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Manufacturers’ Perspective: State of the Economy

Chad Moutray is the chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers and develops forecasts for the manufacturing sector. He previously worked as the chief economist and director of economic research for the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small ... 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 »

Thousands of Vendors Expected for 2018 International Hardware Fair

international hardware fair

If you’re looking for unique ways to differentiate your business, see developing trends in home improvement and network with other retailers and industry leaders from around the world, the 2018 EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair (IHF) is a must-visit exhibition. ... Read More »

Sears, Whirlpool End 101-Year Partnership

whirlpool

In an employee memo sent last week, Sears Holdings Corp. announced it will no longer sell Whirlpool products at its stores, ending a partnership between the two companies that has spanned more than a century, reports the Chicago Tribune. Effective ... Read More »

Ace Hosting Entrepreneurs at Maker to Market Event

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. is inviting entrepreneurs to show off their best product innovations at its first Maker to Market event. Formerly known as Open Buying Day, Ace’s new Maker to Market event will offer attendees opportunities to pitch their products to a panel of ... Read More »

Fred Whyte, Former President of STIHL Inc., Dies at 70

Fred Whyte

Fred Whyte, power tool icon and former president of STIHL Inc., died on July 7 surrounded by family and friends at his Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. The “Man of STIHL” was 70 years old. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Whyte began ... Read More »

Sherwin-Williams’ Valspar Acquisition Approved

Sherwin-Williams

Last Friday, federal regulators approved Sherwin-Williams’ acquisition of Valspar Corp. as both companies agreed to sell Valspar’s North American Industrial Wood Coatings Business, reports Reuters. Valspar sold its coatings business, which manufactures stains, sealants and other coatings products, to Axalta in ... Read More »

Ace Hardware’s Frank Carroll Departing to Lead Manufacturer

Ace Hardware

Frank Carroll, vice president of merchandising for Ace Hardware Corp., is leaving the cooperative to become CEO of manufacturer Broan-NuTone. Carroll has worked for Ace since 2013, when he joined the company in the position of general merchandise manager. Carroll’s ... Read More »