National Hardware Show® to partner with North American Product Innovation Network™

Aug 26, 2010

National Hardware Show® to partner with North American Product Innovation Network™

Link to network on National Hardware Show website will give viewers easy access to innovative new products

The National Hardware Show® is one of several organizations that will be partnering with the North American Product Innovation NetworkSM, a first of its kind gateway for providing inventors easy access to North American companies seeking product innovation available for wholesale, license or acquisition. North American Product Innovation NetworkSM – introduced earlier this month by Monroeville, Pa.-based InventionHome – also provides companies across North America with a centralized resource for finding and managing innovative products within the United States and beyond.

"Our goal is to create a single point of entry, or gateway, into every North American company that is interested in product innovation," said Russell Williams, President of InventionHome. “We have created the network and system for sharing and submitting new products with companies in a more efficient and effective way than ever before.”

North American Product Innovation NetworkSM consists of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, DRTV/infomercial companies and retailers that have registered with InventionHome or its affiliate, MatchProduct.com, to receive new invention opportunities. The network also includes an indirect partner network of organizations not directly registered with InventionHome and MatchProduct, including prominent product associations and trade shows that will be utilizing an integrated search portal on their websites. In addition to the National Hardware Show®, these include the International Housewares Association (IHA), National Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Response Magazine/Direct Response Manufacturers Association (DRMA).

The search portal enables these organizations to offer their members quick and easy access to new products directly from their websites, thus enhancing their member benefits while expanding the network reach to thousands of additional companies using their websites.

“We at the National Hardware Show are very excited to partner with North American Product Innovation Network in this new venture,” said Ed Several, Group Vice President & Show Manager, National Hardware Show. “It will provide a great opportunity for industry members to visit our website, Nationalhardwareshow.com, and search for new product opportunities.”

InventionHome and MatchProduct.com, divisions of Jacob Enterprises, Inc., have become a premier source for new and innovative product ideas in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, Jacob Enterprises has been a product innovation resource for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and other companies seeking to add or expand products (or lines) through product distribution, acquisition and licensing. More information is available at www.inventionhome.com or www.matchproduct.com.

The National Hardware Show® celebrates a rich history spanning 65 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insights to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers.

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