Innovation Direct™ reaches out to multiple National Hardware Show 2008 exhibitors regarding Innovation Direct To Industry™ program…
Hello, Juan C. Blanco, Innovation Direct™’s Director of Product Licensing, checking in with our final update regarding a very busy day. Earlier Thursday, we continued our ongoing efforts to follow up with fellow exhibitors from past trade shows by reaching out to several manufacturers in the hardware and lawn and garden industry that were a part of last year’s edition of the National Hardware Show.
Companies contacted today included a Maryland-based outfit that specializes in beach and outdoor leisure items; a Massachusetts-headquartered general merchandise manufacturer that per their official website is a large supplier of products to catalogs nationwide; a Michigan company that manufactures and markets a wide variety of innovative lawn and garden accessories; a Texas-based manufacturer that is renowned for their kitchen and home storage and organization product lines; and a Nevada-based entity that is a leader in the hardware and tool industry.
The Maryland and Michigan-based companies did explain that they were not presently receptive to reviewing new products from outside sources. In the case of the other 3 manufacturers, messages were left by telephone and/or e-mail for the contact individuals in charge of reviewing new product ideas. We are certainly hopeful of receiving a response from them in prompt fashion and will update you if and when we do, here on the Innovation Direct™ Blog. Check back often!