Industry News



New Store Seeks Adoption by Locals

St. Charles Do it Best Hardware, St. Charles, Il., hosted its first annual Spring Fling education and entertainment event on April 30.

Russin Partners with AZEK on Line

AZEK has teamed with distributor/prefinisher Russin, Montgomery, N.Y., to develop Captivate, a new line of prefinished siding and trim.

Aubuchon Hardware Expands in NY

Aubuchon Co. will grow to 108 locations in eight states with its purchase of Cornell’s Hardware, Eastchester, N.Y., from third-generation owners John Fix III, Mary Beth (Fix) Wellington, and Thomas Fix.

McCoy’s Opens in Spicewood

McCoy’s Building Supply opened a new location May 23 in Spicewood, Tx.

Fort Wayne Chain Trims for Summer

Against the backdrop of rapid inflation and rising consumer prices, Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental demonstrated its commitment to the community through a series of customer-focused events at its five Fort Wayne, In., locations.

Guy C. Lee Adds EW Godwin’s Sons

Guy C. Lee Building Materials, Smithfield, N.C., has purchased century-old E.W. Godwin’s Sons Lumber Co., Wilmington, N.C., to become its eighth location.

Spring Cleaning for Your HR Closet

“Spring” invokes thoughts of cleaning and refreshing. Given the changes over the last two years, this should apply not only to your windows and closets, but to your HR practices as well.

Olsen on Sales: Sales Mistakes

I listen to thousands of sales calls every year, and here are some of the subtle and not-so-subtle sales mistakes.

Nation’s Best Acquires Florida Chain

Nation’s Best, Dallas, Tx., has added Sparr Building & Farm Supply in central Florida to its family of businesses.