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April 14, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for April 11, 2014

April 9, 2014

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners has agreed to purchase the assets of Factory Builder Stores, a large independent specialty distributor of appliances and cabinets based in Houston.

March 24, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for March 21, 2014

March 11, 2014

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 12.4% in March 2014 as retailers begin to stock up for the spring and the summer season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

March 10, 2014

Cologne, Germany -- John Herbert has a front row seat on the global home-improvement retailing scene. The former president of EXPO Design Center West Coast (USA) and the current general secretary of the European DIY-Retail Association, Herbert identified six major changes facing retailers in 2014.

March 6, 2014

Stocks were scattered at Thursday's close, with no major winners and losers given the relatively marginal changes.

March 3, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Feb. 28, 2014

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

February 21, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Feb. 21, 2014

February 21, 2014

After making major investments in store openings and infrastructure in 2013, Tile Shop Holdings reported fourth-quarter improvements in sales and earnings.

But with a full-year loss of $35.7 million, the company said it still has a long way to go.

In the fourth quarter, the specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, reported net sales of $57.8 million, up 25.2% from the year-ago period. Comparable-store sales increased 10.1%.

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.

February 3, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Jan. 31, 2014

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

January 31, 2014

Valspar Corp. has pledged $1 million to the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering over the next five years, provided through the Valspar Foundation.

January 24, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Jan. 24, 2014

January 22, 2014

In a joint venture with private equity firm GTIS Partners, Toll Brothers has announced its plans to acquire Sienna South, the last major undeveloped parcel of Houston master-planned community Sienna Plantation.

January 20, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014

Nortek, Inc., a producer of ventilation, heating and cooling, and air management systems, has hired Andrew Bonham as group president, Residential Ventilation.

Bonham has approximately 30 years of experience under his belt in manufacturing, sales, marketing and e-business. His resume spans major companies such as GE, Allied Signal and Invensys plc. He has also opened manufacturing facilities and completed acquisitions both in the U.S. and abroad. In his most recent role, he served as president of Grace Construction Products.

January 13, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Jan. 10, 2014

January 3, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Jan. 3, 2014

December 30, 2013

Major luxury appliance retailer Elite Appliance has been authorized as a Dallas GE appliance dealer. As such, it has added GE kitchen and laundry appliances to its product selection, now available both online and at its Dallas showroom.

Of GE's kitchen appliance suites, Elite will offer the Monogram Series, Cafe Series, Artistry Series and Profile Series.

December 27, 2013

Denver-based PRO Group announced its 2014 show dates and PRO Hardware Distributor event dates.

The lengthy list of PRO Group distributor member events begins Jan. 18 with the Buttery Co. 2014 Dealer Show in Belton, Texas; and finishes in December with the Wallace Hardware Fall & Winter Market in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

For the list of PRO Group of events and other major industry dates on the industry calendar, visit the HCN events page.

December 23, 2013

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Dec. 20, 2013

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

December 15, 2013

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Dec. 13, 2013

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

December 11, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released its Corporate Equality Index for 2014, which recognizes several names in the residential building and home improvement industry for their commitment to workplace equality for LGBT employees.

This year, a record 304 companies -- in various industries and parts of the country -- earned a top score of 100%.

Included in that cadre are 3M, Clorox, Owens Corning, Sears Holdings and Whirlpool.

December 8, 2013

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Dec. 6, 2013

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

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