July 17, 2015

An upstate New York store owner liked a bug spray so much -- he bought the company. 

June 11, 2015

Krylon has added to its repertoire with the addition of its Sea Glass Finish, a DIYer's solution to semi-translucent, frosty decorative effects.

January 5, 2015

Milwaukee Tool introduced the Milwaukee Hole Dozer bi-metal hole saw, a product described as “the most durable hole saw on the market.”

The tool is equipped with a lifetime warranty against tooth breaks.

“Bi-metal hole saws are unique, as they are a trusted hole making solution across a broad range of users,” said Ryan Rudzinski, product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “These users demand bi-metal hole saws that can cut through a breadth of materials for many different applications. 

December 23, 2014

Henry Company is putting its 212 All-Purpose Crystal Clear Sealant front and center for its versatility, ease-of-use and effectiveness.

December 8, 2014

La Mirada, California-based Makita has drywall and interior contractors in mind with the launch of the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Drywall Screwdriver.

The new product (XSF03M) runs on a Makita 18V 4.0Ah battery for longer run time and the fastest charge time in the category, according to Makita.

October 20, 2014

Fasten your seat belts.

October 20, 2014

A Q&A with the lumber and building supply distribution industry.

October 3, 2014

Champion Home Exteriors has announced the launch of its TimberStack siding, a custom-manufactured offering with a colorfast appeal.

October 1, 2014

Husqvarna has a complete new line of snow throwers to offer the North American market this winter, consisting of nine models in the 100, 200 and 300 series that will replace all previous models.

September 26, 2014

GAF's Statesboro, Georgia, manufacturing facility has turned the levers to "on" in the production of Cornell ThermaCal Nail Base Roof Insulation Panels.

August 14, 2014

Hardware Resources is promising a user-friendly home organization system via its new "Organize Your Kitchen in 11 Minutes or Less" kitchen organizer line.

The pitch? Homeowners need only spend 11 minutes putting the organizers together, which can be assembled simply with a screwdriver. Additionally, each product can be installed using four screws or fewer.

June 24, 2014

Black + Decker is updating its handheld vacuum repertoire with the addition of Lithium Ion technology.

The new range of cordless handheld vacuums includes the 20V MAX and the 16V MAX Lithium Flex Vacs with Floor Heads and the 20V MAX Lithium Pivot Vac.

June 24, 2014

Weyerhaeuser is welcoming Interfor to its product assortment, which will be available through its distribution centers in the Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.

"With the addition of Interfor's premium wood to our already extensive offerings, Weyerhaeuser Distribution is providing dealers with a high-end option for custom builder and remodeler customers," said Pat Graham, national product manager for Weyerhaeuser Distribution. "We're thrilled to add this new line from Interfor and look forward to working with this highly respected brand."

June 19, 2014

Milwaukee Tool has a new addition to its M12 line of lithium-ion battery-powered tools in the form of a variable speed polisher and sander. 

According to Milwaukee’s group product manager, Andrew Plowman, the company conducted research that showed the sander/polisher has the capability to reduce time spent on auto detailing by about 20% by using it for smaller surfaces before using a larger polisher.

The new tool will be sold either as a standalone product, or as part of a pack that includes a battery, charger, and five-piece accessory kit.


April 9, 2014

Wagner SprayTech is introducing the new Smart SideKick powered roller, which feeds paint to the roller directly from the paint container (ergo, no messy paint trays).

SideKick's biggest claim to fame, however, is its ability to speed up painting jobs 

March 3, 2014

AZEK Building Products has added the XLM Tropical and Natural Collections to its PVC decking line, each available in three colors.

According to the company, the two new collections are an offshoot of sister brand Timbertech and offer maximum scratch, mildew and stain resistance in a flat-grain design.

January 6, 2014

LP Building Products is announcing the launch of LP Solutions 5.0, an update to the existing design program currently available to LP SolidStart Engineered Wood Products customers.

“LP Building Products is excited to start 2014 on a high note for our customers with the release of our latest LP Solutions offering,” said Kim Rogers, engineered wood product manager. “We’ve added several new features to make designing even easier, and the program now includes a 64-bit installation as well as our recently launched LP SolidStart LPI 450 and 530 I-Joists.”

December 18, 2013

GE has launched its first-ever Monogram French door built-in refrigerator, adding its own signature twist to the burgeoning French door trend.

“Our designers worked with our customers to create our first Monogram French door built-in model—one that authentically combines superior craftsmanship and performance as only Monogram can,” said Michael Mahan, product manager for Monogram Refrigeration.

November 19, 2013

Tarkett is introducing its I.D. Freedom Luxury Planks and Tiles, a highly customizable flooring collection for new and retrofit commercial spaces.

November 1, 2013

Klein Tools has announced the addition of the Open Jaw Cable Cutter to its product line, a ratcheting cable cutter with front-loading jaws designed for tight spaces.

“Klein Tools’ new Open Jaw Cable Cutter offers the best of both worlds,” said Klein Tools product manager Ben Bainter. “It has the open jaw design of traditional 'lopper' cable cutters as well as the compactness of ratcheting cable cutters.”

November 1, 2013

Touting an ability to last up to 10 times longer than standard insert bits, Makita has announced its new Impact Gold insert bits collection, designed for use with high-torque impact drivers.

October 14, 2013

Pottstown, Pa.-based The Eastwood Co., innovators of do-it-yourself automotive restoration tools and accessories, introduced an Electric Pressure Washer that the company says makes quick work of power-washing vehicles, decks, driveways, siding and boats.

Mark Robideaux, Eastwood product manager, says the product generates up to 2,175 psi, with a working pressure of 1,450 psi. It sells for about $200.

June 12, 2013

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF announced the production of high-density polyisocyanurate (ISO) cover boards, which can be used as a protective layer over boardstock insulation or as a recover over an existing roofing system.

“Our new GAF High Density Cover Board is a key component for a more resilient roofing system from single ply to asphaltic,” said Justin Hardy, GAF product manager at GAF. “The ability to protect a roof from traffic and impact while adding R-value performance is a game changer.” 

May 13, 2013

Krazy Glue, an adhesive brand of Elmer's Products, is spreading the word of its versatility through a multi-media campaign called "the Krazy Big Fix." 

The campaign, promoted here at the Elmer's booth during the National Hardware Show, will include a variety of traditional and social media platforms to collect stories of how Krazy Glue fixed something. 

The campaign allows consumers to interact with the brand, and promises monthly and grand prizes to sustain engagement.