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July 6, 2012

Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's largest home builders, has purchased a 1,600-acre master planned community called The Palisades in the Charlotte, N.C., market. With plans to open in late 2013, the company will introduce all new home designs to the project, which contains 1,100 home sites. It is located next to Lake Wylie, Charlotte's second largest lake and a popular recreational destination.

March 20, 2012

Natchez, Miss.-based Central Network Retail Group (CNRG) added Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Town & Country Hardware as a new partner.

Town & Country Hardware operates eight hardware stores in the North Carolina cities of Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Cary. Craig Ward, president of Town & Country Hardware, has also been added to the board of directors at CNRG. 

February 14, 2012

Lowe's is notifying approximately 5,200 western North Carolina customer-service employees that they could be eligible for a buyout as part of a staff reduction initiative, according to an article in the Triangle Business Journal. 

November 14, 2011

The German parent company of laminate flooring maker Pergo has put its North American operations on the block, according to an article in the Triangle Business Journal of Raleigh/Durham North Carolina. 

October 26, 2011

KB Home is expanding its presence in the Durham, N.C., market with Orchard Ridge, a new community of Built to Order single-family homes. KB Home already has four other communities currently open in the Durham area.

A grand opening is planned for Oct. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. 

September 12, 2011

Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers announced plans to open a new store in Fayetteville, Tenn.

The new store in Fayetteville is the first of at least two new stores planned for Marvin’s in 2012 and the first store in Tennessee to take on the company's new-store format. It will soon be under construction at the former Food Lion shopping center on Huntsville Highway, Highway 431.  

The store, expected to open in February of 2012, will feature a 35,000 square foot home center with an attached lawn and garden center and drive through lumberyard.  

September 8, 2011

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's will build a 1.4 million-sq.-ft. distribution center in Rome, Ga., according to an article in the Charlotte Business Journal.

The distribution center, described by the newspaper as a $125 million facility, will begin serving Lowe's stores in western Georgia, northern Florida and Alabama beginning in 2013. It's located in the North Floyd Industrial Park.

September 5, 2011

Lowe’s of Sanford, N.C., which was devastated by a tornado on April 16, is planning a special reopening ceremony Thursday, Sept. 8.

Joining local and corporate officials at the site will be Nascar driver Jimmie Johnson, gospel music singer and radio host Yolanda Adams and music legends Chairmen of the Board.

Also on hand will be Mike Hollowell, the store manager who was credited for his clear leadership during the disaster. 

August 4, 2011

A Lowe’s store destroyed by a tornado on April 16 will reopen this fall, a week ahead of schedule. The Sanford, N.C., location, which has roughly 160 employees, was expected to reopen on Sept. 15, officials said at a city meeting last week. However, company officials announced Tuesday evening that the store would instead reopen on Sept. 8.

June 29, 2011

Roofers in two separate incidents in Sanford, N.C., were injured -- one fatally -- during reconstruction projects at the Tractor Supply and Lowe’s home improvement stores, according to the Fayetteville Observer and other media reports. 

Both stores are undergoing repairs after a tornado swept through town and caused major damage to the businesses on April 16.

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.  

April 27, 2011

According to an article in the Winston-Salem Journal, an Ace Hardware store opened last week in Ardmore, N.C., just outside of Winston-Salem. 

The 6,000 sq.-ft. store replaces a Sportsman's Supply Co., which was closed since 2008, and could reflect a positive sign for the area's retail market, according to the newspaper. 

April 6, 2011

Stock Building Supply has confirmed its plans, outlined in an April 1 memo to employees, to reorganize the company into four divisions and eliminate two top executive positions. 

The Raleigh, N.C., pro dealer will no longer have a chief operating officer or VP national sales. Instead, Stock will rely on four regional presidents/general managers, to oversee the No. 4 player in the LBM industry, according to the Home Channel News Top 350 rankings. 

The new divisions and presidents are as follows: 

March 24, 2011

PAM Fastening, the Charlotte, N.C.-based manufacturer of auto feed and collated screw systems, has announced the addition of two new sales positions to expand its organization. Matt Minchew will serve as the new director of sales, overseeing North American sales and a team of regional sales managers.

February 16, 2011

An Ace Hardware store in Statesville, N.C., closed suddenly last week, according to the Statesville Record & Landmark, which was unable to reach owner Mike Esposito to discover what happened. 

November 28, 2010

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August 25, 2008

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