2017 National Hardware Show Preview
Scheduled for this May in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2017 National Hardware Show is the prime place for face-to-face networking between manufacturing companies and home-improvement retail outlets who are seeking new products. It’s also a great opportunity to catch a sneak peek of the cool tools and gadgets soon to stock the shelves of your favorite hardware store. In case you can’t make it to Vegas this year, we hope you enjoy this preview of hot items to be exhibited at the show.
Syr-Tech manufactures AlligatorBoard metal pegboard to the highest standards from heavy-duty, 20-gauge steel in the company’s Glendale Heights, Illinois headquarters. AlligatorBoard is stronger and more durable than ordinary pegboard and comes in 16-, 32- and 48-in. long by 16-in. wide panels, and 3-in. wide strips and shelves. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty, AlligatorBoard is compatible with standard pegboard hardware and quickly and efficiently organizes garages, workshops and more. AlligatorBoard won’t rust and is magnetic, featuring special, strength-reinforcing dimpled holes that will hold up to 90 lbs. when mounted on studs. With built-in 5/8-in. flanges, it’s designed to install easily on any wall using the included mounting hardware. AlligatorBoard is available in several finishes: galvanized steel, eight powder-coated steel colors, 300-series stainless steel, 400-series stainless steel (attractive shine), and polished Diamond Plate aluminum tread plate. Specialty pegboard packages include the FinishLine black and white checkerboard and American Flag kits. Also, check out the new Wall on Wheels (W.O.W.) carts—mobile versions of AlligatorBoard designed to eliminate the need to carry parts and tools back and forth between storage area and workspace. Visit booth 8133 or alligatorboard.com.
The Plan Station is a portable hanging desk that provides an instant and efficient place to work like a pro, whether you’re building on site, in your workshop, home office, or anywhere you need portable workspace. Made of lightweight yet durable nylon, the PlanStation is easy to set up with two heavy-duty hanging rings placed 48 inches apart. Simply install two sheets of 24×48×5/8-in. plywood into two pockets, hang it on a wall, open it up, and you have an instant workspace large enough to accommodate a set of blueprints and complete with a variety of storage compartments, and even a drink holder. The Plan Station quickly folds up and out of the way for easy storage. When closed it is the size of an artist’s portfolio and is easy to transport with the padded handle. Visit booth IS332 or planstation.biz.
Max Cases from Plastica Panora are IP67 certified tough, durable and reliable. They may be used in a variety of applications including photography, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, tactical, and manufacturing. These cases offer superior protection from elements, water, dust and impacts. Choose from a wide range of sizes and configurations. See the full lineup of cases at www.plasticapanaro.com or visit booth 8058.