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January 17, 2014

Home remodeling and design platform Houzz is opening its first offices abroad, a move motivated by the 35% share online traffic that already comes from outside the U.S.

December 5, 2013

The next time one of your employees admires your business suit, it’s OK to wonder if she’s sucking up.

More than one in five U.S. employees admit to complimenting managers to get on their good side -- even if the flattery is a bunch of hooey.

Just be glad you aren’t a supervisor in India: Almost half of workers there (46%) say they sweet-talk their bosses even if they don’t mean it.

December 4, 2013

Tupperware Brands has announced the appointment of two new group presidents, as well as the transition of Christian E. Skroeder to EVP.

In his new role, Skroeder will report to chairman and CEO Rick Goings and will oversee targeted markets for performance improvement.

December 3, 2013

After the Australian government blocked a $2.2 billion takeover bid by Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM), GrainCorp's CEO Alison Watkins resigned from her post at the Sydney, Australia-based grain handling company.

October 17, 2013

USG Corporation announced its 50/50 joint venture with Boral Limited, to be named USG Boral Building Products, as part of a strategic move to synergistically blend their branding, geographic impact and expertise in the burgeoning plasterboard market in Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

The venture will include Boral's Gypsum division, which includes its plasterboard operations in Australia and Asia, as well as USG's Asian and Middle Eastern businesses. Additionally, USG will contribute exclusive access to its competitive products and technologies.

September 17, 2013

Eco Building Products is expanding its market to Australia, with products hitting the shelves potentially before the end of the year via its Australian affiliate and sales agency, Eco Red Building Products Australia PTY LTD.

The company cited the country's significant termite problem and the impending Australian summer, known for its brushfires and hot, dry climate, as a motivating factor in this strategic expansion.

July 12, 2013

Werner has expanded its ladder empire through the acquisition of the Bailey Ladder business unit from Hills Holdings Limited. The move will help expand its presence in the Australia and New Zealand markets, where Bailey was the leading ladder manufacturer.

"This strategic acquisition will build on our global infrastructure and create additional value to grow our company for our employees, customers and shareholders," said William T. Allen, president and CEO at Werner Company.

November 9, 2012

Researchers and experts often examine different generations in the workplace, looking for clues to improve management effectiveness. Recent studies suggest that employers should think twice before making stereotypical assumptions about individual employees based on age.

February 6, 2012

Fastener maker Simpson Manufacturing Co. reported net sales of $130.7 million for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2011, a 9.3% increase over sales of $119.6 million for the same quarter of 2010. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based  company had income, net of tax, of $4.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to a loss, net of tax, of $4.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2010.

September 5, 2011

Masters Home Improvement, a joint venture from Lowe's and Australia-based Woolworths, looks a lot like Lowe's, according to this video from the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

September 5, 2011

Masters Home Improvement, a joint venture from Lowe's and Australia-based Woolworths, looks a lot like Lowe's, according to this video from the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

March 21, 2011

Backed by Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Forestry Group, one of Australia’s largest home builders, Henley, has announced its intention to enter the U.S. market. Henley/Sumitomo began purchasing land in the Seattle area in advance of construction this summer.

December 22, 2010

Danks, the hardware wholesaler that Lowe's and Woolworths took over last year, acquired Canberra, Australia-based Magnet Mart.

Danks, the hardware wholesaler that Lowe's and Woolworths took over last year, acquired Canberra, Australia-based Magnet Mart.

The five Magnet Mart stores, which are located in Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, will be operated by Danks as company-owned stores and will retain their name.

December 22, 2010

Danks, the hardware wholesaler that Lowe's and Woolworths took over last year, acquired Canberra, Australia-based Magnet Mart.

Danks, the hardware wholesaler that Lowe's and Woolworths took over last year, acquired Canberra, Australia-based Magnet Mart.

The five Magnet Mart stores, which are located in Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, will be operated by Danks as company-owned stores and will retain their name.

October 5, 2008

The trial of former directors of the company -- each of whom face maximum fines...

October 5, 2008

The trial of former directors of the company -- each of whom face maximum fines...

August 10, 2008

Jorge Fernandez, electrical merchant for Home Depot, is like other home center merchants who see...

May 27, 2008

The deal will add five additional mills to Carter Holt, which currently runs plants and...

July 22, 2007

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