NRHA Expands Membership, Changes Name

Beginning this fall, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) will broaden the reach of its membership to include independent paint and decorating store operators and is changing its name to reflect this evolution. The association is now known as the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) and will represent the interests of all independently operated hardware stores, home centres, lumberyards, and paint and decorating outlets throughout North America. The change comes following the closure of the Paint and Decorating Retailers Association, an organization that NRHA had worked closely with for many years.