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Gypsum tariff is creating widespread shortages

NATIONAL REPORT — Following the imposition of a tariff on gypsum drywall sold in Western Canada, reports of shortages are coming in from as far away as Ontario…

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Home Hardware gets serious about the building materials department

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Twice a year, at Home Hardware’s dealer markets, a model store up in the mezzanine of the company’s giant distribution centre showcases the latest merchandising…

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CertainTeed responds to industry concerns about gypsum tariff

SPECIAL REPORT — It may be a case of “don’t shoot the messenger.” CertainTeed Gypsum Canada pointed the spotlight on illegal dumping of gypsum wallboard in Western Canada, but the resulting tariffs are being blamed on CertainTeed…

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Building materials, lawn and garden all show healthy growth in 2015

OTTAWA — Sales at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers rose 7.7% in 2015, the category’s largest sales gain since 2006…

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Orgill expands Canadian infrastructure

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hardware wholesaler Orgill has been making changes to its Canadian operation in recent weeks…

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DAILY NEWS UPDATES

All Weather Windows names GM for Ontario

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. ― All Weather Windows has appointed Stephen Burgess to the role of…

Lower credit card fees boost Costco profit

ISSAQUAH, Wash. ― Costco Wholesale Corp. reported a greater than expected increase…

Tractor Supply acquires Petsense

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. ― Tractor Supply Co. announced that it has acquired 100% of Petsense…

Classified of the week: Soo Mill president

Soo Mill & Lumber Company Limited is searching for its next President. Reporting to the…

HoloLens coming to more Lowe's stores

MOORESVILLE, N.C. ― Lowe’s is expanding its pilot of Microsoft’s HoloLens, an augmented…

Henkel celebrates 140 years

ROCKY HILL, Conn. ― Henkel marked its 140th anniversary this week, with “Henkel Day”…

Stanley Black & Decker ranks in sustainability

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. ― Stanley Black & Decker has been included in the Dow Jones…

Home Hardware ranked one of Canada's top brands

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — Home Hardware Stores Limited has been recognized as one of Canada’s 10 most trusted brands…

"Creepy" decoration pulled from Home Depot stores

TORONTO — Home Depot Canada has pulled a Halloween novelty from its shelves after a customer complaint…

Lowe's puts agency business out for tender

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s Cos. is looking for a new media gency after working with agency OMD for a decade…

Home Hardware dealers celebrate this week

ST. JACOBS, Ont. — A number of Home Hardware stores are celebrating milestones this week…

Super Remover facility doubling in size

GRANBY, Que. ― Super Remover is investing $700,000 to double the square footage of its…

Vicwest launches manufacturing facility

OAKVILLE, Ont. ― Vicwest celebrated the grand opening of its new “Centre of Excellence”…

Glen Dimplex to acquire Cadet

VANCOUVER, Wash. ― Cadet Manufacturing, which has made heating products since 1957…