Defiance Tools attends the National Hardware Show 2019

May 22, 2019

Defiance Tools attends the National Hardware Show 2019

Defiance Tools and the National Hardware Show

The week of May 6th Rich and I flew to Las Vegas for the National Hardware Show (NHS) with the intent to look for new ideas and new products for Defiance Tools. The show which is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center is one of Defiance Tools must stops every year.

What is the NHS? 

According to their website the National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning over 70 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers.

Why would Defiance Tools attend the NHS? 

The hardware is always an exciting event since many of our existing manufacturing partners attend as well as new potential partners. It is a place for us to reconnect with people we already know as well as meet new potential supply partners. Also, since Rich has been in the industry for a long time it allows him to re-connect with longtime friends and past colleagues.

At this year’s event they also featured a new aspect called Tiny Living @NHS. This was a convention within a convention where the Hardware Show featured the Small Build & Construction Technology Conference, designed specifically for professionals in the small living, modular and manufactured housing industries. It was open to all builders, developers, product/service providers, government officials, retailers, non-profits and other real estate professionals.  This dynamic event allowed people who are involved with or interested in this industry to be able to network with over 30,000 hardware, building supply and other industry professionals. The Small Build & Construction Technology Conference included two full days of seminars on the most relevant topics impacting the industry today and allowed for networking with the world's leading professionals in this market segment.

We attended a few of the seminars so we could stay on top of this new aspect of the industry. As you know we have been attending RV events, so we thought this was a good tie-in for us as well. The one seminar that was very interesting was the Attainable Housing Through Alternative Living seminar which discussed why people are choosing Skoolies (converted school buses) to live in. It featured a company Skoolie Homes who specializes in Custom Bus Conversions and a great couple, Alyssa Bean (@regretlyss) and Dan Mini (@minigoesbig) who are living the #buslife lifestyle.

Here at Defiance Tools - we love looking for new ideas and to meet new people

We love searching the US and the globe for new ideas and opportunities for Defiance Tools! If there is a trade show you think we should attend to look for new products or if you have ideas for our next new product - let us know if the comments below!

Zoe' Coulcher ~ Co-Founder of Defiance Tools




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