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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.

Self-Cleaning Toilet


The Ultima VorMax toilet by American Standard uses one jet of water to scrub the entire bowl. The flushing system has been independently verified to clean the bowl two times better than conventional toilets. Its rim omits the overhang and …

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Custom Care: Understanding the Special-Order Process

Click the image above to view a full PDF. One size does not always fit all. Sometimes a customer’s needs are so specific that nothing other than a product so specialized it would not normally be part of a store’s …

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Tile Backer Board

backer board

The GoBoard® is a durable, lightweight, waterproof tile backer board from Johns Manville. Install GoBoard with sealant, and later tile that same day. The GoBoard can easily be cut with a basic utility knife without crumbling or disintegrating. It’s also …

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Kitchen Storage

kitchen storage

The Not-So-Lazy Susan™ Organizer is an update to the standard Lazy Susan corner unit. The organizer allows users to store their cookware with adjustable hooks, a stabilizing frame for hanging pans and a bottom tray for additional storage for lids …

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Floating Table Tennis Game

table tennis

The Floating Table Tennis Game from Poolmaster® is made from noncorrosive EPS foam, with built-in compartments for convenient storage. It unfolds easily for a quick setup and doubles as a tabletop game. The set includes two oversize paddles, a net …

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Indiana Retailer Puts Flags First Throughout Year

Patriotism and proudly representing the U.S. is not a sometimes thing for Bloomington Hardware. The Bloomington, Indiana, store offers a year-round program for customers to bring in any American flags that are worn and no longer meet the standards for …

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Vegetable Spiralizer

vegetable spiralizer

The Gourmia Electric Spiralizer easily cuts veggies, noodles and fruits into artistic spiral strands of various widths. The spiralizer features two speeds, has two spiralizer blades sized for spaghetti and fettuccine noodles, dispenses noodles directly into a large-capacity prep bowl …

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Toolbox Liners

box liner

Toolbox Drawer Liners from Zerust Consumer Products are made of a patented, corrosion-inhibiting formula with a heavy-duty non-slip rubber. The odorless, nontoxic rust prevention technology and quality PVC rubber works to protect tools from rust and corrosion. The liners can …

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