Paint Scene – February, 2017

By The Paint Dealer,

  Filed under: Departments, Paint Scene

Celebration in Charlotte

The DEWALT® Charlotte, NC manufacturing plant celebrated as the professional tool brand’s 10-millionth tool rolled off the production line. Company executives were on hand to build the 10-millionth tool—a 20V MAX* XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Hammer Drill (DCD996P2).

Across its seven U.S. manufacturing plants, the brand produced more than 90 million individual products “Made in the USA with global” materials in 2016, an almost 50 percent increase from the 62 million individual products in 2015, just one year earlier. This is a meaningful accomplishment towards the brand’s effort to expand its domestic manufacturing using global materials, an effort that began in 2013.

Frank Mannarino, President of Dewalt Professional Products Group said, “Year after year, Dewalt has significantly increased its production of tools made in the US with global materials. We are a global brand proud to have been founded in the United States and proud to continue to manufacture in the United States.”

Dewalt understands that buying American products and building the American economy are important to its customers. Connie Grant, an employee at the Charlotte plant said, “It makes me proud to work for a company that still values the American workforce.”


Dealer  Events

National Hardware  Show
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV, May 9-11

Lancaster Buying Show
Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, NV, May 10-11


Tax Time!

There are just a few weeks until the April 18th tax-filing deadline! The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), an advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released a list of helpful tips for filing accurate and beneficial tax returns for small business owners and the American public.

“The first important tax filing tip: you can never start too soon,” said Keith Hall, NASE President and CEO. “To avoid mistakes and errors on your tax returns, now is the time to gather all your documents. Think about hidden or often forgotten deductions; think about what is missing, and think about how all your business costs fit into your overall financial picture. The number one reason for audits and unwanted IRS scrutiny is simple mistakes on tax returns. NASE’s top tips are as follows:

Gather your documents early—don’t wait until the last minute; now is the time to start making sure you have all your important tax filing documents.

You’re not alone—stay connected; there are resources out there to help you from to and tax professionals.

Educate yourself about changes to the tax code—believe it or not, there are changes and adjustments to the tax code year-to-year; make sure you find out what they are so you are prepared and can take advantage of them.

Don’t forget about hidden or overlooked deductions—don’t leave anything on the table; make sure you are not missing any deductions that apply to you that can make the difference, such as mileage reimbursement, retirement contribution and the home office deduction.