In a meeting before analysts and investors, Home Depot's top management re-emphasized its commitment to improve its retail stores, including the recruitment of "master trade specialists" to man the floors and help customers.
ISH North America show organizer Messe Frankfurt held a press conference to talk about the upcoming ISH Frankfurt, which will open in Germany March 6-10 of next year. Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Messe Frankfurt vice president of technical fairs, spoke about the show, which is held at the world's third-largest fairgrounds.
So why did these utility conglomerates decide to invest in the fragmented PHC business in the first place? And what changed in later years to convince them to divest their mechanical contracting firms?