 4.9% in September 2011 compared with August, marking the third consecutive monthly decline, according to Statistics Canada, the government’s national database. Permit activity fell in six provinces, led by British Columbia and Alberta.

The decline nationally was mainly attributable to both the residential and non-residential sectors in British Columbia and the non-residential sector in Alberta. Building permits increased in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.

August 21, 2011

The California State Water Resources Control Board is proposing new regulations on stormwater runoff and containment that the Lumber Association of California & Nevada (LACN) has called "controversial, costly and unfair."

According to Ken Dunham, LACN executive director, the regulations affect lumberyards and any business with a physical outside yard. LACN Government Affairs Chair and LACN Second VP Augie Venezia presented his views and those of the LACN at an Aug. 17 workshop organized by the Water Resources Control Board.

April 30, 2011

 

Nearly two months since the tragic Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the issue of power-tool supply-chain was raised during a Stanley Black & Decker conference call.

Stanley President and CEO John Lundgren said to the extent that there may be difficulties getting product from Japan, they would appear in the second quarter. 

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August 12, 2008

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June 16, 2008

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June 9, 2008

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April 13, 2008

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September 10, 2007

Kingfisher hopes to tap the estimated $20.3 billion home improvement market in Russia. HCN spoke...

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