The Nuts and Bolts: January 29, 2014

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PenFed Foundation Helped More Than 200 Military Families in 2013 Attain the Dream of Homeownership

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) recently announced that in 2013 they were able to help more than 200 military families across 39 states attain the dream of owning their first home. This was made possible through the Foundation's Dream Makers program, which provided a record-breaking $1 million in grants to cover down payments and closing costs. For more information visit

New Lumber Liquidators Catalog Showcases the Hottest Spring Flooring Trends

The largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America is helping consumers look ahead to the spring season by launching its new catalog spotlighting all of the new flooring trends for 2014 — with a special $100 to $500 savings offer to help people get started on their flooring projects. All of the new flooring choices are on display, with free samples, at any Lumber Liquidators store. The company also launched Flooring 101 and the Designer Toolbox in the catalog, which will help people no matter where they are in their home makeover process.

Renowned Building Industry Expert Mike Holmes Joins Forces With CertainTeed to Tackle Indoor Air Quality Issues

Trusted contractor and long-time advocate for healthy homes, Mike Holmes, is joining forces with CertainTeed Gypsum to raise awareness of the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and incorporating high performance drywall products as part of good IAQ design and construction.

CertainTeed's volatile organic compound (VOC) scavenging drywall line — the AirRenew® IAQ Gypsum Board product family — has been officially designated as a HOLMES Approved Product. The AirRenew product line features exclusive technology that actively helps to clear indoor air by capturing VOCs, specifically formaldehyde and other aldehydes, and converting them into inert compounds, while M2Tech® technology provides moisture and mold resistance to further contribute to a better indoor environment.

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The Home Depot Acquires

The Home Depot® announced that it has acquired Based in Houston, is the #1 online window coverings retailer in the world. The acquisition closed today, and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We're delighted to welcome the team into The Home Depot family," said Frank Blake, chairman & CEO of The Home Depot. "The acquisition of positions us well for expansion in the quickly growing online window coverings market. In addition, their unique sales and service model is one we hope to learn from as we continue to create even better interconnected retail experiences for our customers."