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United Hardware Names Chad Ruth as President and CEO

United Hardware Distributing Co. announced Chad Ruth will serve in the role of President and CEO. Ruth became interim President and CEO of the co-op on February 16, 2023, after Doug Audette resigned from his position. The Board of Directors …

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True Value Acquires Shur-Line and WordLock Brands

True Value Co., one of the world’s largest hardlines wholesalers, announced it has purchased certain assets of Nova Wildcat Shur-Line Holdings Inc., including the Shur-Line and WordLock range of products. “Acquiring Shur-Line’s products is an excellent strategic fit for True …

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NHPA Recognizes Industry Pillars With the 2023 Top Guns Awards

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When it comes to technology in retail, evolving is key to success, and this year’s North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) Top Guns Award honorees show how technology, whether big or small, can take an operation to the next …

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BeautiTone Reveals 2023 Color of the Year

BeautiTone, the No. 1 Canadian-made and -owned retail paint brand, reveals its 2023 Color of the Year, Moments—a calming, shaded blue with an influence of green that brings a fresh perspective to modern interiors and acts as a canvas for …

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spoga+gafa 2023 Boasts More Trends, Exhibitors and Space

spoga+gafa 2023

In three short months, spoga+gafa 2023, the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world, will kick off in Cologne, Germany. Suppliers from every continent will meet up with decision-makers from the specialized trade and worldwide large-surface outlets on June 18-20. …

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ACE Canada Comes Together for 5th Virtual Trade Show

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ACE Canada, a leading provider of high-quality hardware products and services, hosted its 5th Annual Virtual Trade Show, which included more than 140 vendors and 110 dealers. The virtual event allowed dealers and vendors to showcase their latest products, share …

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In Memoriam: Mike Martin

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A friend to many in the home improvement world and an avid supporter of the industry, Mike Martin passed away in Venice, Florida, on February 17, 2023, after a brief illness. Mike spent his career in the hardware and fastener industry …

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Industry Veteran Dawson Taylor Celebrates 100th Birthday

Taylor’s Do it Centers is pleased to announce the milestone celebration of hardware veteran Dawson Taylor’s 100th birthday and his 70-year-long career in the home improvement industry. He will celebrate his 100th birthday on April 2, 2023. Taylor is a …

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