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April 14, 2014

Armstrong World Industries is kicking off construction at its Lancaster, Pa. facility, where it's spending $41 million to expand its manufacturing capacity to include luxury vinyl tile (LVT) for commercial and residential applications.

April 7, 2014

The continuing debate over the minimum wage law is one that disproportionately affects retailers. That doesn't mean all retailers see it the same way.

Leadeing the charge against federal raises is the National Retail Federation. The advocacy group has published statement after statement urging Congress to stand down to the push for higher wages.

February 12, 2014

Even as winter's grip tightens over much of the country, The Home Depot has begun filling open positions for its peak spring hiring season. This year, the retailer plans to add 80,000 new employees to its payroll.

"Spring is our peak hiring season, giving us the opportunity to find some of the best associates who are passionate about customer service," said Tim Crow, EVP Human Resources.

Home Depot is encouraging college students, retirees, veterans and reservists to apply.

January 30, 2014

Boise, Idaho-based BMC launched a brand extension called BMC Design, aimed at boosting service for existing customers and appealing to homeowners, designers and architects. 

BMC describes the new service as “elevated customer service, additional support and a sophisticated experience that builders can share with their buyers as a valuable project-development tool.”

January 27, 2014

The flu season typically peaks in January and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and workers in some jobs are more vulnerable than others because of a higher exposure to germs, a more hectic travel schedule or more stress, reports Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of the office supplier.

Making the list of those most at risk:

• Retail-store employees, through their frequent contact with the public and handling of cash and credit cards.

January 17, 2014

USG Corporation's Auburn, Wa., manufacturing plant has earned a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and its Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

L&I officials presented the award, which is the highest accolade within the VPP, to the plant's 49 employees Thursday. The Star, which has only been awarded to approximately 2,500 worksites out of 8 million in the U.S., recognizes the company's efforts to go above and beyond with its safety and health programs.

January 14, 2014

Lowe's has announced a strategic partnership with Porch.com, a home improvement network that connects homeowners with over 1.5 million professionals.

The partnership aims to expand Lowe's service capabilities by connecting customers with home improvement pros for nearly any project outside of what Lowe's currently offers as part of its installation services. 

December 17, 2013

AAON Coil Products received the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions East Texas area at the 17th Annual Texas Workforce Conference.

Longview, Texas-based AAON Coil Products is a subsidiary of AAON, which manufactures heating and cooling products. 

AAON's East Texas facility has more than 300 employees and has been an active participant in the WorkKeys initiative for the East Texas board.

December 9, 2013

Andersen Windows is celebrating the production of its 1-millionth 100 Series window in Garland, Texas, which it introduced a mere four years ago.

The company held an event at the Garland facility with its 400 employees to ring in the milestone. There, a commemorative window was passed around for employees to sign, which will be handed off to Texas Door and Trim, one of the company's largest Texas dealers.

November 25, 2013

GAF has announced its plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Parsippany, N.J. The move will transpire once renovations are completed on the company's new building at 1 Campus Drive.

Approximately 600 employees and contractors currently working at the company's headquarters in Wayne, N.J. will transfer to the new location.

November 5, 2013

In a town called Gypsum, Ohio, a USG Corp. manufacturing plant has been awarded the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star.

OSHA officials presented the award on Mon. during a ceremony at the plant, where USG Gypsum's 230 employees were present.

October 18, 2013

US LBM Holdings will accept the HCN 2013 Pro Dealer of the Year award at the Oct. 23-25 ProDealer Industry Summit in Nashville, Tenn. 

October 14, 2013

The majority of workplace safety investigations ground to a halt beginning Oct. 1, 2013, because of the federal government shutdown of all but essential operations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) furloughed more than 90 percent of its personnel and suspended most of its operations, according to OSHA’s Shutdown Contingency Plan, which was approved by the Department of Labor on Sept. 16.

