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WD-40 adds to its product mix

BY HBSDealer Staff

WD-40 Company is introducing the WD-40 Specialist Industrial-Strength Degreaser to help professionals keep their machinery and equipment running smoothly.

With PowerSolve Technology, a solvent that quickly breaks down grease, oil and dirt, the WD-40 product works on a variety of surfaces and is safe to use on metals, plastics, rubber, glass and aluminum, the company said.

“This powerful, solvent-based degreaser makes removing tough, caked-on grease, oil and dirt from machinery, engines and equipment easier than ever,” said Ernest Bernarducci, VP research and development at San Diego-based WD-40 Company. “It’s also the only degreaser on the market that has a permanently attached straw to help you pinpoint where to apply it.”

The product’s Smart Straw sprays two ways — as a pinpoint stream when flipped up or as a wide spray when flipped down.

The WD-40 Specialist Industrial-Strength Degreaser’s fast-acting formula is 50-state VOC compliant. WD-40 Company also markets the WD-40 Specialist Machine & Engine Degreaser, a water-based degreaser that uses deep penetrating foaming action to remove tough, stuck grease.

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Growth and consolidation at 84 Lumber leads the list of most-clicked stores at HBSDealer.com.

The article explains how the lumberyard company will be adding a minimum of 10 new locations in 2016. Read the article here.

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Irwin crowns a tradesman

BY HBSDealer Staff

Irwin Tools is celebrating its fifth-annual National Tradesmen Day with a first-ever crowning of the "Nominate A Tradesman" winner.

This year, the winner is Jen Netherwood, who has been working as a carpenter for 11 years and launched a pre-apprenticeship program for women in correctional facilities.

"We saw the need to recognize the men and women in the trade industry who contribute to the growth and advancement of our communities everyday," said Rich Mathews, senior VP for Irwin. "National Tradesmen Day has successfully brought awareness and appreciation to these professionals for the past five years and the Nominate a Tradesman competition furthers this initiative. We've selected Jen as our honoree because she embodies what this day represents through her dedication to her community and the positive changes she's made in her industry. We're proud to have her as our first winner of this competition."

Netherwood will be honored on Sept. 17 at a crowning ceremony at Irwin's headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina. There, she will be awarded a 2015 Ford F-150 truck, as well as some Irwin tools.

National Tradesmen Day is meant to recognize those who work in the trades, as well as raise awareness of the shortage of skilled laborers in America.

There were more than 2,500 nominations for the 2015 competition.

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