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December 18, 2014

It’s not every day that a CEO gives back his bonus. But that’s just what Rick Holley of Plum Creek Lumber did. Also around the web, HCN editors have found stories about store closings concerning a New Jersey independent and one of the biggest names in American retail.

December 2, 2014

Jesse the Jack Russell Terrier starred in an award-winning commercial featuring Wayne, New Jersey-based GAF roofing products. 

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts gave a Gold Award and Silver Award in the categories of “Film and Video and “Commercials” to GAF for its commercials, in which the spirited dog shows courage, cunning and even computer skills in the face of threatening weather. 

December 2, 2014

Edison, New Jersey-based fastener manufacturer and distributor Starborn Industries announced its Deckfast Fascia System is now an approved fastener option for Trex composite deck fascia profiles.

Trex issued updated installation guidelines including the Deckfast as an approved fastener. 

These guidelines also feature specific instructions that allow builders to use fewer screws when installing fascia with Starborn’s Fascia System compared to installations with standard composite deck screws. 

November 26, 2014

Maria Stapperfenne, a 23-year industry veteran, will become president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, effective Jan. 1. 

Stapperfenne, of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006.

November 21, 2014

Kuiken Brothers Company, a Midland Park, New Jersey-based building materials supplier, has some products it would like to bring your attention to.

The company held its annual Live Product Expo on Nov. 6, with more than 1,500 builders, remodelers, architects and designers in attendance.

For those who missed the exhibits, installation clinics, and educational seminars, the folks at Kuiken have summarized the event in a video.

October 21, 2014

St. Louis-based Huttig Building Products hired Bob Kern Sr. as the new territory manager to cover southern New Jersey from the Huttig Wilkes-Barre branch in Pennsylvania. 

Kern has more than 20 years of experience in the building materials industry. He started his career with Peter Lumber Company in Pleasantville, New Jersey, where he was the operations manager for many years. Most recently, Kern was territory manager with Milliken Millwork.

October 7, 2014

HCN's fourth annual list of Hardware Store All-Stars recognizes hardware stores for outstanding service, as well as growth, innovation and the values of the hardware industry.

HCN Daily will profile the honorees, moving across the map of the United States from East to West -- continuing this week with New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

September 30, 2014

After announcing its decision in March to move its Manhattan headquarters to Wayne, New Jersey, Haier America has officially opened the doors at its new 56,000-sq.-ft. facility.

"Haier America is committed to become a brand-name presence in the U.S. and as we realize new growth and our repositioning in this market, the new headquarters will allow us to accommodate that expansion," said president and CEO Adrian Micu.

September 11, 2014

Deckorators has sifted through the entries in its 2014 Best Deck Contest, and it's declaring Mark Roberts of Flemington, New Jersey as its Grand Prize winner.

Roberts is an adept DIYer whose decking efforts draw the attention of his neighbors. As the winner, he'll receive $1,500 in Visa gift cards.

September 11, 2014

Oakland, California-based Feeney, Inc., a manufacturer of cable railing assemblies, aluminum railings, and architectural solutions for residential and commercial buildings expanded its presence in the Eastern United States.

The company opened an 87,000 square foot East Coast Distribution Center in Cranbury, New Jersey.

September 2, 2014

Eastlake, Ohio-based USA Insulation, self-described as the country’s largest retrofit insulation company, opened a new location in Suffern, New York.

Franchise owners David Nagy and Mark Wanamaker will serve homeowners in Rockland County, New York, and neighboring Bergen County, New Jersey. USA Insulation’s offering includes its proprietary Premium Foam Insulation. 

August 28, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is touching down in Marlton, New Jersey, with the opening of a new Sears Home Appliance Showroom.

Local customers will be able to avail themselves of a complete collection of brand-name appliances at the lowest prices, guaranteed by the SHOS price-match policy.

August 26, 2014

TOTO, the $5.1 billion plumbing manufacturer, announced today that the company is increasing its market reach in the Northeast region of the United States by entering into a distribution agreement with Blackman Plumbing Supply.

