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Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon
Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

Lowe’s Tests Robotic Suits on Virginia Store Employees

A handful of employees at a Lowe’s store in Virginia have traded in their uniforms for something designed to help lighten the load—exoskeletons. The home improvement company and Virginia Tech joined forces to develop what they dubbed an “exosuit—a wearable robotic …

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Q&A With Reimagine Retail $100K Winner

Reimagine Retail

To view a PDF of this story, click here. And the Winner Is… The National Hardware Show® Awards Idaho Store $100K Through the First Reimagine Retail Program What would you do with $100,000 to improve your business? Perhaps you’d put …

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Designers Talk About What’s New in Decorative Plumbing

Decorative Plumbing

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Sink In To Plumbing Designers Talk About What’s New in Decorative Plumbing “When a client is ready to update their bathroom, the first thing I want them to …

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Battery-Operated Fuel Pump

Battery Operated Fuel Pump

TeraPump launched the TRFA01 Battery-Operated Fuel Transfer Pump at the 2016 National Hardware Show®. Powered by four AA batteries, the TRFA01 can transfer fuels at the rate of 3 gallons per minute from most standard plastic fuel containers. This makes …

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Toilet Tank Handle and Lever

Toilet Tank Handle and Lever

Lavelle Industries, Inc. launched the latest product in their Korky Toilet Repair line at the 2016 National Hardware Show®. Designed to fit most of the popular brand toilets, the StrongARM® can be installed in any tank position and is reinforced …

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True Value Reports Small Q1 Declines

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This week, True Value Co. reported a decrease in both revenue and gross billings, citing unfavorable weather patterns that led to a decline in retail traffic for the first quarter. The co-op posted gross billings of $502 million through the …

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Magnetic Key

Magnetic Key

Launched at the 2016 National Hardware Show®, the MAGNETIC KEY by INTU-Keys Co. incorporates an ultra strong magnet into the dimensions of a conventional key for hiding or storing a spare key. Multiple units securely interconnect and pivot 360 degrees …

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Portable Shopping Cart

Portable Shopping Cart

The UpCart Pro Shopper cart contains three compartments with zip closures; a lightweight, sturdy metal frame; and triple-wheeled hubs designed to easily climb over curbs, go up or down stairs and reduce strain on the user. It weighs 11 pounds, but …

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