Atlanta-based Home Depot opened the first in a series of small-format stores opening in urban areas in Brooklyn, N.Y. Another mini-store is planned for Staten Island in September and Chicago next year. According to USA Today, Home Depot has reconfigured its big-box format to stores half the size in order to fit into urban areas. The smaller stores will have the same prices and product mix, just not as much of each item.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.