History of the National Hardware Show
The National Hardware Show has a rich history of serving the home improvement marketplace. Over the past four decades, the National Hardware Show has evolved to match the American homeowners’ commitment to and passion for improving the quality of life through their homes. Originally held in New York as a result of the housing boom after World War II, the show eventually moved to Chicago in the 1970s. For nearly three decades Reed Exhibitions and the American Hardware Manufacturers’ Association (AHMA) teamed up to organize the NHS during its tenure in Chicago.
Despite years of successful cooperation, the two organizations split ways at the beginning of the new millennium, sponsoring two separate events. In 2004, the American Hardware Manufacturers’ Association held its AHMA Hardware Show in Chicago while Reed took the National Hardware Show to Las Vegas. The industry overwhelmingly supported the NHS’ move to Las Vegas and, subsequently, the AHMA Hardware Show was canceled in 2005.
Today, the National Hardware Show is the premier venue for international hardware manufacturers to present their ideas and new products to the American marketplace. The NHS brings the biggest names in the industry together every year, which provides both businesses and individuals alike with the valuable opportunity to promote innovation and cooperation within the Hardware industry.
Anglo American Tools and the NHS
Anglo American Tools has been an exhibitor at the National Hardware Show for nearly forty years. This annual event has long been a key venue for domestic and international manufacturers, associations, and organizations to showcase their newest products to the extensive North American distribution network. This unique tradeshow provides companies with the opportunity to re-connect with valuable customers and important partners, as well as the ultimate chance to network with new contacts within the industry.
At Anglo American Tools, we take great pride in the unique, high-quality hand tools that we provide to wholesalers and distributors nationwide. We are very excited to bring our outstanding products to Las Vegas this year for the 2013 National Hardware Show. While the show takes place from May 7-9th, our team will be arriving a day early and departing a day later. This will ensure a smooth show set-up as well as some extra time on the back end to enjoy the Vegas scene.
This year Anglo will be bringing a team of four, three established veterans and an ambitious rookie:
Owner/President Stephen Tuck has represented Anglo American Tools at the National Hardware Show for nearly three decades, working his first NHS in 1984 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Over the course of the ’80s and ’90s, he oversaw the growth of our presence at the NHS, expanding from a 10’x20’ to a 20’x30’. Stephen’s extensive experience and knowledge of the industry are invaluable at an event as important as the National Hardware Show.
Greg Genevro, Vice President of Industrial Sales, will be attending the NHS for his fourth time. Over the past four years, Greg has driven the sales of the NES Thread Repair Line through the roof and he is very excited to show the progress that has been made with our two newest product lines, Kukko and Hazet. Greg is eager to get to Vegas and looks forward to the many interesting conversations that are sure to develop over the course of the week.
Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer Kyle Williams will also be returning to Vegas this year, making his third NHS appearance. Kyle looks forward to a very productive week away from the computer, exploring the show as he looks to find new inspiration to develop strategies to strengthen our marketing efforts.
Business Development Manager and Marketing Specialist Andrew Tobin will also make the trip out to the NHS. This will be his first National Hardware Show as well as his first time in Vegas, an experience he will never forget.
Don’t forget to stop by booth #7449 to meet us and learn more about our line of high-quality professional hand tools.