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Author Archives: Liz Lichtenberger

House-Hasson Hardware Dealer Market Helps Dealers Handle Tariffs

Higher tariffs may be coming, and House-Hasson Hardware, the country’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, is helping its hardware store and lumberyard retailers deal with increased tariffs already in place, as well as those scheduled in the future. At its ... Read More »

HDW Appoints New President

Hardware Distribution Warehouses

Billy Stapleton has been appointed the new president of Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. (HDW) by the organization’s board of directors. The move comes after previous president and CEO Kenneth Beauvais resigned earlier this month. Stapleton has been with HDW for ... Read More »

True Value Is Ready for the Future

Thousands of retailers gathered in Denver for the True Value 2018 Fall Reunion, which was held Sept. 28-30 at the Colorado Convention Center. The atmosphere across the show floor was positive, as attendees found new products, networked with other retailers ... Read More »

Plenty to See and Do at the Orgill Fall Dealer Market

Orgill Fall Dealer Market

It was a busy few days at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, as retailers from all over the world gathered for the Orgill Fall Dealer Market, which was held Aug. 23-25. With a record number of retailer ... Read More »

Longtime Blish-Mize Executive to Retire

John H. Mize

John H. Mize, executive chairman and chairman of the board of Blish-Mize Company, plans to retire from active management May 30, after 56 years on the job. “I look back on our almost-150-year history and feel gratitude to so many ... Read More »

Orgill Customers Enjoy Busy Dealer Market in Orlando

dealer market

Retailers from all over the world gathered Feb. 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, for Orgill’s Spring Dealer Market, where they looked for great buys, found new products and learned about Orgill’s many services and programs. The Dealer Market was held at ... Read More »

Lumber Store Keeps Its Ties to the Past

Scale and bins from original store

Tucked away in the back of Snodderley Lumber in Clearmont, Missouri, is a trip into the past. Running along the wall are bins containing every kind of bolt, washer and nut imaginable, and on a counter right next to them ... Read More »

Mural Draws Attention to Store and Community

metter mural

For a long time, the building behind Trapnell-Tomlinson Co. in Metter, Georgia, had just a blank wall on the east end that could easily be seen from a major thoroughfare for the community. Owner Pernal Franklin has long envisioned having ... Read More »