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Golden Hammer Vendor winners: Home decor

BY HBSDealer Staff

From ballots sent out electronically earlier this year, Home Channel News received a record number of votes for Golden Hammer Winners, producing 32 winners in four categories. The Home Decor category — subdivided into seven sub-categories, produced the following winners:

• Decorative Hardware & Locksets – Kwikset

• Decorative Lighting & Fixtures – Cooper Lighting (regent)

• Fashion Fixtures – Kohler

• Home Organization – Newell Rubbermaid

• Major Appliances – Whirlpool

• Paint Wall Treatments & Stains – Valspar

• Small Appliances – KitchenAid

The Golden Hammer Awards ceremony took place at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas May 11. 

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“Swipe-fee” relief avoids delay in Senate

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Retail associations are celebrating the defeat of a measure that would have delayed new rules governing "swipe fees" for certain card transactions at the retail point of sale.

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association was among those applauding the defeat of a proposal by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R.-Tenn.).

"Out-of-control swipe fees on transactions have been yet another cost burden on building material dealers who are struggling to remain afloat in this housing recession," said Scott Lynch, NLBMDA executive VP. "We are pleased that the Senate wisely chose not to further delay this much-needed relief."

The Food Marketing Institute’s senior VP government relations, Jennifer Hatcher, called the delay proposal a move that would have been bad for business. "The Tester-Corker language [would have removed] any guarantee that Main Street America will ever see relief from rising debit card swipe fees, and we hope our U.S. senators will recognize this when the Tester-Corker amendment vote is called," Hatcher said. The amendment, which would have delayed new swipe-fee rules by 12 months, was defeated by a vote of 54-45, with a 60-vote super majority needed for passage

As it stands, more retailer-friendly swipe-fee rules will go into effect July 21. The Federal Reserve Board plans to limit fees to 2% of the transaction for small banks and financial institutions, and a flat 12-cent cap for the largest banks. The NLBMDA said it supports the new rules, describing them "as an important move to reign in costs for building material dealers and other retailers."

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Dunn-Edwards introduces new “hybrid” enamel paint

BY Brae Canlen

Dunn-Edwards, the Los Angeles-based paint and sundries line, has introduced a premium interior enamel product line that has the performance and appearance of traditional oil-based paint but cleans up with soap and water. 

Called Aristowall, the gloss and semi-gloss paint is a water-oil hybrid product designed for interior walls, trim, molding, cabinets, doors, kitchens, baths and high-traffic areas. It uses waterborne alkyd technology, according to Terry Chi, product manager. “The end result is a surface that looks like glass,” she said. 

Like all other Dunn-Edwards products, Aristowall is ethylene glycol (EG)-free, low-VOC at 50 grams/liter, and has very low odor both during and after application.  

Dunn-Edwards operates 109 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. It is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers and distributors of architectural paints and painting supplies.

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Mar-28-2012 03:44 am

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I am a contractor in fresno ca. and iv’e been using aristowall on all my projects for doors and casings, all trim and cabinets. it dries hard like a oil base and has excellent adhesion and blocking abilities and does not stay sticky like most latex acrylic paints, so therfore doors do not stick to door jams when closed. if it is to be used over an existing oil based paint the surface must be properly prepared for good adhesion and primed.this is an excellent product and dunn edwards did there homework. the guy that had the bad results in the other post must not have done the prep. properly for cabinet re-painting. painting cabinets is like painting a car( alot of prep.) to do it right..

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Jun-14-2011 09:41 pm

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Jun-12-2011 05:10 am

First time user and unhappy
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