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Hardware & Housewares Review May 5 2015

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H a r d w a r e & H o u s e w a r e s R e v i e w 6 9 Tu e s d a y, M a y 5 , 2 0 1 5 products, we make great products! We don't just have employees, we have a dedicated team. We don't just offer serv- ice, we offer the best service. That is the difference our customers have learned to trust and depend on, and that is the DeWitt Difference that we strive for in all we do. HHR: How did you come to start the DeWitt Company? LD: In the early 1970s, I saw a need for a non-chemical, environmentally sound form of weed control that would assist homeowners and professionals in creat- ing low-maintenance landscapes. I feel about the lawn and garden industry just like Arnold Palmer feels about golf. I love it so much I'd do it for free. There is no better industry than the lawn and garden industry. It is comprised of ethical, hardworking families. It is a sustainable industry that weathers all storms and always comes back strong. The independent garden centers make this industry the strong, ethical, family focused industry it is today. HHR: How are you serving that industry? LD: DeWitt operates out of a 300,000 DeWitt (Cont'd. from p. 1) square-foot facility that is centrally locat- ed in the heartland of America. By con- tinually investing in state-of-the-art tech- nology and equipment, DeWitt is able to consistently provide the highest quality products available in the lawn and garden industry. Unlike many manufacturers, DeWitt is there to back up our products after you order. We know our continued success is based on your continued success. We are constantly developing new and innova- tive merchandising systems to better serve your needs. We've made a serious commitment to the lawn and garden industry by introducing new products, improving existing products and develop- ing innovative merchandising solutions. We are a family-owned, operated and inspired company. DeWitt blends old fashioned ways with state of the art tech- nology. Tools are for people to use, not to replace people. For example, a phone doesn't replace your call being answered by a person. At DeWitt you're not a num- ber – you're a person. We have a dedicat- ed, talented team that is driven by our success and commitment to the industry. This industry is not only my career, it is my life. Visit DeWitt at booth #19036. For more information, call 800.888.9669 or visit www.dewittcompany.com. LL: Viatek is a company that develops solution-oriented merchandise. We design, develop and manufacture prod- ucts for catalogs, retailers, direct response and TV shopping channels. HHR: What would you say makes your company unique? LL: Viatek is a full service product development company. We specializes in being world leaders in the development of innovative products for both our brand and private branded customers. We uti- lize a strong infrastructure for competi- tive product sourcing and currently dis- tribute products all over the world. Our talented team of graphic designers and quality control engineers are skilled in CAD design, rapid prototyping and app development. HHR: What distinguishes your products in the marketplace? LL: Quality! We want to make sure our consumers are happy long after their ini- tial purchase has been made. HHR: What items are you most excited about showcasing? LL: I am excited to launch our Deluxe Night Stars Landscape Lighting Series. Viatek (Cont'd. from p. 1) The new line is constructed with a strong, weather-resistant resin at a lower price point. Holiday Charms will also be demoed at the booth. This particular model comes with 12 festive designs for the holidays. Perfect for Halloween, 4th of July, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day and more. HHR: Do you welcome new ideas from inventors? LL: Yes, I accept new product submis- sions from aspiring inventors from around the world. I take great pride in testing and evaluating their inventions and directing their product to the appro- priate channel of distribution. In all cases, I strive to provide constructive criticism and often provide referrals to hopeful inventors. HHR: What is the biggest success an inventor can reach? LL: I love to develop and find products that make sense. Watching a product grow from an idea, to a reality, to ulti- mately landing in the hands of a happy customer is the biggest success any inventor can reach. Visit Viatek at booth #6019. For more infor- mation, go to www.viatekproducts.com, email info@viatek.com or call 423.402.9010. drive from the company's offices. It has received the first run of the product and the units look fantastic. The company has been working a long time to get product production back to the U.S., and with the factory willing to sharpen its pencil on the cost, it has completed the task. The cost of production is somewhat higher in the U.S. than the company's India factory, but it is willing to live with the price increase so it can reach its goal of putting Americans back to work. Best Offense Products, Inc. is dedicat- ed to adding more Made in the U.S.A. products to drive the goal of putting