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THE 47TH ANNUAL HARDWARE SHOW TO BE HELD IN CHICAGO AUG. 14-19

 THE 47TH ANNUAL HARDWARE SHOW TO BE HELD IN CHICAGO AUG. 14-19
 WHAT: Hardware Industry Week(R) (HIW), held in conjunction with
 the 47th Annual National Hardware Show(R) (NHS) and the
 first annual National Building Products Exposition &
 Conference (NBPE&C).
 Some 3,200 exhibitors from throughout the world will cover
 10 miles of aisles displaying the latest products and
 services in the areas of hardware, home improvement,
 building supplies, lawn and garden, housewares and
 automotive after-market products.
 WHERE: National Hardware Show
 McCormick Place Complex
 23rd and Lakeshore Drive
 Chicago, IL 60616
 National Building Products Expo
 Hyatt Regency Exposition Center
 151 East Wacker Drive
 Chicago, IL
 WHEN: Friday, Aug. 14 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Saturday, Aug. 15 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Sunday, Aug. 16 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
 Monday, Aug. 17 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Tuesday, Aug. 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Wednesday, Aug. 19 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
 The National Building Products Expo will run Friday, Aug. 14, through Monday, Aug. 17, and the National Hardware Show will run from Sunday, Aug. 16, through Wednesday, Aug. 19.
 HIGHLIGHTS: The do-it-yourself industry has grown at an annual rate of 10 percent during the past 10 years, while U.S. retailing as a whole grew only by 6.8 percent. Industry sales are expected to exceed $100 billion by year's end. To supply this growing market with the newest and most innovative products, buyers from the nation's leading hardware/home center stores will be in Chicago Aug. 14-19 to participate in this "world's fair" for the hardware/hardlines industry.
 WHO: The National Hardware Show and the National Building Products Expo are managed and produced by Association Expositions & Services, a division of Reed Exhibition Companies, and sponsored and conducted by the American Hardware Manufacturers Association.
 CONTACT: Amy Riemer, National Hardware Show press room, 312-791-6675, for Association Expositions & Services.
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