Red Wing ties deal with Boa lacing system
The Boa Closure System, which replaces traditional shoe strings with a durable closure system, will be featured on certain Red Wing work boots this spring.
The Boa Closure system is tightened and loosened by a dial and is designed for comfort, safety and closure, the company said.
Unlike traditional shoelaces that can cause uneven pressure due to friction when tied, the Boa Closure System allows the lace to equalize pressure around the foot, creating a customized, glove-like-fit that never comes untied.
“Each test boot averages 1,761 work hours, and the Boa Closure System has outlasted the boot each and every time,” said Boa field testing coordinator Rob Peterson.
McDaniel’s Do-it Center honored in Washington
McDaniel’s Do-it Center of Snohomish, Wash. received and Excellence in Business Award from the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce.
The award was presented at a March 15 board meeting, during which the hardware store was cited for its quality products, its customer loyalty and its ability to weather the storm of a recession.
McDaniel’s is no stranger to awards. During the 2009 Do it Best May Market, McDaniel’s owner Brad McDaniel was one of several high-performance retailers who took part in a panel presentation on "Extreme Retailing." In 2008, McDaniel’s was recognized with a single-store purchasing award from Do it Best.
Another Ace on tap for Rochester, Minn.
According to an article in the postbulletin.com, and old Hollywood Video store in Rochester, Minn., will soon be converted into the city’s fourth Arrow Ace Hardware location.
Owner Dave Neiman, who reportedly owns stores in Byron, Owatonna, Northfield, Mankato, Shakopee, Chaska and St. Peter, said the store is expected to open in June.