Blog Category: Departments


Paint Scene—June, 2018

By The Paint Dealer,

    Things are Bigger in Texas PPG has announced plans for a new distribution center in Flower Mound, Texas. The nearly 450,000-square-foot facility, which will be constructed and leased through Duke Realty, will be the largest distribution center for architectural paints and coatings in PPG’s U.S. and Canada network. The new facility [ceremonial ground-breaking  … Read more

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Mark My Words—June, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by When General Sherwin Marches In I slept really well last night. I didn’t spend the night tossing and turning; I got into bed and fell right to sleep. I didn’t groan or shout out in my sleep (according to my fiancée at least) and didn’t wake up with that jaw pain you get  … Read more

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Just Say Yes—June, 2018

By shephyken,

Are All Customers Created Equal? In 1945 George Orwell published the literary classic Animal Farm, which was required reading in my middle-school English class. I always remembered the line, “All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Someone recently referenced the book and this famous line, and it made me  … Read more

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Mark My Words—May, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

Mop ’Til You Drop   “I don’t want to be in charge of cleaning the floors, yet there I am with a mop in my hand!” I can be very difficult—at least that’s what my daughter and fiancé told me the other night. Apparently I’m a terrific guy with a heart of gold whom most  … Read more

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Just Say Yes—May, 2018

By shephyken,

Sorry Shouldn’t Mean “Too Bad” “The powerful words ‘I’m sorry’ shouldn’t be abused.” The other day a buddy shared an experience he had with a company that sold him mulch for his yard. When the truck arrived, he asked the driver and his co-worker to put the mulch in the backyard. The driver said, “I’m  … Read more

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Paint Scene—May, 2018

By The Paint Dealer,

Work the Bugs Out Kansai Paint Group, a global manufacturer of paints and coatings founded in 1918 in Osaka, Japan, has announced approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Kansai Anti-Mosquito Paint. The paint, designed for interior use, contains a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide which has been shown to significantly reduce the presence of  … Read more

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Prime Coat—May, 2018

By Hans Mugler,

What Happens in Vegas WOWs in Vegas Well, another information-packed edition of the National Hardware Show and Lancaster Distributing show is in the books. We saw all sorts of great new products whose makers are looking to vie for space on your store shelves. While it’s true that some of the new products we saw  … Read more

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Retail Details—April, 2018

By Contributing Writer,

All That Glitters…Might Just Sell a Bundle As paint dealers, we often compete with other businesses based on price because that is how some customers buy. For these consumers, buying decisions are made on price first and foremost. The usual advertising methods, like circulars and newspaper ads, are okay, but much more can be done  … Read more

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Just Say Yes—April, 2018

By shephyken,

10 Easy Ways to Annoy Your Customers “Customers don’t care whose fault it is, they just want someone to help.” You have a problem. You call the phone number listed on the company’s website. You wait on hold for what seems much longer than the ten minutes they said you would be holding. You finally  … Read more

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Mark My Words—April, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by   10 Top Reasons to Be a Paint Dealer “I used to bring home boxes of mixing sticks and we would build houses out of them.” It’s getting so difficult to trust what you read these days. When I was younger, media didn’t have a slant! Newspapers were neither liberal nor conservative. Walter  … Read more

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