October 8, 2013

With the implementation of Obamacare mired in controversy, two of the nation’s largest retailers are backing an innovative Employers Centers of Excellence Network that will offer no-cost knee and hip-replacement surgeries at four highly regarded hospitals.

Walmart and Lowe’s issued a joint statement that they and other large employers had joined the Pacific Business Group on Health Negotiating Alliance (PBGH-NA) to launch the national Employer’s Centers of Excellence Network.

October 3, 2013

Whirlpool Corp. is the official home appliance sponsor of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT). For the next three years, HFOT’s homes will include a full suite of Whirlpool major appliances and KitchenAid brand countertop appliances. 

September 20, 2013

Tractor Supply Co. opened a store in Morrisville, Vt., marking the company's seventh store in the state of Vermont. 

The store measures a little more than 19,000 sq. ft. and employs about 15 full- and part-time employees, according to a report in StoweToday.com.

The store will host an "Out Here with the Animals Day" on Sept. 29, offering advice and information regarding pet food, foraging, flock management and other areas.

September 10, 2013

How can you tell a counterfeit from the real thing? According to Mukwonago, Wis.-based Empire Level, the screws of its genuine Torpedo level are hidden on the side. Also, counterfeits squeak when twisted.

The company says it is working aggressively to stop counterfeiting of its levels in two ways: blocking the import of knock-offs and pushing for removal of counterfeits from store shelves. The company has issued dozens of cease-and-desist letters to Chinese suppliers, as well as U.S. distributors and retailers dealing in the counterfeits.

September 5, 2013

Nashville, Tenn.-based building materials giant Louisiana-Pacific Corp. agreed to buy Ainsworth Lumber Co. of Canada for about $1.1 billion. 

Vancouver, B.C.-based Ainsworth makes oriented strand board (OSB) and specialty products. 

July 19, 2013

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that could fundamentally alter the size and scope of collective bargaining units was a hot topic of debate during a June 26, 2013, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.

June 24, 2013

RONA, Canada's largest hardware retailer and distributor, is selling its Commercial and Professional Market division to Talisker Plumbing Corp., a subsidiary of Emco Corp., for an expected net cash consideration of $215 million after fees and transaction expenses.

According to Bloomberg, the sale will primarily help RONA pay down debt and free up capital to focus in on its retail operations.

April 19, 2013

The retailer’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report Card covers education, environment and more.

Lowe's has just released its Corporate Social Responsibility Report Card, which covers education, environment and more. 

“To achieve greater progress for our communities and our company, we continue to build on our commitment to never stop improving,” said Robert Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO. “We’re focused on carrying out those responsibilities every day with the help of our 245,000 employees across North America.” 

April 5, 2013

Employer representatives have testified before a congressional panel that they support the expansion of the federal government’s E-Verify electronic employment verification system, which experts agree will be a central piece of comprehensive immigration reform.

Employer representatives have testified before a congressional panel that they support the expansion of the federal government’s E-Verify electronic employment verification system, which experts agree will be a central piece of comprehensive immigration reform.

December 14, 2012

Seeing opportunity in China for brands such as Irwin, Dymo and Lenox, Newell Rubbermaid pushes what it calls a "Growth Game Plan." 

Newell Rubbermaid announced the expansion of its office in Shanghai as the company continues to drive its Growth Game Plan. The expanded Shanghai office currently houses nearly 200 employees, with additional capacity for future growth. 

December 13, 2012

Salt Lake City — Near BMC’s West Jordan, Utah, facility, a builder is planning 177 new homes on a single plat. The project is expected to take place during a six-month window of construction.

For John Osborne, BMC sales manager for Utah, it’s BMC time.

June 28, 2012

Lowe’s has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to implement Microsoft Office 365 across more than 1,745 stores, 200,000 employees and its corporate offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Office 365 will help the home improvement retailer improve customer service by providing collaboration tools to increase communication among its stores and employees. The technology will be available for Lowe's employees soon and will help customers tap into the collective expertise of Lowe’s work force.