Belwith Products® Named One of The Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®

 

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Belwith Products® Named One of The Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®
Leader in hardware trends meets national score and threshold in annual award

Grandville, MI (March 1, 2017) – As a company making continuous great strides within the decorative hardware industry, Belwith Products® is proud to announce it has been recognized as a national winner of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® within the U.S by the National Association for Business Resources.

Honoring companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and possess an impressive commitment to their employees, Belwith Products and its brands, Keeler®, Belwith-Keeler®,

Hickory Hardware®, and First Watch® Security were assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. Belwith Products was recognized out of thousands of nominations submitted from across the nation for its exceptional management practices, work processes and the company’s dedication to its employees.

Through an employee engagement analysis report, the National Association for Business Resources identified that amongst Belwith’s employees the vast majority understand the company’s mission and values, feel they can balance job requirements and personal/family life, feel they can be themselves at work, and favor Belwith Products’ acts of contributing to the local community.

“At the center of our core values is a dedication to engage our incredibly talented team,” said Tim Emmitt, president of Belwith Products. “We promote a winning mentality and an attitude to lead by serving, which drives associates to continually look for ways to innovate and improve the overall health of the team. and we look to continuously build upon our culture, supporting our associates’ lifestyles and providing opportunities for their career growth.”

Since joining the Belwith Products team in October 2014, Emmitt and the leadership team have focused on empowering in-house artisans, designers and service team members to find inspiration from the latest in home and fashion trends, leading to a refresh cadence of product lines across all brands, all while continuing to provide a customer service experience that is unmatched within the industry.

“The passion within our building starts from the inside out – and it shows through how we engage with and take care of our customers,” said Emmitt. “Our talented team works hard and celebrates our victories throughout the year while maintaining a safe and fun work environment with opportunities for skill training and development.”

Members of the Belwith Products brand teams will attend a gala at JW Marriott Grand Rapids on May 3, 2017 where they will be recognized with fellow recipients for their exceptional commitment to employees.

View a one minute video of Belwith Product’s culture: https://youtu.be/L1uprIWMTxs

About Belwith® Products

Belwith Products, well known for their decorative hardware designs and a well-established company for more than 120 years, is an industry-leading brand in stylish and functional products. Their master craftsmen, engineers and designers integrate both design and technology to craft complete home solutions, centered on trend-leading style and unparalleled quality. Belwith Products’ rich history started in 1893 beginning with the Keeler Brass Company that provided quality hardware to homeowners. Today, Belwith, along with its three brand divisions, Keeler®, Belwith-Keeler®, Hickory Hardware® and First Watch® Security, lead the industry through a unique and visionary fusion of design and technological innovation. Belwith’s products exemplify commitment to quality and attention to detail. Belwith Products are available from home centers, hardware stores, specialty showrooms, design-conscience retailers and numerous online retailers. For more information, call 800-235-9484 or visit www.belwith.com.

 

Contact:

Kristen Jenkins                                    Missy Paulson
Stoner Bunting                                     Belwith-Keeler
Phone: 717.291.1491                            Phone: 616.247.4074
kjenkins@stonerbunting.com           missy.paulson@belwith.com

 

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Governor Rick Snyder Visits Belwith

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Contact:
Missy Paulson, Marketing & Media Development Manager, Belwith Products
616-247-4074 / missy.paulson@belwith.com

Governor Rick Snyder Visits Belwith® Headquarters in Grandville, MI

GRANDVILLE, MI., October 13, 2016 – A special meet & greet was arranged between Governor Snyder and Belwith® Products, LLC; introducing him to Belwith’s legacy, celebrating 123 years of artistry and innovation in Michigan. Michigan policies influenced Belwith’s business decision to keep its headquarters to Michigan, creating jobs within the state and supporting Michigan’s economy with their continued business growth. Senator Meekhof, Senator MacGregor, Representative VerHeulen, and staff accompanied Governor Snyder during the meet & greet. Belwith provided them a headquarters tour, showing their legacy, artistry, and innovation processes to express appreciation for the State government’s support of small and growing companies.

