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Kwikset adds re-key technology to SmartKey line

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Spectrum Brands’ Kwikset is updating its SmartKey Padlock line with the addition of SmartKey re-key technology.

Now, customers will be able to use the same key to unlock their home and their SmartKey padlocks. In just three steps, homeowners can re-key their padlocks to work with any Kwikset Smartkey lock.

"Having just one key to lock and unlock your home, shed, toolbox, locker and other secure spaces eliminates the worry of keeping track of multiple keys, solving an inefficiency that most people deal with daily," said Matt Richman, director of marketing. "Homeowners have enjoyed the superior security and ability to easily re-key their locks with SmartKey for many years, so we’re thrilled to expand the feature to our new SmartKey Padlock line."

The SmartKey Padlock is made with a hardened molybdenum shackle, as well as dual ball bearing locking, to stand up to potential tampering. The trademarked BumpGuard also offers protection from lock bumping, and a new feature holds the key in the padlock until it’s closed to help make sure it’s not left unlocked (or that the keys aren’t locked inside the home).

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LMC hosts industry events

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Lumbermens Merchandising Corp. announced a slate of upcoming events, including dealer exchanges, expos and golf outings.

The events include: 

• July 26th, 2014, LMC’s 33rd Annual Golf Outing, at Linfield National Golf Club in Limerick, Pennsylvania;
•Aug 13, 2014, LMC Hardware Express at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois;
• Sept 10 – Sept 11, 2014, LMC Dealer Exchange, Marriott Providence Downtown in Providence, Rhode Island;
• Nov 11 – Nov 12, 2014, 2014 Forest Products & Building Materials Expo at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and
• Mar 4 – Mar 6, 2015, LMC 2015 Annual Meeting at the Sands Expo Center & Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more industry events, visit the HCN event page.

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Fred Dzida named president, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited

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Weyerhaeuser has tapped Fred Dzida to assume the role of president, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, the company’s wholly owned Canadian subsidiary.

Effective June 16, Dzida will assume his new responsibilities as well as retain his role as VP Canadian Timberlands.

"Fred brings tremendous experience, skill and leadership to his new role," said Doyle Simons, Weyerhaeuser president and CEO. "I wish to thank Anne for the significant contributions she has made to our success during her 20 years with Weyerhaeuser."

With over 35 years of forest industry experience under his belt, Dzida has hands-on experience in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. He’s held numerous roles with Weyerhaeuser, most recently as head of the company’s Canadian Timberlands organization.

Anne Giardini, Q.C., who has served as Canadian president since 2008, is stepping down later this year. Until then, she will stay on as an officer and director of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited.

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