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National Hardware Show welcomes more major brands

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Describing the 2011 National Hardware Show as a "near sold-out event," organizers said more than 500 new suppliers will be participating in the May 10-12 even in Las Vegas.

“We are excited at the depth of suppliers signed up for the 2011 National Hardware Show,” said Rich Russo, event director, National Hardware Show. “We will see more of the industry’s biggest brand names on the Show floor, including some that haven’t been with us in a few years.” 

The exhibitors will be organized across a handful of categories: Hardware & Tools; Homewares; Lawn & Garden/Outdoor Living; Paint & Accessories; Plumbing & Electrical; Storage & Organization; and Tailgating, Camping & Picnic; as well as core product categories being featured in the Show’s International Sourcing area.

The 2011 National Hardware Show will feature category leaders such as CE North America, Soleus, Seville Classics, Better Living Products, Jones Stephens, Twin-Star International-Duraflame, Ontel, Audiovox, Port-A-Cool and Lasko (Homewares); One2Products, Little Giant/Franklin Electric, Wayne Pumps, LDR Industries, Kingston Brass; MJSI; Santerra; General Wire Spring and Plumb Pak (Plumbing); Jasco, The NCC, Designers Edge, Amertac, Prime Wire & Cable, Technical Consumer Products, Feit Electric and Cooper Lighting (Electrical); and Jack Links Beef Jerky; Ironclad Performance Wear, On the Edge Marketing, Racor Inc, Karcher, All-Power/Steele Products, Great Neck Saw, MSA Safety Products and Cosco Home & Office (Hardware).

 

 

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Orgill opens Spring Dealer Market in Orlando

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Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill’s 2011 Spring Dealer Market kicked off Thursday with pallet specials and seminars, among other things.

The market floor included two concept stores to offer merchandising ideas to dealers: Beale Street Lumber and Delta Farm & Hardware. 

"These stores showcase the range of what Orgill can provide to retailers of different shapes, sizes and formats," said Orgill CEO Ron Beal.

In his welcoming note to attendees, Beal also pointed to the deals available in the Coupon and Pallet Buy areas.

Among the 40 or so first-time exhibitors to the event are Ames Research Laboratory, EcoSmart Technologies and the L. Frances Caramel Co. 

 

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Milwaukee Electric expands Lithium-ion system

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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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