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Overview of Belwith
Belwith Products, well-known for their decorative hardware designs and a well-established company for more than 120 years, has been an industry-leading company in stylish and functional products. Everyone from decorators to remodelers to home improvement enthusiasts will appreciate the leading-edge styles and unparalleled quality products created by Belwith. Their master craftsmen, engineers and designers integrate both design and technology to imagine and deliver complete home solutions, centered on style, convenience and control.

A History of Design
Belwith Products’ rich history started in 1893. It was then that Miner Keeler and his two brothers, Isaac and George, formed Keeler Brass Company to produce brass furniture trim and quality hardware for homeowners. In step with every major American design movement, Belwith has manufactured popular hardware pieces for more than 12 decades. Priding itself upon a lineage built emulating and advancing old world craftsmanship, the company has an impressive product archive of innovative hardware designs and styles. Influencing designs for decades, Belwith’s living library of shapes and finishes is often imitated throughout the industry, but seldom duplicated.

Forging the Best in Decorative and Functional Hardware
Today, Belwith, along with its three brand divisions, Keeler®, Hickory Hardware® and First Watch Security®, leads the industry through a unique and visionary fusion of design and technological innovation. Belwith’s products exemplify a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail.

➢ The Keeler division has a long-standing passion for excellence which drives the company’s desire to not just create hardware, but pieces of art, heirlooms and family treasures. Inspired new hardware innovations are created every day by Keeler’s experts. They produce timeless designs in cabinetry and architectural door hardware. Keeler’s designs and finishes represent the integration of the company’s deep-rooted heritage and vision for the future.
➢ Belwith’s Hickory Hardware division strives to provide customers with a variety of door, drawer and cabinet hardware in up-to-date styles and finishes. Propelled by highly experienced designers, engineers and master craftsmen, the company offers an extensive product assortment of the highest quality decorative cabinet, door, security and builder’s hardware.
➢ First Watch Security is one of the most recognized brands of design-accented and life-enhancing security products, including locks, door reinforcers and other security products to protect homes.

Latest Belwith Products
➢ The latest Hickory Hardware fall launch includes 194 items within twelve new collections. Inspired by fashion trends, and re-imagined by artisans to bring refreshed designs in decorative hardware. The fall launch includes extended sizes of popular collections and the newest collections come in new finishes such as Flat Ultra Brass, Elusive Golden Nickel, and Bright Copper.

Global Recognition, Quality and Style
Belwith’s world-class products offer exceptional quality and style and include pulls, knobs, decorative hooks, cabinet hardware, furniture hardware, EKDs (electronic keyless deadbolts), architectural door, and wall plates. Belwith’s products exemplify commitment to quality and attention to detail. Belwith Products are available from home centers, hardware stores, specialty showrooms, design-conscience retailers and numerous online retailers. For more information, call 800-235-9484 or visit www.belwith.com.

Sales and Customer Service
Sales: 616-247-4075 / sales@belwith.com
Customer service: 800-235-9484 / customerservice@belwith.com
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Belwith® Hickory Hardware® Spring and Summer Cabinet Collections Unveiled

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Tweet it: New Spring/Summer Collections Debut from @HickoryHardware #BelwithProducts

Contact:

Sharon Gee, Circle Dot Marketing for Belwith Products
702-506-7887 / sgee@circledotmarketing.com
Missy Paulson, Marketing & Media Development Manager, Belwith Products
(616) 247-4074 / missy.paulson@belwith.com

Belwith® Hickory Hardware® Spring and Summer Cabinet Collections Unveiled
Distinctive Styles Ignite Design Trends for 2016

GRANDVILLE, MI, June 14, 2016 – Hickory Hardware, a division of Belwith®, introduces its spring and summer hardware product launch, consisting of 55 new pieces within five new trend-setting collections. At the forefront of this eclectic compilation is Pipeline, a new rustic industrial line driven by one of the hottest interior design trends this century. Adding to the collection, the Rotterdam knobs and extended pull sizes offer smooth, crisp lines that exude strength, while the Bar Pull line brings a distinctively modern twist to the debut. The addition of the vintage Crystal Palace hardware and Gemstone knobs complete the artistry of the Hickory Hardware® Spring and Summer Collections.

