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Builders Hardware Manufacturers launch updated Certified Products Directory

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has launched a new online Certified Products Directory (CPD) featuring enhanced speed and search-ability, improved interface and security, and greater depth of information.

Canadian Contractor Covid-19 Central

As COVID-19 becomes the “new normal” and our businesses adjust, the rate of news is slowing down. Plus, we’re all getting a bit sick of reading and hearing about this all the time. We’re going to back off the COVID updates to a Friday roundup of the week’s developments.

Home Hardware announces changes to leadership team

Home Hardware Stores Limited has announced the retirement of Joel Marks, Vice-President, Merchandise Hardlines. Marks’ leadership and support at Home Hardware over the past 21 years has helped the retailer remain a significant player in the home improvement industry.


Due diligence before promoting efficiency – UPDATE

Oh why can’t anything ever be simple? Our May 25 COVID News directed readers to a lobby group pushing the feds to deliver post-pandemic stimulus in the form of incentives for energy-efficient renovations. Sounds like a good business driver, right? Well, our friend Casey Edge at the Victoria Residential Builders Association suggests pumping the brakes… » Read more

Post-dated cheques as security?

Jen Dyck chimes in on the deposit question discussed in “Why does a contractor even need a deposit?” » Read more

PPE should be mandatory

John wants everyone to be on a level playing field… » Read more