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Ace Hardware Announces Partnership with ServiceMaster Brands

ServiceMaster Brands

Ace Hardware has entered into a multi-year agreement with ServiceMaster Brands, a franchise provider of needs-based residential and commercial services in the restoration, cleaning, moving and bioremediation industries. The new partnership will enable local franchise owners within the ServiceMaster® organization …

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Interest Rate Cuts Should Help Homebuilding Market

Home building

Interest rates rose in 2022 and 2023, causing single-family home production to fall. But as the Federal Reserve is on track to cut interest rates during the second half of the year, production should begin its upward path, according to …

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Advanced Paint Sales Training Now Available

If you want to differentiate your paint business from everyone else in the market, you’ll need competent and confident employees. The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) now offers another tool for your training arsenal. Advanced Paint Sales is …

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House-Hasson Names Operations VP for Headquarters Warehouse

house-hasson operations VP

House-Hasson Hardware has named Wayne Walls as its new vice president of operations in charge of warehousing and transportation for House-Hasson’s 450,000-square-foot Knoxville operation. “We wanted the best to head our Knoxville operations, and we found him,” says Steve Henry, …

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NHPA Announces NHS Roundtable Moderators and Topics

National Hardware Show registration

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is excited to announce the retailers and industry experts leading roundtable discussions and conversations at the 2024 National Hardware Show’s (NHS) Independent Retail Center. 2024 NHS will take place March 26-28 at …

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Pioneers of Plastic: A Conversation With Flex-O-Glass


On a recent episode of the “Taking Care of Business” podcast, NHPA’s Melanie Moul talked to Chris Warp, president of Warp Bros./Flex-O-Glass, about the company’s milestone of reaching 100 years in business in 2024. Click here to listen to the …

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R.P. Lumber Strengthens Presence in Iowa

R.P. Lumber Iowa

R.P. Lumber Co. Inc. continues to grow with the pending acquisition of Schrock Lumber Co., a 60-year-old family-owned hardware, lumber and building materials retailer located in Mediapolis, Iowa. The transaction will close on Friday, March 1st. Terms of the deal …

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