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Strength, sophistication and beauty from the Hickory Hardware® Spring and Summer Collections

In the spring and summer collections, Hickory Hardware® complements its already extensive selection of rustic hardware with the introduction of Pipeline, a stylish industrial designed look. Imitating salvaged elements from old warehouses and factories, these pulls and knobs feature the life-like patinas one would see in old discarded and often discredited objects. Simple and clean, the design combines function with industrial chic for a uniquely upcycled, yet sophisticated style. Available in 1-1/4” knob and 160mm pull in Black Nickel Vibed and Vintage Bronze finishes, home improvement enthusiasts will appreciate the remarkable attention to detail and proportion.

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The Pipeline Collection in Black Nickel Vibed

The Rotterdam collection radiates strength and energy through its extended sizes and sleek style. These larger pulls, while intended for any size cabinet, function especially well for window seats and large drawers. Available in Satin and Polished Nickel finishes, the pulls are present in three distinctive shapes: serif, sans serif and arched italics. The crisp lines and smooth texture of Rotterdam are timeless designs that lend character and strength to a variety of complementary cabinet styles.

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The Rotterdam Collection Extensions in Satin Nickel

Chic and modern, the Bar Pull collection’s minimalist design perfectly balances the décor of any contemporary home. Furthering its appeal, the Bar Pulls’ offerings comprise nine sizes, including extended lengths, making it an ideal hardware accompaniment for a variety of cabinetry. Ageless in form and function, and offered in Stainless Steel and a new finish, Brushed Black Nickel, this collection is a must-have spring hardware accessory.

The Bar Pull Collection in a new finish: Brushed Black Nickel
The Bar Pull Collection in a new finish: Brushed Black Nickel

Instantly memorable and designed to maximize the radiance of your décor, the Crystal Palace line consists of a pull and a variety of five Crysacrylic knob designs partnered with either a Polished Nickel or Polished Brass base. These clear beauties may be paired with any motif but become even more stellar when combined with bright colors.

The Crystal Palace Collection
The Crystal Palace Collection made of Crysacrylic

An assortment of five stunning glass knobs complemented with either a Satin Nickel or Chrome base, the Gemstone Collection catches vibrant light while adding a touch of sophistication to your cabinets and furniture.

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The Gemstone Collection made of Glass


“Our Hickory Hardware® spring and summer collections provide exceptional designs that appeal to decorators, DIYers and remodelers alike,” said Belwith President Tim Emmitt. “From Pipeline with its industrial roots, to Rotterdam’s strong simplistic design, our styles have a mix of classic, timeless, modern and sophisticated styles, sure to delight homeowners for generations.”
“Identifying notable interior design trends, such as the popularity of black metals, our designers create fashion-forward, yet functional styles. The Black Nickel Vibed of the Pipeline and Brushed Black Nickel of the Bar Pull lines are Hickory Hardware’s newest answers to that growing trend,” remarked Emmitt. “Additionally, by offering extended lengths in our Rotterdam line, we’ve answered the call from our customers who want greater flexibility with hardware décor that also reflects their personal style. As the market needs shift, Hickory Hardware is on the forefront of the next design trend.”

The Pipeline, Rotterdam, Bar Pull, Crystal Palace and Gemstone collections are available for shipments now. Depending on the line, the collections’ finishes are offered in Vintage Bronze, Satin Nickel, Polished Nickel, Polished Brass, Stainless Steel, Brushed Black Nickel, Chrome, Crysacrylic and Glass. For a complete listing of available finishes, sizes and suggested retails, please visit hickoryhardware.com.

BELWITH PRODUCTS – A HISTORY OF DESIGN
Belwith Products, well-known for their decorative hardware designs and a well-established company for more than 120 years, has been Setting the Trends Since 1893™. They’re an industry-leading brand in stylish and functional products. Everyone from decorators to remodelers to home improvement enthusiasts will appreciate the leading-edge styles and unparalleled quality products created by Belwith. Their master craftsmen, engineers, and designers integrate both design and technology to craft complete home solutions, centered on style, convenience, and control. Belwith Products’ rich history started in 1893 beginning with the Keeler Brass Company that provided quality hardware to homeowners. Today, Belwith, along with its three brand divisions, Keeler®, Hickory Hardware® and First Watch Security®, leads the industry through a unique and visionary fusion of design and technological innovation. Their world-class products offer exceptional value and include pulls, knobs, decorative hooks, cabinet hardware, furniture hardware, EKDs (electronic keyless deadbolts), architectural door, and wall plates. Belwith’s products exemplify a commitment to quality and attention to detail. Belwith Products are available from home centers, hardware stores, specialty showrooms, design-conscience retailers and numerous online retailers. For more information, call 800-235-9484 or visit www.belwith.com.

