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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                               July 29, 2019
August is National Water Quality Month

August is National Water Quality Month, which means it’s the perfect time to educate ourselves on where our water comes from and how we can preserve it.
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How Can Retailers Drive Business Outcomes

A global data analytics and advisory firm, Quantzig, that delivers actionable analytics solutions to resolve complex business problems has announced the completion of their latest retail customer segmentation engagement for a leading European retailer.
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Northern VA Land Grading Contractor Discusses How to Level a Yard

Dirt Connections recently released a step-by-step guide discussing how to level a yard. Leveling your yard can be a project in itself or a foundation for an upcoming endeavor.
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Gibraltar Announces Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Gibraltar Industries, Inc. today reported its financial results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019.
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Owens Corning Earns Prestigious David Weekley Homes “A,A Partners of Choice” Award for Third Time

TOLEDO, Ohio–Owens Corning’s Insulation business was recognized once again with an “A,A Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes, the largest privately-held U.S. homebuilder.
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CEMEX Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. announced today that, on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for foreign exchange fluctuations, consolidated net sales decreased by 3%, reaching US$3.5 billion during the second quarter of 2019 versus the comparable period in 2018. 
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Home Improvement Industry Insight:
In a recent survey across the home improvement retailers, manufacturers and vendors were asked, “What position do you hold in the business?” and over 39% are either the owner or a partner in ownership.

Temperature Can Make You a More Competitive Buyer

Can the temperature of a room affect a buyer’s eagerness to buy an item—or haggle for a good deal? Yes, according to a new study from Florida International University’s College of Business.
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June Construction Starts Climb 9 Percent

New construction starts in June advanced 9% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $832.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.
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Grainger Reports Results For The 2019 Second Quarter

Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2019 second quarter. Sales of $2.9 billion in the quarter increased 1 percent versus the 2018 second quarter. On a constant currency basis, sales were up 2 percent.
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