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May 27, 2014

Work has begun on a new Tractor Supply store in Raton City, New Mexico, where the population stands at less than 7,000.

The 19,000-sq.-ft. store is expected to be open in mid-September, according to an article in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle.    

March 7, 2014

The Tile Shop has made its New Mexico debut with the opening of a store in Albuquerque, located at 5000 Pan American Freeway.

The 22,000-sq-.ft. location features Tile Shop's usual product offering of 5,000 tile and natural stone products, with a showroom that includes more than 50 bathroom and kitchen vignettes.

January 22, 2014

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. will open a 19,000-sq.-ft. store in Tucumcari, N.M., in September, according to local press reports. 

The store will be the 12th Tractor Supply location in the state, and one of the 1,245 stores in the nation's largest farm and ranch chain.

In the first three quarters of the company's current fiscal year, Tractor Supply opened 71 new stores and closed two stores. Late last year, the retailer established its first stores in the states of Wyoming and Nevada.

October 2, 2013

Albuquerque, N.M.-based PureColor, maker of sustainable wood finishes, rolled out a new collection of wood stains, EvenGrain. 

The EvenGrain Collection is the first wood stain developed exclusively for door and millwork manufacturers. The collection consists of three different products, EvenGrain Woods for solid and veneered wood doors, EvenGrain HDF for hardboard composite doors, and EvenGrain MDF for millwork and door trim packages.

September 26, 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 New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.

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.

August 20, 2013

Jim Folkman plans to leave his position as the executive VP of the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico and take up an expanded role with the nonprofit Foundation for Building. 

The Foundation for Building oversees the Build Green New Mexico program.

The longtime New Mexico development figure plans to leave the home builders assocation in November. The HBA is currently recruiting a replacement.

July 29, 2013

Cerritos, Calif.-based Palfinger Liftgates has hired Ricky Richardson as field service technician, effective July 15, 2013.

His territory includes New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina.

May 8, 2013

Utah and New Mexico have joined the growing number of states that prohibit employers from requesting or requiring access to job applicants’ social networking accounts.

Utah and New Mexico have joined the growing number of states that prohibit employers from requesting or requiring access to job applicants’ social networking accounts. In addition, a social media privacy bill has reached New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s desk, and as of mid-April, 2013, measures were pending in several other states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). 

 

December 28, 2012

There were several highlights to the STAFDA Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, Fla. Chief among them, according to the group’s president: scouting for new products.

In the most recent STAFDA Trade News newsletter, Rick Lamb of Frank’s Supply Co. in Albuquerque, N.M., described the hunt for new products as a crucial element of the trade show experience. 

November 19, 2012

Scranton, Pa.-based AZEK Building Products signed a distribution deal with OrePac Building Products, a building materials wholesaler serving the West and Pacific Northwest.   

Under the agreement, OrePac’s Denver, Colo., and Salt Lake City, Utah, branches will offer the full line of premium, exterior AZEK products.  OrePac’s Denver branch covers Colorado, Eastern Wyoming, Northern New Mexico and the Scottsbluff area of Nebraska, while the Salt Lake City branch covers Utah, Southwestern Wyoming, Eastern Nevada and Southeastern Idaho.

November 5, 2012

Voters in 38 states will consider 174 statewide ballot measures on Nov. 6, 2012, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). These proposals are wide-ranging, with a number of them having potential workplace implications.

Questions appear on the ballots in more than one state concerning:

• Medical marijuana use;
• Legalization of marijuana; and
• Same-sex marriage.

November 2, 2012

What keeps Mike Kangas up at night? For the president/general manager of Alaska Industrial Hardware, it’s not concerns about business or the prospect of another dark and foreboding winter in Anchorage. It’s about seizing the next opportunity.

November 2, 2012

Innovative new products engineered with the latest advancements in battery technology continue to fuel the power tools industry for the major brands — including DeWalt, Makita and Milwaukee Tool — as they introduce faster, lighter products that provide superior performance for users.

July 23, 2012

A 16-unit supermarket company in Texas and New Mexico is taking the plunge into the hardware business at one of its stores. 

A 32,000-sq.-ft. store in Abilene, Texas, has altered its format to combine hardware and groceries., with 35% of the building dedicated to home improvement and repairs, according to an article in the Abilene Reporter-News. 

June 11, 2012

Home Channel News selected 50 hardware stores -- one from each state -- for inclusion in the second annual Hardware Store All-Star list. The stores distinguish themselves with strong customer service, innovative approaches to retail and a connection to community and customers.

The alphabetical listing of All-Star stores, one from each of the 50 U.S. states, continues here with New Mexico, New York and North Carolina: 

May 23, 2012

Lowe’s is one of three companies chosen by the New Mexico Department of Economic Development to receive cash incentives to create nonretail service or manufacturing jobs, according to an article in the New Mexico Business Weekly.

May 23, 2012

Lowe’s is one of three companies chosen by the New Mexico Department of Economic Development to receive cash incentives to create nonretail service or manufacturing jobs, according to an article in the New Mexico Business Weekly.

April 12, 2012

A suspected bank robber in Santa Fe, N.M. was arrested this week after a Lowe’s employee uncovered more than $48,000 in stolen cash from a store trash can, according to an article in the Albuquerque Journal. 

Jaime Jesus Sanchez-Ramos, age 23, was arrested on April 10 and charges with an April 2 robbery at U.S. Bank. The suspect, who was wearing a green hooded jacket and a ski mask, allegedly entered the building and, at gunpoint, demanded money from a teller. Sanchez-Ramos fled with a box of cash stuffed with $52,650, according an FBI affidavit filed in court.

April 2, 2012

A Do it Best member with two stores in New Mexico has launched a wholesale division, remodeled its stores, and rebranded them under a single name: Builders Do it Center. Justin Ellis, corporate sales manager for Roswell Lumber Do it Center and Artesia Do it Center, told Home Channel News that the impetus for the change was future growth for the company, which would like to expand its geographical footprint. 

March 7, 2012

Facing a last-minute deadline, Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed a bill on March 6 that would have increased taxes on big-box retail stores. Senate Bill 9 would have slightly lowered New Mexico’ corporate income tax rate but raised the tax treatment of some multi-state corporations.

January 4, 2012

Two hardware store owners in Clovis, N.M., one an Ace dealer and the other affiliated with Do it Best, have decided to merge, according to an article in the Clovis News Journal.

Burns Do-it Center will relocate on the site of Triangle Ace Hardware, according to the owners, James Burns and Richard Petty.

January 4, 2012

Two hardware store owners in Clovis, N.M., one an Ace dealer and the other affiliated with Do it Best, have decided to merge, according to an article in the Clovis News Journal.

Burns Do-it Center will relocate on the site of Triangle Ace Hardware, according to the owners, James Burns and Richard Petty.

December 9, 2011

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s announced plans for a new Customer Support Center in Albuquerque, N.M. 

The center is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2012, complementing the company's existing center located in Wilkesboro, N.C.

December 2, 2011

Morrison Supply Co., the fourth-largest distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies in the United States, has sold a majority share to private equity firm Advent International.

Founded in 1917, Morrison is now the largest distributor of plumbing supplies in the southwestern United States. The company has 77 branches and showrooms, located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Kansas. Morrison has several lines of business, including plumbing, heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC), industrial pipes, valves & fittings, oil & gas and waterworks.