Orgill joins Home Improvement Research Institute
Memphis, Tenn.-based hardlines distributor Orgill is the latest home improvement player to join the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI).
HIRI, which ended 2012 with 77 members, is a membership-based, independent, not-for-profit organization of manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and allied organizations in the home improvement industry.
Founded in 1847, Orgill describes itself as "the world’s largest independently owned hardlines distributor" and provides retailers across the United States and in more than 60 countries access to more than 60,000 products and retail services.
HIRI is managed by Lebhar-Friedman, the parent company of HCN.