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Ace Hardware Acquires Emery-Waterhouse

The national retailer acquires the Portland, Maine-based distributor. More

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Dealers Tell Vendors: Wake Up and Serve Us!

Execs from three lumberyards didn't mince words recently in telling vendors what they wanted: Fire many of the sales reps working today and replace them with smart, well-trained people who are empowered to solve dealers' problems. More

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The Cost of Counterfeit Products Is Escalating

Billions of dollars and thousands of domestic jobs are lost annually as product knockoffs, mostly from China, continue to stream into North America. More

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4Q Profits Jump 18% at Stanley Black and Decker's CDIY Segment

Stanley Black & Decker's Construction and Do-it-yourself (CDIY) segment posted an 18% increase in profit from the same period a year ago to hit $164.7 million during the fourth quarter. Overall, net earnings from continuing operations at Stanley Black & Decker jumped 25% during the fourth quarter to reach $174.3 million. More

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Yard Notables

Stanley Sells Door Business; Reeb Millwork Buys Distributor; WBMA Elects President. More

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