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April 16, 2014

Forest products giant Weyerhaeuser says it will reorder its leadership team this summer.

Current SVP, general counsel Sandy McDade is retiring in July. Succeeding her will be Devin Stockfish, who will also maintain his current role as corporate secretary. Stockfish has been serving as corporate secretary and assistant general counsel since last June. Before joining the company, he was VP & associate general counsel at Univar Inc.

Also retiring is Sara Kendall, VP corporate affairs and sustainability, on May 2.

April 15, 2014

David R. Lumley, president and CEO of Spectrum Brands Holdings, has been elected to a one-year term on the nine-member board of directors of Husqvarna, the outdoor power products supplier.

April 2, 2014

The Home Depot is announcing the nomination of Wayne Hewett for election to its board of directors during its 2014 annual meeting of shareholders.

Bonnie Hill, the board's lead director, will not stand for re-election; the company's corporate governance guidelines require directors to retire upon reaching the age of 72 by the end of the calendar year preceding the annual meeting. Gregory Brenneman has been selected to succeed her as lead director.

April 2, 2014

Around the globe, sellers from country A who promote their products as “Made in country A” are quick to point out that country A products are known for their quality, even by buyers from country C.

Let’s call it “the universal theory of country-of-origin quality,” and it was on full display at the recent Internationale Eisenwarenmesse (International Hardware Fair) in Cologne, Germany.

March 25, 2014

Preliminary estimates of consumer confidence weighed in at 82.3 in March, beating June 2013's figure of 82.1 and reaching a high not seen since January 2008, according to The Conference Board.

Confidence had slipped in the fall and winter, with February's score coming in at an upwardly revised estimate of 78.3. All indications are that consumers are shaking off their winter doldrums and are looking ahead to a sunnier spring and summer season.

March 17, 2014

The Home Improvement Research Institute’s 2014 Spring Conference, slated for Orlando April 10, will include a full slate of research-oriented presentations. 

Among them will be a presentation from The Futures Company’s Sarah Catlett, VP and HIRI account director, and Christina Hioros, VP and associate head of Global Monitor. Their topic: Not just another United States: Distinguishing consumer attitudes in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

March 10, 2014

Cologne, Germany -- European economists have a new phrase to describe their expectations for future growth. Out of fashion is "cautiously optimistic." In fashion is "moderately positive, but wobbly."

March 10, 2014

Most U.S. workers say they are satisfied with their current health benefits and express little interest in changing the mix of benefits and wages their employer offers, according to a new survey by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

And even though enactment of the Affordable Care Act has raised questions about whether employers will continue to offer health coverage to their workers in the future, the importance of benefits -- especially health insurance -- when it comes to choosing a job remains high.

March 6, 2014

Therma-Tru Corp. has expanded its product line to include a new camber top glass shape, which provides a balance of privacy and light to the home.

February 28, 2014

Kobalt has launched a new line of cordless tools, marking its official entry into the outdoor power equipment category.

"Kobalt has a history of making tough, reliable tools and the brand's entry into outdoor power equipment is a natural extension that uses purposeful design to simplify outdoor projects," said Reggie Thomas, director of brand management for Kobalt. "These versatile, easy to use tools provide customers with durability and power to complete the job without the hassle of gas-powered tools."

February 27, 2014

Valspar is one of a handful of suppliers tapped to receive a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2013, which is awarded to suppliers who "demonstrate innovation" in a product or service provided to John Deere.

February 26, 2014

NCI Building Systems has announced today the appointment of George Ball as a director to fill avacancy on the board.  He will serve on NCI's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. 

February 25, 2014

Menck USA has appointed its senior executive and production team. This group of five officers will operate the company’s new expansion in Chicopee, Mass. The new Menck USA management team plans aggressive future growth for the company.

January 29, 2014

KB Home's board of directors has unanimously elected Michael M. Wood, founder and chairman of Redwood Investments LLC, to serve as a director and a member of its audit and compliance committee.

January 28, 2014

Consumer confidence rebounded to 80.7 in January, its highest level since August of last year, according to the Conference Board. Confidence had rebounded in December as well to a downwardly revised figure of 77.5.

January 22, 2014

Back in November, the Mid-Hudson Lumber Dealers Association honored their 2013 Lumber Person of the Year, Rich Protsko.

At the West Hills Country Club in Middletown, N.Y., MHLDA director Tim Erchick presented the award to Protsko at the 2013 Annual Meeting Nov. 1.

January 14, 2014

Black & Decker has launched a new global brand identity for its consumer power tools, outdoor power equipment and home products, which will be phased into retail and marketing efforts over the course of the year.

January 7, 2014

LG Studio, the kitchen appliance segment of LG Electronics, has teamed up with decorator and product designer Nate Berkus, who will serve as artistic adviser on the company's premium products.

January 2, 2014

After two months of decline in the wake of the partial government shutdown, consumer confidence has bounced back to its highest level since September, according to The Conference Board.

December's index came in at 78.1, up from an upwardly revised figure of 72.0 in November and 72.4 in October.

December 19, 2013

Delta Faucet Company has released its 2014 Kitchen Design Outlook, which forecasts a year in which industrial accents and muted palettes will have their share of the limelight.

December 13, 2013

If your worksite is packed with employees earning more than $100,000 a year, here’s the good news: Your company is more likely than others to host a holiday party, serve alcohol at an open bar and offer transportation to those who overindulge. 

Here’s the bad news: Your organization is least likely to enforce rules about party behavior, and your workers are most inclined to act inappropriately during the festivities and then be disciplined for it later on. 

December 12, 2013

Oakmont, Pa.-based Chelsea Building Products hired Brad Fello to the newly created position of quality assurance manager.

Fello began his career in the window industry at Thermal Industries as a branch manager and held director positions at Traco, including quality, manufacturing and materials. Experienced in Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Quick Response Quality Control and ISO-9000, he is also a graduate of Clarion University with a degree in business management.

December 3, 2013

Two board members have tendered their resignations at China Ceramics Co., Ltd., the company announced Monday.

"I would like to thank Paul Kelly for his leadership and experience in his role as Chairman and appreciate the active engagement of Cheng Davis in her role as a director," said Jiadong Huang, CEO. "We highly value both Paul and Cheng's contributions and believe that our company is stronger for their efforts. We will look to add qualified independent board members to our Board in the period ahead."

November 27, 2013

At Zappos.com, the online shoe business, the person answering calls is not the “receptionist”; he’s the “director of first impressions.”

At Texas-based BerylHealth, where health care workers advise clients by telephone, the company pairs employees with executives in a spoof of “Dancing with the Stars.”

And at San Diego-based Red Door Interactive, a business consultancy, one of the core values is this: “We are 100 percent jerk-free.”

November 26, 2013

Following a sharp decrease in October, consumer confidence continued trending downward in November to its current resting place of 70.4.