Ziptide, June 2017

June 1, 2017

Know Your Distributor Updates

The editors of Locksmith Ledger have made a few updates and corrections to our April 2017 Know Your Distributor listings.

Akron Hardware has a new company description and offers free Fed Ex ground shipping on online orders. “Akron Hardware is your most trusted source when you need products in a hurry. We offer same-day shipping from our five distribution centers and free FedEx ground shipping on all orders placed online. Visit us at, or call toll free at 800-321-9602.

HSI (Hardware Suppliers Inc.) has updated its logo and added the following company description: ”At HSI we realize that having a reliable supplier for your door hardware needs enables you to offer your customers a wider range of solutions. At HSI, we focus on being all the things you need a supplier to be: technically knowledge­able, well-stocked, fast, and easy to work with. We offer a door hardware solution to satisfy every need. We have thousands of products ready to ship today, supported by a team of door hardware experts that cares as much about your customer’s satisfaction as you do. Call HSI for your door hardware needs and experience the way wholesale is supposed to work.

In addition, we have updated the branch listings for IDN.

Please download the updated 2017 Know Your Distributors chart at

Coming Attractions

Just a quick heads-up to our readers that the Spring 2017 Big Book new product supplement is included in this issue, and the 2017 Access Control Trends & Technologies supplement will be coming in August, both in partnership with our sister security publications, Security Technology Executive and Security Dealer & Integrator.

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