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Chad Husted

Chad Husted
Chad is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A Purdue University graduate, Chad has covered sports and news at the high school, college and Olympic levels as a sports writer, editor and designer for multiple newspapers. Prior to joining the NRHA, he was the sports editor for the Herald Journal in Monticello, Indiana, and a designer and copy editor for the AIM Media Indiana group in Columbus, Indiana. When not cultivating his beard, he enjoys backpacking, cooking, traveling and watching too much sports and Netflix.

3 Paint Applicator Trends to Follow

paint applicators

Whether a pro painter is selecting a brush for general use or a DIYer reaches for a specially tipped detail brush for a fine edge, paint customers are searching for upgraded selections across a variety of paint applicators. Independent retailers …

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Brushless Drill/Driver


The M18™ Compact Brushless ½-inch Drill/Driver has an all-metal chuck and gear case and is 6 ½ inches long. It has 500 inch-pounds of torque and weighs 3.4 pounds. The tool is available on its own or in a combo …

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Farmhouse Sink


The Contempo collection of sinks from Bocchi are made from fireclay with Mediterranean influences. The sinks have a smooth surface, and include Clean Plus+ technology, which provides easy cleanup and durability. The Contempo collection is available in multiple compartment styles …

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How I Did It: Increased Annual Sales From $1M to $6M

A2z team

Having started in lumberyard management early in his career, Jeff Van Well is in a fairly ideal position to turn a struggling lumberyard around. He found that opportunity in 2016 at A2Z Home Center. The Chino Valley, Arizona, operation was …

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Making the Most of Anchor Brands

There are often multiple factors that drive consumers to make a purchase. Sometimes price points, durability and convenience are the main motivation. Then again, sometimes pure brand recognition can secure a sale and let them show off to their friends. …

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Minimalist Shelves


Floating Shelves from The Art of Storage® create wall storage without visible brackets. Invizibolt™ brackets fit into standard drill bits and bolt into studs. The shelves are sourced from formaldehyde-free, reforested wood, are available in white, black and natural wood colors …

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Espresso Machine


The Espressione Stainless Steel Automatic Pump Espresso Machine with Thermo Block System is a 19-bar pump espresso machine. The thermo block heating system keeps a constant temperature without delays, while a steam nozzle can froth milk and prepare cappuccinos or …

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3 Steps to Greater Lumberyard Efficiency

A lumberyard can be a loud, chaotic place. Whether it’s builders making an emergency run for supplies or a dozen DIYers reviewing options for their latest backyard project, the space can quickly become frenetic. Lumberyard efficiency becomes even more important …

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