Grand Rapids, Mich.

ADI this week announced the addition of two new branches, which are located in North Houston, Tex. and Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Vice President, Young’s Appliance, Alpena, Mich. Age: 35 Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Mich.; U.S. Air Force, senior airman Career History: Young worked at Decker & Sons, an A/V and appliance retailer in Grand Rapids, during college. Coming from five generations of military men, Young joined the Air Force, which helps the company receive jobs under special U.S. contracts. Greatest Business Achievements: Young established a separate residential and commercial flooring company, Carpet One, with Young’s, as well as Alpena Recycling, which is now a $3-million business. “We looked at all the waste that was being generated by appliances (metal, cardboard,

An office superstore with an eye on small business Staples makes business look easy. It did, after all, reach a $14.4 billion sales milestone in 2004 and initiate its first-ever stock dividend to its shareholders. For the first quarter 2005, Staples saw a 13 percent sales increase over the same quarter 2004. While second quarter results were not available at press time, the company's first quarter sales announcement predicted an 18 percent earnings per share growth for the quarter and a low double-digital revenue growth for the full year, 2005. Tom Stemberg founded the office superstore concept in 1986 with his first store

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