Hyde to debut alliance with A. Richard tools at National Hardware Show

Will introduce a vast selection of new tools to North American markets under the HYDE and Richard brand names.

One of the new Hyde/Richard tool displays available to retailers. Hyde Tools, Inc. of Southbridge and A. Richard of Québec have joined forces this year to introduce a vast selection of new tools to North American markets under the HYDE and Richard brand names.

Nearly 900 new products will be showcased at the National Hardware Show, in what Hyde Tools President and CEO Richard M. Clemence calls "a massive, best-of-category roll-out" for North American markets.

Hyde Tools, a leader in surface preparation and finishing tools as well as airless spray systems, has partnered with its Canadian sister company, A. Richard, to introduce the following new programs at booth #5938:

• Richard Brand Paint Applicator Retail Program. A. Richard is the Hyde Tools of Canada, with #1 market share, strong retail presence and more than 3,000 products for surface preparation and painting. The company's most significant new retail news includes new modular retail planograms with up to 24 running feet of paint brushes, trays, roller covers, cage frames and all the necessary paint tool accessories to complete a paint job from start to finish. More than 20 feet of wall space in the Hyde/Richard booth will be devoted to demonstrating Richard applicator programs developed for North American paint stores, home centers and hardware stores.

• HYDE Brand New Paint Prep Category Solutions. Hyde Tools has reinvented much of it primary putty knife and scraper program to give retail partners competitive new tools with excellent margin and sales potential at every price-point. The program includes three new lines of putty knives and scrapers that together with Hyde's signature Black & Silver Tools provide a tiered, "good, better, best and premium" arrangement for easy self-selection at retail. The 28 new tools offer something for everyone – male and female, pro and homeowner, frequent and occasional user. Top-of-the-line among the new offerings is a series of tools for pros that offer stainless steel blades with an ergonomic handle. The whole selection will be on display at the NRHA Global Village and the Hyde/Richard booth.

• HYDE Airless Spray Demonstrations & Merchandiser. Hyde has been pushing the envelope in airless spray technologies, and will demonstrate two new patented spray systems – the HYDE Pivot Nozzle Wand for pressure washing and the HYDE RVT Airless Spray System for commercial painting. Also showcased at the booth is a new walk-around merchandiser that combines both product lines into one attractive display.

• A Wide Range of New Tools. On hand as well will be a selection of new offerings from both Hyde Tools and A. Richard. New tools include a contour scraper with a quick-release blade change lever and six stainless steel blades; an electric version of Hyde's Pivot Nozzle Wand for pressure washers; and from Richard, unique new "gooseneck" brushes and other innovative applicators.