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Kelly-Moore Paints Furloughs 700, Halts Texas Manufacturing


Kelly-Moore Paints has furloughed approximately 700 of its employees across the company’s locations and is in the process of temporarily halting operations at its paint manufacturing facility in Hurst, Texas, according to The Dallas Morning News. The company is actively …

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National Hardware Show Registration Now Open

National Hardware Show registration

Registration is now open for the National Hardware Show (NHS), which will take place March 26-28 in Las Vegas. Connect with your peers at the one event that unites members of the home improvement industry from all over the world. …

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Take it Outside: Essential Porch Decor Items to Stock

porch decor

For many homeowners, their porch is a way to show their personality outside, give their neighbors a glimpse into their house and provide outside living space. According to data compiled by the International Casual Furnishing Association (IFCA) in 2021, more …

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Import Cargo Enters Winter Lull


With the holiday season over, inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports will gradually slow during the first quarter of 2024, but is expected to ramp up in the spring, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by …

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U.S. Adds 216,000 Jobs, Unemployment Stays Steady


Total payroll employment increased by 216,000 in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Unemployment rates also remained unchanged at 3.7% and 0.2 points higher than the same point in 2022. December brought on 17,000 more jobs …

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2024 Market Measure: Industry Insights

industry insights

In the 2024 Market Measure Report, published by the North American Hardware and Paint Association, executives from the industry’s distributors and buying groups offered insights into their operations in 2023 and their plans and goals for 2024. Read the reports …

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