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MOSO Acquires German Manufacturer

Bamboo specialist MOSO International BV has acquired Bambeau Becker & Großgarten GmbH, located in Frechen, Germany. For the time being, the brands and sales structures …

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Distributor Expands DSI Partnership

Palmer-Donavin, Columbus, Oh., is expanding its distribution of Digger Specialties Inc.’s products to Tennessee, through its recently opened distribution facility in Hebron, Ky.

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Lowe’s Tests In-Store Pet Centers

Lowe’s is introducing a pilot program to provide Petco’s pet services, such as mobile grooming and vet clinics for vaccinations, microchipping and pest prevention.

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CNRG Buys Mississippi Chain

Central Network Retail Group is buying HomeFront Home Improvement Centers in Greenwood and Winona, Ms., from partners Brian Waldrop, Ron “Rut” Ussery, Richie Fulgham, and Fred Carl, Jr. 

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Stock+Field Is Now RP Home & Harvest

R.P. Lumber Co., Edwardsville, Il., is rebranding all 22 Stock + Field locations it acquired through the bankruptcy process this past spring to their new …

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Film Promotes Hardwood Industry

Banks Hardwoods, White Pigeon, Mi., has released a new educational short film for training, outreach, and promotion. The nine-minute documentary recounts how hardwood lumber is …

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Ace on Track to Open 170+ Stores This Year

Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, has already opened 110 new stores in 2021, and is planning to open at least an additional 60 stores by …

SLB, USDA Intensify Promotion of Wood Products

The Softwood Lumber Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that builds upon its relationship between with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow demand for wood products as natural …

BFS Adds Apollo Software

BFS Adds Apollo Software Builders FirstSource has purchased the Apollo software platform from bankrupt CLT manufacturer Katerra for $4.5 million. Introduced in early 2019, Apollo provides design collaboration and workflow, …

Film Promotes Hardwood Industry

Banks Hardwoods, White Pigeon, Mi., has released a new educational short film for training, outreach, and promotion. The nine-minute documentary recounts how hardwood lumber is manufactured in a modern sawmill. …

NELMA Launches Comprehensive New Website

ONCE UPON A TIME, in a land far, far away, the accepted business model was to maintain multiple websites with vanity URLs in order to broaden online informational reach. But …

MOSO Acquires German Manufacturer

Bamboo specialist MOSO International BV has acquired Bambeau Becker & Großgarten GmbH, located in Frechen, Germany. For the time being, the brands and sales structures of both companies remain unchanged. …