Midwest Wholesale Hardware Holdings, the owner of national commercial and residential door hardware wholesalers Midwest Wholesale Hardware, Akron Hardware, Strauss Lock Distributors, and Hardware Suppliers Inc. (HSI) has announced the launch of a new corporate identity and brand name for these four companies as one organization – Banner Solutions. This rebrand elevates their focus on comprehensive door opening solutions for both commercial and residential applications and expands on our four companies’ strong foundation of industry leading customer service and technical support. Headquartered in Kansas City, with sales office locations in Ohio, Iowa, North Carolina, and Florida, and eleven distribution warehouses nationwide, Banner Solutions is positioned to transform customer expectations in this industry.
“We're proud of what we've built with our legacy brands, but we know that history alone won't take us where we want to go. The future requires a different way of thinking about the things that matter,” stated Brendan Deely, CEO of Banner Solutions. “More than having products on hand, it's anticipating a customer’s needs. More than offering up options, it's helping each customer make the best decision for the challenges they face. And more than just solving the simple problems, it's seeking solutions when others can't or won't. At Banner Solutions, we’re pushing the boundaries to deliver innovative solutions that transform our industry.”
For decades, customers have called on Midwest Wholesale Hardware, Akron Hardware, HSI and Strauss Lock Distributors to source products, find solutions, and to seek advice on door security needs. “We’re rethinking what it means to be a wholesaler. We don’t just want to meet our customers’ expectations, we want to blow them out of the water,” stated Chris Casazza, President – Banner Solutions, Commercial. That focus is shared by Dan Swift, President – Banner Solutions, Residential, who said, “Every interaction is an opportunity to show our customers not just what we do, but who we are at Banner Solutions. From basic to beyond, we are challenging the status-quo so our customers can’t imagine working with anyone else.”