Hartford's Express Kitchens bought former West Springfield wholesaler Valley Sales Appliance Distributors, enabling Express to bill itself as a turnkey kitchen designer-installer.
Financial terms weren't disclosed Wednesday.
In conjunction, Express Kitchens said it will open in late January its seventh design showroom at 92 Memorial Ave. in West Springfield, space to be shared with what is now New Valley Sales and that will showcase inventory and services for both operations....
I try to use my holiday column to look ahead, but it’s always good to peek back to put those thoughts in perspective.
Highlights of the past year included the London Summer Olympics and Rupert Murdoch’ fall from grace. We saw the passing of Neil Armstrong, Phyllis Diller, Whitney Houston and Cosmopolitan magazine’s Helen Gurley Brown. The 2012 Presidential election cycle overshadowed anything else that was happening for a good part of the year.
There were a slew of unusual weather events, including earthquakes, floods, storms around the world, drought and record heat in the West, and Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.The economy was still anemic at best and headed for the fiscal cliff. Unemployment is hovering below 8 percent. But at the same time, many businesses are struggling to find qualified people with the skills they need.