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LAS VEGAS, (Feb. 19, 2019) — The Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, an industry leading manufacturer of residential door hardware, has received the Fourth Annual Builder Partnerships Partner of the Year award. This award is presented each year to a manufacturer for demonstrating excellence in supporting Builder Partnerships builder members and their overall base of builder customers. The award was presented during Builder Partnerships’ 14th Annual Networking Reception during the International Builders' Show.

Charles C. Shinn Jr., Ph.D., founder and principal of Builder Partnerships, said the organization was exceptionally pleased to honor Kwikset. The manufacturer joins Goodman Manufacturing, GAF, and DuPont, which were the previous winners of the prestigious honor.

“Our goal for the Partner of the Year award is to bring focus on the many ways in which manufacturers can support builders and help them build the best home possible for their buyers,” Shinn said. “Kwikset has been a member of Builder Partnerships since we started the company in 2006. Over the past 13 years, Kwikset has supported our builder members with high quality, innovative products which incorporate style and technology as well as any manufacturer in any product category.” 

“It’s an honor to receive the 2018 Partner of the Year award from Builder Partnerships,” said David Seeman, Director of National Builder Accounts, Kwikset and Baldwin, Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “Our security brands, Kwikset and Baldwin, work tirelessly to exceed expectations of builder partners and our relationship with Builder Partnerships is invaluable to our organization.” 

In presenting the award, Stephen Crouch, Builder Partnerships Vice President of Business Development, said Kwikset has stepped up to the challenge of integrating the convenience of wireless technology into both contemporary and traditional styles of door hardware.

“Over the past several years, our builder members have expressed an interest and a need to offer remotely accessible door hardware into their homes, without compromising on security or style,” Crouch noted. “Kwikset has responded with dozens of finish and model combinations, making 2018 a year of transformation for many of our builder members.” 

Kwikset will be displaying its products and services during the International Builders’ Show this week at booth C4548.

About Builder Partnerships
Builder Partnerships is a member organization focused on providing management training and support to help builders improve their performance and profit. Currently, we represent more than 1,300 builders in the United States and Canada that forecast building 145,000 homes collectively this year.
With more than 80 associated manufacturer and service providers, Builder Partnerships also manages highly competitive rebate and incentive programs. We help strengthen relationships between builders, manufacturers, and other service providers in the home building industry.

About Kwikset

Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market smart lock, Kevo and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at and

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