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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & FEATURES                            August 26, 2019
The Toro Company Reports Third Quarter Results

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–The Toro Company today reported net earnings of $60.6 million, or $0.56 per share, on a net sales increase of 27.9 percent to $838.7 million for its third quarter ended August 2, 2019.
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PPG Foundation Invests $160,000 in Next-Generation Workforce

PPG today announced that the PPG Foundation is providing more than $160,000 in undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students through the NATIONAL MERIT® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
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July Construction Starts Increase 2 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $849.6 billion, new construction starts in July advanced 2% from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.
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Retailers Gathered in Chicago for Orgill’s Fall Dealer Market

The show floor at McCormick Place was packed last week, as independent retailers from all over the world gathered at Orgill’s 2019 Fall Dealer Market. 
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Preparing for High Winds: How to Protect a Home from Damage

There are high winds and gusts in some instances that last just a few minutes, and there are sustaining winds that may last for days. While wind can be a powerful asset, it can also pose a significant danger at times.
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Home Improvement Industry Insight:
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 1.2 million Americans are at substantial risk of loss (5% or more of their average income) due to damage from hurricanes.

8 Ways to Make the Most of Market

Working the market floor with a detailed plan lets you manage your time wisely. You’ll accomplish the tasks required to get the best deals on the products your customers will need next season.
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Ace Hardware Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

“Significant growth from new stores, including 44 in the second quarter, solid same-store-sales growth and a 58 percent surge in revenue from acehardware.com fueled our 6.3 percent revenue increase,” said John Venhuizen, President and CEO.
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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 2nd Quarter 2019 Results to be Announced Aug. 28

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2019 results on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 after the market close.
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