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PRESS RELEASES 2014

October

02
OCT
RONA CELEBRATES ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY

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September

09
SEP
RONA STORE IN PINCOURT OFFICIALLY OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

$18 million investment creates 25 new jobs in the area

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July

29
JUL
RONA AND ACE HARDWARE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT FOR MASTER LICENSE OF ACE BRAND IN CANADA

RONA to offer full support and development of Ace brand as well as improved distribution services to current and potential Ace dealers in Canada

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02
JUL
RONA and the AIR MILES Reward Program Sign Multi-Year Renewal Agreement

LoyaltyOne, Co. and RONA Inc. Maintain National, Long-Term Agreement Extending 22-year Partnership

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June

20
JUN
RÉNO-DÉPÔT completes transformation of its stores

To mark occasion, banner launches an unprecedented ad campaign in Quebec City region

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May

28
MAY
RONA AND RÉNO-DÉPÔT WELCOME LA CARAVANE DE LA RÉCUPÉRATION

Campaign extols virtues of recycling in 32 stores in Quebec

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March

12
MAR
RONA distances itself from Martin Lacasse's statements

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February

24
FEB
RÉNO-DÉPÔT INVESTS OVER $6 MILLION ON THE REDESIGN OF ITS 5 STORES ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL

Banner repositioning creates some 100 jobs

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10
FEB
RONA is issuing a voluntary recall on UBERHAUS wall-mounted convection heaters model ECH104-2000

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January

21
JAN
Réno-Dépôt takes a new direction

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PRESS RELEASES 2013

December

12
DEC
RONA is issuing a vonluntary recall on UBERHAUS wall-mounted convection heaters model HC09C15

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November

11
NOV
RONA acquires all Groupe Coupal shares

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04
NOV
RONA: a preferred partner for home improvement in Québec

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October

29
OCT
RONA acquires store from its franchise dealer in Châteauguay, Québec

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29
OCT
TWO RONA DEALERS IN ONTARIO RECOGNIZED AT THE OUTSTANDING RETAILER AWARDS

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29
OCT
RONA acquires store from its franchise dealer in Châteauguay, Québec

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July

03
JUL
RONA is issuing a voluntary recall on UBERHAUS Hibachi barbecues

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June

12
JUN
RONA is issuing a voluntary recall on VECTOR PRO hatchets

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May

08
MAY
Media Invitation-RONA's Annual Meeting of Shareholders

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03
MAY
RONA announces appointment of Alain Brisebois as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

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March

29
MAR
RONA is issuing a voluntary recall on UBERHAUS fan heaters model ECH106

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11
MAR
RONA opens three new stores in the GTA

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04
MAR
RONA App Now Available for iPad

RONA launches its new app designed exclusively for Apple iPad

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PRESS RELEASES 2012

November

20
NOV
RONA will refurbish the field after the re-creation of the 1950 Mud Bowl event

RONA will help refurbish the football field after the re-creation of the Mud Bowl event that happened at SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.I. on November 19

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16
NOV
A RONA Executive recognized as a leader in sustainability

RONA would like to underline the recognition given to Normand Dumont, Vice President, Sustainable Development

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12
NOV
RONA will refurbish the  Woodlands Park football field in Hamilton

RONA has announced the major refurbishment of the Woodlands Park football field in Hamilton through its Home Field Advantage program.

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09
NOV
CEO Robert Dutton Leaves RONA After 35 Years of Service

RONA has announced that Mr. Robert Dutton is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Corporation.

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05
NOV
Major independent Ontario dealer Kemptville Building Centre joins RONA

RONA today announced that independent dealer-owner Kemptville Building Centre in Ontario has joined RONA

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02
NOV
RONA rolls out its recycling station programs for corporate stores

This program builds on a number of previous sustainable development initiatives undertaken by the company.

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October

30
OCT
Opening of RONA FabShop in Montreal by Bois Urbain

RONA and the RONA Foundation celebrated the official opening of the RONA FabShop in Montreal in collaboration with Bois Urbain yesterday

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25
OCT
RONA opens satellite store in New Westminster

RONA celebrated yesterday the opening of the new RONA Home Center Columbia Square store at 1015 Columbia Street in New Westminster, British Columbia.

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19
OCT
RONA announces the refurbishment of the Parc St-Laurent Football Field in Montreal

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05
OCT
RONA Announces the Refurbishment of the Transcona Optimist Park football field in Winnipeg

RONA is proud to announce the major refurbishment of the Transcona Optimist Park football field in Winnipeg through its Home Field Advantage

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02
OCT
RONA Honours Eight Stores with the Builder of Excellence

RONA handed out its Builder of Excellence Awards to eight stores that distinguished themselves

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September

28
SEP
RONA Announces the Refurbishment of the Football Field at Balgonie Sports Park in Regina

RONA is proud to announce the major refurbishment of the football field at the Balgonie Sports Part in Regina through its Home Field Advantage program

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21
SEP
RONA will refurbish a football field in south east Calgary

RONA is proud to announce the major refurbshiment of the Stampeders Minor Football Home Field

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17
SEP
RONA Celebrates the Opening of its new Store in Vanderhoof

The RONA Vanderhoof is consistent with RONA’s strategy of bringing service closer to its customers.

