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Hans Cummings

Born in Indiana and raised in Indiana, Germany and Virginia, Hans has worked for NRHA since 2001. He has a B.A. in English from Indiana University and is a published fantasy and science-fiction author. His hobbies include cooking, especially smoking meats, tabletop and video games and supporting space sciences and science education.

3 Ways to Invest in the Next Generation

next generation of DIY

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 41% of skilled professionals will age out or retire by 2030 and for every five boomers who retire, there’s only one person to fill those jobs. Here are steps retailers can take …

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New Products – July 2022

New Products

Top Handle Chainsaw Makita’s 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 12-Inch Top Handle Chain Saw offers up to 150 cuts with 2×2 cedar, 20% faster than a 22cc gas engine chainsaw. Its compact, top handle design is ideal for pruning, trimming …

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NHPA Participates in International Industry Events

international industry events

There are myriad international industry events. Some of the events NHPA and Hardware Retailing have covered are listed below. Global DIY Summit Global DIY Summit Unites Home Improvement Industry Global Home Improvement Industry Gathers in Copenhagen Home Hardware Home Hardware …

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Hot Products – June 15, 2022

Hot Products

New Packaging Launch (sponsored product) Innovation in the products and the packaging. We’re putting the new Gordon’s® products you love in new, easier-to-use packaging! A measuring cup is included for simple accurate mixing and the slanted handle makes for an easier …

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York Wallcoverings Acquired by Industrial Opportunities Partners 

York Wallcoverings

The largest and oldest wallcoverings producer in North America, York Wallcoverings, has been acquired by Industrial Opportunities Partners (IOP) and will join Brewster Home Fashions LLC and Fine Decor LTD under the umbrella of a new entity, The Bersham Group. …

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Hot Products – June 1, 2022

Hot Products

Flexible Stainless Steel Joint Knives (sponsored product) This new line of joint knives is distinguished by the all-metal design many pros prefer. They feature a hollow ground blade for the perfect flex and include a Hammer Head® for setting nails …

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2022 Retailers’ Choice Awards

Retailers' Choice Awards

New Innovations for Summer Product Mixes For the past 56 years, the Retailers’ Choice Awards have shared insights from independent retailers on the best products on display at the National Hardware Show. The awards, presented by the North American Hardware …

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Hot Products – May 18, 2022

Hot Products Hub

Interior Paint (sponsored product) Unparalleled color depth and richness have long been the hallmark of ultra-premium AURA®, an interior paint that stands in a class by itself. Benjamin Moore improved upon AURA’s perfection with a new proprietary resin and other …

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