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March 21, 2014

Executives from Do it Best Corp. celebrated the grand opening of the co-op’s new Retail Service Center in Sikeston, Mo.

Bob Taylor, president and CEO of Do it Best Corp., and Sikeston Mayor Jerry Pullen cut the ribbon on the 550,000-sq.-ft. facility, which will serve as the co-op’s strategic hub for product distribution to members throughout the Midwest and central United States. 

September 16, 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 Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

September 9, 2013

As the living-wage bill makes the rounds in Washington, D.C., HCN readers embrace a right-to-work attitude.

The mayor of Washington, D.C., is considering a proposal that hike the miminum wage in the district for big retailers. 

The plan calls for a $12.50 minimum wage – well above the current $8.25 – for employees of companies with $1 billion or more in sales and stores measuring at least 75,000 square feet. 

September 6, 2013

The mayor of Washington, D.C., is considering a proposal that hike the miminum wage in the district for big retailers. 

The plan calls for a $12.50 minimum wage – well above the current $8.25 – for employees of companies with $1 billion or more in sales and stores measuring at least 75,000 square feet. 

Here’s how HCN readers weighed in:

May 28, 2013

The ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Spring Lake, N.J., boardwalk included Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton at Pier Beach and council members holding signs saying: "Spring Lake: Stronger Than the Storm."

Mayor Naughton thanked city workers for bringing the Hurricane Sandy-battered boardwalk back to the community ahead of schedule. 

The Spring Lake boardwalk was rebuilt using TimberTech, a splinter-free, low-maintenance, composite decking. 

May 9, 2013

Employers must execute many tasks when employees leave the company by choice or are terminated. One of the most important items to get right is final payments to departing employees.

Employers must execute many tasks when employees leave the company by choice or are terminated. One of the most important items to get right is final payments to departing employees.

 

Be big in small things

January 9, 2012

Emmett Francis McCoy, 88, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away Jan. 7. 

June 24, 2011

San Francisco -- Gov. Jerry Brown, mired in the biggest battle of his new term as governor of California, took time to stop in at the PCBC show here to deliver a keynote address that touched lightly on housing but staked out his determination to pass a balanced budget for the nation’s largest state.

“We must continue to retrench, but it’s going to get ugly,” Brown said.

December 5, 2010

Bill Dieruf, owner of Dieruf Hardware in Jeffersontown, Ky., is not the first businessman-turned-elected-official. But...

Bill Dieruf, owner of Dieruf Hardware in Jeffersontown, Ky., is not the first businessman-turned-elected-official. But he’s one of the few to bring customer service lessons from the hardware store into city hall.

The 55-year-old Do it Best member decided to run for mayor of Jeffersontown on a platform of customer service, with a goal of bringing pride back to his local community.

October 14, 2008

According to the report, local officials have said putting the kiosks in a Home Depot...

September 16, 2008

Deck’s Hardware in Ambler, Pa., marking its 100th Anniversary this year, received a “resolution of...

August 10, 2008

It was standing room only when Orgill announced the location of its new distribution center...

December 10, 2007

Don Stallings, president of Lowe’s Canada, and Matt Basso, store manager, were joined by Brampton,...