In the News

New Stores, Wholesaler News & More from November 2020

New Stores:

• Adam Taylor opened his second Trust Hardware in Indianapolis.

• Nation’s Best Holdings has acquired Simms Lumber, with two stores in Texas.

• Nabors Do it Best Home Center has acquired C & D Lumber Co. in Amory, Miss.

• Vassar Building Center opened a new 20,000 sq. ft. home center in Vassar, Mich. Do it Best CEO Dan Starr joined Vassar Building Center co-owners Mike and Brenda MacKay to celebrate the grand opening.

• Steve Burggraf will be opening his 10th Burggraf’s Ace Hardware in Rochester, Minn.

• Manhattan Ace Hardware opened in Manhattan, Mont.

• Steve and Cathy LeGrand opened Ace Hardware & Home in Wayne, Neb.

• Randy’s Do it Best Hardware is opening its fourth store in Ruckersville, Va.

• Outdoor Supply Hardware has opened in Paso Robles, Calif.

• US LBM opened a new store in Lakeland, Fla.

• The Porter family opened Porters Ace Hardware in Smithville, Mo.

• Crown Ace Hardware has acquired Silverado Ace Hardware in Calistoga, Calif., from Mark and Tim Petersen.

• Clark Porter, owner of two Ace Hardware stores in New York, is acquiring Noble Ace Hardware in Watertown, N.Y.

• Shane Wells is opening his second store, Amory Hardware in Amory, Miss.

• Bill and Carrie Babiash are the new owners of Merrill Ace Hardware in Merrill, Wis.

Kudos To:

David Jolly
David Jolly»

• David Jolly of Metzger’s Hardware in Los Alamos, N.M., was honored with the 2020 Citizen Leadership Award from the International Economic Development Council.

• Carr Hardware donated more than $8,500 worth of personal protective equipment to three local school districts through its “Round-up for the Schools” campaign.

Bart Raser (second from left) of Carr Hardware donates PPE to Lee Public Schools.
Bart Raser (second from left) of Carr Hardware donates PPE to Lee Public Schools.»

• Jim Wieder is celebrating the 65th anniversary of Hayward Hardware in Hayward, Calif.

• Chalmers Hardware & Embroidery in Galveston, Texas, is marking its 60th anniversary.

• Ed and Susan Harry are marking the 25th anniversary of Orbisonia True Value Hardware in Orbisonia, Pa.

• Herrick Hardware in Southampton, N.Y., is marking its 155th anniversary.

• Overland Hardware Co. in Overland, Mo., is celebrating its 65th anniversary.

• Kortendick Ace Hardware was named Best Hardware Store in Racine, Wis., by readers of The Journal Times.

People on the Move:

Chris Beach
Chris Beach»
Teylor Tiernan
Teylor Tiernan»

• Do it Best Corp. has promoted Chris Beach to member growth manager and hired Taylor Tiernon as associate merchandise manager-hardware.

Murray Bishop
Murray Bishop»

• Murray Bishop has been promoted to director of sales at STIHL Inc., succeeding Steve Meriam, who retired after 35 years there.

• The Home Depot has named Edward “Ted” Decker chief operating officer and promoted Ann Marie Campbell to executive vice president of U.S. stores and international operations; Jeff Kinnaird to executive vice president of merchandising and Michael Rowe to president of Home Depot Canada.

• Costello’s Ace Hardware has hired Ken Goodgame as senior vice president of merchandising.

Wholesalers in the News:

• Emery Jensen has launched a new turnkey merchandising program to help specialty retailers grow their business called XPRESS Hardware, available in 800, 1,200 and 1,800 square feet formats.

• Orgill Inc. announced plans to forgo its in-person 2021 Spring Dealer Market and proceed with a more flexible approach to its physical shows and conferences starting next year that will incorporate online, live and hybrid events. Click here for more.

• True Value Company has notified all retail customers that it is implementing a 1% surcharge on all warehouse orders for the rest of the year due to the capacity and transportation challenges the industry is facing because of COVID-19.

• House-Hasson Hardware has announced that its January 28-29, 2021 dealer market will be a virtual market.

Other News:

• Midwest Fastener has acquired Hy-Ko Products. The combined company will offer 75,000 SKUs from eight distribution, manufacturing, packaging and headquarters facilities.

For the Full Story:

• For highlights of the 2020 Taiwan Excellence Hardware Showcase click here.

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