Black + Decker introduces new cordless screwdriver
Black + Decker’s latest cordless tool offering brings rotating design and versatility to the DIY market.
The 4V MAX Lithium Pivot Screwdriver is capable of rotating 90 degrees for either pistol-grip or inline orientations. An over-molded handle and an ergonomic finger grip add to the comfort and ease-of-use.
The screwdriver is also tech-savvy: it comes with a micro USB wall charger that provides a 400 milliamp charge rate (that’s up to four times greater than that of a standard 100mA Black + Decker charger). Users can clearly read the tool’s power level via a state of charge display.
The 4V MAX is also equipped to hold a charge for up to 18 months. Other features include a bit holder and an accessory kit including nails, hooks and more.
Tractor Supply hires HR VP
Tractor Supply named Chad Frazell as senior VP, human resources.
Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, Frazell was senior VP, human resources for Shopko Stores. From 2008 to 2011, he served as VP, human resources for Kohl’s Corporation, where he began as a store manager in 1999. Prior to 1999, Mr. Frazell served as a store manager and assistant manager for Target Corporation. He began his career with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he served as an assistant manager and sales associate.
"We are very excited and pleased to welcome Chad to the Tractor Supply team," Mr. Sandfort stated. "With his extensive experience in human resources and operations in the retail industry, Chad will play an integral role in our Company’s future success as we continue to expand and create jobs in the communities we serve."
As of June 28, Tractor Supply operated 1,331 stores in 48 states.
PRO Group signs with The Vendor Center
The PRO Group is enlisting the services of The Vendor Center to facilitate smoother connections between retailers, vendors and distributors.
"We are thrilled to be affiliated with the PRO Group and look forward to working with all their distributor members and vendors," said The Vendor Center president Darrell Wabschall.
Using the new service, PRO Group retail members will be able to access on-demand vendor information.
Conversely, vendors can use the secure business-to-business website to market their products to retailers, providing information such as pricing, catalogs, how-to videos and further information on how to order products with all billing processing handled by the appropriate PRO Group distributor.
"We are always looking for value-added service providers to offer our distributor members, their retail members and our Pro Group vendors," said PRO Group, Inc. managing director Shari Kalbach. "The Vendor Center represents a powerful tool leveraging today’s technology to effectively connect all stake holders in the supply chain."