Content about Comment

August 10, 2012

A proposed set of regulations that would force manufacturers to substitute alternative chemicals if they want to sell their products in California has been released for public comments, which will be accepted until Sept. 11, 2012.

June 26, 2012

Sometimes, the editorial offices of Home Channel News will get sample products to review. Seldom do we write a full commentary about them.

The Rescue! Pop! Fly Trap is one of those rare products worthy of a commentary.

I don’t like the name. It contains too many exclamation points. (The New York Times editors have a longstanding rule: they can use one exclamation point per century.)

But, man, does that thing catch flies!

June 22, 2012

An article about a hardware store that eliminated the penny from point-of-sale transactions generated several comments from readers. Here’s another with an interesting historical perspective. 

June 13, 2012

Stanley Black & Decker, the tools giant that made a splash with a blockbuster merger two years ago, is now attempting to sell a unit of its tool empire, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

The unit on the block includes Baldwin, Price Pfister and Kwikset brands, making builders hardware, door locks, bath fixtures and other home products. 

December 2, 2011

Multichannel retailing has been a buzzword since long before Jeff Bezos first reported a profit at Amazon.com (that was back in January 2002). Today, the biggest home improvement retailers are still at it, walking shoulder-to-shoulder into the multichannel future. Well, at least, they sound a lot alike.

Consider the following clicks-and-bricks-related comments:

October 17, 2011

A story on homechannelnews.com about potential design value changes for Southern Pine lumber products generated comments, including one from the Southern Forest Products Association, explaining its role. 

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.” 


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.

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

December 5, 2010

Peter Barrego, a PrimeSource director of specialty products, was told to “rethink the black color”...

March 18, 2008

Aurora, Ill.-based Powermate has filed for bankruptcy protection in the district of Delaware and will...