2011 National Hardware Show: Day One

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NHS 2011 Floor

The 2011 National Hardware Show kicked off on Monday with some 2,300 vendors -- including 740 first-time exhibitors in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

NHS 2011 DieHard

Columbus, Ohio-based Dorcy unveiled the DieHard alkaline battery line at its booth in Las Vegas. The product represents the first extension of the famous battery brand outside of Sears.

NHS 2011 Loctite

Garth Truter demonstrates the new Power Grab Loctite. He's sitting on a ledge held up by the clear-drying adhesive.

NHS 2011 Flexon

At the Flexon booth, garden planters added a colorful extension to the company's garden hose line.

NHS 2011 Good

At the National Hardware Show's tailgate and outdoor recreation  area, Linzy East and Alicia McGlamory of Columbus, Ga.-based Masterbuilt shared grilled sandwiches.