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Lowe’s Talks Supporting the Trades

The struggle to find enough workers for skilled trade jobs is impacting the home improvement industry as a whole. Mike Mitchell, who leads Lowe’s skilled trades initiatives, including a national movement called Generation T, spoke with Hardware Retailing about why …

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Residential Construction Struggles With Labor Shortage

homebuilders

A new report from radio program Marketplace says homebuilders are continuing to struggle with a labor shortage that has stalled construction of new homes. Some 1.5 million homebuilding and remodeling jobs disappeared after the Great Recession, but the industry has …

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In Case You Missed It: Great Lessons From the Past Year of Hardware Retailing

independent home improvement business

Operating an independent home improvement business is no small feat. Even though your store hours may say one thing, you know that thinking of how to better your operation doesn’t stop, even when the doors are locked and the lights …

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