August 6, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee-based hardware distributor Orgill Inc. has staked a steady and growing outpost in New York City.

April 15, 2015

Memphis-based Orgill, Inc. has announced plans to increase the size of its Sikeston, Missouri, distribution center by more than 250,000 square feet.

December 29, 2014

Whether you’re engaged in the distribution of heavy building materials to dusty job sites, or the display of stylish home decor in a well-lit showroom, the hardware and building supply industry is one giant exercise in human resources.

September 3, 2014

Orgill's Chicago market featured its new Hardware 101 program.

August 14, 2014

Chicago -- Orgill's 2014 Fall Dealer Market kicked off Thursday morning here at McCormick Place with showcase categories, model stores and deep-discount "Door Busters."

The three-day event runs through Saturday.

On the show floor, four product areas are designated as showcase categories -- hand and power tools, winter and wild bird assortments, spring products and maintenance and repair.

July 31, 2014

The Memphis,Tennessee-based distributor has risen through the ranks from a regional distributor to a national player. 

June 17, 2014

Orgill's Ron Beal is inducted into Home Channel Hall of Fame.

June 10, 2014

Roxul, a manufacturer of stone wool insulation products, officially began production in Marshall County, Mississippi, at its first manufacturing facility located in the United States.

The $160 million plant encompasses 600,000 square feet and is located on a 100 acre site in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park, approximately 30 miles south of Memphis.  This location will help Roxul maintain its growth in key insulation markets such as residential, commercial building, flat roof, and industrial applications, in the mid and southern USA and Mexico.  

April 2, 2014

Mark Sheer of Orgill offers pointers on becoming the go-to for customers' niches.

March 27, 2014

The Home Channel Hall of Fame will induct a new member in early May, as Orgill chairman, president and CEO Ron Beal joins the prestigious circle of industry leaders.

Beal will be inducted as part of the 2014 Golden Hammer Awards Ceremony slated for May 6 in Las Vegas during the National Hardware Show. 

The event’s sponsors are HCN and the National Hardware Show.

January 29, 2014

Orgill’s operations guru sees distribution as an art and science.

January 29, 2014

Ron Beal talks about Orgill's recent improvements.

December 10, 2013

The stakes are high for the nation’s independent retailers. And the competition is fierce. Stores around the country are fighting for their share of the housingmarket recovery in a highly promotional shopping environment.

November 12, 2013

Electrolux North America today announced that it has recently begun production on its first Memphis, Tenn.-made home cooking appliances. 

The inaugural products produced at the Memphis facility, the Frigidaire and Frigidaire Gallery slide–in ranges, rolled off the assembly line, were crated and loaded onto trucks for warehousing and retail distribution throughout the United States. This marks the culmination of a two-year construction effort of the $266 million facility. 

September 10, 2013

BOSTON — When it comes to pricing, Orgill merchandising guru Paul Ohrberg has done the math, several times. And at the Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor’s Fall Market here, Orgill’s director of retail concepts shared some theories on price image.

Ohrberg’s presentation, titled “Merchandising Techniques: Increasing Your Add On & Impulse Sales,” covered a wide swath of store best practices. And it also hit on some specifics:

August 24, 2013

Boston -- Orgill's Jim Wilson, VP of Worldwide Sourcing for the Memphis-based distributor, is philosophical about the role of house brands like MintCraft, Tool Basix and Vulcan.

"We're doing this because it adds value and our customers tell us it's a good thing to do," he told HCN during on the market floor of Orgill's Boston Dealer Market here. "If this was no longer a value, we would exit these categories and lines, but I don't see that happening  here or anywhere else in the retail environment."

April 8, 2013

Ron Beal, president and CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill, presented his views on hardware distribution during the President's Council meeting in Las Vegas. Here are the highlights.

The overview

"I've been at this a long time. One of the things that always impressed me is how simple distribution is to conceptualize, but how complex and how difficult it can be to actually execute. … It's pretty easy to understand why companies are not exactly standing in line to get in the business of distributing hardware products."

April 3, 2013

Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill joined the Home Improvement Research Institute, the not-for-profit research group.

January 10, 2013

Las Vegas -- Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill recently signed a distribution agreement with BMC, supplying hardlines to the Boise, Idaho-based pro dealer.

The distribution and services deal was signed late last year, and replaces BMC's similar distribution agreement with True Value Corp. The transition is in its early stages, according to both Orgill and BMC.

Orgill is making its first appearance at the BMC National Meeting and trade show in Las Vegas Jan. 8-11.

December 18, 2012

Three executives with long tenures retired from Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill this month: Bill Fondren, Ken Post and Steve East.

Fondren retired as chairman of the board, but he will remain as a board member. Ron Beal will assume the chairman of the board post.

Ken Post was chief merchandise officer, a position to be filled by Brett Hammers. And Steve East was VP advertising. His replacement is Jeff Curler. 

November 16, 2012

Memphis, Tenn.-based Hunter Fan introduced a Universal Internet Thermostat, which can be controlled in-home or remotely with a smartphone.

The company says consumers can dramatically cut heating and cooling costs by installing Hunter Fan’s new Universal Internet Thermostat, which is controlled in-home or remotely with a smartphone app.

November 7, 2012

William Fondren, who has served as chairman of Orgill board of directors since January 2005, has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2012.

Fondren spent 24 years as Orgill’s president and CEO, leading the Memphis, Tenn.-based from a regional distributor serving the Midsouth to one of the industry’s largest independent hardlines distributors, with retail customers in all 50 states, throughout Canada and in more than 60 countries around the world.

October 11, 2012

Hunter Fan has introduced its Universal Internet Thermostat, which is controlled in-home or remotely with a smartphone app. The energy-saving thermostat, which can also be programmed by a smartphone, retails for $99. According to the Memphis, Tenn., company, the product installs in five minutes. 

August 18, 2012

Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill is a big believer in its model stores and their ability to inspire dealers to roll out new products and planograms. 

At this year’s Fall Market in Las Vegas, Orgill demonstrated four separate store types full of the latest in merchandise adjacenies, signage and retail ideas: Copper Canyon Hardware, Four Corners Hardware & Supply, North Lake Lumber and Frontier Farm & Hardware.