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August 21, 2011

The following comments were delivered by Augie Venezia, president of Fairfax Lumber & Hardware Co., of Farifax, Calif. Venezia is the chair of the Lumber Association of California & Nevada (LACN) Government Affairs Committee.

Venezia spoke at the Water Resources Control Board workshop on stormwater permitting held Aug. 17. Here is the statement in full:

July 19, 2011

Brick-and-mortar retailers pay taxes. Online retailers often don't. That scenario along with a recent story about the online taxation debate raging in California led to the following reader comments about the relative fairness of sales tax rules in our increasingly digital world. 

June 30, 2011

The question-and-answer session is often the most entertaining segment of a shareholders meeting. Case in point, Home Depot’s June 2 meeting brought a half hour of free-wheeling comments from the floor. Below are just some of the questions (abbreviated and paraphrased) and actual excerpts from chairman and CEO Frank Blake’s always-polite responses. 


Question: Why do you continue to sell glue traps?


Frank Blake: “One of the things we try to do is provide our customers with a number of different alternatives.” 


June 7, 2011

Back in 2006, Zeeland Lumber in Zeeland, Mich., was named Home Channel News Independent ProDealer of the Year. The building industry has changed dramatically since then, and Zeeland has changed with the times. 


The company unveiled its new branding last month, including a new logo and a simple, two-word tagline: “Build. Trust.” 


“It’s such a fitting tagline,” said Mark VandenBosch, VP sales and marketing. “Each word can stand alone, and together they represent everything we do.”


April 25, 2011

After ProBuild advanced its FSC-certified lumberyard count to 59, HCN solicited comments on the FSC certification in general. Here's what we heard.

January 12, 2011

Mequon, Wis.-based Johnson Level & Tool announced the addition of QR or quick response codes to its packaging and marketing materials.

According to the company, the codes can be found on Johnson Level’s packaging, advertising, promotions and even corporate business cards.

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