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Belwith Company Backgrounder

Belwith® Company Backgrounder

Overview
Belwith Products, well-known for their decorative hardware designs and a well-established company for more than 120 years, has been an industry-leading brand in stylish and functional products. Everyone from decorators to remodelers to home improvement enthusiasts will appreciate the leading-edge styles and unparalleled quality products created by Belwith. Their master craftsmen, engineers and designers integrate both design and technology to imagine and deliver complete home solutions, centered on style, convenience and control.

A History of Design
Belwith Products’ rich history started in 1893. It was then that Miner Keeler and his two brothers, Isaac and George, formed Keeler Brass Company to produce brass furniture trim and quality hardware for homeowners. In step with every major American design movement, Belwith has manufactured popular hardware pieces for more than 12 decades. Priding itself upon a lineage built emulating and advancing old world craftsmanship, the company has an impressive product archive of innovative hardware designs and styles. Influencing designs for decades, Belwith’s living library of shapes and finishes is often imitated throughout the industry, but seldom duplicated.

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Forging the Best in Decorative and Functional Hardware
Today, Belwith, along with its three brand divisions, Keeler®, Hickory Hardware® and First Watch Security®, leads the industry through a unique and visionary fusion of design and technological innovation. Belwith’s products exemplify a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail.

➢ The Keeler division has a long-standing passion for excellence which drives the company’s desire to not just create hardware, but pieces of art, heirlooms and family treasures. Inspired new hardware innovations are created every day by Keeler’s experts. They produce timeless designs in cabinetry and architectural door hardware. Keeler’s designs and finishes represent the integration of the company’s deep-rooted heritage and vision for the future.
➢ Belwith’s Hickory Hardware division strives to provide customers with a variety of door, drawer and cabinet hardware in up-to-date styles and finishes. Propelled by highly experienced designers, engineers and master craftsmen, the company offers an extensive product assortment of the highest quality decorative cabinet, door, security and builder’s hardware.
➢ First Watch Security is one of the most recognized brands of design-accented and life-enhancing security products, including locks, door reinforcers and other security products to protect homes.

Latest Belwith Products
➢ The multifunction keyless lock, the Electronic Keypad Deadbolt, is strong in form, function and style and provides trouble-free protection and convenience with simple to use access codes that put homeowners in control.
➢ The Velocity Hardware Collection, available in Flat Ultra Brass and Bright Nickel, is inspired by an aerodynamic design that emphasizes fluid motion and gracefulness, and even invokes poetry.
➢ Now available in the new Bright Nickel Finish, the Bungalow Hardware Collection are fashionable pieces that evoke a nostalgic ambiance through clean, sleek lines that are emphasized by basic shapes and forms. This striking style is on par with modern cosmopolitan trends and Euro-Modern artistry.

Key Management
➢ Tim Emmitt: President. Mr. Emmitt has over 20 years experience as a corporate CEO. BS Engineering.
➢ Dennis Hale: VP of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Hale has more than 17 years as a Sales and Marketing Executive. BS History
➢ Jim Brueker: VP of Global Operations. Mr. Brueker has over 25 years of leadership experience in Finance, Sales & Marketing and Operations. BA Accounting.
➢ Regenia Robb: Customer Service Manager. Mrs. Robb has over 25 years of Customer Service experience, 17 at Belwith.
➢ Knikki Grantham: OEM Sales and Trend Manager. Extensive design experience. AA Art/Art Studies.
➢ David Warmenhoven: Design Supervisor. 10 plus years at Belwith. BFA Product Design.

