||Key date to formulate AHMA conducted at Hollenden Hotel in
Cleveland; 67 charter members.
||AHMA votes to draft legislation requiring branded
manufactured articles to include name of maker on registered trademark.
||AHMA publishes its first “official paper” for its
members—“American Hardware Manufacturer.”
||AHMA officers and committees form “Hardware Manufacturers
Organization for War Service” for war work in cooperation with the
government; hardware manufacturers cited for outstanding contributions to
AHMA opens Washington office.
||Hardware Council of manufacturers, jobbers and retailers
formed to combat waste and reduce costs.
||Senator Harry S. Truman speaks at AHMA Convention;
Association purchases war bonds.
||100th Semi-Annual AHMA Convention held in Palm Beach, FL.
||Hardware manufacturers’ representatives can now join AHMA as
non-voting, associate members.
||Begin regular distribution of AHMA membership directory.
||AHMA moves headquarters from New York to Cleveland.
||AHMA “Eagle” insignia registered as service mark.
||Sam Mitchell named Associate Managing Director—the first
full-time executive of the Association.
||First AHMA-sponsored and conducted HARDWARE INDUSTRY WEEK
and NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW.
||AHMA moves office to Chicago.
||AHMA introduces three new member services: market trends
research program, car leasing program and distributor/dealer market
Sheldon London retained as AHMA’s Washington lobbying
||First Government Relations Survey conducted.
||AHMA begins participation in Operation Enterprise program
and forms Export Committee.
William P. Farrell joins AHMA as Executive
||AHMA forms American Hardware Data Systems, a wholly owned
subsidiary for computer order entry program known as Eagle-System.
||New AHMA office in Schaumburg, IL dedicated.
of AHMA EAGLE is published.
||First AHMA program at Cologne Hardware Fair.
||Association begins producing Rep/Factory Contact Service
||AHMA receives “Presidential E Award” from President Reagan
for contributions to exports.
||AHMA publishes industry Bar Coding Guidelines.
||AHMA forms Young Executives Council.
“Presidential E-Star Award” in White House ceremony.
Association acquires new headquarters building in Schaumburg, IL.
||AHMA sponsors first Technology Conference.
||AHMA begins developing European Logistics Network.
Colin Powell speaks at Hardware Industry Convention co-sponsored by AHMA.
Former President George Bush delivers keynote address for HARDWARE
||AHMA President William P. Farrell named recipient of the
“Spirit of Life” Award by City of Hope.
||AHMA develops Hardware Industry Relief Effort (HIRE) through
the American Red Cross.
||AHMA receives the Illinois Governor’s Export Award.
||AHMA publishes “Do it Yourself Home Improvement in
20th-Century America” in conjunction with National Building Museum.
||AHMA Young Executives Council begins co-sponsoring Young
Retailer of the Year program conducted by National Retail Hardware
||AHMA publishes “Celebrating the Past…Creating the Future,”
an 80-page book commemorating the association’s 100th anniversary as a trade
||AHMA Item Synchronization Committee releases a final draft
of “Implementation Guidelines and Concerns.”
AHMA changes bylaws to
opening up membership to any company headquartered in the U.S. and engaged
in the manufacture of goods for the hardware trade.
Timothy S. Farrell is elected President and Chief Executive Officer of AHMA during the Annual
||AHMA announces a new strategic direction for the Association
and introduces six new member programs: AHMA University; AHMA Group
Purchasing Organization; AHMA Strategic Sourcing; AHMA Low-Cost Country
Sourcing; AHMA Supply Chain Skills Training; and AHMA Manufacturers
||AHMA undergoes a complete rebranding of the Association, including new AHMA logo and tagline, new HTF logo, new color palette and published Identity Standards.
||AHMA purchases The Hard Fax: Home Improvement Industry News and retains Terrence V. Gallagher as editor and publisher.
||AHMA launches The Hard Fax International: Home Improvement Industry News from Around the World. AHMA also launches the monthly AHMA Home Imrprovement Industry Confidence Index providing the industry with a unique measure of the state of the industry.