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Wastequip Announces New Vice President Position for its Toter Brand

With a strong focus on growing the retail business for its iconic Toter® brand, Wastequip® recently added a new position at its corporate headquarters. Andrew Bardsley has joined the Toter team as its first Vice President of the newly formed ... Read More »

A Segmented Real Estate Market

Despite the hopes of many, the real estate marketplace has not returned to the era of rising prices and expanding home sales. The certainty that once powered real estate sales, the view that real estate was a sure and certain ... Read More »

How Much New Home Construction is Needed?

The top U.S. association for Realtors and that for home builders agree more home construction is needed to keep pace with job growth. What they don’t agree on is how much. The National Association of Realtors released a study Tuesday ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Sales and Profits

Ace Hardware reported total revenues of $1.33 billion for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $157.0 million, or 13.4 percent, from the second quarter of 2013. Net income was $66.5 million for the second quarter of 2014, an ... Read More »

What’s the Latest on the Housing Recovery?

Ever heard the phrase “damned with faint praise”? That’s what continually came to mind about the state of the housing recovery as journalists and industry representatives came together here for the annual conference of the National Association of Real Estate ... Read More »

First-Time Homebuyers Resurfacing in Some Areas

KB Home KBH -0.05% captured attention within the home-building industry on Friday with its disclosure that it has seen first-time home buyers resurface in certain markets, perhaps the earliest sign of a long-awaited resurgence needed to boost the industry back to ... Read More »

HDW Announces Territory Expansion at 2014 Fall Market

Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. CEO and President Kenneth R. Beauvais announced recently that HDW will be expanding their wholesale services into the Florida panhandle beginning Sept. 1 of this year. “In addition to our recent expansion into Northwest Texas, we ... Read More »

The New-Age Time Clock

According to a recent article from the National Retail Federation, a new app allows retailers and other employers to “see” employees as they clock in and out, verifying identities and delivering individual messages. The app, Timesly, is the world’s first ... Read More »