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Tariffs, Hardware Industry, United States, China

Tariffs and the Hardware Industry

The China-United States trade war is an ongoing economic conflict between the two countries which began in 2018 when the U.S announced tariffs and other trade barriers on imported Chinese goods intending to force China to change what the U.S calls “unfair trade practices”. Among the “unfair trade practices,” the U.S is claiming theft of […]

Group of people walking, Home Showcase

Inland Northwest Trends, Fall 2019 (Gallery)

This fall, The Hardware Hut toured two Inland Northwest home showcases. The Spokane Home Builders Association’s Fall Festival of Homes is Eastern Washington’s largest new construction residential showcase event. The second event is the North Idaho Building Contractors (NIBC) Association Parade of Homes. Each exhibition highlights an extensive range of trends in high-quality homes. For […]

Emtek Stretto

Emtek Featured Product: Stretto Narrow Trim

Several years ago, Emtek came out with a new narrow trim called the Stretto. The trims are between 1-1/2″ wide by 11″ tall and 2″ wide by 10″ tall. Perfect for narrow style rail door designs. They also come in a short version, which is 1-1/2″ wide by 5″ tall. They have a sleek look […]