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July 10, 2014

Building on its first pneumatic stapler, Arrow Fasteners has introduced a line of pneumatic tools. In addition to the PT50 stapler, the New Jersey-based company's line of pneumatic tools includes a brad nailer, pin nailer and an angled nailer, all for use in profession and DIY projects.

“Each one of these tools offers a quick and easy solution that empowers people to conquer home projects simply and easily,” arrows marketing and product development director, Frank Foster, said.

June 19, 2014

Piscataway, New Jersey-based American Standard Brands President and CEO Jay Gould was appointed to the board of directors of American Standard’s parent company, LIXIL Corporation.

Gould joined American Standard Brands in January 2012. 

Over the course of the next 18 months, according to the company’s announcement, Gould executed a plan that quadrupled the company's EBITA, grew sales by 10 percent and improved gross margins by 700 basis points. 

May 16, 2014

Maplewood, New Jersey-based paint retailer Ricciardi Brothers is expanding its reach throughout the Philadelphia metro area with the purchase of Old City Paint & Decorating stores. 

The move brings nine Philadelphia-area stores to Ricciardi Brothers, increasing its total footprint to 29 locations. Ricciardi is the largest Benjamin Moore retailer in New Jersey.

April 30, 2014

Eco Building Products is continuing its crusade against the damage left in Hurricane Sandy's path -- this time with the introduction of two new Eco Home models demonstrating the codified change needed in the era of defensive building practices.

April 29, 2014

Ferguson, the largest wholesale plumbing distributor in the U.S., acquired Factory Direct Appliances.

Factory Direct Appliance is a seven-location appliance dealer with five showrooms in Kansas City, Mo., and two outlying locations in Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb. 

The deal marks the second big acquisition of the year for Ferguson, which acquired Karl’s Appliance in February. Karl’s operates six showrooms in northern New Jersey. 

March 10, 2014

Home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier America has chosen the northern New Jersey town of Wayne as the location of its new 56,000-sq.-ft. U.S. headquarters.

The new facility will be home to 200 employees, training centers, customer service operations and a product showroom where retailers can see new products and concepts. Renovations are currently under way on a building at 1800 Valley Road in Wayne, N.J., that will replace the company’s current office at 1356 Broadway in Manhattan this fall. 

March 10, 2014

Port Washington N.Y.-based wholesale distributor PACOA will be joining Distribution America. PACOA serves independent hardware, paint and lumber retailers throughout much of New York, New England, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Distribution America’s board of directors voted unanimously on the addition. Recently, Distribution America lost Emery-Waterhouse to Ace Hardware.

March 3, 2014

PRO Group has announced the addition of Monsey, N.Y.-based BTL Distributors, a wholesale distributor serving hardware and paint supply stores in New York and New Jersey, to its membership.

"We are pleased to join the PRO Group organization and look forward to networking with member distributors and suppliers at several PRO events in 2014," said BTL partner Sol Grossman.

February 19, 2014

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, will brush shoulders with the team from "Duck Dynasty," sort of.

The company’s national television commercial will air on the show Wednesday night. It will spotlight GAF Master Elite Contractors, as well as GAF Premier Roofing Dealers and Pro-Grade Master Distributors during the February 19th episode of the popular TV show, "Duck Dynasty."

January 27, 2014

Andersen Corporation has promoted Al Worthing to VP sales and marketing for the Silver Line Division, the company's vinyl product division based in New Jersey.

“This is an exciting time for Silver Line and Andersen," said Dave Beeken, president, Silver Line Division. "Together, we will be growing and changing in a way that enables both Silver Line and Andersen to improve the experiences of our customers."

January 27, 2014

Cranbury, N.J.-based HBC Home & Hardware Products, the home products distributor formerly known as Howard Berger Co., has acquired the assets of Faucet Queen.

Faucet Queen’s Helping Hand brand of convenience-oriented home hardware is the market leader in serving the food and drug retail trade, the company said. The Faucet Queen business will continue to operate out of the current Vernon Hills, Ill., facility. 

