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Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the managing editor for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She has worked for the association since 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking without recipes and watching online makeup tutorials. She and her husband are raising their son and two fur children in Indianapolis.

Blish-Mize Co. Distribution Center Workers Vote to Leave Teamsters

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Distribution center workers at Blish-Mize Co. voted on Jan. 12 to leave the Teamsters Local 696 union. With assistance from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, a Blish-Mize employee filed a decertification petition with the National Labor Relations …

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Do it Best Announces Plans for Virtual Spring Market

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Do it Best has announced its plan to continue its successful virtual market format for the co-op’s spring 2022 event. This market, featuring buying opportunities from the nation’s top vendors, will now be available online from Feb. 11–25. “In our …

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Home Improvement Research Institute: Year in Review

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Entering 2021, many within the home improvement industry proceeded with caution. Even though 2020 was rife with heartache, turmoil and disruption at a global level, home improvement was one of the few shining stars. Homeowners took their forced time at …

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Leading Your Business Through Delegation and Empowerment

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No industry is immune to the lack of qualified workers right now. In a recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 90 percent of employers who responded to the survey say they struggled to fill open positions …

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6 Ideas for Tailoring Services to Your Community’s Needs

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Combining your hobbies and the needs of your community into one hyper local service can make your business a key service provider across a wide area. Read on to learn how two retailers have captured their local markets with vital …

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Read These Q&As With the 2021 NHPA Top Guns

NHPA 2021 Top Guns

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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2021 NHPA Top Gun: Mike Brackin

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The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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2021 NHPA Top Gun: Ian McNaughton

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The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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