Why doesnt Menard's have brand name products? It seems that they have led the route that Wal-mart has become famous for and that is to cheapen products to advertise low prices.
They sell products for less than Home Depot or Lowes yet the other two are much larger and have greater buying power than Menards. So how does Menards sell for much less? There are only a few ways to do it, you either buy cheaper, inferior products that cost less, you buy greater volumes than your competition or you buy factory rejects and sell them cheap. I will let you guess which one you think they are doing but I know I have purchased products from Menards that were rejects from Lowes.
When I opened the box, there was writing on the label that said return to vendor from Lowes.
On the other hand though, if you catch them they will take the return but who wants to deal with a company like that in the first place.