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  1. Pricing updates for Commercial and Residential products

    Pricing updates for Commercial and Residential products

    A number of manufacturers have annouced pricing updates before the end of 2018.  Here are the latest changes that you should be aware of...

    Arrow has announced on November 1, 2018, a new price list will go into effect for select Arrow Lock products. Arrow QL, MLX, RLX, RL, RK, and DBX products will not see a full increase, but will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar. All other products will see an overall average price increase of 3%.

    Due to significant government tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, Allegion has announced a list price increase of 7 percent that will go into effect on December 1, 2018, and will impact a limited set of products lines:

    Schlage Residential J Series*
    Ives Accessories
    Schlage Builders Hardware
    LCN Aluminum Closers
    Falcon Closers**

    * Note: Products will increase an average of 7%

    ** SC60, S60A, SC70, SC70A, SC80, SC80A, SC90 and SC90A

    Spectrum Brands will

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  2. Joining Forces in Wholesale Distribution

    Joining Forces in Wholesale Distribution

    Akron Hardware is dedicated to being your best source in wholesale distribution, and we continue to make improvements in serving you better.

    We are actively integrating our systems and facilities with Midwest Wholesale Hardware in order to streamline your experience with us. With this process in place, you will 
now have access to over 60 quality product lines from 10 distribution centers across the country. This clearly creates the industry’s largest distribution network stocked with the depth and breadth of inventory you require.

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  3. Free Freight Policy Review

    Free Freight Policy Review

    Akron Hardware offers Free Ground Freight on all internet orders placed through Akronline, as well as non-internet orders over $500.  Free Freight applies to all orders shipped standard ground service to the contiguous United States via the carrier of our choice.  On non-internet orders below $500 Net, a $9.95 flat rate shipping fee will apply. 

    Orders placed by 5:00 p.m. EST ship the same day. Please contact our Sales Department if you have any additional questions.  

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  4. Electric Strike Selection Guides from ASSA ABLOY

    Electric Strike Selection Guides from ASSA ABLOY

    ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware has created two new resources to help with selecting electric stikes for various applications.  The Electric Strike Overview, and Electric Strike Selector Guide, is available for anyone who wants a quick and easy reference guide to electric strike solutions based on the type of frame, special requirements and existing door hardware.

    To download the Overview Guide, click here.  To download the Selector Guide, click here.  Call Akron Hardware first for all your ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware products!

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  5. Deep Discounts on Clearance Items

    Deep Discounts on Clearance Items

    Looking for deep discounts on brand name products? Akron Hardware now offers a limited supply of discontinued and overstock items from a variety of manufacturers. These items are unused and priced to move. Click on the Clearance tab in the Shop menu for a complete listing of clearance products.

    If you are a registered user, log on to see the discounted pricing and availability. If you need user credentials, call one of our Sales Professionals at 800-321-9602 and we'll be happy to assist. And, all online orders receive free FedEx Ground shipping!

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  6. Helping Create School Safety Standards

    Helping Create School Safety Standards

    School security is at the forefront of conversations around dinner tables, in administrator conferences, and at school board meetings. Budgets are tight and funding is difficult to pull together for potential security threats that, statistically, have a very low probability of occurring.

    The PASS story is one born out of concern and commitment for school safety. When a school system makes an investment in security, we want to help them make sure their money is spent on the right solutions. We also provide integrators with risk assessments and white papers that can be used when working with schools to evaluate and establish the best security protection for their building.

    For more information, visit

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  7. You'll like us for Norton - you'll like us on Facebook.

    You'll like us for Norton - you'll like us on Facebook.

    Norton Door Controls has offered a challenge to their distributors to which Akron Hardware has gladly accepted. The task was to create an image where staff members - wearing supplied Norton shirts, are displaying their commitment to carrying the Norton line. Our message, when it comes down to delivering Norton products fast, our staff is up for any challenge, is accurate for all the brands we carry! If you like our commitment, call us today for all the Norton products you need. And, if you like our photo, click here to like us on Norton's Facebook page.

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