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Ace Hardware Names Kim Lefko as Chief Marketing Officer

Kim Lefko

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced the appointment of Kim Lefko to the position of senior vice president, chief marketing officer (CMO). Lefko will report directly to John Venhuizen, president and CEO of the co-op. As the company’s new CMO, Lefko ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Corp. to Expand Ohio Distribution Center

Ace Hardware Corp.

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced expansion plans for its retail support center in West Jefferson, Ohio, as part of the co-op’s plans to grow and restructure its distribution network. The renovations will add more than 300,000 square feet to the ... Read More »

Orgill Honored With Presidential Export Award

Orgill Inc.

Orgill Inc. was one of 43 U.S. companies recognized May 21 with a presidential award honoring companies throughout the country that export U.S. goods and services. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the president’s E Star Award for Exports to ... Read More »

House-Hasson Expanding Warehouse Capabilities

House-Hasson

House-Hasson Hardware, an independent, regional hardware distributor based in Tennessee, is launching a major expansion of one of its two product warehouses. The company is adding a 50,000-square-foot addition to its Prichard, West Virginia, facility. The warehouse will have 300,000 ... Read More »

Longtime Blish-Mize Executive to Retire

John H. Mize

John H. Mize, executive chairman and chairman of the board of Blish-Mize Company, plans to retire from active management May 30, after 56 years on the job. “I look back on our almost-150-year history and feel gratitude to so many ... Read More »

Early Enthusiasm Jump-Starts Blish-Mize Buying Market

Spring break means the beginning of the warm season, a reason to get excited for better weather. Blish-Mize tapped into that enthusiasm to present its retailers with plenty of great prices and fun during its Spring Buying Market, held March ... Read More »

House-Hasson Names New VPs of Retail Development, Marketing

house-hasson

House-Hasson Hardware, America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, has named John Sullivan as vice president of retail development and Taylor Hasson as the company’s vice president of marketing. “House-Hasson has been in business for 111 years because our people care ... Read More »

Manufacturers, Distributors Gather for Executive Planning Conference

Executive Planning Conference

Distribution America and PRO Group Inc. recently co-hosted distributors and manufacturers for the annual Executive Planning Conference in Florida. The mid-November event included three days of more than 2,600 face-to-face distributor and supplier meetings, as well as networking events. Steve ... Read More »