7:43 am May 27, 2009, by Henry Unger
There could be a little fireworks at Home Depot’s annual shareholders’ meeting Thursday morning at the Cobb Galleria.
Nothing, of course, can match the time when Bob Nardelli was running the company and its meetings. You might remember when the board of directors intentionally failed to show up — unbelievable — and Nardelli treated shareholders in attendance with disrespect, to say the least. (It’s a new blog, so I’m trying to start out by being nice.)
Current CEO Frank Blake appears to be a class act. But he may be tested a little bit tomorrow because a group called International Rivers is organizing what it bills as a “highly visible action” against the company. The group is protesting Home Depot’s purchase of timber from companies they say are threatening Chile’s rivers and forests.
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