What is an accredited “Well Made Here” product?
Are eligible for accreditation, hardware items or building materials that are destined for the residential market; meet regulations, standards and constructions codes in effect; are potentially certified or licensed and, for which at least 51% of the direct manufacturing costs have been incurred in Canada.
Just as the busy construction season was on the horizon, a nightmare has disrupted daily life around the world. Certainly, the contractors will have to precautionary measures to protect the health of workers and ensure the safety of job sites if they wish to avoid further interruptions once work restrictions are lifted.Read more
Choosing an accredited “Well Made Here” product adds value to one of the most important investments: the home. It is also a definitive action that supports employment in Canadian manufacturing and retail businesses. Investing with confidence in quality and sustainability out of love for what is made in Canada demonstrates solidarity and the time has come.Read more
Consumption of goods remains in our industry despite the pandemic. Turnover for hardware stores and home improvement centers is much less affected than that of other retail industries, except for the food industry, of course. Consumer expectations are becoming more specific. Local products are being sought as is a quality ratio that justifies the expense. Buyers want a certain assurance of quality and durability and they want to be able to determine the origin of the products.Read more
Retailers want to build customer loyalty, create closer connections, and establish lasting relationships. However, how are they to be perceived as good partners if they offer non-quality? How are they to be perceived as good citizens invested in their community if they only live from exports? And how do they make money if they position their business based on low pricing and the same assortment of products as any other hardware store?Read more