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House-Hasson Hardware Names New Senior Vice President

House-Hasson senior vice president

House-Hasson Hardware, America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, has named William Hauge as senior vice president in addition to his role as chief financial officer, announced company president and CEO Steve Henry. “Bill has proven himself a professional in every …

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True Value Appointed to White House Supply Chain Task Force

White House South Lawn

True Value Company’s CEO Chris Kempa joined a roundtable discussion at the White House with national economic council director Brian Deese and secretary of transportation Pete Buttigieg to discuss the launch of Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), a data-sharing pilot …

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Distribution America and PRO Group Form Hardlines Distribution Alliance

Hardlines Distribution Alliance

Effective April 1, 2022, Distribution America (DA) and PRO Group (PRO) will be operating as Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA), a service management company representing over 65 member distributors nationwide.  Shari Kalbach, who was serving as vice president and chief operating …

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U.S. Inflation Continues to Soar

U.S. inflation

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers jumped 0.8 percent in February after an increase of 0.6 percent in January. The U.S. inflation rate over the last 12 months …

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True Value Acquires Yenkin-Majestic Consumer Paint Business

yenkin-majestic

True Value Co. and The Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp., an Ohio-based manufacturer of coatings and coatings resins, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which True Value Co. will acquire Yenkin-Majestic’s consumer paint business, producing architectural coatings for home, …

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NHPA Announces 2 New Advanced Training Scholarships From Sakrete

sakrete

As part of its “Building a New Foundation” program, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has announced a partnership with Sakrete that includes two new scholarships for students enrolling in the association’s Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP).  RMCP …

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Ace Spring 2022 Convention Focuses on Future

Spring 2022 Convention

Ace Hardware retailers had the opportunity to connect and network, discover new products and take part in educational sessions at the Ace Spring 2022 Convention, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event marked the …

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Orgill’s First Hybrid Dealer Market Raises the Bar

Orgill Dealer Market

Combining both in-person and virtual elements, Orgill’s Spring Dealer Market and Online Buyer Event broke all previous buying market sales records. Sales from this event were up 33 percent from the 2021 Spring Online Buying Events and 47 percent higher …

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