Garage And Storage Shed Trends In The U.s.

Online Sellers Tackle Storage Problems

Also included are profiles of new marketers and ones not covered in the previous report, such as GarageMaid, FoldAway Storage Systems, Windquest, Storage Squared, Hercke International, RedLine Garage Gear, Tote Trac Corporation, Barrette, Reynolds Building Systems, and Little Cottage Co. Report Methodology The information contained in this report was obtained from both primary and secondary research. Primary research included consultation with executives from a variety of industry players such as Whirlpool, Slide-Lok, Hyloft, HandiSolutions, Hafele, BH North America, and Triton Garage.
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RUBBERMAID TO SELL OFFICE PRODUCTS DIVISION TO NEWELL

23 that they have incorporated the venture in the province of Ontario. The joint venture, called Royal Rubbermaid Structures Ltd., should begin commercial production of kits for the sheds in March. The sheds are based on extruded vinyl composite panels and posts using technology developed by Royal. Gary Brown, Royal executive vice president and chief financial officer, said Royal Rubbermaid paid about C$3.3 million (US$2.34 million) to a private owner for the facility. It was used for light manufacturing and is suitable for profile extrusion without major renovation. Royal earlier said in its final prospectus for an initial stock offering that the joint venture planned to build a 66,000-square-foot plant to extrude profiles for consumer storage sheds. Brown said the venture decided to take advantage of buying a larger, available plant, but other plans stated in Royal’s prospectus remain unchanged.
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“Two center shelves back-to-back make an “E” shape.” She keeps her packing and shipping supplies there as well. “On the end of that I have a table for shipping with a roll of biodegradable bubble wrap mounted on the book shelf ends. I have an assortment of all sizes of boxes and padded envelopes handy.” She stores the excess in her travel trailer along with the outdoor Christmas decorations. “All stock is stored by type or manufacturer,” she says. In some cases, spouses are part of the business or help with the organizing.
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Building a garden shed

Building a garden shed

said yesterday that it would sell its office products division to the Newell Company for $246.5 million as part of a plan to focus on housewares and other core businesses. The office products unit, which had sales of $162 million in 1996, makes desk and computer accessories, furniture and organizational products under the brand names Eldon and Microcomputer Accessories. Newell, based in Freeport, Ill., makes office products and home furnishings. The company, which is based in Wooster, Ohio, also said it would combine its home products unit with its seasonal products unit, which makes sleds, wheelbarrows and storage sheds.
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ROYAL RUBBERMAID STRUCTURES FINDS HOME FOR SHED VENTURE

We spent a lot of time levelling and tamping the bed of limestone screenings underneath and it has paid off in the performance of the floor. There is a skylight over the potting bench and a total of three windows that let in lots of light. For us, or at least me, this was much better than the alternative of running electricity to the building. For looks we couldn’t be happier with the combination of board-and-batten style siding with cedar trim, cedar double doors and cedar shingles on the roof. The same shed could be built with vinyl windows, asphalt shingles and a cement pad for much lower cost.
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