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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                            April 6, 2020
Small Business Administration Offers Emergency Funds to Combat COVID-19

On March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law.
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Locally Owned Ace Hardware Stores To Hire More Than 30,000 Employees

With 75% of people in the United States living within 15 minutes of an Ace Hardware, we are a trusted, local resource embedded in communities across the country.
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Granite Awarded Runway Reconstruction Project

Granite’s scope of work includes reconstruction of a 20-year-old runway with approximately 40,000 cubic yards of concrete, 25,000 tons of hot-mix asphalt, 22,000 tons of aggregate base, 40,000 tons of asphalt treated base rock and 60,000 tons of wildlife rock…
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Color Expert Leatrice Eiseman Shares Trends, Nine Palettes for Homes and Interiors in 2021

After The Inspired Home Show 2020 (formerly the International Home + Housewares Show) was cancelled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, IHA and Eiseman worked together to release a video presentation with what would have been her Monday keynote at the Show.
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Lowe’s Temporarily Increases Hourly Wages and Implements New Safety Efforts

Our announcement includes a temporary $2 an hour wage increase for all full-time, part-time and seasonal hourly associates for the hours they work at Lowe’s stores, contact centers and supply chain facilities in the U.S. and Canada for the month of April.
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The Strength of Digital in a COVID-19 World

While storefront retailers may have cursed and complained about the sales competition from e-commerce in the past, contemporary circumstance demonstrates exactly why the cyber-world can’t be ignored.
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Dodge Momentum Index Eases Back in March

The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.
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CoVent-19 Challenge Asks Millions of Designers and Engineers to Respond to the Ventilator Crisis

The CoVent-19 Challenge is open to teams and individuals anywhere, and finalists will work directly with Stratasys 3D printing experts and the CoVent-19 Challenge team to turn their designs into prototypes for testing.
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Home Depot Announces Business Updates in Response to COVID-19

The Home Depot has introduced several benefits enhancements to take care of its associates. To-date, the company has…
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“Stay Focused On Universal Needs and Aspirations” Advises Consumer Trend Expert

IHA and Tom Mirabile share highlights from what would have been his keynote address at The Inspired Home Show 2020 if it hadn’t been cancelled.
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Mayhew™ ISO 9001:2015 Certification Extended through May 2023 and Granted Additional Accreditation Through ANAB

This accreditation certifies Mayhew’s Quality Management System applicable to Design, Configuration Management, Manufacture and Distribution of hand tools has been assessed and approved by the NQA against the provisions of the ISO 9001:2015.
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Grainger Elects to Draw Down on Revolving Credit Facility to Supplement Strong Cash Position

This is a proactive measure to increase the company’s cash position and preserve financial flexibility in light of current uncertainty in the global markets resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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