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Home Depot takes on rental partner in Southeast

BY CSA STAFF

Compact Power, a manufacturer of compact loaders, skid steers, excavators and other construction and landscaping equipment, has entered a limited rental agreement with Home Depot, according to an article in Rental Equipment Register. The Fort Mill, S.C.-based company will operate Home Depot’s large equipment rental business in 250 stores located in the Southeast. Compact Power will own, maintain, and deliver the equipment to the jobsites; the two companies will share the revenues generated from the rentals.

Compact Power has been servicing Home Depot’s large equipment on a national basis for four years now, according to Jim Summers, Home Depot’s director of pro/tool rental operations. Summers told the publication that Home Depot decided to enter into a limited operations partnership with Compact Power after a successful pilot project in Charlotte, N.C.

“It improved customer service in that category greatly,” Summers said.

Home Depot will continue to manage and maintain the demolition hammers, spray painters, pressure washers, and all other in-store rental items in the Southeast. Altogether, the retailer operates 1,200 rental centers across the United States, all of them located in its stores.  

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PetSmart presents holiday gift list and deals

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PHOENIX, Ariz. PetSmart announces its holiday gift list for their pets for this holiday season.

Homeless pets can also benefit this holiday season with Luv-A-Pet “Chance.” Chance is an overstuffed dog toy and collectable this season available for only $5. Ten% of the overall proceeds from Chance sales will go to PetSmart Charities, which has saved the lives of more than 3.6 million homeless pets.

Some items on this year’s gift list are toys and treats sold exclusively at PetSmart include: Safari Christmas animal print and jungle character toys, “Naughty” or “Nice” novelty tees, large 24″ knotted bone or the chicken-wrapped rawhide treat, squeaker mats and a large Heated Wellness Bed.

This holiday season, PetSmart are offering customers additional savings with seven consecutive weeks of discounted gifts, with a special sale on Black Friday that features hundreds of items up to 50% off.

Deals and discounts can be found at local PetSmart locations during limited-time sales on: Nov. 6-8, Nov. 13-15, Nov. 20-22, Dec. 4-6, Dec. 11-13 and Dec. 18-25.

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Azek hires former OC exec

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Azek Building Products, a manufacturer of PVC decking, molding and trim, has hired Rick Corry as its new VP sales. Corry will be responsible for planning and directing sales strategies and brand building for the Scranton, Pa., firm. He will oversee Azek’s regional sales managers, the VP retail sales, the key account manager and the customer service manager.

Corry worked for Owens Corning for 18 years, where he started as a field sales rep and ultimately became national director of sales. He then went on to become CEO of BuildLinks, a construction management software company.

Most recently, Corry was general manager of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., a leadership training company.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my sales and two-step distribution experience to Azek Building Products,” said Corry. “I also plan to tap into my work force performance background to help the sales force maximize their strengths and continue to support our channel partners.”

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