January 10, 2014

Ewing, N.J.-based SOLEC-Solar Energy Corp. announced the launch of its advanced formulation LO/MIT-II spray-applied attic heat barrier, designed to replace standard foil radiant barriers.

December 23, 2013

Unofficially, Mel Gerstein’s Christmas card is one of the widest read holiday-cards-slash-political-cartoons in the entire home improvement industry.

This year’s card -- designed, written and created again by Mahwah, N.J.-based Thermwell Products President Mel Gerstein -- hit mailboxes across the country recently. Many of the usual suspects are featured, along with some new names, like NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

December 10, 2013

What does a humanitarian mission in Bangladesh have to do with the growth of an iconic American brand, or a new color scheme for American Standard?

Actually, a lot. And the connection between the three — and several other initiatives at Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard Brands — revolves around relatively new CEO Jay Gould.

November 26, 2013

The Tile Shop has opened a new retail location in North Plainfield, N.J., marking its fifth store in the state as well as the 17th new store out of a planned 20 for the year.

November 25, 2013

GAF has announced its plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Parsippany, N.J. The move will transpire once renovations are completed on the company's new building at 1 Campus Drive.

Approximately 600 employees and contractors currently working at the company's headquarters in Wayne, N.J. will transfer to the new location.

November 14, 2013

Eco Red Shield protected lumber has been selected as the lumber of choice in the construction of new modular homes for New Jersey's Hurricane Sandy rebuild.

According to parent company Eco Building Products, a total of 75 modular homes by Statewide Custom Modular Homes are under contract to be constructed using Eco Red Shield; seven of which have aleady been ordered by Statewide president Bruce Goodstein.

November 4, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm and ranch retailers who made the annual HCN Hardware Store All-Star list.

Now in its third year, HCN's annual list of high performers recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that are outstanding in their field. The complete list and analysis can be found in the September issue of HCN. Meanwhile, HCN Daily will work its way across the country with mini profiles, continuing this week with New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

October 18, 2013

The mailing address for US LBM Holdings is Green Bay, Wis. But don’t be fooled. The CEO lives in Ohio. The HR chief in Boston. The COO in New Jersey. And the marketing director is in Chicago.

The system of a permanent, floating headquarters is by design. “I don’t want to be handcuffed to a building,” says CEO L.T. Gibson. “One of the ways to avoid a big corporate culture is to avoid a big corporate office.”

October 11, 2013

Mahwah, N.J.-based Thermwell Products, makers of Frost King, has acquired PortaSeal of Morristown N.J., a manufacturer of weathersealing products, according to David Gerstein, president of Thermwell.

October 9, 2013

Foreclosure completions were up slightly in August at 48,000, though the numbers still represented a 26% decline, year-over-year, Market Realist reports. However, foreclosure starts dropped to 55,775, a 44% decline since last year and their lowest since Dec. 2005, according to RealtyTrac's U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

October 8, 2013

Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard Brands announced that John Gillespie has joined the company as VP marketing for the company's trade division.

"John brings a wealth of strategic business experience in professional trade marketing, wholesale distribution, as well as consumer marketing," said Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands. "John will lead the domestic trade marketing team with the focus of bringing innovation and new integrated selling plans to American Standard's U.S. wholesale business."

September 20, 2013

More than 20 Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware have unveiled kitchen remodeling services from Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen and bath remodeling franchise.

The stores feature an interactive Kitchen Tune-Up kiosk, where customers can learn about affordable options to update their kitchen, view cabinet door samples and use an iPad to see project ideas and book an appointment for a no-obligation estimate.

September 19, 2013

Trex Co. is partnering with Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS), a New Jersey-based distributor that will supply dealers in the Northeast region with Trex's wood-alternative decking and railing.

MRS specializes in the wholesale distribution of decking, siding, roofing and trim, mainly to lumberyards, specialty dealers and home centers in the tri-state region.

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