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Hans Cummings

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.

House-Hasson to Hold First In-Person Dealer Market in More Than 18 Months

House Hasson Market

House-Hasson Hardware is holding its first in-person dealer market Aug. 12-14 in Sevierville, Tennessee—and the company’s president says hotel rooms reserved for the event were snapped up by retailer attendees faster than for any market in the company’s history. “The …

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United Hardware Announces 3 Elected Board Members

United Hardware Logo

United Hardware Distributing Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members: Dan Stroinski, store owner of D&J Farm & Home and Mike Wilmes, store owner of two Wilmes Hardware stores. United Hardware is also pleased with …

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Made In America 2021 Event Postponed

Made in America 2021 postponed

Don Buckner, chief executive officer of Made In America, announced the Made In America 2021 event will be postponed. Due to increasing concerns about the COVID Delta variant and its impact, including the potential for future travel restrictions, shutdowns and …

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August New Products

August 2021 New Products

Silicone Drinkware GoSili Ocean drinkware is a sustainable solution to replace single-use plastic cups. Made from 100 percent platinum silicone, these cups are dishwasher safe and feature an embedded stainless-steel ring to prevent the cup from collapsing. They’re stackable, and …

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Register Now for the NHPA All-Industry Conference

Las Vegas Convention Center

Independent home improvement retailers and channel partners are invited to attend the NHPA All-Industry Conference Oct. 21-23 at the newly renovated Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Click here to register. The conference, co-located with the National Hardware Show, …

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NRF Expects Record-Breaking Back-to-School Spending in 2021

back-to-school spending NRF

According to a National Retail Federation (NRF) back-to-school spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers plan to spend record amounts for school and college supplies as families and students look to return to in-person classrooms this fall. “The …

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NAHB Chairman Urges Congress to Boost Lumber Production

NAHB lumber production

The National Association of Home Builders‘ (NAHB) chairman Chuck Fowke called on Congress to increase domestic lumber production from federal lands to address the resilience of national forests, resolve lumber supply shortages, rein in elevated prices and improve housing affordability. …

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NRF Revises Forecast as Great Uncertainty Transforms Into Recovery

NRF Revises Forecast

As retailers head into the second half of 2021, National Retail Federation (NRF) chief economist Jack Kleinhenz says the great uncertainty clouding the nation’s economic outlook earlier in the year has transformed into evidence of a recovery from the COVID-19 …

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