The new deal, effective immediately, brings TOTO's full line of residential and commercial fttings and fixtures to all of Blackman's 19 branch locations throughout Long Island, New York and New Jersey, and will be on display in all Blackman showrooms. 

August 14, 2014

American Standard Brands is investing in its design team via three new hires at its Piscataway, New Jersey headquarters, where the design studio is located.

Emilie Williams, Greg Reinecker and Gabriela Ravassa have joined the team, reporting to new VP design Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff.

Williams has been brought on board as associate design director for faucets. Previously, she served as senior designer at Ignite USA, working for the Contigo and AVEX housewares brands. She also had roles at Delta Faucet and Masco Corporation.

August 8, 2014

Red Bank, New Jersey-based Homebuilder Hovnavian enterprises announced this week that it plans to build a community in Summersville, South Carolina. The gated community, Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, will contain 800 homes.

July 16, 2014

Newport News, Virginia-based plumbing distributor Ferguson is building a new distribution center in Coxsackie, New York. The company has also leased property for a regional distribution hub in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The two facilities will house almost 1 million sq. ft. of warehouse space and will support Ferguson’s metro New York and Northeast branches, ensuring that customers receive product quickly.

Ferguson is the largest wholesale plumbing distributor in the United States.

July 10, 2014

Building on its first pneumatic stapler, Arrow Fasteners has introduced a line of pneumatic tools. In addition to the PT50 stapler, the New Jersey-based company's line of pneumatic tools includes a brad nailer, pin nailer and an angled nailer, all for use in profession and DIY projects.

“Each one of these tools offers a quick and easy solution that empowers people to conquer home projects simply and easily,” arrows marketing and product development director, Frank Foster, said.

June 19, 2014

Piscataway, New Jersey-based American Standard Brands President and CEO Jay Gould was appointed to the board of directors of American Standard’s parent company, LIXIL Corporation.

Gould joined American Standard Brands in January 2012. 

Over the course of the next 18 months, according to the company’s announcement, Gould executed a plan that quadrupled the company's EBITA, grew sales by 10 percent and improved gross margins by 700 basis points. 

May 16, 2014

Maplewood, New Jersey-based paint retailer Ricciardi Brothers is expanding its reach throughout the Philadelphia metro area with the purchase of Old City Paint & Decorating stores. 

The move brings nine Philadelphia-area stores to Ricciardi Brothers, increasing its total footprint to 29 locations. Ricciardi is the largest Benjamin Moore retailer in New Jersey.

April 30, 2014

Eco Building Products is continuing its crusade against the damage left in Hurricane Sandy's path -- this time with the introduction of two new Eco Home models demonstrating the codified change needed in the era of defensive building practices.

April 29, 2014

Ferguson, the largest wholesale plumbing distributor in the U.S., acquired Factory Direct Appliances.

Factory Direct Appliance is a seven-location appliance dealer with five showrooms in Kansas City, Mo., and two outlying locations in Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb. 

The deal marks the second big acquisition of the year for Ferguson, which acquired Karl’s Appliance in February. Karl’s operates six showrooms in northern New Jersey. 

March 10, 2014

Home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier America has chosen the northern New Jersey town of Wayne as the location of its new 56,000-sq.-ft. U.S. headquarters.

The new facility will be home to 200 employees, training centers, customer service operations and a product showroom where retailers can see new products and concepts. Renovations are currently under way on a building at 1800 Valley Road in Wayne, N.J., that will replace the company’s current office at 1356 Broadway in Manhattan this fall. 

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.

March 3, 2014

PRO Group has announced the addition of Monsey, N.Y.-based BTL Distributors, a wholesale distributor serving hardware and paint supply stores in New York and New Jersey, to its membership.

"We are pleased to join the PRO Group organization and look forward to networking with member distributors and suppliers at several PRO events in 2014," said BTL partner Sol Grossman.

February 19, 2014

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, will brush shoulders with the team from "Duck Dynasty," sort of.

The company’s national television commercial will air on the show Wednesday night. It will spotlight GAF Master Elite Contractors, as well as GAF Premier Roofing Dealers and Pro-Grade Master Distributors during the February 19th episode of the popular TV show, "Duck Dynasty."