Americans back to work. In booth #6140, Best Offense Products will also be featuring the national launch of GetSome Products lubricants and its Batteryade product. There are no products of this kind on the Best Offense Products (Cont'd. from p. 1) market that have the certifications that these products have. Best Offense Products is also fea- turing a unique line of paint additives for both indoor and outdoor paints. These unique additives will make life easier for both home and business owners. All of the products Best Offense Products is exhibiting are not one of the "me too" products on the market. The products are unique and the either the newest on the market or the original in their markets. This year, Best Offense Products added manufacturing in the U.S. (Florida), changed its retail packaging to a smaller package, updated the package with a new, fresher look and has submit- ted paperwork to be a certified Woman Owned Company. Visit booth #6140 to take advantage of show specials. least expensive way to automate your lights to be on when you need them most. Simply use the arrows to set the clock, then choose a desired pre-programmed time for on/off settings and the timer is ready to use. With convenient on/off override and battery backup that main- tains settings during power loss, these GE-branded TouchSmart timers are LED, CFL and incandescent ready. Perfect for any light bulb the user choos- es. Save energy, save money and feel secure with GE-branded TouchSmart Timers. TouchSmart features and benefits include: convenient on/off override, easi- ly turn the timer on or off to override pre- set times; battery back-up maintains set- tings during power loss; pre-programmed times, choose from the already-set pro- grams with just one push of a button; blue LED indicators light up to show cur- rent status of active programs; large LCD Screen, effortless viewing of time and mode. "We pride ourselves on identifying Jasco Products (Cont'd. from p. 1) gaps in the marketplace and developing products that directly answer consumer needs," said Cameron Trice, Jasco's CEO. "GE-branded TouchSmart Timers are the easiest timers to set in the market today. Creating an intuitive experience was our key focus." GE-branded TouchSmart Timers feature five presets: evening, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; morning, 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.; all night, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.; 24 hour countdown; My On/Off Time, simply press the arrows to set a customized time. The preset options allow you to instantly program and control any light- ing or electronic device in seconds. Available in indoor and outdoor plug-in models and indoor in-wall models. All timers are UL listed. GE is a trademark of General Electric Company and under license to Jasco Products Company LLC, 10 E. Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Visit Jasco at booth #4515. For more information, go to www.jascoproducts.com or blog.jascoproducts.com. designed to minimize the time spent dur- ing installation, maximize your accuracy and save you money in the long run. SmartWedge plastic shims are the only shims with interlocking teeth. This design allows you to use two shims together when needed, locking them in place for stability and accuracy. They won't split, they won't crack and they will stay secure. It's a fast, easy and cost saving solution for installing doors, win- dows, floors and framing applications. The SmartWedge family of products are as simple to use as wood shims, but without the common problems associated with using wood: no splitting, no dry rot or mold, and they are not affected by mois- ture. They are a better long-term solution. The SmartWedge family includes Hanger or Horseshoe type shims, Flat shims, Blocks and Combi-Wedges. Hanger shims are easy to fit and com- bine. They will hang in balance on the screw and are indifferent to moisture and temperature. Combi-Wedges are ideal for joist lev- eling and for sound dampening. They are ideal for lifting a floor over vents and pip- Overland (Cont'd. from p. 1) ing and are proven to carry heavy loads, maintaining their strength and shape. Flat shims are perfect for mounting window glass, kitchen cabinets and coun- ters, stairs and a host of other household needs. They can be nailed or screwed without splitting and come in numerous sizes and lengths. SmartWedge Blocks can be clicked together to form any thickness and to support up to 11,000 pounds, making them ideal for concrete work or for build- ing decks. Blocks can also be clicked together to function as a shim. SmartWedge products can be used for window and door framing, cabinets, floor and deck installations and for many other building applications. These products are available in indi- vidual case quantities, assorted sizes in a see-through plastic TransPack, or in smaller quantities as hanger cards to be displayed hanging from your shelves. Visit Overland Construction Supply at booth #45120 and take advantage of its special show offer. For more information, go to www.smartwedge.com, email info@smartwedge.com or call 800.610.7250.

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