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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                               July 22, 2019
Ace Hardware Recognized as a Leader in Localized Social Marketing

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is proud to announce it was named the 2019 Category Leader in Retail (general) in the first Localized Social Marketing Benchmark Report (LSM Benchmark Report).
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JPI Names Chris Clayton as New CFO

Continuing its commitment to attracting the best talent in our industry, JPI welcomes Chris Clayton as the company’s new chief financial officer.
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Fairfax Roof Repair Company Releases 2019 Emergency Roof Repair Guide

Beyond Exteriors, a Fairfax roof repair company, just released a 2019 guide to emergency roof repair. 
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Home Depot: Feeding a Community One Pantry at a Time

Lansing and its surrounding communities now have more than 50 Cardboard Prophet pantries. An interactive Google Map helps individuals easily find them.
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CEMEX Ventures Presents the 10 Most Promising Construction Startups Of 2019

CEMEX Ventures celebrated its Pitch Day, an event at which the 10 winners of the Construction Startup Competition 2019 presented their solutions to a jury of experts in construction, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
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CoreLogic Special Report: The Role of Housing in the Longest Economic Expansion

This year, the report analyzes the U.S. housing market’s impact on the latest 121-month economic expansion – the longest in the nation’s history. 
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Home Improvement Industry Insight:
In a recent survey across the home improvement retailers, manufacturers and vendors were asked, “Did sales increase in the 1st quarter of this year at a higher rate than in 2018?”  Over 40% said that sales were up over 5% compared to last year.

PPG Directors Approve 6 Percent Dividend Increase to 51 Cents Per Share

The board of directors of PPG (NYSE:PPG) today approved a 3-cents-per-share increase in the company’s dividend, declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 51 cents per share, payable Sept. 12 to shareholders of record Aug. 12.
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JPI Strategically Plans for Future with Key Organizational Updates

As a result of growth, and as part of the company’s long-range planning, JPI is expanding and adjusting its senior leadership team structure to focus on optimizing current and future market opportunities.
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Snap-on Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

Snap-on Incorporated on July 18th, 2019 announced operating results for the second quarter of 2019.
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PPG Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Unfavorable foreign currency translation impacted net sales by more than 3%, or about $130 million, and acquisition-related sales, net of divestitures, added more than 2% to sales growth.
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