July 2019 Industry Events

2019-06-25T11:49:25-04:00 June 28th, 2019|All, Events Update, Industry|

Here are some of the industry events taking place this July: July 9 - 11  Electronic Opening Solutions (ASSA ABLOY) (Monroe, NC) July 11 Creating Pinning Charts for Small Format Interchangeable Cores (SFIC) (Webinar) July 13 2019 Lancaster Lock Show (Morgantown, PA) July 14 Penn-Ohio Locksmith Association (POLA) July Meeting [...]

Tyler’s Take: The Case for ALOA’s Webinar Revival

2019-05-15T19:05:33-04:00 May 16th, 2019|All, Industry, Tyler's Take|

Introduction Webinars are web-based seminars (web + seminar = webinar). Webinars allow anyone with a computer/tablet and an internet connection to attend a class, presentation, lecture, workshop, etc. Consider the problems that locksmiths typically encounter when seeking continuing education related to the trade: The opportunities might not exist within a [...]

May 2019 Industry Events

2019-04-30T20:35:31-04:00 May 1st, 2019|All, Events Update, Industry|

May is here and it's full of classes, seminars, workshops, and more! Here are some of the industry events taking place this month: April 30 - May 2 ASSA ABLOY Master Keying Solutions Class (ASSA ABLOY) (Ontario, CA) April 30 - May 2 Corbin Russwin, Norton, Sargent, and Yale Product [...]

Spring Manufacturer Price Increases

2019-04-04T19:15:29-04:00 April 5th, 2019|All, Industry|

Multiple manufacturers will change their prices this spring. Below is a list of these manufacturers along with effective dates and links to the new price book(s) when available. For more information, please consult with your local rep and/or the manufacturer for confirmation. April 8th BEST Access Systems (dormakaba) - 2019 [...]

April 2019 Industry Events

2019-03-24T14:30:10-04:00 April 1st, 2019|All, Events Update, Industry|

It's April and things are starting to warm up, both outside and in the industry! Here are some of the industry events taking place during April: April 1 - 6 SAFETECH 2019 Convention & Tradeshow (Lexington, KY) April 3 - 4 Installing Hollow Metal Frames (ASSA ABLOY) (Ontario, CA) April [...]

March 2019 Industry Events

2019-02-23T11:02:05-04:00 February 25th, 2019|All, Industry|

Believe it or not, March will be here Friday. 2019 is flying by! Here are some of the industry events taking place during March: March 5 Electric Strike Installation Class (ASSA ABLOY) (Ontario, CA) March 6 - 8 2019 IML Security Expo (California) (Universal City, CA) March 8 - 9 [...]

February Manufacturer Price Increases

2019-02-02T10:25:47-04:00 February 2nd, 2019|All, Industry|

Multiple manufacturers will change their prices this month. Below is a list of these manufacturers along with effective dates and links to the new price book(s). For more information, please consult with your local rep and/or the manufacturer for confirmation. February 1st Adams Rite - 2019 Product Catalog and Pricelist [...]

November and December Manufacturer Price Updates

2018-11-02T14:56:26-04:00 November 2nd, 2018|All, Business, Industry|

Multiple manufacturers will change their prices in November and December. Below is a list of these manufacturers along with effective dates, increase percentage(s), and, if available, a link to the new price book(s). Please note that some of these figures have been gathered indirectly; please consult with your local rep [...]

Medeco Turns 50

2018-10-21T15:33:59-04:00 October 22nd, 2018|All, High Security, History, Industry|

On Saturday, Medeco celebrated 50 years in business with a large party at their Salem, Virginia headquarters. I was lucky enough to be there. Before I discuss the celebration, let me stress how beautiful of a place Salem and the Roanoke Valley is. I took these pictures from Medeco's parking [...]