Press Releases

July 2016

New Wooster Painter’s Comb Speeds Up Brush Cleaning

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Wooster, Ohio…Wooster brushes are made to last, but heavy paint buildup shortens their lifespans. With the improved Painter’s Comb, professionals and consumers can thoroughly care for and maximize performance of their favorite Wooster paintbrushes.

The Wooster Painter’s Comb now features a streamlined design with a shorter handle. Made with two unique sides, it combines the benefits of a traditional pin-style comb with a powerful yet gentle wire brush.  Read more…

March 2016

Moen Earns Title of America’s Most Trusted™ Faucet BrandMoenFoundingMember

North Olmsted, Ohio…There’s a reason Moen is the #1 faucet brand in North America — meaningful innovation, useful features, thoughtfully designed products, lasting value…and, of course, trust. In fact, Moen was recently recognized as America’s Most Trusted™ faucet brand, based on nearly 20,000 consumer opinions evaluated by Lifestory Research.  Read more…

 

January 2016

Big Time Products launched two new products to its thriving True Grip® and Firm Grip® hardware brands.BigTimeFoundingMember

Big Time Products, the leader in work, garden, automotive, and household cleaning hand protection categories, is launching two new products to its thriving True Grip® and Firm Grip® hardware brands. After reinventing the high performance work glove, Big Time is reimagining the dipped category by increasing innovation and performance.

Historically the Industry’s standard for a latex dipped glove has been a crinkle latex coating on a loose cotton knit shell, allowing the glove to stretch and lose fit over time.  Read More…

 

September 2015

Rachelle Banker promoted to Director of Operations at The Vendor CenterVendorCenterFoundingMember

LISLE, IL April 10, 2015 | The Vendor Center, the new business-to-business website for the Independent Hardware Industry, announces Rachelle Banker is being promoted to a new position within the company; Director of Operations, effective October 5, 2015.

“Rachelle joined The Vendor Center (http://www.thevendorcenteronline.com) two years ago this month and has proven to be incredibly important to the overall success of The Vendor Center”, said President and CEO Darrell Wabschall. “We are honored to recognize how important Rachelle is to our continued growth and development. She will oversee all operations of the company.”

Rachelle Banker is recently married to Rob Michel and resides in Lisle, IL. Rachelle graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with honors.

About The Vendor Center
The Vendor Center was created to enhance and streamline communication between Retailers and Vendors. The Vendor Center Inc. was founded by Darrell Wabschall and is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois. The owners have collectively been involved in the consumer goods wholesale, merchandising, marketing and retail fields for over 40 years. For more information, please visit TheVendorCenterOnline.com.

June 2015

New Strong-Rod™ Systems Offer Seismic and Wind Design Solutions for Light-Frame, Mid-Rise Wood ConstructionSimpsonStrongTieHAPMember

With the new Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Rod™ continuous rod tiedown systems, featuring new code-listed components and optimized rod-run assemblies, Designers have cost-effective and code-tested options for light-frame, mid-rise wood construction.  Read More…


February 2015

Top 6 Most Promising Consumer Goods CompaniesBigTimeFoundingMember

Big Time was recently recognized among the Top 6 Most Promising Consumer Goods Companies by Consumer Goods Technology earlier this month. This list is compiled as a follow up to Forbes naming America’s Top 100 Most Promising Companies where Big Time Products was featured at #36.

 

http://consumergoods.edgl.com/news/Top-6-Most-Promising-CG-Companies98078


January 2015

BTP Ranked in Top 40 of Forbes Top 100 Most Promising American CompaniesBigTimeFoundingMember

Forbes recently made a list of Americas Top 100 Most Promising Companies and Big Time Products is on the list for a second consecutive year bumping up to #37 from 2014’s #86 ranking! A link to the article is below.

http://www.forbes.com/companies/big-time-products/

 

TVC to Introduce e-Specials For VENDORS
Coming March 2015

We are gearing up to release a new feature called: e-Specials. This feature is designed to help you promote drop ship specials and grow business with the Independent Hardware Channel.  Read More…


TVC to Introduce e-Specialsespecials For RETAILERS

Coming March 2015

We are gearing up to release a new feature called: e-Specials. This feature is designed to help you find and take advantage of amazing deals (billed through your Wholesaler)! Read More…


January 13, 2015

MOEN SPONSORS 2015 NEXTGEN SHOWCASE HOME

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There really is no place like home. Whether it’s been hours, days or weeks away, coming home provides a sigh of relief and relaxation – which is why the theme for NextGen Home TV’s (NGHTV) latest project, the 2015 NextGen Home, is “Welcome Home.” Moen, the number one faucet brand in North America, is pleased to be part of the showcase in partnership

with NextGen Home TV… Read More

June 27, 2014

ECi RockSolid POS® Software Provides Tighter Integration with House-Hasson

ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced the availability of enhanced functionality specifically for ECi Advantage RockSolid_RGBHouse-Hasson retailers in version 5.15 of RockSolid POS® software.

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June 26, 2014

ECi RockSolid POS® Software Adds New Enhancements for Ace Hardware

ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced the availability of enhanced functionality specifically for ECi Advantage RockSolid_RGBAce Hardware retailers with the release of version 5.15 of RockSolid POS® software. These enhancements improve efficiency for Ace retailers and allow them to offer even greater customer service.

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Find out more about the independent hardware industry including press releases, fact sheets and more.  To submit information contact Diane Allen at diane@thehardwareconnection.com

 

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