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14
SEP
RONA will refurbish the Mill Woods Sport Park Football Field in Edmonton

Proud partner of the Canadian Football League and official presenter of the 100th Grey Cup Tour

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14
SEP
RONA Creates a new Team Dedicated to Offer the Most Efficient Service to its Dealers

RONA announces that it has created Our Dealers:PR1ORITY - a new team dedicated to servicing close to 600 bannered affiliated dealers across Canada

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07
SEP
RONA announces refurbishment of South Surrey Athletic Park football field

Proud partner of the Canadian Football League and official presenter of the 100th Grey Cup Tour

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August

28
AUG
2012 Annual RONA Foundation Golf Tournament raises $535,000

The 17th Annual Golf Tournament has raised $535,000, thanks to the contribution of about 500 participants, mainly RONA suppliers.

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16
AUG
In celebration of Canadian athletes who competed in London RONA TO PLANT CLOSE TO 50,000 TREES ACROSS CANADA

To thank Canadians for their support of the program, RONA will plant a tree for every kilometre walked or run.

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15
AUG
RONA LAUNCHES THE LATEST RONA.CA AND NEW MOBILE APPLICATION

RONA is proud to unveil its brand new Web site and mobile application

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07
AUG
RONA gets closer to the customers with the launch of its first proximity format store in West Edmonton

Store brings a new level of personalized service and expertise to the market

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July

25
JUL
RONA Launches "A Win For Us" Campaign

RONA shows support for Canadian athletes and showcases its commitment to investment in Canada

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19
JUL
Canadians Breaking Record Support of RONA's "Plant your Feet" Collective Relay

RONA's goal of 5,515 km met within three days: Canadians encouraged to run around the world and beyond

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10
JUL
PLANT YOUR FEET ACROSS CANADA - RONA shows support for Canadian Olympic athletes by hosting 5,515 km collective relay

One tree to be planted for every kilometre run

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03
JUL
Via the Solidarity Program, RONA Gives $9 Million to Affiliated Stores

RONA is proud to give its affiliated dealers $9 million through its Solidarity Program

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June

26
JUN
RONA to invest $240,000 to refurbish football fields in eight Canadian communities

Proud partner of the canadian football league and official presenter of the 100th Grey Cup Tour

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22
JUN
RONA recognized among Canada's most socially responsible companies

In separate reports published by McLean's/Sustainalytic and Corporate Knights

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20
JUN
RONA brings home improvement close to home in the community of Douglasdale/Glen, Alberta

This store is the first of ten satellite stores to come

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08
JUN
RONA Launches Air Miles Cash

AIR MILES Collectors can now redeem their reward miles directly at most RONA stores across Canada

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May

24
MAY
RONA Campbell River Store Celebrates Grand Opening

RONA is celebrating the official reopening of its Campbell River corporate store in BC

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17
MAY
Ste-Rose: Matériaux Coupal Adopts the RONA Banner

RONA announced the official opening today of its new store in Ste-Rose

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11
MAY
RONA is issuing a voluntary recall on Uberhaus Gas Barbecues model 780-00002B

Recall specific to barbecue sold and merchandised between February 1st and April 18 in all Réno-Dépôt and RONA stores.

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08
MAY
RONA Kamloops store celebrates grand reopening

More than $2 millions invested

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02
MAY
RONA Matériaux Magog Orford Celebrates Official Reopening

Major investment of $4.3 million

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01
MAY
RONA First National Retailer To Recover Used Paint Everywhere In Canada

RONA continues to lead the way in helping Canadians to reduce their environmental impact

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01
MAY
Millwork Joins RONA

Canadian industry leader teams up with important independent dealer in Ontario

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April

24
APR
Matériaux Pont Masson Officially Opens its Doors to the Public

A $5 million investment

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24
APR
RONA Re-discovers Canada's Natural Beauty

RONA launches new paint and primer in one; invoking the Group of 7

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20
APR
First Western RONA Corporate Store Acquired by a RONA Employee

Russ Jones and his wife Tess, acquired a RONA corporate store located at 12390 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park BC.

