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Managers Make Effort to Help Community Around the Clock

Morton Lumber Co.

When temperatures drop below freezing for several days or storms damage buildings, general manager Jason Wright and other staff members post their personal cellphone numbers on the store’s Facebook page with reminders that customers can call if their water pipes …

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NHPA Announces 2021 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

2021 Young Retailer of the Year Virtual Event

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is proud to announce the 2021 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Selected from a field of inspiring independent home improvement, paint and decorating retailers under the age of 35 across North …

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150 Years of Blish-Mize: A Q&A With John and Jonathan Mize

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Blish-Mize Co. is celebrating 150 years of service this year. Hardware Retailing talked to chairman of the board John H. Mize and CEO and president Jonathan Mize for their insights into this milestone achievement for the company. Click here for …

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Blish-Mize Hosts Live Buying Market, Celebrates 150 Years

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After more than a year of most events in the home improvement industry grinding to a halt, Kansas-based Blish-Mize Co. held a live, face-to-face market last week, welcoming retailers and vendors to the Overland Park Convention Center for its three-day …

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What’s New at Ace Hardware’s Spring Show

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Ace Hardware Corp. is hosting its third fully virtual convention this week, providing retailers with special pricing on products, networking opportunities and training sessions. The digital show is modeled after Ace’s in-person events, which have been important gatherings for retailers …

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Westlake Ace Acquiring 2 Washington Stores

Westlake Ace

Westlake Ace Hardware has announced it will acquire Town Center Hardware, which has two locations in Washington. Town Center Hardware has one location in Kirkland, Washington, and another in Lake Forest Park, Washington. When the sale is finalized March 8, …

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What the NHPA Team Learned About Their Personalities

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Working well together in a business requires employees to learn and rely on each other’s  strengths. The feature story shows how DiSC personality profiles can help guide those lessons. After finding out how retailers have used DiSC assessments to improve …

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Ace International Replaces Retiring Company President

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Ace Hardware Corp. announced Jan. 25 that Ace International is replacing its retiring president and general manager in April. Jay Heubner, current president and general manager of Ace Hardware’s international subsidiary, will retire March 1 after 38 years with the …

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