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S.W. Collins Co. Plans for Sixth Generation and Beyond

S.W. Collins Co.

For nearly two centuries, S.W. Collins Co. has served northern Maine, providing community members with products and services they’ve needed over the years. Whether it’s selling supplies to build houses following World War II, growing potatoes for nearby communities or …

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Growing Up Hardware: T&M Hardware Owners Grow a Family and a Business

T&M Hardware

Wanting to operate a hardware store that offered more than just home improvement products, Tim and Mary Post opened T&M Hardware and Rental in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, in 1991 with the mission to serve their community. In the three decades …

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Pedrotti Ace Celebrates a Century of Community

For Gene Pedrotti, hardware is much more than nuts and bolts. For Gene, hardware is history, family and community. As the third-generation owner of Pedrotti Ace Hardware in Benicia, California, Gene is committed to continuing the legacy his great-grandfather and …

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Eagle Hardware Farm and Ranch Celebrates 15 Years in Business

Eagle Hardware 15 years

Bringing together the community, Eagle Hardware Farm and Ranch celebrated 15 years in business over the weekend with three days of fun events and activities. Thursday evening kicked off the festivities with a ribbon cutting and customer appreciation dinner of …

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Hardware Store Caters to Bicycle Enthusiasts

Highland Hardware

With some fine-tuning and (literal) elbow grease, Highland Hardware & Bike Shop evolved from a mom-and-pop shop into the full-service hardware store and bike shop it is today. The business opened in 1946 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and was originally called …

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Engaging With Young Entrepreneurs

Tecumseh Home Hardware

Sitting in the front of the parking lot of Tecumseh Home Hardware Building Center Store in Tecumseh, Ontario, is a hot dog stand that offers an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to test out the waters of owning a small business. …

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Nikiski Hardware Paves the Way as a Community Hub

Nikiski Hardware

Nikiski, Alaska, is one of those towns that is quintessentially Alaskan, and while the town is home to just 4,316 residents and has no stoplights, it is a thriving community with deep roots. One family has been a part of …

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Hardware Manager Hosts In-Store Art Classes

Jon Wisthoff's art class at Williston Ace Hardware & Flooring

An artist and painter, Jon Wisthoff is the store manager at Williston Ace Hardware & Flooring and wanted the residents of Williston, North Dakota, to have a local place to purchase art supplies. So, he added the niche category and …

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