Global Recognition, Quality and Style
Belwith’s world-class products offer exceptional quality and style and include pulls, knobs, decorative hooks, cabinet hardware, furniture hardware, EKDs (electronic keyless deadbolts), architectural door, and wall plates. Belwith’s products exemplify commitment to quality and attention to detail. Belwith Products are available from home centers, hardware stores, specialty showrooms, design-conscience retailers and numerous online retailers. For more information, call 800-235-9484 or visit www.belwith.com.

Trademarks
Belwith, Keeler, Hickory Hardware, First Watch Security are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belwith Products, LLC.

Sales and Customer Service
Sales: 616-247-4075 / sales@belwith.com; Customer service: 800-235-9484 / customerservice@belwith.com

Media Contacts
Sharon Gee, Circle Dot Marketing for Belwith Products
702-506-7887 / sgee@circledotmarketing.com
Missy Paulson, Social Media & Marketing Administrator, Belwith Products
616-247-4074 / missy.paulson@belwith.com

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New Hickory Hardware® Electronic Keypad Deadbolt Places Fingertip Security in Homeowners’ Hands

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Tweet it: New Electronic Keypad Deadbolt from @HickoryHardware to be displayed at #NHS2016! #BelwithProducts #Booth7161

Contact:
Sharon Gee, Circle Dot Marketing for Belwith Products
702-506-7887 / sgee@circledotmarketing.com
Missy Paulson, Social Media & Marketing Administrator, Belwith Products
616-247-4074 / missy.paulson@belwith.com

New Hickory Hardware® Electronic Keypad Deadbolt Places Fingertip Security in Homeowners’ Hands

Feature-rich lock combines keyless entry with designer style, complete
control and ultimate convenience

GRANDVILLE, MI., March 15, 2016Hickory Hardware, a brand of Belwith® Products with a rich history dating to 1893, unites its unparalleled door hardware design and top-grade security – introducing the new Electronic Keypad Deadbolt. Strong in form, function and style, this multifunction keyless lock provides trouble-free protection and convenience with simple to use access codes that put homeowners in control.

These powerful and beautiful premium locks come loaded with added features that homeowners want most, including Vacation Mode to disable all access codes except the owner’s and One Time Use codes, allowing a single access to a contractor, repair person or relative.

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Get a close-up view of the Electronic Keypad Deadbolt along with Belwith’s wide variety of door hardware during the National Hardware Show – Booth 7161 from May 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The latest trending designs combined with the highest quality and innovation make Belwith’s products ideal for every DIYer, retailer, distributor and professional in the home décor, home improvement and hardware industry.

Keypad Convenience and Security
Digging for your keys is cumbersome, and losing your keys is inconvenient. Now, with Hickory Hardware’s ’s Electronic Keypad Deadbolt, you’ll never need to think about keys again. The new keyless lock provides ease at homeowners’ fingertips – at a remarkably affordable price. With no need to carry keys, you’ll never again have to think about losing or forgetting keys, or being locked out. Up to 10 sets of unique access codes can be programmed, allowing easy toggling between stay-at-home, work, vacation and one-time use modes. It’s the ultimate in control, convenience and security.

For busy, on-the-go residents, Hickory Hardware’s keyless lock complements today’s lifestyle. Instantly safeguarding the home with the new lock is a simple, push-button operation. It features technologically-advanced, motorized engineering; and it’s built for maximum protection and ruggedness. There’s no guesswork about whether the door is locked. Each time the correct 4 to 6-digit access code is entered, the motorized bolt locks or unlocks, and the lock icon light illuminates. Ergonomically designed, the backlit keypad increases visibility, brightening at nighttime or in low light, so the proper access codes can be easily entered. If necessary, the locks can also be opened with the traditional keys that are included.

Total Safety with No Sacrifice to Indulgent Décor
Hickory Hardware invests considerable time and energy in not just the security, but the attractiveness of their locks – so you’ll find just the right Hickory Hardware keyless lock to complement your home. A variety of designs and finishes provide homeowners with the lock that best matches their distinct home personality. Select from transitional, traditional and contemporary designs and aged bronze, polished brass, or satin nickel finishes.

