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Cliff Claven Says #BringBackShopClass

Article Written by Jennifer Murphy from NetPlus Alliance (Where all the Top Tool Brands get together to become more awesome!) The theme at this year’s STAFDA convention in Austin, Texas was ‘Raising Leadership,’ and I was lucky enough to have my own future leader in tow with me at the show. It was an exciting moment when Georgia Foley, the Executive Director …

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Makita Auto-Start Wireless System AWS Cordless

Two big changes have been hitting the jobsite this year, we are seeing more heavy duty cordless tools taking the places of corded tools and clouds of silica dust are being eliminated. Unfortunately these 2 things don’t seem to work together as typical dust extractors turn on/off based off the tool plugged into them. Makita wireless AWS technology looks to change …

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2011 STAFDA Tool Dealer Convention in San Antonio TX

It is that time of the year again, on Monday & Tuesday next week we will be attending the 35th annual Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) trade show. The show will be in San Antonio, TX this year so hopefully there will be a little extra time to stop and check out a few of the watering holes …

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Milwaukee Tool Booth Visit at STAFDA 2010 Trade Show

The folks at Milwaukee have been very busy over the past few years; currently it looks like they have as many as 30 different tools in the M12 line that didn’t exist at all 3 years ago. We have already talked about many of these new products after our recent trip to Milwaukee a few months ago. A few to …

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STAFDA 2010 Trade Show and the Sarah Palin Connection

Last year at the 2009 STAFDA (Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association) tradeshow we were pretty amazed to hear the news that Sarah Palin would be the 2010 keynote speaker. Speakers in the past have been notable but not nationally recognized $100k per appearance type of speakers but we didn’t give it too much though at the time. Several months later …

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STAFDA 2010 Convention Registration up 51% with Sarah Palin

This year the annual STAFDA (Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association) trade show will be November 7-9 in Phoenix, Arizona. In a recent Contractor Supply article it said registration was up 51% from last year at this time. There may be several reasons this news is not surprising first off because last year we saw a 38% decrease in sales …

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