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04
APR
RONA L'Outilleur in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon Officially Opens its Doors

An investment of more than $5 million creates a dozen jobs in the region

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March

21
MAR
New RONA Store in Rivière-des-Prairies Officially Opens its Doors to the Public

Legault family invests close to $7 million and creates some 30 jobs

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14
MAR
RONA Ferronnerie Houle Opens its New Store in Saint-Jean-sur-Riche

Expansion offers a completely new shopping experience and twice the retail space following a $10 million investment and the creation of 20 new jobs

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February

29
FEB
RONA Officially Opens New Store in Beloeil

Proud of $18 million investment and creation of 75 local jobs

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January

26
JAN
Two Major Appointments at RONA

RONA is pleased to announce the appointments of Dave Carr to the position of Vice President, Retail, Western Canada, and François Hardy to the position of Vice President, Dealer-Owner Network Development.

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PRESS RELEASES 2011

December

05
DEC
Luc Rodier Appointed RONA's Executive Vice President of Retail

In his new role, Luc will lead RONA’s overall retail activities under the new regionalized structure, which was put in place earlier this year.

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November

24
NOV
RONA Unveils its Paper Products Use and Procurement Policy and Sustainable Packaging Policy

With these two new policies, RONA is taking concrete and significant steps toward the environment, besides the numerous initiatives already undertaken.

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October

07
OCT
RONA is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on Uberhaus Shelters

Recall on Uberhauss car, winter shelters

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06
OCT
RONA, Calgary Flames Foundation and NHLPA Give Back to Community

RONA partners with the Calgary Flames Foundation for Life and the NHLPA

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September

29
SEP
Audet family acquires RONA store in Quebec City

With an investment of more than $1.4 million, Matériaux Audet offers a completely enhanced shopping experience to its customers

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26
SEP
RONA and Canucks Sports & Entertainment Announce Major Partnership

The largest Canadian retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products and Canucks Sports & Entertainment join forces to support local communities

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14
SEP
RONA Appointments - Communication Department

New team in the Communication Department

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August

23
AUG
Construction Begins on New RONA Store in Saint-Raymond

Investment of $2.8 million for the Moisan family

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22
AUG
RONA Le Régional Joliette Expands to Become RONA L'entrepôt

Gauthier family invests more than $4 million in the store, enlarging it to 91,300 square feet and creating about ten new positions.

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18
AUG
Dominique Boies appointed RONA Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer

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17
AUG
RONA L'entrepôt of Granby Owners Open New RONA Store

Investment of over $2 million creates 15 jobs

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11
AUG
New RONA Store opens in Kedgwick

Investment of $1.3 million leads to the creation of about 10 new jobs in this New Brunswick community.

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10
AUG
RONA Renovates and Renames Three Piercey's Nova Scotia Stores

Close to $4 million invested in greatly expanded product and service offering

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July

12
JUL
RONA is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on DURO Propane Gas Barbecues Model 720-0584A

Important Product recall

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June

29
JUN
New RONA Store to open in Rivière-des-Prairies

Legault family invests close to $4 million and helps create some 30 jobs in the region

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29
JUN
RONA Opens Newest Store in St. John's Area

Torbay Road Store built to meet LEED criteria

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23
JUN
RONA donates $47,044.86 to the Canadian Red Cross as part of its program to help flood victims

Thanks to the generosity of customers

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03
JUN
New RONA Store to Open in Beloeil

$18 million investment to generate 75 jobs in the region

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May

20
MAY
First Cohort Graduates from Tradeworks RONA Fabrication Shop

Unique carpentry training and work experience program helps them overcome barriers to employment

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10
MAY
RONA Maintains Strategic Direction in First Quarter

But unfavourable weather conditions and prudent consumer spending hurt sales and profits

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09
MAY
RONA Launches Online Magazine RONAMAG.ca

Updated daily, RONAMAG offers a must-read resource for Canadians looking to reinvent their living spaces

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04
MAY
TOTEM Building Supplies lunches initiative to plant one million trees

In conjunction with Alberta Forest Week, TOTEM Building Supplies, one of Alberta’s largest retailers of forest products, today announced a multi-year commitment to plant one million trees in Alberta’s boreal forests

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April

15
APR
BOTANIX comes to the Mont-Tremblant region

Family-run LeVert Paysage business raises the Botanix banner with two locations to serve the local community

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14
APR
RONA opens relocated Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce store

With an investment of close to $10 million and twice the retail space, Matériaux Décoren offers exciting new shopping environment to serve local community

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08
APR
Season 2 of My RONA Home Offers Fast-Paced Entertainment as two Families Compete to Build and win Their Dream Home

My RONA Home once again includes LEED Canada for Homes, the recognized certification program for eco-responsible home construction and introduces RONA by Design

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07
APR
RONA opens newly renovated Gatineau store

Investment of more than $5 million

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06
APR
Réno-Dépôt opens third store in Quebec city area

Investment of more than $20 million helps create some 125 jobs in the region

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March

23
MAR
New Réno-Dépôt opens in Vaudreuil-Dorion

Investment of close to $25 million helps create some 140 jobs in the region

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21
MAR
RONA, MLSE Team Up Foundation and the City of Mississauga announce the refurbishment of the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre hockey rink

