San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Lowe's Unveils Robotic Sales Associates
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Lowe's Unveils Robotic Sales Associates

OSHbot will be deployed this holiday season in San Jose, Calif. More

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California Judge Orders $1.1 Billion Lead-Paint Payment

A California judge said three companies shoud have none lead paint caused health problems and ordered them to pay $1.1 billion to nine communities for lead paint removal. More

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CA Judge Orders 3 Firms to Pay $1.1Billion for Lead-Paint Abatement

A Dec. 16 ruling in a 13-year-old California lawsuit marks major shift in lead-paint decisions. More

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Lowe's Plans To Move Ahead with Orchard Supply Acquisition

Pending Bankruptcy Court approval, Lowe's will finalize the purchase of the 72-store Orchard Supply Hardware chain in California by the end of August. More

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SRS Expands in California with Opening and Acquisition

SRS Acquisition has signed a letter of intent to acquire the five locations of Burbank Roofing Supply in Southern California. It is SRS Acquisition's second expansion announcement of the week following its opening of a new location in San Jose, Calif., under the Roofline Supply name. More

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ProBuild Expands in Tennessee

ProBuild Holdings announced it has opened a new ProBuild component facility in Franklin, Tenn., and is doubling the size of its facility in the Nashville suburb of Smyrna. More

Shingled Out
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Shingled Out

Asphalt may remain the most popular roofing material, followed closely by metal,... More

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ProBuild Launches Specialty Building Products Business

ProBuild Holdings is taking aim at specialty building contractors with a newlycreated division intended to provide specialty building products and hardware to customers. ProBuild Specialty Building Products will provide hardware, fasteners, tools, concrete accessories and other distinctive products to framing, concrete, and specialty building contractors. More

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I'd Love to, But I Can't Right Now'

When we put the call out for nominations several months ago for the ProSales' annual Public Service Leader award, our hotline to take in responses was chilly and silent. It became apparent that with tough times come tough choices. Proud dealers with mission statements that always included giving back were no longer able to do so with the same resolve. Dealers we contacted as possible Public Service Leaders turned down the offer to be recognized, citing the downturn in their staff levels. More

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Erie Materials: 2008 ProSales Dealer of the Year Erie Materials: 2008 ProSales Dealer of the Year

Erie Materials of Syracuse, N.Y., is ProSales' Dealer of the Year. ProSales picked Erie because of its record of solid growth, continual expansion, and giving back to both its employees and the community. As senior editor Andy Carlo writes: "From its founding 35 years ago in what essentially was a garage, Erie has grown into a 10-unit dealer on track to generate sales of $175 million in 2008. In an era in which the vast majority of construction supply dealers have seen sales drop--and often plummet--Erie continues to grow." More

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