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February 11, 2014

North Loup, Neb.-based DL Ripper has introduced what they describe as a revolutionary new product that'll change drywall projects for good.

The DL Ripper drywall cutting tool streamlines the rip cutting process, making cuts faster, straighter, smoother and more precise. According to the company, the tool reduces cutting time by up to 40%.

An easy-adjust precision guide-bar allows contractors and DIYers to step and repeat several scores before breaking the drywall for multiple precise cuts.

October 8, 2013

HCN congratulates the 50 hardware store, home center and farm & ranch retailers who made the annual HCN Hardware Store All-Star list.

Now in its third year, HCN's annual list of high performers recognizes hardware stores -- one from each state -- that are outstanding in their field. The complete list and analysis can be found in the September issue of HCN. Meanwhile, HCN Daily will work its way across the country with mini profiles, continuing this week with Nebraska, Kansa and Iowa.

October 1, 2013

Effective today, Chris Borrego will assume responsibilities as president and CEO of Kearney, Neb.-based Builders, reporting to founder and owner Myron Andersen, who will become chairman of the company's board of directors.

September 11, 2013

Nebraska-based construction company Kiewit has promoted Lance Wilhelm to senior VP of its Hawaii operations.

Wilhelm will be leaving his post as area manager, wherein he oversaw the company's Hawaii vertical building operations, which included the construction of the Trump Tower in Waikiki. In his new role, he will oversee lead market, industry, operations and community involvement in the region, as well as continue to play a significant role in the construction of the Honolulu Rapid Transit System.

September 10, 2013

Bart and Diana Tyler, proprieters of Kelloggs & Lawrence in Katonah, N.Y., and DeWayne Tripp, owner of Hinton (Okla.) Hardware joined an elite crowd in 2013: HCN Hardware Store All-Stars. Their stores made the list, along with 48 other worthy retailers, one from each state.

June 24, 2013

Not paying attention to big-box competitors seems to have worked out well for 85-year-old Walt Wenzl, who recently celebrated his 70th year working for Wenzl Hardware Store in Nebraska City. He has owned and operated the independent hardware store since 1954, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.

June 19, 2013

Las Vegas — Ray Griffith kicked off the Golden Hammer retail awards presentation with a joke: "Does everyone have an hour? I have a long speech." He got an even bigger laugh when he called out a moderator for his use of the word "entertainment" to describe the panel discussion.

But the concepts that Griffith and the other retail honorees shared during the 29th Golden Hammer Awards ceremony held here during the National Hardware Show contained a serious tone as hardware stores appear to be poised to pounce on a swelling industry recovery.

May 29, 2013

Kearney, Neb.-based Builders is honored in Las Vegas.

May 28, 2013

Ray Griffith, recently retired CEO of Ace Hardware, enters the Home Channel Hall of Fame during the Golden Hammer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

In Las Vegas, Ray Griffith, recently retired CEO of Ace Hardware, enters the Home Channel Hall of Fame during the Golden Hammer Awards ceremony, sponsored by Safety Works.

May 6, 2013

Everybody loves a winner. And there will be plenty on hand for the 29th annual Golden Hammer Awards in Las Vegas May 8.

The breakfast ceremony will honor the best-of-the-best in home improvement, by revealing the Golden Hammer Vendor Award winners in 30 categories