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B.C. industry celebrates 80 years with gala dinner and Orion awards presentation

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, B.C. – Dealers and suppliers from the home improvement industry in British Columbia gathered last week for a gala bash to celebrate their association’s 80th anniversary…

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Hosted by its one West Coast member, TORBSA dealers gather in B.C. for AGM

WHITE ROCK, B.C. ― Members of TORBSA arrived last week in the town of White Rock, south of Vancouver, for the buying group’s annual general meeting, rounded out by a series of social events and golf…

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Kent opens a new flagship big box store in the Halifax market

DARTMOUTH, N.S. ― Kent Building Supplies has opened a new big box in the Halifax Regional Municipality at Dartmouth Crossing, according to the Halifax Herald

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With 100 RONA dealers now online, affiliates are catching up to corporate stores

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — RONA announced that its e-commerce channel now includes 100 participating dealer stores, as it rolls out its Click and Collect service for customers who want to shop online through RONA…

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Terry Davis’s pending retirement points to more changes at Home Hardware

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — The news that the head of Home Hardware Stores Ltd. will retire at the end of 2018 is very much in keeping with the rate of change the co-op has been undergoing in recent years…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

Festool expands North American HQ

LEBANON, Ind. ― Festool has announced that the head office for Festool USA and Festool…

Stanley reports Q2 earnings

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. ― Stanley Black & Decker announced that its net sales for Q2…

West Fraser posts record sales, earnings

VANCOUVER ― West Fraser Timber Co. reported Q2 earnings of $346 million, on sales of…

Building, garden sales aid retail gains

OTTAWA ― Retail sales increased 2% in May to $50.8 billion, according to StatCan…

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Ray Gabel retires from Home Hardware

ST. JACOBS, Ont. ― Ray Gabel retired as Home Hardware’s senior merchandise advisor…

Charges laid in Home Depot monkey attacks

LINVILLE, N.C. ― Police in a deed-restricted community arrested a Florida woman whose…

Acklands-Grainger continues turnaround

CHICAGO ― Grainger posted Q2 sales of $2.9 billion, a 9.4% spike from the same period last…

TIMBER MART welcomes Gary Barrault

VAUGHAN, Ont. ― TIMBER MART has announced the addition of Gary Barrault, commodity…

U.S. home construction slows in June

WASHINGTON ― Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in June…

Permacon promotes Louis-Philippe Gauthier

MONTREAL ― Concrete maker Permacon has named Louis-Philippe Gauthier as its…

Featured Classified: Westman Steel

Westman Steel Industries is seeking a General Manager to lead a team of production…

Spectrum Brands, HRG finalize merger

MIDDLETON, Wis. ― Spectrum Brands Holdings announced the completion of its previously…

Home resales improve in June

OTTAWA ― Home sales through Canadian MLS systems increased by 4.1% in June, after hitting…