Techniseal offers high-end products that help consumers and contractors clean and protect exterior surfaces such as interlocking pavers, wood, roofing, asphalt and concrete. Founded in 1984, the company has now become a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of jointing material, care products and installation accesssories for the concrete paver industry. Paver manufacturers as well as landscape architects, contractors and homeowners worldwide recognize the added value of Techniseal’s innovative solutions. Techniseal products are sold in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. For more information, please visit techniseal.com.

National Hardware Show

Come join us at the 2020 National Hardware Show, Tuesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV as we celebrate our 75th anniversary! NHS is the annual gathering for retailers, manufacturers and media to explore the latest products and trends shaping the future of the home improvement industry—in products, retail business, innovation and more. No matter what you’re looking for, you are guaranteed to find something new…whether it be in our featured areas or on our Show Floor made up of over 16 product categories! Learn more and keep up to date by visiting nationalhardwareshow.com.

North American Retail Hardware Association

The North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) mission is to help independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards, regardless of wholesale affiliation, become better and more profitable retailers. This not-for-profit organization serves the channel by providing retailers with educational resources, networking events, industry research and by acting as a collective voice for 35,000 independent retailers across the U.S. and Canada.
NRHA offers retailers hundreds of resources, including Hardware Retailing magazine, online employee training, college-level leadership and management programs, dozens of annual roundtables, conferences, awards programs, research studies and more. Learn more about the association by visiting nrha.org.

Orgill Canada

Orgill Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Orgill, Inc., the largest and fastest-growing independent hardware distributor in the world. From its modern distribution facilities in London, Ont., and Post Falls, Idaho, the Canadian supplier services retailers in every Canadian province and territory. Orgill Canada offers a full range of industry leading products, retail programs and services designed to fulfill its mission of helping its customers be successful. https://orgill.ca/ 

King Marketing

King Marketing is committed to being the only viable choice for manufacturers looking for exceptional representation across Canada in the hardware, home improvement and building materials channels. King provides its represented manufacturers with a powerful team of engaged, knowledgeable and experienced representatives. At head office, distributor or the dealer store, King reps work at all levels to maximize sales opportunities. In addition, its national team of merchandisers provide value added services to box stores and mass merchants. King is currently offering a “Free Sales or Service Trial” for any manufacturer wanting to try the agency model. www.kingmkt.com.

DuPont Performance Building Solutions

DuPont Performance Building Solutions is a global innovation leader in the building and construction industry, providing products and materials for all six sides of the building envelope. By developing solutions for managing the air, water and thermal performance of buildings and residences, we help our customers build energy-efficient, resilient, and durable shelters in a rapidly changing world. Backed by unmatched industry insight, building knowledge, and technical support, as well as world-class brands such as Styrofoam™ Brand, Tyvek®, and Great Stuff™, our products and services portfolio enables customers to focus on what they do best, no matter where and how they choose to build. dupont.com/building


Founded in 1975, OS&B® is a leading manufacturer and distributor of plumbing products.  Located in Oakville Ontario, we are Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of waste & overflows, traps, lavatory drains, tubular brass and plastic fittings, floor drains, shower drains and various other plumbing parts including our patented Island Tub Drain™. We serve the wholesale and retail industries, and manufacture for and supply to some of the largest OEM brands in the world offering in-house product design and testing in order to address specific needs and requirements.

OS&B® is dedicated to service and quality, with a focus on innovation.



CashierPRO is a leading provider of Point-of-Sale/Inventory Management systems in Canada for small-to-mid size (from 1-20 users per site) Retailers. In 2012, CashierPRO expanded and incorporated in the USA.  Our primary installations are in Hardware, Home Improvement, Farm and Building Material dealers, but can be an excellent fit for many other retailers.  Whether an independent retailer or Buying Group focused, CashierPRO is an unbeatable combination of power, price and easy-to-use features, without the need for expensive Fileservers.  If you would like further information, visit our website: www.cashierpro.com or call Dave Pestill, Toll-Free at (888) 250-8135 x706, or email: dave.pestill@cashierpro.com


