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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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PRO Group’s Kalbach Promoted to Vice President and COO

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PRO Group Inc. announced that Shari Kalbach has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer. Kalbach will now direct PRO Group’s operational improvements while working to strengthen customer focus. Kalbach has served PRO Group in three key management …

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PRO Group Plans Virtual Group Merchandising Conference

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Amid the effects of COVID-19, PRO Group has decided to host a virtual Group Merchandising Conference using Zoom software June 22-24. Originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta, the event will still allow partner manufacturers and distributor members the opportunity …

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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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PRO Group Unites a Diverse Distributor Network

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The list of retailers buying from PRO Group’s distributor network includes home improvement stores, nursery outlets, lawn and garden centers, farm supply centers and even a few veterinarians. While these retailers all serve their various niches, they all have a …

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Middleburgh PRO Hardware Helps a Town Rebuild

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In 2018, Middleburgh PRO Hardware received its town’s Business of the Year award, an honor giving tribute to a business with an extraordinary history of supporting its community. Rich and Heather Vilegi, store owners, have never faltered in giving back …

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New Members Increase PRO Group’s Reach

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Steve Synnott President and CEO After working for PRO Group for more than 20 years, Synnott purchased the company in 2012 from its founders, the Cosgrave family. He oversees PRO Group’s network of 73 distributors serving all 50 states. Hardware …

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