2011 National Hardware Show: Day One

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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