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August 5, 2011

Copper shoplifting is on the rise at home improvement stores across the country, but in the Fort Meyers, Fla., area, thieves may have come up with a novel way to steal the valuable metal. According to a story in the Fort Myers News Press, two men have been arrested for repeatedly shoplifting items from a Lowe’s store in Cape Coral, Fla., returning the items for store credit and then purchasing copper tubing, which they would sell to a recycling yard.

March 15, 2011

Duane Swanson, the president and CEO of Raymond Building Supply in Fort Meyers, Fla., died on March 8 from complications of a series of strokes, according to an article in the News Press. He was 71 years old.  

Swanson bought Raymond Building Supply from a broker in 1978 when it was a single lumberyard and grew the business to eight locations in southwest Florida.