Hardware Retailing

JUN 2018

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June 2018 | HARDWARE RETAILING 73 CEO Retires From 121-Store Westlake Ace Hardware Chain Tom Knox, CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware, has retired. Joe Jeffries, who was previously the company's president and COO, replaces him. TheRedT.com/westlake-ace-retires Blish-Mize Executive Retires John H. Mize, executive chairman and chairman of the board of Blish-Mize Co., retired after 56 years. He plans to spend time with family and study Spanish. TheRedT.com/mize-retires Renovations Spur Retail Hiring As homeowners opt to renovate as opposed to buy new homes, their decisions are contributing to recent growth in retail hiring figures. TheRedT.com/renovations-retail CANADA BMR Unveils Urban Concept Store in Downtown Montreal Groupe BMR has opened the pilot location for its urban concept store La Shop in Montreal's Griffintown neighborhood. "We are determined to be the reference point for urban hardware," Martin Lecomte, BMR's vice president of retail, says. Sexton Group Adds 2 Dealer Members, New Rep Sexton Group welcomes Tarpin Lumber & Truss, one of Ontario's largest family- owned building supply companies, and Tampa Hall Ltd., from Ayr, Ontario, which manufactures structural wood framing systems. Mike Fraser has taken on the newly created role of commodity wood products manager for Eastern Canada. Home Hardware Recognized for Management Practices For the sixth consecutive year, Home Hardware Stores was named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. The program recognizes innovative business practices among Canadian companies. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel. Ace Hardware Opens 100th Store in Canada Ace Hardware recently opened its 100th retail location in Canada. The store, Owen Sound Ace Country & Garden is owned by the Huron Bay Co-operative, which is adding the Ace brand to its FS co-op location. For the full story of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hardwareretailing. Ajax Wire Specialty Co. ...........................................26 www.ajaxwire.com; 855-966-2529 Apex Tool Group ........................................................1 www.apextoolgroup.com; 410-773-7800 Benjamin Moore ..................................................... BC www.benjaminmoore.com; 855-724-6802 Bonide .....................................................................63 www.bonide.com; 315-736-8231 Broil King Barbeques ...............................................41 www.broilkingbbq.com; 800-265-2150 Cole's Wild Bird .......................................................53 www.coleswildbird.com; 877-426-8882 Designer Greetings .................................................23 www.cardsmartstoreinastore.com; 800-654-6960 Distribution America ................................................45 www.daonline.com; 704-940-4801 Do it Best Corp. ..................................................18-19 www.independentsdoitbest.com; 888-364-8237 Dutton-Lainson Company ........................................72 www.dutton-lainson.com; 402-462-4141 Federal-Mogul Motorparts .......................................13 www.championautoparts.com; 800-334-3210 Fiskars PRO ...............................................................9 www.fiskars.com; 866-348-5661 Flexon ......................................................................57 www.flexonhose.com; 800-327-4673 Hillman Group Inc. ...................................................11 www.hillmangroup.com; 800-800-4900 Home Improvement eRetailer Summit ...................14 www.eretailerssummit.com; 203-295-3385 HSI .............................................................................7 www.hardwaresuppliers.com; 800-334-5625 Impress Art ..............................................................55 www.impressart.com/diy; 631-940-9530 International Products Group ...................................22 www.ipgsales.net; 561-948-4632 IPG ...........................................................................25 www.itape.com; 888-898-7834 Lumax ......................................................................27 www.lumax.com; 844-660-6876 Mars ........................................................................17 www.marsdelivers.com Master Magnetics Inc. ............................................29 www.magnetsource.com; 888-293-9190 Merrifield Paint Co. ..................................................61 www.maddogprimer.com Metaltech Scaffolding .............................................34 www.metaltech.co; 800-363-7587 Midwest Fastener ..............................................30-31 www.fastenerconnection.com; 800-444-7313 NRHA Business Services ........................................72 www.nrha.org/business-services NRHA Cost of Doing Business Study .....................65 www.theredt.com/CODB NRHA Foundations of Leadership Program ............69 www.nrha.org/RLI NRHA Health Insurance ..........................................75 www.cbigi.com/nrha-program Old Masters .............................................................54 www.myoldmasters.com; 800-747-3436 Orgill Inc. .......................................................... 76-IBC www.orgill.com; 800-347-2860 Phifer ..................................................................... IFC www.phifer.com; 800-841-9473 PRO Group Inc. .........................................................5 www.pro-group.com; 303-792-3000 Quickscrews ............................................................22 www.quickscrews.com; 800-743-6916 Seal-Once ............................................................. 15 www.seal-once.com; 888-363-2628 ShurTech Brands LLC ..............................................35 www.frogtape.com; 800-321-1733 Simon Rack .............................................................24 www.simonrackusa.com; +34-976-628-537 Simpson Strong-Tie .................................................37 www.strongtie.com; 800-999-5099 SKM Products ....................................................... 28 www.skmproducts.com; 800-851-8464 SureCan .....................................................................3 www.SureCanUSA.com; 801-827-0500 Taiwan Hardware Show .....................................46-47 www.hardwareshow.com.tw; +886-2-2595-4212 True Value Company ...............................................33 www.truevaluecompany.com; 888-291-7229 *This index is provided for the convenience of our advertisers and readers. 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