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Trade Shows: The Great Debate

Are there too many trade shows in the Australian hardware industry? There are plenty of suppliers who think so – and we want feedback from all parties…

Storage: Home Décor’s Rising Star

Home Décor goods are frequently assessed in terms of “fashionable” colours, “hot” materials and “contemporary” designs.

Home Depot – You’re Hired!

Home Depot has signed a multi-year deal that will place its products and services on several American reality TV shows including The Apprentice and The Contender…

A New Direction For Australian Steel Giant

Australia’s largest steel company, BlueScope Steel, has launched a new business, BlueScope Water.

An Aussie Icon Celebrates 60 Years

One of Australia’s most famous icons – the Hills Hoist – is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Newsletter Articles

Meijer – A Midwest Giant

While its strength is in America’s Midwest, Meijer is a major player in the fiercely competitive home centre market. Bob Vereen reports…

Storming Ahead in NSW

The Vane-Tempest family has been providing hardware to the township of Condobolin for decades – and it’s “blue skies ahead” for future generations…

Air-Powered Sealant Gun!

Here’s a gun that deserves its own 21-gun salute! It’s the world’s first portable, air-powered sealant gun – and it’s also an Aussie-made invention…

Paint: The “Glow” Revolution

Recent developments in luminous paint technology have created an entirely new branch of “glow in the dark” paints, signs and extruded products – and we see a bright future for the category…