Easy to Install and Use
Simple to install with a screwdriver, even casual DIYers can easily change out their current locksets and replace them with the Electronic Keypad Deadbolt. The keypad lock fits both right and left hand doors. Following are the specs for the Electronic Keypad Deadbolt.

• Security: ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 or 3; automatic relocking
• User Codes: 1 programming code (6 digits); 10 user codes (4-6 digits)
• Backup key override – 2 keys included
• Warranty: Limited lifetime, mechanical; 1 year, electrical
• Backlit keypad
• Power: 4 x AA 15V alkaline batteries
• Low battery indicator
• Styles: Transitional, Traditional, Contemporary
• Finishes: Aged Bronze (all), Satin Nickel (all), Polished Brass (Traditional only)
• Inside Body Size: 3-1/4” x 6-27/32” x 2-1/4”
• Outside Body Size: Transitional: 2-5/8” x 5-11/16” x 1”; Traditional and Contemporary: 2-11/16” x 4” x 7/8”

“For homeowners, remodelers, builders, architects or design-conscience retailers, Hickory Hardware’s Electronic Keypad Deadbolts deliver security, convenience and control with exceptional style and design,” remarked Belwith President Tim Emmitt. “Providing peace of mind whether at home or away is our paramount goal. Doing that, while designing and delivering products that enhance a home’s attractiveness, is our passion.”

Emmitt noted that, “The new Electronic Keypad Deadbolts fulfill this vision and build upon Belwith’s and Hickory’s long and rich heritage of creating exceptional hardware for nearly 125 years. Our breakthrough technological advances in door security, sophisticated and elegant designs, and our products’ ease of use all make these keyless locks a practical and charming option for any residence.”

The Electronic Keypad Deadbolts, created with homeowners’ total security in mind, have an ANSI grade security rating, a limited lifetime mechanical warranty and a 1-year electrical warranty. A back-up key override and automatic relocking function provide added insurance. Each requires 4 AA 15V alkaline batteries and low battery indicator.

Available for shipments now, the Electronic Keypad Deadbolts have a suggested retail of from $93 to $115, depending on the style and finish. Follow Hickory Hardware at one of the social media channels below, or check the Hickory Hardware website for the latest information.

BELWITH PRODUCTS – A HISTORY OF DESIGN
Belwith Products, well-known for their decorative hardware designs and a well-established company for more than 120 years, is now an industry-leading brand in stylish and functional products. Everyone rom decorators to remodelers to home improvement enthusiasts will appreciate the trend-leadingstyles and unparalleled quality products created by Belwith. Their master craftsmen, engineers and designers integrate both design and technology to craft complete home solutions, centered on style, convenience and control. Belwith Products’ rich history started in 1893 beginning with the Keeler Brass Company that provided quality hardware to homeowners. Today, Belwith, along with its three brand divisions, Keeler®, Hickory Hardware® and First Watch Security®, lead the industry through a unique and visionary fusion of design and technological innovation. Their world-class products offer exceptional value and include pulls, knobs, decorative hooks, cabinet hardware, furniture hardware, EKDs (electronic keyless deadbolts), architectural door, and wall switchplates. Belwith’s products exemplify commitment to quality and attention to detail. Belwith Products are available from home centers, hardware stores, specialty showrooms, design-conscience retailers and numerous online retailers. For more information, call 800-235-9484 or visit www.belwith.com.

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Belwith® Debuts New Hickory Hardware® Cabinet Collections

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Tweet it: New Velocity & Bungalow Collections from @HickoryHardware to be displayed at #NHS2016! #BelwithProducts #Booth7161

Contact:
Sharon Gee, Circle Dot Marketing for Belwith Products
702-506-7887 / sgee@circledotmarketing.com
Missy Paulson, Social Media & Marketing Administrator, Belwith Products
616-247-4074 / missy.paulson@belwith.com

