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DA’s Dave Christmas Talks Pandemic Logistics

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Hardware Retailing asked distributors how they amended operations to best serve their customers during the initial phases of lockdown, including communication and supply chain logistics. Read the remarks from Distribution America‘s president and CEO Dave Christmas below, and click here …

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Distributors Talk Communication, Logistics During Pandemic

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Over the last few months, the world has seen remarkable acts of courage from people who are still going to work every day because they work in essential fields. Health care professionals, grocery stockers, shipping facility workers and hardware store …

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NRHA, Industry Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Deem Home Improvement Retailers ‘Essential’

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and home improvement industry leaders are banding together to urge federal, state and local governments to deem home improvement workers as “essential” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed …

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Manufacturers and Distributors Unite at Executive Planning Conference

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At the 2020 Executive Planning Conference, hosted by Distribution America and PRO Group, more than 350 of the nation’s top independent home improvement suppliers and distributors met to find ways to strengthen relationships and plan for success in the year …

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United Hardware Names New CEO

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Douglas Audette will be the new president and CEO of United Hardware Distributing Co., the company’s board of directors has announced. Audette will replace Steven Draeger, who announced his decision to retire in May after serving as president and CEO …

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Distribution America’s International Network Prizes Individuality

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Strength in Members Distribution America is a team of six distributor members that combines a range of product specialties and service areas to power the largest independent distribution network in North America. Formed in 1991 with the merger of Liberty Distributors …

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Distribution America Member Profiles

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Blish-Mize Blish-Mize is the longest-operating wholesale hardware distributor and a founding member of Distribution America. Based in Atchison, Kansas, the company furnishes products and services to more than 1,500 retailers in 13 states and provides e-commerce fulfillment for some of …

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Merrilees Hardware Establishes Its Own Retail Chain

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Neighborhood Network Dale and Shelly Drew, owners of Merrilees Hardware, say the best aspect of running three successful home improvement locations is being able to help customers. The company’s motto is “We’re the problem-solvers,” a principle that’s shown in action …

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