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Milwaukee Electric expands Lithium-ion system

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. expanded its M18 Lithium-ion system with the new M18 Cordless 3/8-inch Right Angle Drill Driver.

The 18V right angle drill with an adjustable clutch provides eleven torque settings, plus one drill mode, for control in close-quarter fastening applications.

“The combination of a 3.75-inch total head length and an integrated Electronic Clutch make this tool the most compact 18V Right Angle Drill Driver in the industry,” says Christian Coulis, senior product manager for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation.

The product also comes equipped with an LED light to illuminate the work surface and up to 125 in-lbs of torque. 

 

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‘Buy Local’ campaigns may help small independents

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A large number of small retailers in the U.S. believe that there is a “buy local” sentiment afoot in the United States, and it is helping their businesses, according to a survey by American Express

The survey, which polled small retail business owners with storefront locations, found that 55% believe that ‘buy local’ campaigns can help small businesses compete in challenging economic times. Another 57% said they are planning local campaigns in 2011. 

More than one-third (36%) of small retailers surveyed said the biggest incentive for consumers to buy at local, independent businesses is “better customer service.” The second biggest incentive is supporting the community by creating local jobs (16%). 

Approximately half of the respondents (51%) believe there is a growing ‘buy local’ sentiment in the United States.

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Shoplifter caught on camera

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According to a report on WEWS newsnet5.com, a Twinsburg, Ohio hardware store used a trail camera to help capture a frequent shoplifter.

Store owner Dennis Mulhern of Twinsburg True Value said the customer was in the store regularly before he was caught on film. The video led to the arrest of the suspect, according to the report.

 

 

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