Belwith® Debuts New Hickory Hardware® Cabinet Collections

Inspired Styles Embody Aerodynamic and Architectural Motifs

GRANDVILLE, MI, March 24, 2016 – As the market leader in hardware design, Hickory Hardware®, a brand of Belwith® Products, is proud to launch its brand new Velocity Collection. Inspired by dynamic, graceful speed forms first developed in the automotive and aeronautical industries, Velocity embodies purist and stylishly sophisticated designs that add a distinctive elegance to any room.
Based on overwhelming customer demand, Hickory Hardware also introduces the new Bright Nickel finish to its popular Bungalow Collection. With its sleek rectangular design and new finish, this timeless style complements the company’s extensive array of hardware offerings. See them all at the National Hardware Show – Belwith Booth 7161 from May 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The latest trending designs combined with the highest quality and innovation make Belwith’s products ideal for every retailer, distributor, DIYer and professional in the home décor, home improvement and hardware industries. Architects, builders, designers and remodelers will be equally impressed by the extensive Belwith/Hickory Hardware assortment, with styles and prices suitable for almost any project.

The new, aerodynamically inspired Velocity Collection from Hickory.
The new, aerodynamically inspired Velocity Collection from Hickory Hardware.

Unique Styles Add Special Touch To Any Room
Designers, craftsmen and remodelers (pro or novice) can count on Belwith’s hardware collections to be distinct and offer the latest in practical and beautiful styles that are unmatched by any other manufacturer. The Velocity Collection is no exception. This collection is inspired by an aerodynamic design that emphasizes velocity and gracefulness, and even invokes poetry. Available in two finishes, Flat Ultra Brass and Bright Nickel, this all-new collection has an arched, flowing form and is offered in pull, cup pull, knob and appliance knob styles (see photo above).
Belwith’s master craftsmanship and trend-leading designs constantly elevate Hickory Hardware’s pieces – producing the latest in form, function and elegance. Designers sought to visualize the world’s super interconnectivity. They then combined aeronautic and automotive style and innovation – and the Velocity hardware collection is the stunning, extraordinary result of that mission.
Derived from the architectural elements of “Bungalow” style homes built during the Arts and Crafts movement, the Bungalow Collection has received outstanding reviews from its launch.
Bungalow houses are best known for their low-pitch roof lines, deep overhanging eaves, exposed rafters and decorative brackets. With its sleek rectangular design and extensive choice of finishes, Hickory Hardware’s design represents the fusion of the Bungalow time period’s style with the craftsmanship of that era.

Bungalow Collection adds Bright Nickel finish.
Bungalow Collection adds Bright Nickel finish.

The Bungalow Collection has fashionable pieces that evoke a nostalgic ambiance through clean, sleek lines that are emphasized by basic shapes and forms. This striking style is on par with modern cosmopolitan trends and Euro-Modern artistry.
The Bungalow Collection’s new Bright Nickel finish joins the existing finishes: Pearl Nickel, Satin Nickel, Windover Antique, Refined Bronze, Oil Rubbed Bronze Highlighted and Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

Quality Crafted with Exceptional Design Finesse
Whether inspiring a complete room renovation or adding that final, elegant detail to a simple accessory makeover, Hickory Hardware designs from Belwith are the place to begin – and end. Their timeless beauty is only matched by their quality construction and finish. Seeing is believing.
“Speed, fluidity, gracefulness, and timeless elegance are a few words that describe our new Hickory Hardware collections,” remarked Belwith President Tim Emmitt. “We continuously innovate and create stylish, unique and distinctive designs that are both attractive and functional. Hickory Hardware’s new Velocity Collection synergistically blends two high-octane industries, automotive and aeronautics, into finely crafted hardware.”

“In response to immense customer feedback, we added the new Bright Nickel finish to our popular Bungalow Collection. This ubiquitous, frequently used finish, along with Hickory Hardware’s already extensive collection, provides homeowners and design professionals with ample opportunities to refresh homes with functional style, quality fit and finish. The Bungalow Collection’s Bright Nickel finish is so striking, you won’t be able to take your hands off of the hardware,” noted Emmitt.
With thousands of styles and finishes to select from, Belwith’s hardware is extensive, distinctly unique and complements each homeowner’s personality. Belwith has a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of its hardware.

The Velocity and Bungalow collections are available for shipments now. Special dealer, distributor and retailer promotions are currently in effect; more promotions will be announced soon and at the NHS.

