Hardware Retailing

SEP 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | September 2017 108 Newsmakers True Value CEO Discusses Earnings, Sale Rumors In an exclusive interview with Hardware Retailing, True Value CEO John Hartmann talks about the co-op's strategic plan. TheRedT.com/true-value-exclusive Ace to Open Customer Care Center in Florida Ace Hardware Corp. will open a customer care center in Florida as part of its three-year strategic plan to grow and transform its customer care division. TheRedT.com/ace-customer-care Sears to Sell Smart Appliances on Amazon Sears announced it would begin selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon featuring Amazon's smart home assistant Alexa. TheRedT.com/sears-amazon Exec: Ace Creates 'Potent Combination' With Big-Box Hires Ace Hardware's recent high-level hires came from three public companies that compete with Ace stores—an advantage, according to the co-op. TheRedT.com/big-box-hires Home Depot Buys Power Equipment Company for $265M The Home Depot announced an agreement to purchase Compact Power Equipment Inc., a national provider of equipment rental and maintenance services, for $265 million. TheRedT.com/home-depot-power Department of Labor Reconsiders Overtime Pay Increase The Department of Labor is requesting feedback from the Office of Management and Budget on a proposed policy that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. TheRedT.com/overtime-pay Amazon Builds Up Commercial, Industrial Sales Amazon has invaded the commercial and industrial marketplace where many independent home improvement businesses and industrial suppliers, such as Grainger, excel. TheRedT.com/amazon-business Fred Whyte, Former President of STIHL Inc., Dies at 70 Fred Whyte, power tool icon and former president of STIHL Inc., died on July 7 surrounded by family and friends at his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was 70 years old. TheRedT.com/fred-whyte Ajax Wire Specialty Co. ......................................... 28 www.ajaxwire.com; 855-966-2529 Allway Tools .............................................................. 3 www.allwaytools.com; 800-422-5592 Amteco/TWP. .......................................................... 41 www.amteco.com; 800-969-4811 Apex Tool Group ..................................................... 5 www.apextoolgroup.com; 410-773-7800 Benjamin Moore ..................................................... BC www.benjaminmoore.com; 855-724-6802 Big Green Egg ......................................................... 99 www.biggreenegg.com; 800-793-2292 Bonide ..................................................................... 77 www.bonide.com; 315-736-8231 Channellock Inc. ...................................................... 1 www.channellock.com; 800-724-3018 Cole's Wild Bird .................................................... 39 www.coleswildbird.com; 877-426-8882 Compass Minerals ................................................ 17 www.safestepmelters.com; 913-344-9216 DAP....................................................................... 18 www.touch-n-foam.com; 800-325-6180 Do it Best Corp. ............................................... 12-13 www.independentsdoitbest.com; 888-364-8237 Dutton-Lainson Company.................................... 109 www.dutton-lainson.com; 402-462-4141 ECI RockSolid ......................................................... 9 www.ecirocksolid.com; 800-588-5128 Fiskars Brands Inc. ................................................ 65 www.fiskars.com; 866-348-5661 Flair-It .................................................................... 79 www.flairit.com; 800-842-2543 Flame Engineering ................................................ 89 www.reddragontorch.com; 800-255-2469 Franmar ................................................................. 96 www.franmar.com; 800-538-5069 Hardware Retailing Newsletter ...............................102 www.hardwareretailing.com/subscribe Hero Products Group ............................................ 76 www.hero.ca; 604-522-6543 Hestra JOB .............................................................. 33 www.hestrajobusa.com; 888-939-9969 Hillman ..................................................................... 63 www.hillmangroup.com; 800-800-4900 House-Hasson Hardware Company ........................ 49 www.househasson.com; 800-333-0520 Howard Products ..................................................... 32 www.howardproducts.com; 800-266-9545 HSI ........................................................................ 15 www.hardwaresuppliers.com; 800-334-5625 Hy-Ko ..................................................................... 103 www.hy-ko.com; 800-896-7890 IPG ........................................................................... 90 www.itape.com; 888-898-7834 Jeske Company Inc. ................................................ 80 www.jeskecompany.com; 800-677-3383 Legacy ..................................................................... 91 www.flexzilla.com; 800-645-8258 Lifetime ..................................................................... 7 www.lifetime.com; 800-424-3865 Lincoln Products ................................................. 42-43 www.lincolnproducts.com; 844-223-4770 Magna Industries Inc. .............................................. 65 www.magna-insto.com; 800-969-3334 Master Magnetics Inc. .......................................... 68 www.magnetsource.com; 888-293-9190 Metaltech Scaffolding ........................................... 19 www.metaltech.co; 800-363-7587 Midwest Fastener ............................................ 34-35 www.fastenerconnection.com; 800-444-7313 Mr. Longarm ............................................................ 30 www.mrlongarm.com; 800-821-3508 MTD Products Inc. ........................................................... 73 www.troybilt.com; 800-828-5500 NRHA Membership .................................................101 www.nrha.org/membership NRHA State of Independence Conference.................. 111 www.SOIC.EVENTBRITE.com Old Masters .......................................................... 69 www.myoldmasters.com; 800-747-3436 Oneida Air Systems .............................................. 27 www.routerhood.com; 800-732-4065 Onward Mfg. Co. .................................................. 37 www.omcbbq.com; 800-265-2150 Orgill Inc. ......................................................112-IBC www.orgill.com; 800-347-2860 Paladin Data Corporation ......................................... 55 www.paladinpointofsale.com; 541-803-6060 Phifer Inc. ................................................................ 11 www.phifer.com; 800-841-9473 PRO Hardware ...................................................... 107 www.prohardware.com; 303-792-3000 Quikrete ..................................................................... 3 www.quikrete.com; 404-634-9100 Red Devil ................................................................. 59 www.reddevil.com; 800-423-3845 Rust Patrol ............................................................ 47 www.rustpatrol.com; 713-400-3100 Safety Works Inc. .................................................... 95 www.safetyworks.com; 800-969-7562 Sashco ................................................................. IFC www.sashco.com; 800-767-5656 Sears Hometown Hardware.................................. 40 www.ownasearsstore.com Simon Rack ........................................................... 97 www.simonrackusa.com; +1 585 5687904 SKM Industries Inc. ............................................ 102 www.skmproducts.com; 800-851-8464 Starrett .................................................................. 78 www.starrett.com; 888-674-7443 Strybuc Industries ................................................. 29 www.strybuc.com; 800-352-0800 Sun Gro Horticulture ............................................. 26 www.sungro.com; 800-732-8667 Sunnyside Corporation ............................................ 88 www.sunnysidecorp.com; 800-323-8611 True Value ....................................................... 23, 67 www.truevaluecompany.com; 888-291-7229 TRUSOLV a Div. of The Plastics Group Inc. .................... 81 www.trusolvproducts.com; 888-449-3326 UGL ......................................................................... 21 www.ugl.com; 800-845-5227 U.S. Wire & Cable Corp. ....................................... 53 www.uswireandcable.com; 800-327-4673 Wallace Hardware Co. ............................................. 87 www.wallacehardware.com; 800-776-0976 Wastequip ............................................................... 31 www.toter.com; 800-424-0422 Wooster Brush Company ........................................ 57 www.woosterbrush.com; 800-392-7246 Yardmax ................................................................... 20 www.yardmax.com; 877-YARDMAX *This index is provided for the convenience of our advertisers and readers. 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