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March 10, 2014

Port Washington N.Y.-based wholesale distributor PACOA will be joining Distribution America. PACOA serves independent hardware, paint and lumber retailers throughout much of New York, New England, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Distribution America’s board of directors voted unanimously on the addition. Recently, Distribution America lost Emery-Waterhouse to Ace Hardware.

November 26, 2013

In a move aimed at expanding its presence in the Northeast, California Redwood Company has entered into a distributor relationship with Russin Lumber.

“Russin Lumber has a fine reputation in New England and the Mid-Atlantic as a wholesale distributor of building materials, and we are pleased to have been selected to provide them with our high-quality redwood products and strong customer service,” said Ray Barbee, VP sales and marketing.

November 15, 2013

Tom Moser, founder and designer of furniture company Thos. Moser, has been inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in the Specialty Design category.

"I never thought of myself as a designer, but rather as a builder working closely with form," Moser said. "The funny thing is that I learned my woodworking technology from people who preceded me by hundreds of years, doing restoration and repair work."

October 18, 2013

Button up your coat.

According to data gathered by Weather Trends International, provider of long-range weather guidance and sales analytics for businesses, much of the United States will trend colder than last year.

Things will likely get much wetter, also, across the South and East, according to the data.

Some temperature trends, meanwhile, are likely to depend on the time of day. Nighttime temperatures in the East are expected to run above normal levels, while daytime temperatures will be closer to normal, or even below normal trends.

August 8, 2013

New London, N.C.-based Fiberon teamed with distributor Coastal Forest Products to deliver composite and PVC decking and railing products to lumberyards on Long Island and the eastern counties in New York, and all of New England.

“Coastal Forest Products is a trusted company serving New England,” said Doug Mancosh, president of Fiberon. “Their service footprint expands our distribution geography and increases our presence in these key markets."

June 12, 2013

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners announced Wednesday the combination of Kodiak and New England Building Supply to expand their merged business in the eastern U.S. market. 

May 30, 2013

The Home Depot has announced a single-day effort to prepare residents in storm-prone regions for the upcoming hurricane season. On Saturday, July 27, the retailer will host Hurricane Preparedness Workshops at more than 700 of its stores from the Gulf Coast to New England. 

Workshop leaders will cover hurricane readiness topics, including storm-prep projects, generator safety, sizing generators for specific home or business needs, and assembling disaster preparedness kits.

March 25, 2013

York, Pa.-based cabinet supplier WOLF reported a slight increase in its Key Buyer Index for March.

York, Pa.-based cabinet supplier WOLF reported a slight increase in its Key Buyer Index for March.

The March KBI score of 66.67 was up from the February KBI of 65.67.

February 11, 2013

Facing a potential public relations battle, the retail chain promotes plans for the smallest Lowe’s in New England.

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s formally announced its plans to build a home improvement store in Dennis, Mass., while at the same time unveiling a website promoting the store’s virtues. 

The proposed store is smaller than Lowe’s standard prototype, which, according to the retailer reflects its efforts to submit a design that best serves Dennis and Cape Cod customers and also fits within the community character of the area.

May 9, 2012

Deering Lumber, the Biddeford, Maine-based pro dealer, has purchased two stores from New England Building Materials, according to a report in Wired Weekly, the newsletter of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA). Deering now operates four retail locations.  

February 13, 2012

Atlanta building products distributor BlueLinx has announced an agreement with Weyerhaeuser to become the independent distributor of Weyerhaeuser's engineered wood products in New England, including Trus Joist, TJI joist, TimberStrand LSL, Microllam LVL, Parallam PSL and TJ Rim board. The agreement is effective Feb. 13, 2012.

January 19, 2012

Branchburg, N.J.-based LBM distributor Mid-State Lumber announced the culmination of an 18-month plan to expand into New England and announced its New England sales team.

"Today a complete staff is working with a 100% focus of supporting the retail lumber dealers and industry associations in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire," according to a company statement. The New England team is led by Mike Kelly, New England sales manager.

October 11, 2011

Belgrade, Maine-based Hammond Lumber Co. will acquire three building material stores located in Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor and Pemaquid, from Sanford, Maine-based New England Building Materials.

The move brings the 58-year-old Hammond Lumber footprint from nine Maine locations to 12.

October 11, 2011

Belgrade, Maine-based Hammond Lumber Co. will acquire three building material stores located in Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor and Pemaquid, from Sanford, Maine-based New England Building Materials.

The move brings the 58-year-old Hammond Lumber footprint from nine Maine locations to 12.

August 31, 2011

Springfield, Mass.-based Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a 33-store New England chain, is marking its 85th anniversary with a celebration culminating Oct. 19 to 24 with special events, including 85-cent sales and $85 gift-card giveaways.

Rocky’s was founded in 1926, by Rocco (Rocky) Falcone Sr., located at the corner of Main and Union Streets in downtown Springfield, Mass., and tradition of service remains in effect today at all Rocky’s stores from Florida to New Hampshire.

March 2, 2011

Montgomery, N.Y.-based Russin Lumber hired Steve Jankins as territory manager, covering eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jankins, a veteran with nearly 20 years of experience at Brockway Smith Corp., more recently helped Reeb Millwork launch its business in the New England territory.

February 2, 2011

The consumer demand for roof rakes – a device that many consumers didn’t even know existed until this winter – has grown to a feverish pitch, according to media reports around the country. 

December 5, 2010

Two pro dealers along the Eastern Coast of Maine are planning to combine operations and...

November 23, 2010

Two pro dealers along the Eastern Coast of Maine are planning to combine operations and...

October 10, 2010

This week, Westminster, Mass.-based Aubuchon Hardware gets nautical with its “Set Sail for Fall Savings”...

September 1, 2010

Staples Hardware of Bingham, Maine, opened its doors Aug. 30, marking the first new business...

December 16, 2008

The closings will eliminate 10 percent of its work force, or 2,000 jobs....

October 23, 2008

Sheehy started the company after a 25-year career with United States Gypsum....

October 19, 2008

Rocky’s stays true to its mission...