Wednesday, April 29, 2009

No IR Price Increases Planned

Of course, right after I write this I know that Ingersol Rand will send out price increase notices, but the word right now is that, given that they raised their prices on various lines 2 or 3 times last year, they have no plans at this time to raise prices again in the immediate future.

In one way I think this is too bad, because my Schlage price book is really raggedy and by now I usually would have had a new one. One big upside is that maybe Von Duprin will have to put off their annual random part number changes! That would be a treat.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

John Flaherty

After 35 years in our Massachusetts office, John Flaherty will be moving to North Carolina to work out of his house, where he will continue to provide hardware sales expertise to his large following of customers.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Annual Fundraiser for MS

I will be riding in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraising cycling event, the Cape Cod Getaway on June 27th and 28th. If you would like to learn more about this event please visit my fundraising web page.

Click HERE to go THERE

Here at Security Lock we are having a busy day. Hope your day is going well.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Continuous Hinges with ETP Prep

Every week I am having a nightmare order. What is it? Full mortise continuous hinges prepared for electric power transfer.

Some hinge companies have a form to fill out to show where, exactly, you want the prep to be. Other hinge companies leave you more on your own. Typically what happens is that the order is held up at the factory because of the absence of some detail.

When ordering full mortise continuous hinges prepared for EPT, always remember to tell your vendor, in addition to the usual details of finish and height, the distance between the top of the hinge and the centerline of the prep, the handing, and whose EPT you will be using. That will save us all a lot of trouble.

Monday, April 13, 2009


I will be trying to post daily from now on. There is a lot going on in the hardware industry and it bears discussion. There are many fears concerning our current national economic state of affairs. Yet from my position in a national hardware distribution, I see a slowing that is by no means terribly drastic or universal. While that may come, what I see right now is a number of new, large jobs appearing every day. So there is work out there, my friends. It might be harder to get, so that means we all have to get smarter.

All the best in these challenging times.