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March 31, 2014

Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Strong-Tie has made two executive appointments in the form of a new president and COO, effective July 1.

Roger Dankel will be the president, North America Sales, in which role he will be charged with the strategic leadership of the company's sales, customer support and distribution. He has been with the company since 1993 and has served as sales manager for the southeast branch since 1997.

March 6, 2014

Pearl River, N.Y.-based Hunter Douglas, Inc. has welcomed Vic Carlson to its team as its newest SVP marketing.

Carlson, who will report directly to president and COO Ron Kass, is replacing Jim Mathews, who is retiring after 25 years with the company.

January 15, 2014

Acme Lift Co. has a new senior executive -- Mike Crouch, most recently Volvo Rents' VP business development, is assuming the role of president and COO.

January 2, 2014

Atchison, Kan.-based hardware distributor Blish-Mize Co. announced that Jonathan D. Mize has been appointed CEO, succeeding his father, John H. Mize. 

For the past few years, the younger Mize has served as president and COO and previously served in other officer capacities. He will be the fifth generation of the Mize family to hold the title of CEO. He also serves as president & COO of Hardware House, a subsidiary of Blish-Mize Co.

December 10, 2013

Hunter Douglas has promoted Ron Kass to the title of president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

"Hunter Douglas and I are most fortunate, indeed, to have an individual of Ron's high caliber and outstanding record of performance to take on this new and larger leadership role for our great company," said president and CEO Marv Hopkins. "I have no doubt he will help lead Hunter Douglas to even higher levels of excellence in the months and years ahead."

October 14, 2013

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has agreed to acquire Bell Laboratories's Tomcat consumer rodent control business.

August 13, 2013

Henning Kornbrekke, president and COO of building products supplier Gibraltar Industries, is preparing for his planned retirement at the end of the year.

July 26, 2013

Construction and DIY (CDIY) business performed "admirably" for Stanley Black & Decker during its second quarter. But the real new news, according to President and COO James Loree was "the emergence of solid organic growth in industrial and a growing order book in security."

Stanley posted second quarter revenues of $2.9 billion, an increase of 12%. Net earnings increased to $187.1 million, up 20.1% from the same quarter last year.

April 8, 2013

The co-op structure presents to the hardware industry one of the most interesting financial instruments in all of accounting: the end-of-year rebate.

San Antonio-based Alamo Lumber is a small regional lumberyard company serving 14 south Texas markets with a mix of building supplies and hardware store merchandise.

December 18, 2012

Technology provider to the residential construction community HomeSphere Inc. announced a partnership with Lebhar-Friedman’s soon-to-launch digital magazine Residential Building Products and Technology.

November 29, 2011

Flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators has announced that Robert Lynch, its current president and chief operating officer, will succeed current CEO Jeffrey Griffiths on Jan. 1, 2012. As part of the company’s succession plan, Griffiths will also retire from the board of directors at the same time.

September 28, 2011

Orchard Supply Hardware has gone through a lot of changes in its 80-year history, but the California chain — now numbering 89 units with $660.7 million in annual sales — has weathered them all. Changes in ownership, leadership, store design, color scheme and signage have come and gone. But the stores’ customers — known for their exceptional loyalty — have generally stuck with the chain. 


August 2, 2011

As Handy Hardware celebrates its 50th anniversary, one of its Texas hardware and lumberyard dealers is preparing for its 100th.


Seven-location Woodson Lumber, based in Brenham, Texas, operates in the small towns in the economically diverse Dallas, Houston, San Antonio Triangle. The chain was founded by HP Woodson in 1913, and today is run by his granddaughter Ann Chapman. 


June 7, 2011

Las Vegas — Four years ago, Larry Stone sat in the audience at a Golden Hammer Awards ceremony, while his friend and colleague Robert Strickland, chairman emeritus of Lowe’s Cos., entered the Home Channel Hall of Fame.


Click here for video of Stone describing the "Five Traits of Leadership."

March 31, 2011
December 7, 2010

Beacon Roofing Supply, one of the nation’s largest distributors of roofing, siding and other exterior...

September 27, 2010

Chicago-based USG Corp. announced that current president and COO James Metcalf will assume the duties...

October 20, 2008

Pat Webster has held various positions within the company, including vp-operations, vp-Far West Region and...

October 19, 2008

In a shrinking economy, store footprints appear to be shrinking as well, as retailers, most...

October 13, 2008

Larry Nicholson has more than 25 years of experience in the home-building industry, and he...

September 21, 2008

Scotts Miracle-Gro has named former Home Depot COO Mark R. Baker president and chief operating...

September 9, 2008

Mark R. Baker was with Home Depot from 1996 to 2001, serving in various roles,...

September 7, 2008

The second-quarter performances at both Home Depot and Lowe’s followed some similar themes this summer,...

March 16, 2008

Lowe’s is reducing its 2008 expansion plans by about 20 stores, down to 120, in...

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