2005 AHMA Hardware Show Cancelled
Oct 6, 2004
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The American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) announced that it's 2005 AHMA Hardware Show will be cancelled.

According to a statement, the AHMA board of directors unanimously voted to positively change its direction relative to the 2005 AHMA Hardware Show and will focus on creating alternative, optimally valuable, and relevant events for its members and its industry.

"It’s a tough decision because the Hardware Show has been such an important event to our members and our industry, and our Association for such a long time, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s the right decision," said Timothy S. Farrell, president and CEO of AHMA. "We’re excited about pursuing what’s most valuable to our members and our industry now and in the future, not holding on to something that was valuable to them in the past."

The 2005 AHMA Hardware Show had been set for April 3-5, 2005, at Chicago's McCormick Place. The AHMA launched its own show this past April in Chicago, following a split from Reed Expositions, with which AHMA had partnered on the National Hardware Show for more than 20 years.

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