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Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

Westlake Ace Receives Philanthropy Award

Westlake Ace

For the past 10 years, Westlake Ace has been a staunch supporter of The Salvation Army and has hosted an annual fan drive in the communities where it has stores. The fan drive started in a single store in Hutchinson, …

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Do it Best President Emeritus Don Wolf Garners Posthumous Honors

Don Wolf

Do it Best president emeritus Don Wolf was posthumously inducted into the inaugural class of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) Alumni Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual conference. Don served as a Big and was a …

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Attendance for spoga+gafa 2022 Hits Pre-Pandemic Levels

spoga+gafa 2022

spoga+gafa, which is the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world, took place in Cologne, Germany, from June 19-21, a new date for the trade fair. With over 25,000 visitors from 112 countries, spoga+gafa 2022 connected industry players from …

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Do it Best Creates New LBM Division Role

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Do it Best has announced that Jean Fahy will be assuming the new role of LBM Division Manager of Business Development, effective July 1. In this role, Fahy will be executing on key LBM member recruitment initiatives while expanding the …

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NHPA Tours Home Improvement Retailers in Denmark

Denmark store tours

The 2022 Global DIY Summit returned this month for the first time since the start of the pandemic, and Dan Tratensek, chief operating officer and publisher for the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) was there to experience the …

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Global Home Improvement Industry Gathers in Copenhagen

global home improvement

Earlier this month, leaders from the global home improvement community gathered in Copenhagen to attend the 8th Annual Global DIY Summit, which featured presentations, networking events and tours of some of the region’s top retailers. Produced by the European DIY …

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Smart Dehumidifiers Make Moisture Control a No-Brainer

home dehumidifiers

Our smartphones connect with our security systems, our garage door openers and even our refrigerators, and now that technology is seen in home dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers allow customers to keep basements and other damp areas free of extra moisture and ultimately …

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Sell These 5 Home Projects This Summer

home projects summer

Summer is in full swing, and your customers will be heading outside to check off their lists of exterior maintenance projects. Now is the ideal time to promote products you sell that customers need to complete these projects. Here’s a …

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