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July 28, 2014

As HCN editors have explored more formally in a former print edition, home storage is hot and getting hotter: a category well worth paying attention to in home improvement retailing.

Of note in this burgeoning market is ClosetMaid, winner of the 2014 Golden Hammer Award in Home Organization.

September 26, 2013

Sears Canada spokesperson Vincent Power has responded to HCN's request for comment over the departure of CEO Calvin McDonald, who sources say left over a disagreement with Sears Holding Corp. as well as disappointment with the struggling retailer's progress.

January 11, 2013

An irate customer planted a fake grenade in the lumber department of a Lowe’s in Texas, prompting an evacuation of the store. The January 9 incident, reported by the Houston Chronicle, began around 1:15 p.m. when the suspect entered the store with a hollowed-out grenade. 

May 21, 2012

Recovering from a violent incident or disaster in the workplace can take months, but having a plan and sources of help prior to the event can make the process smoother.

Employees’ emotional reactions to a violent event in the workplace begin within the first few minutes after the event, said experts from AlliedBarton security services during an April 2012 webinar, “Regaining Your Ground: Resilience After a Workplace Violence Event.”

September 22, 2011

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's has agreed to pay $120,000 to settle a religious discrimination and retaliation lawsuit over an employee who claimed he was scheduled to work on Sunday, against his wishes. 

June 13, 2011

A Lowe’s employee was killed in a storage facility in Charlotte, N.C., right across the parking lot from one of the retailer’s stores, according to an article in the Charlotte Observer. The 35-year-old man was standing under a garage door when it suddenly fell and hit him on the head at 11 a.m. on June 4.  

November 14, 2010

Joe Appelmann, CEO of Stock Building Supply, is no longer with the company, according to...

September 14, 2008

The LBM wholesaler will stock FSC-certified glulam, panels and other engineered wood products at one...

July 23, 2008

Michael P. O'Brien will be responsible for guiding NLBMDA's organizational performance, providing strategic leadership and...

July 22, 2008

The center is expected to be built within the next three years, though no construction...

June 15, 2008

The best and the brightest new ideas in home and garden products went on display...

April 13, 2008

The house at 3161 Hamlet Way NE in Marietta, Ga., has close to $300,000 in...

March 30, 2008

The Canadian DIY retailer will phase out its paper catalogs, sent to approximately 6 million...

February 21, 2008

The carpet manufacturer will shut down facilities in Armuchee and Dalton, Ga., according to news...

January 22, 2008

Erica Crosling will serve as the company’s official spokesperson and single point of contact for...

December 3, 2007

84 Lumber said it is cutting about 40 positions at its headquarters due to...

November 18, 2007

Outside the hotel, protestors held signs declaring, “Protesting Forests is Everyone’s Business.” Inside the hotel,...