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May 13, 2011

Evans Lumber Co., an 81-year-old lumberyard in South Charleston, W.Va., is looking for a buyer, according to an article in the Charleston Daily Mail.

Owner Don Evans said he put the place on the market several weeks ago, citing competitive pressure and a loss of local businesses. He will operate the store for another six to nine months, he said, before closing it for good. 

April 11, 2011

Brownsboro Hardware & Paint of Louisville, Ky. opened its second location, according to a report in the Louisville Biz Journal

The new store is located in the former site of a Vance's True Value Hardware in the Prospect Pointe shopping center in Prospect, Ky. 

 

April 8, 2011

Fort Worth, Texas-based Pier 1 Imports saw comparable-store sales increase 8.9% in the fourth quarter ended Feb. 26.

Fort Worth, Texas-based Pier 1 Imports saw comparable-store sales increase 8.9% in the fourth quarter ended Feb. 26. For the full year, comparable-store sales surged 10.9%, compared with an increase of 1.5% in the prior year.

CEO Alex Smith called 2010 "truly an exceptional year," as the retailer achieved annual operating income for the first time in six years. 

In the fourth quarter, Pier 1 reported net income of $57.1 million, compared with last year’s fourth quarter net income of $34.5 million. Total sales were $426.6 million, up 7.7%. 

April 6, 2011

Stock Building Supply has confirmed its plans, outlined in an April 1 memo to employees, to reorganize the company into four divisions and eliminate two top executive positions. 

The Raleigh, N.C., pro dealer will no longer have a chief operating officer or VP national sales. Instead, Stock will rely on four regional presidents/general managers, to oversee the No. 4 player in the LBM industry, according to the Home Channel News Top 350 rankings. 

The new divisions and presidents are as follows: 

January 14, 2011

Brooklyn-based MarJam Supply Co., the 2010 Home Channel News Pro Dealer of the Year, acquired the assets of seven yards in Alabama and one in Mississippi.

The company's website lists the new Alabama locations as Alexandria, Auburn, Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Pelham and Tuscaloosa. Additionally, MarJam added a unit in Gulfport, Miss.

November 15, 2010

The Orangeburg County Council is set to give the third and final review to two...

September 21, 2010

Orangeburg County, S.C., has given initial approval to a performance-based tax incentive agreement for Husqvarna,...

June 22, 2010

Former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott will deliver the keynote address at the ProDealer Industry Summit at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 13 to 15

Former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott will deliver the keynote address at the ProDealer Industry Summit at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 13 to 15.

Following in the footsteps of such speakers as Newt Gingrich and Pat Buchanan, Lott will bring stories from the front lines of American politics to the Summit, which is hosted jointly by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and Home Channel News.