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DeWalt redesigns the steel-headed hammer

BY Ken Clark

DeWalt unveiled its 15-ounce Framing Hammer with an innovative construction process that combines an all-steel head with a lightweight hammer.

During the company’s new product luncheon at the Westin Times Square, Dennis Danville, leader of DeWalt’s assembly demolition business unit, said the hammers employ MIG Weld Technology to lower the weight of the hammer head. 

The process matches the weight of leading titanium hammers while maintaining the strength and durability,  Danville  said. "This innovation delivers the power professionals need to maximize their level of productivity while minimizing arm fatigue,” he added.

The 15-ounce Framing Hammer is expected to retail for approximately $60.

“Traditionally, hammers as heavy as 28 or even 32 ounces were the industry standard in framing applications; however, the trend is moving toward lighter hand and power tools,” Danville said.

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Retail Solutions CEO to present at HIRI summit

BY Ken Clark

The Home Improvement Research Institute’s (HIRI) Industry Summit, Oct. 19 to 20 in Chicago, will include a presentation on building better retailer partnerships.

Retail Solutions CEO Jonathan Golovin is a new addition to the slate of presenters at the summit.

Dr. Golovin’s presentation, titled "Becoming the Better Supplier – How to Build More Effective Retailer Partnerships," will examine the questions: How do retailers define the concept of “best suppliers”? And why do some suppliers seem to have an disproportionate share of promotions, assortments and shelf space?

Using real-life examples and case studies, Dr. Golovin will illustrate how every company can emulate these best practices to at least level the playing field — and to often start developing the foundation of competitive differentiation at retail.

Described by HIRI as the "premier conference for information on the industry," the two-day summit will take place at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. 

HIRI is the home improvement industry’s leading source for original research. It is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization comprised of more than 80 forward-thinking companies.

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Roseborough joins Home Depot’s senior leadership team

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Home Depot named Teresa Wynn Roseborough executive VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. She will join the company’s senior leadership team and report to Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. 

Roseborough will be responsible for leading The Home Depot’s legal department, as well as its government relations and corporate security services functions. She will assume her new role Nov. 7. 

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Roseborough joins The Home Depot from MetLife, where she most recently served as deputy general counsel. Prior to joining MetLife, Roseborough was a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP, where she focused on complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Roseborough also served as deputy assistant attorney general for the United States Department of Justice, where she provided legal counsel to the White House and all executive branch agencies. Earlier in her career, she served as a law clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. 

She replaces Jack VanWoerkom, who retired as EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

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