Marlies hold outdoor practice to recognize rink refurbishment

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17
MAR
New TOTEM Building Supplies store opens in Edmonton Ellerslie

The new store represents an investment of close to $20 million, provides more than 50 new jobs in Edmonton and will seek LEED certification

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17
MAR
RONA announces new partnership for Scarborough and Markham stores

This new integrated strategy aims to better serve customers in the region by offering a triple destination for home improvement project

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02
MAR
RONA opens newly renovated store in Mascouche

Investment of nearly $4 million improves the shopping experience with a more customer-friendly layout, greater efficiency and services tailored to the community

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02
MAR
RONA opens newly renovated store in Anjou

Investment of more than $3 million improves the shopping experience with a more customer-friendly layout, greater efficiency and services tailored to the community

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February

23
FEB
RONA Opens New Store in Repentigny

$16 million investment helps create some 70 new jobs in the area

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PRESS RELEASES 2010

November

17
NOV
RONA launches innovative online Eco-responsible Renovation Guide based on life-cycle approach

Content-rich new tool will help consumers make sustainable choices

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04
NOV
RONA to invest close to $40 million in the construction of two new proximity stores in Edmonton

New stores will bear the TOTEM Building Supplies banner and will be LEED compliant

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04
NOV
RONA closes acquisition of Truserv Canada

RONA has closed the acquisition of Truserv Canada

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October

05
OCT
RONA and Calgary Flames announce major partnership

Canada’s leading hardware and home improvement retailer joins force with the Calgary Flames Hockey Club to renovate community youth facilities

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August

31
AUG
RONA Foundation annual golf day raises $525,000

Its mission: to help young people 12 to 30 years of age by supporting projects that fight against school drop-out and illiteracy or offers them training so they can work at a trade

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June

21
JUN
RONA closes acquisition of Pierceys

RONA announced it has closed today the acquisition of the chain of Pierceys stores

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15
JUN
MA MAISON RONA Blue team wins their eco-responsible home

MA MAISON RONA homes the first LEED Gold certified homes in Quebec

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07
JUN
RONA renews CFL partnership until 2012

RONA and the Canadian Football League (CFL) have renewed their national partnership for another three years

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February

24
FEB
$246,000 To Support Haiti Earthquake victims

RONA customers and employees raise the bar for giving

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PRESS RELEASES 2009

December

07
DEC
My RONA Home Blue team wins their dream green home on series final episode

My RONA Home houses among the first LEED certified homes in Alberta

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02
DEC
RONA receives "BOREAL AWARD" for its wood products procurement policy

RONA was rewarded for its wood products procurement policy at the Boreal Awards ceremony held by the Canadian Boreal Initiative

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November

12
NOV
New STUDIO by RONA banner launched with three new stores in Quebec

Three locations offer a brand-new deco-renovation concept

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October

06
OCT
RONA celebrates its 70th, 700 times over

70th anniversary of RONA

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September

28
SEP
RONA's new reality TV series: My RONA Home

My RONA Home will feature the television debut of LEED® Canada for Homes, a new certification program for eco-responsible home construction

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August

24
AUG
RONA Foundation annual golf day raises $525,000

On this occasion, the RONA Foundation also released its 2008 Activities Report which presents the initiatives carried out during the year

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June

25
JUN
RONA Enters Corporate Knights Best 50 Corporate Citizens Ranking

RONA obtains high marks for life cycle approach

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18
JUN
RONA Donates $750,000 $ to the Centre for Sustainable Development

RONA will contribute to the construction in Montreal of the Centre for Sustainable Development (Maison du développement durable)

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11
JUN
RONA Receives Phenix Award for the Environment in Category for "Large Enterprise which has instituted a Sustainable Development Program"

RONA receives award for life cycle approach

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May

29
MAY
RONA among top 15 trusted brands in Annual Marketing/Leger Corporate Reputation Survey of Canadian Companies

RONA obtains best ranking in home category

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April

01
APR
RONA Continues Expansion in Atlantic Provinces with Aquisition of Bishop's Building Center

RONA announced the acquisition of Bishop's Building Center

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PRESS RELEASES 2008

August

14
AUG
RONA VANCOUVER 2010 FABRICATION SHOP PROVIDING TRAINEES WITH TOOLS FOR LIFE

RONA is proud to announce that over 2,000 objects destined to bring the 2010 Winter Games to life have been manufactured at the RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication (Fab) Shop

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PRESS RELEASES


RONA met sur pied une nouvelle équipe vouée à offrir un service des plus efficaces à ses marchands

RONA annonce la création de Nos Marchands: La PR1ORITÉ, une nouvelle équipée vouée à servir 600 marchands affiliés partout au Canada.

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