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Category: What’s New


Apr
07
2014

The slow start to the building season has had a downward pull on plywood and OSB prices. As of the last week in March, the OSB price was the lowest it has been since May 2012. Buyers seem to be waiting for the bottom of the barrell price, but if things turn around it may …


Mar
30
2014

A Montage of Mason Jar Projects

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

  One of our paint experts, Lisa Deer, spent some time doing testing with various mason jar craft techniques and here are the results:     Silver Mason Jar Vase All you will need is a Mason jar and a can of Krylon “Looking Glass” Spray Paint The Silver Mason Jar is made by spraying …


Mar
18
2014

Two months have passed since we originally brainstormed, outlined and devised a job description for our Office Administrator position. This process was new to us. For 40+ years most of our hires have been people walking in off the street looking for a job. Are you surprised by this? I hope so. Over the last …


Mar
10
2014

Market Monday – Spring Anticipation

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Anyone else get a Carly Simon song that pops in their head when they read that title… Anticipation? Sorry, I was raised by a Carly Simon fan, but I am sure there are a lot you who have no idea what song I am talking about. Anyway, we will all be dancing when spring finally …


Feb
05
2014

DIY – Painted Mason Jars

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Simple, quick and really cute! At Home Central we are surrounded by masculine things, dirt, grease, lumber, steel, burps and farts, but when I asked some of our paint experts to do a slightly more girly craft project involving mason jars the end result was much more feminine! These mason jars are simple to make …


Feb
03
2014

Only six more weeks of winter, at least according to Punxsutawney Phil. We would love a quicker end to this brutal winter, but our faith in woodchucks has waivered since a recent trip to Punxsutawney. A few weeks ago we sent a truckload of windows to this more Southerly section of our region and there …


Jan
27
2014

I Love My Pet Campaign

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

If you have been a die hard Home Central Owego shopper in the last 10+ years you may remember this loving face. If not, it was probably because he was sound asleep in the office dreaming of dropped pizza crusts or leftover Christmas cookies. Wyman had many loves, but food was definitely #1. This February …


Jan
25
2014

New Job Posting

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Finally we have a page on our website devoted to job listings! Next step, an online application…in the coming months. In the meantime check out our new Employment Opportunities page and view our most recent job listing for an Office Administrator. We are looking forward to hearing from the many qualified candidates we know are …


Jan
06
2014

Ongoing logistics issues have plagued the industry for many months and despite some optimism from mills about the 2014 season, trucking continues to slow us down. Trading has been moderate to slow over the holidays, but panel prices held steady coming into the new year. Mills seem optomistic about the 2014 building season, whether retailers …


Dec
21
2013

Water System Check-Up

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Having a major plumbing problem sucks! Sorry to be so crude, but losing the ability to wash yourself or your miserable spouse can wreak havoc on an otherwise peaceful home! For this reason, regular maintenance to your residential water system is a must. But do we all make our water heater, pump or pressure tank …