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October 12, 2012

Orchard Supply Hardware will close its San Lorenzo store early next year, according to an article in the San Jose Mercury News.

July 16, 2012

A fire that broke out on July 14 at Padula Lumber in Coyote, Calif., brought 30 firefighters, nine fire engines and two trucks to contain the blaze, according to an article in the San Jose Mercury News. One building was gutted and another seriously damaged, the newspaper reported. But owner Doug Morse told Home Channel News that the extent of the damage was pretty minimal. 

January 25, 2012

In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, former Home Depot merchant Mark Baker -- now the CEO of the newly public Orchard Supply Hardware -- talks about his expansion plans for the California chain, last year’s net losses ($15 million to $17 million), his favorite mode of transportation (a Cessna Caravan) and his motorcycle (a Harley-Davidson Road King). 

August 17, 2011

An article in the San Jose Mercury News reported that Orchard Supply Hardware is working to distinguish itself from big and small competitors. 

In addition to introducing a new logo and a new brand name -- "Orchard" -- the San Jose, Calif.-based company intends to earn a reputation as the place for backyard home improvement. 

According to Tom Carey, senior VP for Orchard, the 89-store chain anticipates growth, perhaps even at the rate of 10 to 15 stores a year. 

August 17, 2011

An article in the San Jose Mercury News reported that Orchard Supply Hardware is working to distinguish itself from big and small competitors. 

In addition to introducing a new logo and a new brand name -- "Orchard" -- the San Jose, Calif.-based company intends to earn a reputation as the place for backyard home improvement. 

According to Tom Carey, senior VP for Orchard, the 89-store chain anticipates growth, perhaps even at the rate of 10 to 15 stores a year.