For more than 150 years, GSW has provided innovative products to Canadian homes, a claim few water heater brands can make. They’ve earned the trust and loyalty of Canadians by continuing to evolve as they strive to provide the safest, most reliable and energy efficient water heaters available. www.gsw-wh.com

Wolf Gugler Executive Search, LLC

Wolf Gugler Executive Search, LLC is a well-established boutique firm offering a comprehensive range of talent recruitment services, specifically retainer based executive search. We identify, recruit, evaluate and present top-performing candidates to hardware and housewares retailers and their suppliers throughout Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. We’re experts at providing integrity, speed and results to our Clients seeking to add outstanding talent to their employee base.

We also provide tailored, one on one outplacement services should the need to downsize your workforce arise. More info is available at www.wolfgugler.com or by emailing Wolf Gugler, President at wolf@wolfgugler.com.



Koelnmesse, a leading organizer of international shows, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, stages 80 international fairs +2,000 conferences. The International Hardware Fair/Eisenwarenmesse: 3/1-3/4, 2020 is the leading international fair for hardware+tools. With a large international audience of 2,270 exhibitors from 58 countries and 47,000 visitors from 143 countries, segments include: Tools, Industrial Supply, Fasteners&Fittings, Home Improvement. Spoga+gafa – 9/6-9/8, 2020 – covers outdoor living and gardening. 39,000+ visitors source garden furniture, decorations, grills, equipment/machinery, accessories amongst 2,132 exhibitors from 59 countries. CIHS is Asia’s top fair for Hardware/DIY: Tools, DIY/Building Hardware, Fasteners, Security, Locks, Fittings. Hosting 50,000+ visitors and 2,800+ exhibitors. www.koelnmesse.com


Since 1973 Taiga has been committed to serving the building materials industry. With 15 distribution centers across Canada and 3 in the USA, we have you covered. With a large product portfolio Taiga is able to supply an extensive variety of products including but not limited to, pressure treated lumber, dimensional lumber, panels, engineered wood products, composite decking, exterior siding, flooring, insulation and interior mouldings. Taiga is committed to advancing your business through innovative distribution strategies, excellent customer service and tremendous product offerings.

Great people doing “Whatever it takes.”


Johns Manville

Johns Manville is your single source for insulation in Canada. Our products include Formaldehyde free™ fibreglass insulation, closed-cell and open-cell spray foam, foam board, mineral wool and blow-in fibreglass insulation. When it comes to insulation projects ranging from large to small, you can count on Johns Manville for expertise and exceptional quality.




Mi5 Print & Digital 

Mi5 Print and Digital is the most innovative, efficient and professional supplier of quality commercial offset printing and digital printing, wide format printing, print bindery, print finishing and fulfillment services. We work with top national brands and companies big and small in the printing, production and management of award winning marketing materials and corporate collateral. Mi5 prints business cards, stationary, brochures, flyers, catalogues, magazines, newsletters, annual reports, direct mail, sell sheets, presentation folders, sales binders, promotional cards, websites and digital media. The large format and retail product line offers outdoor header boards, posters, signs, banners, window and auto wraps, large & small point-of-purchase (POP) and point-of-sale (POS).  Support services include data management, warehousing, distribution, logistics, mailing services and complete project management. mi5print.com


ITW Construction Products Canada

ITW Construction Products Canada offers a range of premium well-known brands for renovation, remodelling, new construction, and commercial building sectors. The parent company, ITW, serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. The company has operations in 55 countries that employ more than 48,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 17,000 granted and pending patents. www.itwconstruction.ca



Financeit offers a comprehensive suite of tools and technologies designed to simplify complex sales transactions for businesses and their customers. Our point-of-sale financing platform helps businesses of any size close more sales by offering customers affordable monthly payment options for their next big home improvement, vehicle or retail purchase. For larger enterprise businesses, Financeit delivers an integrated suite of installation services products, including leads and workflow management, live contact agents, financing and promotions, performance assurance and category development. www.financeit.io




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David Chestnut for more information!