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Home Depot Acquires Interline for $1.6 B, Aims at Multi-Unit Housing

The Home Depot will acquire Interline Brands, Inc., a leading national distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations products. The $1.625 billion deal positions Home Depot to profit on the growing apartment and condo market, where the most of the new young householders are making their first homes. Bill Lennie, president, The Home Depot Canada, has been named Executive Vice President to head the operation.

Woodworking Industry News

Comdust Suspected in Fatal UK Wood Flour Mill Explosion

Two are confirmed dead and another two are still missing following a suspected comdust explosion in a wood flour mill in Bosley, Cheshire. News reports say the four were working on an upper floor of Wood Treatment Ltd. the morning of July 17 when the explosion occurred and a 1,000-degree fire destroyed the four-story building. More than 30 others were injured in the incident.

AWFS News

Woodworkers Head to AWFS 2015 Amid Homebuilding Surges

The Las Vegas Convention Center is wood industry central for the next four days, with registration queues growing in anticipation of the opening of the AWFS Fair woodworking show at 9:00 sharp on July 22. Exhibitors hustled to uncrate woodworking machinery for sale, as forklifts sped through the halls. AWFS opens amid glowing Commerce Department reports of a housing starts surge in June.

Architectural Products

CFO of Kewaunee Scientific Casegoods To Retire

STATESVILLE, NC - Kewaunee Scientific Corp. (NASDAQ: KEQU) says D. Michael Parker, its Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary, has announced his plans to retire by the end of calendar year 2015, after a 25-year career with the architectural millwork and laboratory casegoods company.

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