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April 30, 2012

Indianapolis-based Eco-Roofs, a producer of environmentally friendly roof systems, has completed a 1,300-sq.-ft. green roof installation atop the four-story, 67-year-old College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

This is the first green roof undertaking for the University and was installed entirely by an all-volunteer crew of students, faculty and university staff, led by Eco-Roofs' accredited Green Roof Professional and project coordinator Pat Maloney.

April 30, 2012

Indianapolis-based Eco-Roofs, a producer of environmentally friendly roof systems, has completed a 1,300-sq.-ft. green roof installation atop the four-story, 67-year-old College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.

This is the first green roof undertaking for the University and was installed entirely by an all-volunteer crew of students, faculty and university staff, led by Eco-Roofs' accredited Green Roof Professional and project coordinator Pat Maloney.

April 13, 2012

A group of preschoolers stung by wasps have transformed their experience into a giant map of Portland, thanks in part to a donation by Parr Lumber. The Maple classroom at Growing Seeds, a children’s learning center in North Portland, was given two large sheets of plywood by the Northwestern pro dealer to transform into a mural of their favorite places in Portland. 

April 13, 2012

A group of preschoolers stung by wasps have transformed their experience into a giant map of Portland, thanks in part to a donation by Parr Lumber. The Maple classroom at Growing Seeds, a children’s learning center in North Portland, was given two large sheets of plywood by the Northwestern pro dealer to transform into a mural of their favorite places in Portland. 

March 1, 2012

An investigation into the death of a Michigan bathtub refinisher in 2010 has uncovered more than a dozen other fatalities that may be related to the same chemical compound. In the Feb. 24 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers looked at the effect of methylene chloride, a paint-stripping product for aircraft maintenance marketed for use in aircraft maintenance. 

March 1, 2012

An investigation into the death of a Michigan bathtub refinisher in 2010 has uncovered more than a dozen other fatalities that may be related to the same chemical compound. In the Feb. 24 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers looked at the effect of methylene chloride, a paint-stripping product for aircraft maintenance marketed for use in aircraft maintenance. 

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.”

November 28, 2011

Jeld-Wen received an award for its safety-related record that includes an 80% reduction in annual workers' compensation injuries since 2002.

Jeld-Wen was presented with the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award (“Teddy Award”) at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

November 22, 2011

In a spirited conversation on CNBC Tuesday morning, Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone delivered pointed comments on protestors and the education system. Ultimately, though, he described himself as bullish on America. 

Langone, currently chairman and president of Invemed Associates, had this advice to protestors in the Occupy Wall Street movement: "Stop bitching about where you are and do something about it."

He also pointed to weakness across the board in America's education system.

November 22, 2011

In a spirited conversation on CNBC Tuesday morning, Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone delivered pointed comments on protestors and the education system. Ultimately, though, he described himself as bullish on America. 

Langone, currently chairman and president of Invemed Associates, had this advice to protestors in the Occupy Wall Street movement: "Stop bitching about where you are and do something about it."

He also pointed to weakness across the board in America's education system.

October 26, 2011

Tim-Br Marts has appointed John Steen as CFO. A senior financial executive, Steen has operational experience across a range of sectors, primarily in agribusiness/retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, and energy.

Steen, who will be based out of the company’s Calgary, AB office, will report directly to president and CEO Tim Urquhart.

He has held executive roles at a number of organizations, including UFA Co-operative Limited, Ontario Power Authority, and in South Africa at Teves Group. 

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.

August 24, 2011

Falls Church, Va.-based A. O. Smith announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies.

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and is responsible for selecting the award winners. The scholarship program is designed to attract the new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVAC industry.

August 16, 2011

GreenExpo365.com held a live Web event to showcase and educate its users about green building materials earlier this month. The website, dedicated year-round to the green building community, offered an array of resources at the live Web conference, targeted at anyone interested in sustainable building. 

August 16, 2011

GreenExpo365.com held a live Web event to showcase and educate its users about green building materials earlier this month. The website, dedicated year-round to the green building community, offered an array of resources at the live Web conference, targeted at anyone interested in sustainable building. 

July 20, 2011

Lowe’s has agreed to pay the federal government $90,000 as part of a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the Cincinnati region, according to an article in the Dayton Daily News

July 20, 2011

Lowe’s has agreed to pay the federal government $90,000 as part of a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the Cincinnati region, according to an article in the Dayton Daily News

June 22, 2011

Livermore, Calif.-based Epicor Software Corp., which recently combined with Activant Solutions, has announced the availability of the Epicor Training on Demand system. 

This eLearning tool offers Epicor Eagle retail customers access to a complete curriculum of job-specific online video training courses. 

June 13, 2011

A Lowe’s employee was killed in a storage facility in Charlotte, N.C., right across the parking lot from one of the retailer’s stores, according to an article in the Charlotte Observer. The 35-year-old man was standing under a garage door when it suddenly fell and hit him on the head at 11 a.m. on June 4.  

June 13, 2011

A Lowe’s employee was killed in a storage facility in Charlotte, N.C., right across the parking lot from one of the retailer’s stores, according to an article in the Charlotte Observer. The 35-year-old man was standing under a garage door when it suddenly fell and hit him on the head at 11 a.m. on June 4.  

June 7, 2011

A recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement about consumer use of spray foam insulation threatens to deflate the growing sales — and availability — of this popular product. In April, the EPA expressed its concerns about certain chemicals found in spray polyurethane foam, which is applied as a liquid and then expands to fill cavities or gaps. 


June 7, 2011

A recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement about consumer use of spray foam insulation threatens to deflate the growing sales — and availability — of this popular product. In April, the EPA expressed its concerns about certain chemicals found in spray polyurethane foam, which is applied as a liquid and then expands to fill cavities or gaps.