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Stanley to Buy $1.95B Tool Business, and It’s Not Craftsman

Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker hasn’t confirmed news that it was bidding on Sears’ Craftsman tool business, but the company has announced a different major acquisition. This week, Stanley reported it is buying Newell Brands’ tool business. This includes industrial cutting, hand ... Read More »

Who Is Bidding on Sears’ Craftsman Business?


As Sears continues to search for ways to make its business profitable again, a bidding war may be underway for the company’s Craftsman tool business, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this year, Sears announced it was looking to generate more cash through its Craftsman, Kenmore ... Read More »

STIHL Addresses Future Skills Gap With Manufacturing Camp

It started with learning how to conduct time studies and solder, morphed into lessons on team dynamics and production planning and ended with a robot building competition. Last week, STIHL Inc. hosted its fifth Annual Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp in ... Read More »

Walmart Asks Suppliers to Drop Certain Chemicals


More consumers than ever are concerned about the chemicals found in everyday items inside their homes. To help relieve customers’ fears, Walmart is taking a stance by seeking to eliminate specific chemicals from thousands of products found on its store shelves. The company recently announced ... Read More »

Bernzomatic Talks About RMCP Scholarship


“There’s a fire in everyone waiting to ignite,” says Mike Verne of Worthington Industries, parent company of Bernzomatic. That’s one of many reasons why Bernzomatic is sponsoring the Find Your Fire scholarship initiative for the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) ... Read More »

PRO Group Announces Lancaster as Member

PRO Group

This week, PRO Group, Inc. announced that Lancaster will join PRO Group as its newest distributor member effective Jan. 1. PRO Group and Lancaster are excited about the opportunities this relationship will bring to both organizations. Over the coming months, PRO Group will be ... Read More »

Bosch Unveils New Smart Home Subsidiary

Bosch Smart Home

German manufacturer Bosch is making smart-home technology a top priority. Beginning on Jan. 1, the newly founded subsidiary Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH will bring together the company’s smart home activities. The company will create a single mobile application that ... Read More »

Manufacturers and Distributors Plan for 2016

An annual conference brought together more than 400 of the nation’s top suppliers and distributors that serve the independent home improvement industry. The 2016 Executive Planning Conference, hosted by Charlotte-based Distribution America (DA) and Denver-based PRO Group, was held Nov. 17-19 in ... Read More »