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February 13, 2012

Lowe's entered the do-it-yourself ramp market with what it calls an "affordable, configurable" ramp system. 

The Gatehouse Custom Access Ramp System will be available to consumers in Lowe’s stores and on Lowes.com in spring 2012.

The product, which is the latest extension of Lowe's accessible home products for safety and mobility in the home, was unveiled at the 2012 International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

January 9, 2012

Emmett Francis McCoy, 88, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away Jan. 7. 

January 9, 2012

The list of improving U.S. housing markets tracked by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) almost doubled in January 2012 with the addition of 40 new metro areas. The NAHB’s First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) now counts 76 improving markets, up from 41 in December, with 31 states and the District of Columbia represented by at least one entry.

December 1, 2011

Dan Starr and Doug Roth will be promoted into Do it Best's upper management June 1, when longtime executives Dave Haist and Dave Dietz plan to retire. 

“Any transition like this is a mix of emotions and sentiment,” said Bob Taylor, president and CEO. “While we are saddened to see a couple of key, longtime contributors like Dave Haist and Dave Dietz retire, we are equally excited to have two very talented individuals in Dan Starr and Doug Roth stepping up to fill those positions.”

October 5, 2011

New York City -- Kyle Dancho, Stanley Black & Decker's president of Hand Tools and Fastening, described product successes and economic challenges during a media briefing here at the Westin Hotel in Manhattan.

Despite the economic doldrums that has decimated the ranks of construction workers -- a key target for the company's products -- Dancho said Stanley is growing. Innovation drives success in hand tools, particularly, he added. 

September 29, 2011

Through the introduction of the FortiCel Mold Prevention System, CertainTeed is providing building professionals and homeowners with long-term protection against mold growth. 

Backed by a  25-year warranty, FortiCel is a topical spray-on application that can be used on virtually all interior construction surfaces, including dimensional lumber, steel studs, concrete and floor joists. 

September 6, 2011

The National Organization on Disabilities (NOD) has named Lowe’s as one of its “Fine Nine” companies that make hiring employees with disabilities a corporate priority.

July 6, 2011

Along with the latest AHMA industry confidence index came a plea to legislators: think before you tax.

February 8, 2011

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies has named Dan Fulton, president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser, as the new chair of its Policy Advisory Board.

“I’m honored to step into the chairman position,” Fulton said. “As a longstanding member of the Policy Advisory Board, I’ve always respected the rigorous research taking place at the Joint Center. I’m looking forward to being involved on this new level.”