Dear Lancaster Customer:

Since the Lancaster 2020 Las Vegas Buying Show was positioned on the National Hardware Show floor we have been following their lead on COVID-19 virus concerns. The National Hardware Show issued the statement below postponing this years event.

We thank all of those who have already signed up for the show and will let you know in the near future how Lancaster can still help you in supporting your business into the summer season, with the absence of the May event.

In the meanwhile, if you had made hotel reservations, please make sure you cancel them as soon as possible to avoid any charges. If you had made flight plans, most airlines have put out statements regarding cancellations and the waiving of flight change fees, please Click Here to view this information.

Your health and safety is important to us. In these trying times please be sure to follow the CDC’s recommendations to help keep your home and workplace safe environments. Click here to view some of the CDC’s tips.


NORWALK, CT. - March 13, 2020 – The National Hardware Show® (NHS) will be postponed due to the COVID-19 virus. The Show, scheduled for May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, will remain in Las Vegas and be rescheduled for later this year.

“Our number one priority is the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, industry partners and staff,” said Randy Field, Group Vice President, Reed Exhibitions. “While not an easy decision, after consulting our customers, closely monitoring developments and reviewing guidance from public health officials, including the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have decided it is in the best interest of all our NHS community to postpone the Show. Our thoughts are with our customers and the industry as we navigate the days ahead. We are looking forward to gathering with the industry and celebrating the launch of cutting-edge new products later in the year.”

For 75 years, NHS has been the all-inclusive event where hardware & home improvement buyers, retailers, manufacturers and other industry leaders from around the globe come together to move their business forward in a constantly evolving industry.

“As we face challenging times we feel it even more important to band together as an industry to continue the long tradition of networking, sourcing new, education and learning best practices at a common time and place,” said Rich Russo, Industry Vice President for the National Hardware Show. “NHS would not have such longevity without the driving support and passion of the NHS community and we look forward to creating a memorable event for you in Las Vegas.”

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