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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES                                                July 23, 2020
Grainger Earns High Score on the 2020 Disability Equality Index

The DEI is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by…
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The Home Depot Accelerates Investments in Outdoor Power Categories

The enhanced assortment will include The Home Depot’s top brands of innovative cordless outdoor power – Ryobi, Makita, DeWalt, and Milwaukee – as well as the most trusted brands of…
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Hurricane Season is Upon Us

The good news about hurricanes is that we have a week or close to it for preparation time. We know they’re coming and about when they’ll arrive. If you get caught…
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Lowe’s to Launch Exclusive Partnership with EGO

Beginning in December 2020, Lowe’s will be the exclusive nationwide home center to offer the top-rated line of EGO’s high-quality and innovative battery-powered mowers…
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COVID-19 Crushes Construction Starts in Most Metro Areas During First-Half 2020

The full force of the pandemic bore down on U.S. construction starts in April as economic activity virtually shut down and local restrictions on construction took effect. Construction resumed in some areas in May allowing…
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Granite Featured on 2020 Top Solar Contractors List

Granite achieved a rank of eight out of 407 companies, an exciting jump when compared to its rank of 14 in 2019, showcasing significant advancement in Granite’s work on…
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Retailers ask senators to support Healthy Workplace Tax Credit

The measure is similar to legislation introduced in the House last week by Representative Tom Rice, R-S.C., and NRF has asked that the tax credit be included in a comprehensive coronavirus relief bill currently being…
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Shake Up Profits and Sell More Paint

Summer and Fall are peak seasons for paint sales. Now is the time to think about ways you can make the department more profitable by increasing the average transaction size. Start with…
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Home Depot to Require Face Masks in all U.S. Stores

The Home Depot today announced that shoppers will be required to wear masks or facial coverings while inside all U.S. stores, beginning Wednesday, July 22. Small children or those who have a valid medical condition will not be required to wear a mask.
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Lowe’s Adopts Nationwide Standard for Customers to Wear Masks

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced it is adopting a nationwide standard for all customers to wear masks or face coverings when shopping in U.S. stores effective July 20. Lowe’s will offer free masks…
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