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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.

As Seen on YouTube?

In the 1990s, “As Seen on TV” branded products moved from the small screen to retail. During that time, many home improvement stores incorporated the products into inventory and displayed them on end caps. Around 2014, as the novelty of …

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Reduce and Reuse: 4 Kitchen Products for Green Consumers

Kitchen Recycling

With a reduction in U.S. recycling programs due to China’s waste import restrictions on plastics and other solid materials, conscientious consumers have turned to the other two points of the environmentally friendly triangle: reuse and reduce. This trend impacted sales …

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Hybrid Electric Water Heater

Water Heater

Reliance® 50-Gallon Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters move heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to heat water while dehumidifying and cooling the surrounding air. This model can save up to 73 percent in energy costs compared to …

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Flood Barrier

Designed to replace the standard sandbag in times of flooding, the sandless FloodBag™ is lightweight when dry, stackable, easily transportable and able to work in both fresh and saltwater conditions, even capturing contaminants such as gasoline or oil. The bag …

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Electrical Outlets

Electrical Outlets

Leviton Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Outlets are designed to identify potentially dangerous arc-faults and respond by interrupting power to help prevent an electrical fire. For more complete protection, AFCI/GFCI Dual Function Outlets offer arc- and ground-fault protection in one device. …

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Headlining News From Canada

Hardlines Monthly News

Each month, Hardware Retailing shares industry news from Canada. For the full story of each of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hr. Lowe’s Announces 34 More Store Closings, Further Rationalization in Canada Lowe’s Canada recently announced that it will shutter 34 stores …

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Concrete Mix

Concrete Mix

Sakrete’s Fast Setting Concrete Mix is a preblended, fast-setting mixture that gives users a rapid set without compromising strength. It is made of special cementitious materials, coarse aggregate and sand and sets in less than an hour. The rapid set …

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February New Products

Ski & Snowboard Carrier Rhino Rack’s Ski and Snowboard Carriers can hold three skis or two snowboards securely on top of vehicles. The release mechanism is designed to be opened and closed with gloved hands, saving users time fumbling with …

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