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September 2, 2014

Gaven Gregory, executive director of the Home Depot Foundation, announced last week that the organization's next focus would be on the American Legion -- in the form of a $1 million dedication, to be exact.

August 19, 2014

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Wastequip has hired Andrew Bardsley to the newly created role of VP retail for the Toter brand, in which he will be charged with leading the team's new Retail Business Unit.

With Bardsley in place, Toter's consumer business is poised to work toward its new long-term growth initiatives, including a move that will involve shifting all of its manufacturing operations to the U.S. Bardsley will be at the helm of Toter's "Made in America" initiative.

July 16, 2014

Kent, Ohio-based Carter Lumber continues down the expansion trail by opening a new location on the north side of Charlotte. 

The facility located at 4401 Pete Brown Rd. in Charlotte made its first deliveries Monday, five days after taking possession.

July 14, 2014

Professional Builders Supply has expanded its North Carolina footprint with the addition of Benchmark Supply, a specialty window and door supplier located in Monroe.

Jake Krieg, the founder and owner of Benchmark, and his team will join forces with Professional Builders Supply’s Charlotte operation.

July 1, 2014

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June 23, 2014

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Stock Building Supply has opened up a new lumber and building materials distribution facility in Troutman, which will serve the nearby Charlotte metro area.

May 28, 2014

Electrolux is helping out those in need in its Charlotte, North Carolina locale by way of $50,000 worth of donated appliances.

The first part of the delivery was made last Thursday to two recipients, both of whom are formerly homeless veterans who are now moving into their own apartments through a program with Builders of Hope.

March 18, 2014

Charlotte, N.C.-based National Gypsum named Rod Lopez as the new market development representative for the PermaBase brand cement board product line in the company’s Midwest and Central areas. 

March 17, 2014

Bob Gordon has joined Professional Builders Supply as Charlotte market president, the company announced.

Gordon has more than 30 years of experience in building material sales and distribution.

Professional Builders Supply operates in three North Carolina locations: Morrisville, Wilmington and Charlotte. 

March 13, 2014

Charlotte, N.C.-based Electrolux promoted John Weinstock to senior VP North American marketing. 

Weinstock, who joined the company in 2011 as VP North American marketing, oversees brand management, consumer insight-led innovation, and integrated trade and consumer marketing campaigns.

February 11, 2014

Christopher Durham has been named VP retail brands at Theory House, a Charlotte, N.C.-based marketing agency that has worked with major home improvement brands, such as Lowe's, WW Grainger, Husqvarna and Gunk.

December 9, 2013

Professional Builders Supply was ranked fifth in the Triangle Business Journal’s 2013 “Fast 50” list of fastest-growing companies in the Raleigh-Durham area.  

Professional Builders Supply was ranked No. 19 in 2012. This is the sixth time the company has been included in the list. 

Professional Builders Supply operates in the North Carolina cities of Morrisville, Wilmington and Charlotte, plus a satellite office in Wake Forest.

November 18, 2013

At the Distribution America and PRO Group Executive Planning Conference in Marco Island, Fla., hardware distributors and 10-year vendor participants of the event pose for a photographer shooting from a sixth-story balcony.

 

November 11, 2013

After beginning production early last month at its Charlotte Manufacturing Operations facility, DeWalt has announced the expansion of its Made in USA product offerings to include over 600 cordless power tools, hand tools and accessories.

October 16, 2013

Marking the home builder's expansion into the Carolinas market, AV Homes has named Bill Kiselick as Carolinas Division president, effective Oct. 7.

Kiselick brings 25 years of North Carolina real estate experiene to the table, having most recently served as division president for Mattamy Homes' Carolinas Division. His resume also includes stints with MI Homes of Charlotte, Hills Communities of Charlotte and Fortis Homes.

October 9, 2013

Charlotte, N.C.-based fastener design and distribution company Outlaw Fasteners is a recipient of a 2013 Pro Tool Innovation Award. 

The recognition comes less than two-weeks after Outlaw introduced its new screw product on Kickstarter. The new screw design is powered by the UniGrip Drive System and signifies the biggest innovation in screw and drive technology in more than 80 years.

September 19, 2013

While housing starts for August again failed to rise above the 900,000 pace, the National Association of Home Builders celebrated the gain in single-family starts.

September 1, 2013

Establishing workplace-safety committees is one way management can encourage employees to participate in implementing and monitoring the company’s safety program. 

Typical responsibilities of workplace-safety committees include:

July 22, 2013

KB Homes has a new face in its leadership department. Tom Sewitsky will bring 20 years of homebuilding experience, eight of which he spent in the Raleigh and Charlotte markets, to his new post as president of the Carolinas division.

July 3, 2013

Thanks to its creative handling of storage space, Charlotte-area custom home builder New Old, LLC gained the national kitchen of the week spotlight at Cultivate.com for the week of June 26 - July 3. 

Homeowner, designer and builder Mary Ludemann was responsible for the innovative storage ideas that initially caught the site's attention. Ludemann's team whipped up a cottage kitchen layout out of a basic tract home design, showcasing New Old's innovative approach to remodeling.

April 9, 2013

The new French Door Refrigerator includes organizational improvements and temperature technology innovations.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Electrolux announced the addition of its new French Door Refrigerator, including the Perfect Temp Drawer with Luxury-Close. 

The newest addition to Electrolux’s refrigerator line, this French Door Refrigerator is designed with the refrigerator on top and freezer drawer on the bottom. It claims to give consumers more interior space without increasing the exterior.

March 25, 2013

The Energy Efficient Roofing 2013 conference will be held April 8 and 9 in Charlotte, N.C.

Roofing supplier GAF became a full program sponsor for the Energy Efficient Roofing 2013 conference to be held on April 8 and 9 in Charlotte, N.C.

“GAF is proud to sponsor Energy Efficient Roofing 2013. We view our partnership with the conference as a natural extension to GAF’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability.”

March 18, 2013

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes paused for a third consecutive month in March, falling two points to 44 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes paused for a third consecutive month in March, falling two points to 44 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

February 20, 2013

The World Wildlife Fund recognized Charlotte, N.C.-based WORX Yard Tools USA for its environmentally progressive manufacturing facility in China.

The World Wildlife Fund recognized Charlotte, N.C.-based WORX Yard Tools USA for its environmentally progressive manufacturing facility in China. 

WORX, a division of Positec Group, was presented a Platinum Low Carbon Award for sustainable manufacturing by the WWF. The award acknowledges the WORX manufacturing facility in China for its low carbon footprint.

February 12, 2013

For Operation Finally Home, LP Building Products lends a hand at the House of Blues.

A Kix Brooks concert event for Operation Finally Home hosted at the Las Vegas House of Blues by American Country Countdown and manufacturer LP Building Products rallied building industry attendees to commit an estimated $2.4 million toward homes for wounded soldiers. The concert was held during the International Builders’ Show.