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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