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Home Depot to Acquire Williams Brothers

Atlanta, GA, June 24--Home Depot, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, plans to acquire Suwanee-based Williams Brothers Lumber Co. to try to bolster its professional contractor business.

HIRI Revises Home Improvement Sales Estimates Up

Tampa, FL, June 23--The dollar estimate of home improvement product sales for 2005 was revised upward by a total of $5.7 billion to a new record high level of $286.5 billion, representing an increase of 5.8% vs. 2004.

Weseman, Mohawk VP, Dies at Age 42

Dalton, GA, June 23--Bob Weseman, vice president of Mohawk Industries hard surface business, died on June 17 following a long battle with cancer. He was 42 years old.

KB Home's 2Q Earnings Up 78%

Los Angeles, CA, June 22--KB Home, one of the largest homebuilders in the country, reported net income for the second quarter of $181.5 million, or $2.06 per diluted share.

Home Depot Foundation Awards Grant to Develop LEED

Washington, D.C., June 22--The Home Depot Foundation has named the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a recipient of a $375,000 grant to help with the development of the LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Rating System.

Report: Home Depot Eyeing Stake in China Chain

Shanghai, China, June 21--Home Depot is seeking to buy a stake in its Chinese counterpart for up to $500 million, according to China Business News. The newspaper reported that Home Depot is in talks with Orient Group to take a stake in its unit Orient Hom

Builders Take Steps To Curb Speculation In Housing

Washington, Dc, June 21--Homebuilders have been taking steps to curb speculative home buying by investors in the nation’s hottest housing markets, according to a series of surveys conducted by the National Association of Home Builders.

Report: Housing Market & Hurricanes Drive 12.6% Hi

Tampa, FL, June 20, 2005 – Total home improvement product sales reached $271 billion in 2004, the highest on record since the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) began tracking this data in 1984. Spending increased 12.6 percent from 2003 levels.

StonePeak Formally Opens Tennessee Facility

Crossville, TN, June 17--If Tennessee ever decided to pick a tile capital, there's a good chance it would be here. With the official opening of StonePeak Ceramics' new 628,000-square-foot factory, Crossville is now home to three of the state's