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Daryl Hull rejoins Modern Group

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Modern Group’s Integrated Systems Division has rehired Daryl Hull as a sales specialist for Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties. Hull has over 40 years of material-handling industry experience, including 28 at Modern Group, and most recently with LTW Intralogistics specializing in automated warehousing solutions.

"Daryl’s decades of experience with warehouse products and integrated systems will be a vital asset to Modern Group," said Don Sherow, senior VP sales. "He understands that customers are focused on condensing and consolidating their operation to deliver the best return on investment. Their questions are no longer about how each square foot in their facility is being utilized, but how each cubic foot is factoring into their business’s success."

Modern Group is an equipment distributor, providing sales, leasing, short-term rental, service, parts, training and financing solutions through its forklifts, power systems, construction and warehouse products businesses serving Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. 

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New Sears Hometown store opens in Illinois

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Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores opened its newest Illinois location in Pekin.

The store is the first new Sears Hometown Store to open this year and the sixth opening of a new store across all Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores.

“We’re both proud and excited to fulfill high consumer demand for Sears Hometown Stores in the Pekin area and to become a staple in the community,” said Adam White, store manager of the new Sears Hometown store.

The store’s merchandise mix is heavy on appliances, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden, Craftsman tools, fitness equipment and electronics.

As of Feb. 1, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,260 stores.

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Hardware Show hits major themes

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Las Vegas — The 2014 National Hardware Show is running on themes. 

The May 6-8 event at the Las Vegas Convention Center has identified daily themes to highlight the biggest industry trends — today’s theme: “The World of Home Improvement,” which will celebrate international exhibitors. The theme for Wednesday is “Made in USA.” Thursday’s theme is “Innovation Day.”

On the lineup for these special themed days are kickoff celebrations, closing celebrations, prizes, music and even an interactive passport program. Red Badge attendees can get their passports stamped at different booths they visit, and everyone who completes the passport program will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last) at the afternoon cocktail party. 

"We wanted to recognize some of the biggest, most popular areas of the National Hardware Show, and we thought the themed days would be a great way to do it," said Rich Russo, VP of the National Hardware Show. "We’re sure attendees and exhibitors alike will appreciate the chance to recognize these areas through special ceremonies, networking events and more."

For more information, visit nationalhardwareshow.com.

 

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