BELWITH PRODUCTS – A HISTORY OF DESIGN
Belwith Products, well-known for their decorative hardware designs and a well-established company for more than 120 years, is now an industry-leading brand in stylish and functional products. Everyone from decorators to remodelers to home improvement enthusiasts will appreciate the leading-edge styles and unparalleled quality products created by Belwith. Their master craftsmen, engineers and designers integrate both design and technology to craft complete home solutions, centered on style, convenience and control. Belwith Products’ rich history started in 1893 beginning with the Keeler Brass Company that provided quality hardware to homeowners. Today, Belwith, along with its three brand divisions, Keeler®, Hickory Hardware® and First Watch Security®, leads the industry through a unique and visionary fusion of design and technological innovation. Their world-class products offer exceptional value and include pulls, knobs, decorative hooks, cabinet hardware, furniture hardware, EKDs (electronic keyless deadbolts), architectural door, and wall plates. Belwith’s products exemplify commitment to quality and attention to detail. Belwith Products are available from home centers, hardware stores, specialty showrooms, design-conscience retailers and numerous online retailers. For more information, call 800-235-9484 or visit www.belwith.com.

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New Products showcased at IWF show

 

Hickory Hardware is showcasing new products and new lines at the IWF show in Atlanta Georgia. As a leader in the cabinet hardware market, Hickory Hardware is once again demonstrating its influence by introducing several new knobs and pulls styles, a line of soft-close hinges and the “Kids Corner”, a line of child friendly cabinet hardware.

“Our goal has always been to be innovators and to lead the market.”. says Kevin Dewald, Director of Marketing and Product Management.

Some of the new collections being shown are, Sydney, Somerset, Crystal Palace and Wisteria. All are distinctive in their design and available in multiple finishes.

The new soft-close hinge line offers a wide variety of soft-close hinges by Salice.

The “Kids Corner” line features whimsical characters such as frogs, penguins, fish, pandas and other fun items. All done in kid safe acrylic.

Stop by and see Hickory Hardware at Booth 1625 at IWF 2014 in Atlanta Georgia.

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Keeler shares its depth of resources

 

Inheriting a piece of fine furniture from a relative can often bring back childhood memories. Many times, we have more questions than answers about the history of these pieces. This is why Keeler Products® has always been open to answering questions and sharing information about pieces that it produced in years past.

One such inquire happened in July.

According to Missy Schneible, Social Media & Marketing Administrator, “A customer contacted us about obtaining some information about a 90 year old pull she found on her newly inherited antique. Sure enough, we were able to locate the master, sketches and drawings of the pull in our archives. The blueprints date back to 1922.” Missy also went on to say “This is by no means rare. We are always happy to help.”

With a legacy dating back over 120 years and a history of working with fine furniture makers, it sounds as if the Keeler Products® archives will be a busy place.

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SecuRemote Technology App

Grandville, MI – SecuRemote® Technology is the first of its kind in home automation. Using Bluetooth technology and proprietary security software, homeowners can now operate their garage door, and will be able to control entry doors, gates, and even lights all from a single app. Controlling devices with your smart phone is nothing new, but the control SecuRemote technology provides is unprecedented. Homeowners now have the power to add, delete, schedule access, and see the activity for each user – helping you take control.

SecuRemote is incorporated into mortise locks and deadbolts for entry doors, decorative and functional lighting using low voltage LED lights, and even gate operators for easy property access, thus bringing a comprehensive solution to the home. The Bluetooth signal coupled with SecuRemote technology, which adds a second layer of encryption, provides the highest level of security. The SecuRemote app is free and works with all SecuRemote products, giving users unprecedented convenience, control, and security for their home.

The SecuRemote Controller for the Garage, the first in the family of SecuRemote products; it stands alone in the marketplace as the only product of its kind. No more passing out keys or garage door remotes; just grant access to a specific phone on a temporary or permanent basis for true keyless home access. The garage controller installs in minutes and works alongside virtually every automatic garage door operator on the market. Now, homeowners never have to worry about would-be intruders intercepting an RF signal, or have to change the code or battery on a keypad again.

Belwith will be showcasing its industry-leading brands including Keeler and First Watch Security at the Bluetooth SIG sponsored Media Event at CES 2013.

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