10/10/14 FUN FACT FRIDAY – LUMBER GRADING

October 10, 2014

This is for all of you still learning – like me, and all of you that just need a little reminder. Lumber is grouped into different categories such as: dimension lumber, boards, and timbers based on the following cross-sectional dimensions. Boards: 1 to 1.5 inches thick, 2 inches and wider Dimension Lumber: 2 to 4 […]

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9/26/14 FUN FACT FRIDAY – SMOKE DETECTORS

September 26, 2014

The first automatic electric fire alarm was patented in 1890 by Francis Robbins Upton (he was working with Thomas Edison) this worked when the temperature of a room would get too high. About a decade later, George Andrew Darby actually invented the first true smoke detector in Birmingham, England; his device could track basic changes […]

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We Are Remodeling The Kitchen Department

August 19, 2013

We have put Greg and Matt behind a wall and given them a door. They are now able to work with fewer interruptions and in quiet surroundings. They are excited with their new digs, and would love to have each of you visit. With this remodel we were able to include many new kitchen displays. […]

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We Have Many New Changes Here at Oakes Bros., Inc.

August 14, 2013

We are working to staying connected to our customers. Oakes Bros., Inc. has so many special sales, new items and clearance promotions, and we want all our loyal customers to be the ones to benefit. We have launched a three stage marketing campaign. 1. Email – We have created a new email advertising network. Send […]

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