March 24, 2014

Stine Home & Yard will accept the prestigious Retailer of the Year Award during the 2014 Golden Hammer Awards Ceremony at this year’s National Hardware Show in Las Vegas on May 6.  

July 2, 2013

Cox Industries is the latest company to lend a helping hand to the devastated New Jersey boardwalk. The wood manufacturer and distributor has donated lumber to help replace the two mile stretch of swing back benches, where visitors could take in sights of the ocean or adjacent shops and restaurants.

North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) president Gary Vitale originally reached out to Cox's VP of Marketing, Keith Harris, to coordinate the effort. The donated lumber, totaling 12,000 board feet of pressure-treated wood, will replace a total of 275 benches.

August 10, 2011

Do it Best Corp. has named Ferguson Advertising its agency of record, assisting the hardware and lumber co-op in a variety of its marketing efforts. 

"We're excited to announce this new strategic partnership with Ferguson Advertising," said Tim Miller, VP marketing for Do it Best. "Our advertising, marketing and public relations work will certainly play an important role in our future growth and success, and we look forward to Ferguson's contributions in these areas."

July 27, 2011

New York-based Haier has redesigned its website.

“Over the past several months we have globalized the Haier brand through a consistent logo and company tagline, Smarter Life-Better Planet,” said Richard Block, Haier’s VP marketing, North America. “The next component of that strategy is our website, which now has a new look and much more consumer-friendly navigation.”

March 20, 2011

Bristol, Tenn. -- A carpenter from Halifax, England, outlasted some 16,000 tradesmen to win $10,000 in the finals of a tradesman skills competition held at the Bristol Motor Speedway during race day on Sunday. 

The event was part of a larger campaign by Irwin Tools to elevate and support the often underappreciated tradesman, according to organizers. "Tradesmen keep America running strong, and this is our way of saying thanks for what they do for our country," said Curt Rahilly, VP marketing for Irwin Tools.

March 10, 2011

San Diego-based WD-40 is giving away Now & Then Twin Packs to help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its WD-40 Fan Club.

Fans who share their top 10 uses for the lubricant receive the twin pack -- an 8-ounce collector's can from the 1950s and a modern 8-ounce smart straw can. 

March 2, 2011

Hillsborough, N.J.-based decorative hardware manufacturer Top Knobs turned to the classic oval shape for its Sanctuary Collection Oval series. Oval knobs and slot knobs are available in three sizes with optional backplates. Top Knobs Oval thin pulls come in five sizes (including appliance pulls).

"We know that the most popular kind of diamond ring is oval-shaped because of its timeless beauty and pleasing aesthetic," said David Tyler, VP of marketing for Top Knobs.

February 2, 2011

Orlando, Fla. -- At True Value Co., a national gift card program and a re-launched True Value Rewards Program are among the marketing moves designed to drive revenue and profit for members, according to Carol Wentworth, VP marketing for the Chicago-based co-op.

The gift cards represent a move -- along with the co-op's launch of e-commerce in November -- to better compete in today's world of retailing, she said, and deliver what the customer expects.

January 23, 2011

The trend of making things easy for the do-it-yourselfer is finding a place in Quikrete's lineup of new products. The company's Zip & Mix Repair Mortar is a multi-purpose mortar that eliminated the need for a pail. 

Consumers simply unzip the package, break the protective seal, add 10 ounces of water to the mortar and knead the package thoroughly. The product is described as easy to sculpt during the application with a 4,500 psi strength when finished. 

December 9, 2010

Southbridge, Mass.-based Hyde Tools said its pursuit of "right priced, quality, stainless steel products" has led it to partnerships with product development firm Proteus Design and two Chinese manufacturers.